Guidance

Vaccination of individuals with uncertain or incomplete immunisation status

One-page summary for health professionals and immunisation practitioners giving vaccinations.

Applies to England

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Vaccination of individuals with uncertain or incomplete immunisation status (print version)

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This single page reminder based on Immunisation against infectious disease: the Green Book helps health professionals vaccinate people correctly to protect them and their families from disease.

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Published 1 September 2013
Last updated 17 March 2022 + show all updates
  1. Updated section 8 - human papillomavirus vaccine.

  2. Added revised flowchart.

  3. Added 'Vaccination of individuals with uncertain or incomplete immunisation status (valid from 1 January 2020)'.

  4. Updated algorithm with revised wording for eligibility in HPV section.

  5. Added details on HPV universal and MMR programmes.

  6. Revised recommendation to only start course of rotavirus vaccine if child is under 15-weeks-old.

  7. Updated to reflect the introduction of the DTaP/IPV/Hib/HepB vaccine and other minor clarifications.

  8. Updated to clarify advice on MenB vaccine for children born on or after 1 July 2015.

  9. Updated algorithm: Vaccination of individuals with uncertain or incomplete immunisation status (effective from July 2016).

  10. Updated to include changes to meningococcal vaccine recommendations and dates of birth for flu and shingles vaccine eligible cohorts.

  11. Revised sections on MenC and HPV vaccine recommendations for those over 10 years of age and updates on the dates of birth for those eligible for flu and shingles vaccines.

  12. First published.