Cover of vaccination evaluated rapidly (COVER) programme: information standards

Guidance for child health information system suppliers to output vaccine coverage data.


Cover of vaccination evaluated rapidly (COVER): a guide to submitting data

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The COVER information standard comprises:

  • requirements specification
  • implementation guidance
  • change specification
  • change to implementation guidance

The Information Standards Notice (DCB0089 Amd 19/2017) should be read alongside the documents for the standard.

The controlled versions of these documents can be found on the NHS Digital website.

Published 21 November 2014
Last updated 23 November 2017 + show all updates
  1. Updated Cover guidance to include new vaccination schedule.
  2. Added change notice for updates to COVER user guide.
  3. Updated COVER user guide to be in line with 2015 to 2016 changes to immunisation schedule.
  4. First published.