UK immunisation schedule: the green book, chapter 11

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UK immunisation schedule: the green book, chapter 11

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This chapter has been fully updated to reflect all the recent changes to the routine childhood immunisation schedule, as well as those to the adult programme.

The overall aim of the UK’s routine immunisation schedule is to provide protection against the following vaccine-preventable infections:

  • diphtheria
  • tetanus
  • pertussis (whooping cough)
  • haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib)
  • polio
  • meningococcal disease (certain serogroups)
  • measles
  • mumps
  • rubella
  • pneumococcal (certain serotypes)
  • human papillomavirus types (certain serotypes)
  • rotavirus
  • influenza
  • shingles
Published 20 March 2013
Last updated 20 September 2016 + show all updates
  1. This chapter has been updated to reflect changes to the routine immunisation schedule, including removal of the infant dose of MenC.
  2. Uploaded an updated version of the chapter to reflect recent changes to the immunisation schedule
  3. The latest version of chapter (and update patch) removed. This content will be republished at a later date.
  4. Latest version of chapter removed. To be republished at a later date.
  5. Update patch added
  6. Updated the immunisation schedule to reflect the removal of the MenC vaccination at four months of age and the introduction of a booster vaccination around 14 years of age.
  7. First published.