PHE UK immunisation schedule (Green Book chapter 11)

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What immunisations are needed, and when? What do you do if a patient’s immunisation status is incomplete or unknown?

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

  • diphtheria
  • Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib)
  • hepatitis B
  • human papillomavirus (certain serotypes)
  • influenza
  • measles
  • meningococcal disease (certain serogroups)
  • mumps
  • pertussis (whooping cough)
  • pneumococcal disease (certain serotypes)
  • polio
  • rotavirus
  • rubella
  • shingles
  • tetanus.

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