Immunisation

Immunisation is one of the most important weapons for protecting individuals and the community from serious diseases. The DH offers the public and health professionals clear, evidence-based information about different diseases, the possible side effects of immunisation and available vaccines.

Visit the Immunisation channel. View previous versions of the Department’s immunisation web content.

Young girl after booster injection

Update to Green Book Chapter 25 Pneumococcal

This Chapter has been updated to incorporate the latest information on individuals at occupational risk of pneumococcal infection. Read the amended chapter 25 and the patch update

Update to Green Book Chapter 19 Influenza published

The update to Chapter 19 on Influenza includes: changes to the age at which at risk children should be offered flu vaccine if they have not received a dose previously guidance … Read more → – Update to Green Book Chapter 19 Influenza published

Call for evidence to support HPV immunisation programme review

The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) is calling for evidence to support a review of possible modifications to the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) immunisation programme. The programme currently provides … Read more → – Call for evidence to support HPV immunisation programme review

Changes to the way the Green Book is published

To facilitate the updating of the Green Book, each chapter is now available on its own web page, together with its patch updates. The Green Book – individual chapters has … Read more → – Changes to the way the Green Book is published

Updates to Green Book: chapters 4 & 35

Chapter 35 on Yellow fever has been updated to reflect a change in World Health Organisation (WHO) recommendation regarding vaccination during pregnancy. Chapter 4 on Immunisation procedures has been updated … Read more → – Updates to Green Book: chapters 4 & 35

Update to Green Book: chapter 18a Human papillomavirus

This Chapter has been updated to incorporate information on Gardasil vaccine that is being used in the schools-based vaccination programme for year 8 girls starting in September 2012. For more … Read more → – Update to Green Book: chapter 18a Human papillomavirus

Guidance for winter flu vaccination programme published

The Chief Medical Officer, Director of Nursing and Chief Pharmaceutical Officer have today written to GPs and other health professionals emphasising the need to increase flu vaccination rates particularly among: … Read more → – Guidance for winter flu vaccination programme published