Vaccine update

The regular newsletter from the Department of Health’s immunisation branch describing the latest developments in vaccines, and vaccination policies and procedures. You can also view archived Vaccine update newsletters.


Vaccine update 185 December

As well as highlighting some of the major achievements of the year and looking forward to 2012, the last issue for 2011 features a wide-ranging article on ImmForm and clarifies the procedure for collecting data on flu vaccine uptake in pregnant women. View … Read more → – Vaccine update 185 December

Vaccine update 184 November

Featuring several articles on flu, in particular the need to increase vaccine uptake among at-risk groups, this month’s issue also includes news on the switch over of the HPV vaccine from Cervarix to Gardasil from September, 2012 and the schedule for vaccine … Read more → – Vaccine update 184 November

Vaccine update 183 October

October’s issue includes articles on another flu vaccine that may result in an increased incidence of fever in the under-fives, the record levels of routine childhood vaccine uptakes, how to access the flu vaccine strategic reserve once all other supplies … Read more → – Vaccine update 183 October

Vaccine update 182 August/September

This two-month issue features several articles on flu vaccines, an extension to the deadline for JCVI’s call for evidence on adolescent vaccinations, deafblindness caused by rubella, and information on two new e-learning immunisation resources. View the full August/September edition

Vaccine update 181 July 2011

July’s edition contained articles on: the continuing success of the HPV vaccination programme, a call of evidence by JCVI to inform its consideration of issues relating to adolescent vaccinations, the PPV programme in the 65s and over, the collection of … Read more → – Vaccine update 181 July 2011