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Immunisation against infectious disease

The Green Book has the latest information on vaccines and vaccination procedures, for vaccine preventable infectious diseases in the UK.

Health professionals and immunisation practitioners can keep up to date with developments in the field and updates to the Green Book through regular Vaccine Update newsletters.

See the complete 2006 edition of The Green Book on the National Archive.

It does not contain the latest chapter updates.

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Revisions

Recommendations not yet incorporated into the Green Book.

The Green Book

Information for public health professionals on immunisation.

Part 1: principles, practices and procedures

Information for public health professionals on immunisation.

  1. Immunity and how vaccines work: the green book, chapter 1

    • Guidance
  2. Consent: the green book, chapter 2

    • Guidance
  3. Storage, distribution and disposal of vaccines: the green book, chapter 3

    • Guidance
  4. Immunisation procedures: the green book, chapter 4

    • Guidance
  5. Immunisation by nurses and other health professionals: the green book, chapter 5

    • Guidance
  6. Contraindications and special considerations: the green book, chapter 6

    • Guidance
  7. Immunisation of individuals with underlying medical conditions: the green book, chapter 7

    • Guidance
  8. Vaccine safety and adverse events following immunisation: the green book, chapter 8

    • Guidance
  9. Surveillance and monitoring for vaccine safety: the green book, chapter 9

    • Guidance
  10. Vaccine Damage Payment Scheme: the green book, chapter 10

    • Guidance
  11. UK immunisation schedule: the green book, chapter 11

    • Guidance
  12. Immunisation of healthcare and laboratory staff: the green book, chapter 12

    • Guidance

Part 2: the diseases, vaccinations and vaccines

Information for public health professionals on immunisation.

  1. Anthrax: the green book, chapter 13

    • Guidance
  2. Cholera: the green book, chapter 14

    • Guidance
  3. Diphtheria: the green book, chapter 15

    • Guidance
  4. Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib): the green book, chapter 16

    • Guidance
  5. Hepatitis A: the green book, chapter 17

    • Guidance
  6. Hepatitis B: the green book, chapter 18

    • Guidance
  7. Human papillomavirus (HPV): the green book, chapter 18a

    • Guidance
  8. Influenza: the green book, chapter 19

    • Guidance
  9. Japanese encephalitis: the green book, chapter 20

    • Guidance
  10. Measles: the green book, chapter 21

    • Guidance
  11. Meningococcal: the green book, chapter 22

    • Guidance
  12. Mumps: the green book, chapter 23

    • Guidance
  13. Pertussis: the green book, chapter 24

    • Guidance
  14. Pneumococcal: the green book, chapter 25

    • Guidance
  15. Polio: the green book, chapter 26

    • Guidance
  16. Rabies: the green book, chapter 27

    • Guidance
  17. Respiratory syncytial virus: the green book, chapter 27a

    • Guidance
  18. Rotavirus: the green book, chapter 27b

    • Guidance
  19. Rubella: the green book, chapter 28

    • Guidance
  20. Shingles (herpes zoster): the green book, chapter 28a

    • Guidance
  21. Smallpox and vaccinia: the green book, chapter 29

    • Guidance
  22. Tetanus: the green book, chapter 30

    • Guidance
  23. Tick-borne encephalitis: the green book, chapter 31

    • Guidance
  24. Tuberculosis: the green book, chapter 32

    • Guidance
  25. Typhoid: the green book, chapter 33

    • Guidance
  26. Varicella: the green book, chapter 34

    • Guidance
  27. Yellow fever: the green book, chapter 35

    • Guidance
Published 11 September 2013
Last updated 2 September 2014 + show all updates
  1. Added Revised recommendations for administering more than 1 live vaccine'.
  2. Added link to PHE publications page filtered for Green Book updates.
  3. First published.