Immunisation and vaccination

immunisation and vaccination

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PHE routine immunisation schedule guideline


Summary of Public Health England's routine immunisation schedule—provides information for health professionals and immunisation practitioners.

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PHE ordering, storing, and handling vaccines guideline


This Guidelines for Nurses summary of Public Health England’s Protocol for ordering, storing, and handling vaccines is relevant to all healthcare professionals involved in immunisation. It aims to ensure that vaccines are stored and managed properly so that immunisation is carried out safely and efficiently.

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Summary of influenza policy


This summary provides influenza immunisation information for public health professionals.

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Summary of tetanus immunisation policy


This Guidelines for Nurses summary focusses on tetanus immunisation information, and includes recommendations for the use of the vaccine, contraindications, and precautions.

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Meningococcal ACWY vaccine guideline


A clear summary of Public Health England's guideline on the meningococcal ACWY immunisation programme for adolescents.

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Tools and resources

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Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination and cervical cancer—addressing the myths


This factsheet is for health professionals who deliver the HPV vaccine programme for girls. It supports the information currently provided. It is suitable for school nurses, GPs, screening and immunisation practioners.

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Keep your vaccines healthy


Wasted vaccines cost the NHS thousands of pounds each year. Following the advice in this poster will ensure vaccine wastage is kept to a minimum.

Feature articles

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Introduction of a hexavalent vaccine into the routine childhood immunisation schedule*

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David Green and Laura Craig describe the symptoms and prevalence of hepatitis B, provide information about the hexavalent vaccine being introduced into the routine childhood immunisation schedule, and discuss the continued importance of screening pregnant women for hepatitis B.

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Setting up a travel health clinic—considerations and benefits


Jenny Greenfield gives advice on setting up a travel health clinic, and explains how these clinics can benefit both patients and GP practices.