Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation

The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) advises UK health departments on immunisation.


  • Professor Andrew Pollard, Chair (University of Oxford)
  • Dr Andrew Riordan, Deputy Chair (Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation)
  • Professor Anthony Harnden, Deputy Chair (University of Oxford)
  • Professor Judith Breuer (University College Hospital)
  • Dr Peter Elton (Greater Manchester, Lancashire, South Cumbria Strategic Clinical Network)
  • Dr Maggie Wearmouth (East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust)
  • Professor Claire-Anne Siegrist (Geneva University Hospital)
  • Professor Matt Keeling (University of Warwick)
  • Dr Peter Baxter (Sheffield Childrens NHS Foundation Trust)
  • Alison Lawrence (lay member)
  • Professor Robert Read (Southampton General Hospital)
  • Professor Anthony Scott (London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine)
  • Professor Adam Finn (University of Bristol)
  • Dr Fiona van der Klis (National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, Netherlands)

Co-opted members (implementation matters)

  • Ms Anne McGowan
  • Dr Lorna Willocks
  • Dr Lucy Jessop
  • Dr Julie Yates

Conflict of interests

Any conflict of interests declared by members of JCVI are now published as an annex to the minutes of each JCVI meeting. The JCVI code of practice provides information on how conflict of interests are managed.


JCVI holds 3 main meetings a year, held on the first Wednesday of February, June and October. The draft minute of each meeting will be uploaded to the JCVI Box account within six weeks of the meeting.

Read agendas for future JCVI meetings

Read minutes of JCVI meetings

For previous minutes please go to the National Archives website

Terms of reference

Code of practice (including terms of reference) (PDF, 226KB, 45 pages)

Publications and Statements

Read JCVI publications and statements

Pneumococcal sub-committee

  • Professor Andrew Pollard, Chair JCVI (University of Oxford)
  • Professor Anthony Scott, Chair (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine)
  • Professor Robert Read, Chair (Southampton General Hospital)
  • Professor Christopher Butler (University of Oxford/Cardiff University)
  • Dr Claire Cameron (Health Protection Scotland)
  • Professor John Edmunds (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine)
  • Dr William Egner (Sheffield Teaching Hospitals)
  • Professor Adam Finn (University of Bristol)
  • Professor Neil French (University of Liverpool)
  • Professor David Goldblatt (University College London/Great Ormond Street Hospital)
  • Professor Paul Heath (St George’s University of London)
  • Dr Punam Mangtani (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine)
  • Ms Anne McGowan (National Public Health Service for Wales)
  • Dr Caroline Trotter (University of Cambridge)

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Read pneumococcal sub-committee minutes

Travel sub-committee

  • Dr Peter Baxter Chair (Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust)
  • Dr Tom Cheasty (Laboratory of Gastrointestinal Pathogens)
  • Professor Chris Conlon (Nuffield Department of Medicine, Oxford)
  • Ms Carolyn Driver (Independent Travel Health Specialist Nurse)
  • Ms Sheila Hall (Travel-health Related Education and Care)
  • Dr David Lalloo (Liverpool School of Hygine and Tropical Medicine)
  • Ms Fiona Marra (Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Glasgow)
  • Dr Kitty Smith (Health Protection Scotland)
  • Dr Dipti Patel (Nathnac)

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Read travel sub-committee minutes

Human papillomavirus (HPV) sub-committee

  • Professor Andrew Pollard (Chair JCVI)
  • Professor Judith Breuer (Chair HPV Subcommittee)
  • Mrs Pauline MacDonald
  • Dr Peter Elton
  • Professor Henry Kitchener
  • Dr Richard Gilson
  • Professor John Edmunds
  • Dr Ann Sullivan
  • Dr Kate Cuschieri
  • Professor Claire-Anne Siegrist

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Read HPV subcommittee minutes

Varicella sub-committee

  • Professor Judy Breuer (Chair Varicella Subcommittee)
  • Professor Andrew Pollard (Chair JCVI)
  • Professor John Edmunds
  • Dr Andrew Farlow
  • Professor Adam Finn
  • Professor Anthony Harnden
  • Professor Paul Heath
  • Professor Simon Kroll
  • Ms Alison Lawrence
  • Ms Anne McGowan
  • Professor Andrew Rice
  • Professor Claire-Anne Siegrist
  • Professor Liam Smeeth
  • Dr Maggie Wearmouth

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Read varicella sub-committee minutes

Protocols for sub-committee engagement with industry

Protocols for vaccine manufacturer engagement with JCVI sub-committees (PDF, 157KB, 3 pages)