Vaccine update: issue 272, November 2017

This vaccine update provides immunisation practitioners with the latest developments in vaccines, vaccination policies and procedures.


Vaccine update: issue 272, November

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The vaccine update November edition 272 features:

  • EUtesting – how to help raise awareness of hepatitis B and C
  • WHO declares that UK eliminates measles – but we still have work to do!
  • don’t delay immunisation for the six to eight week baby check
  • live attenuated influenza vaccine (LAIV) – porcine gelatine
  • delivery of the childhood flu programme to school age children
  • Rotavirus age restrictions
  • NaTHNaC is 15 years old!
  • Fundamentals of Immunisation
  • immunsiation in pregnancy training slides sets are available
  • vaccine information and availability 2017 to 2018 for the children’s national flu vaccination programme
  • giving a second dose of LAIV
  • expiry dates for Fluenz Tetra®
  • influenza vaccines for the 2017 to 2018 influenza season
  • update on switch to hexavalent (DTaP/IPV/Hib/HepB) vaccine for infants
  • InterVax BCG vaccine ordering reminder
  • change to Rotarix® presentation reminder
  • vaccine supply for non-routine programmes
Published 23 November 2017