Vaccine update: issue 199 February 2013

February 2013 newsletter for immunisation practitioners, with the latest developments in vaccines, and vaccination policies and procedures.



The upward trend of whooping cough vaccine uptake in pregnant women and a change of responsibility for the routine commissioning of immunisation programmes are featured in this issue of Vaccine update. Clarification on the definitions of denominator and numerator in the ‘Prenatal pertussis vaccination uptake surveys 2012/2013’ user guide is also provided.