Correspondence overview: Vaccine update: issue 306, March 2020

Latest developments in vaccines, vaccination policies and procedures for immunisation practitioners.


Vaccine update: issue 306, March 2020

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The March issue features:

  • Keep calm and carry on vaccinating
  • updates on the PPV23 and PCV13 availability and programmes
  • vaccines for the 2019 to 2020 children’s flu programme
  • providing a second dose of flu vaccine after all Fluenz® Tetra has expired
  • expiry dates for Fluenz® Tetra issued in 2019 to 2020
  • all influenza vaccines for the 2019 to 2020 season
  • maternal Pertussis programme – change to dTaP/IPV vaccine
  • update to Bexsero Patient Information Leaflet
  • MMR vaccine ordering
  • the EU Falsified Medicines Directive (FMD) and Delegated Regulation as applicable to PHE supplied vaccines for the national immunisation programme
  • early notice: Easter and spring back holiday delivery and order cut-off changes
  • National Immunisation Network (NIN) meeting 2020 is cancelled
Published 20 March 2020