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

Winterwatch keeps public up-to-date

A nationwide information service to help keep everyone safe and well this winter was launched today by the Chief Medical Officer, Professor Dame Sally Davies. The online hub will provide … Read more → – Winterwatch keeps public up-to-date

Dedicated immunisation channel launched

A dedicated immunisation channel providing quick access to key up-to-date information has been launched. The higher profile and more generalist immunisation related stories will continue to appear here, but the … Read more → – Dedicated immunisation channel launched

Remember to get your flu jab

The Chief Medical Officer, Professor Dame Sally Davies, is reminding everyone in an at-risk group to come forward and join the estimated seven million people who have already had the … Read more → – Remember to get your flu jab

Plan launched to keep us healthy this winter

Older couple wrapped up for winter weather

The ‘Cold weather plan for England’, which aims to protect people’s health throughout the cold winter months, was launched today – the official start of winter. The cross-Government initiative reminds … Read more → – Plan launched to keep us healthy this winter

Voluntary recall – Preflucel influenza vaccine

Baxter Healthcare Ltd has begun a voluntary recall of one specific batch of the influenza vaccine, Preflucel. This precautionary measure has been taken because of a higher than expected frequency … Read more → – Voluntary recall – Preflucel influenza vaccine

Influenza vaccine uptake among frontline healthcare workers data collection

As part of the mandatory collection of data on vaccinating frontline healthcare workers against influenza during the 2011/12 influenza season SHAs have the responsibility to check and validate the data … Read more → – Influenza vaccine uptake among frontline healthcare workers data collection

Update to Green Book: chapter 19 influenza

Download the update patch to chapter 19 influenza The Green Book: update to chapter 19 to reflect the voluntary withdrawal by the manufacturers of Preflucel vaccine batch VNV5L010C on 21 … Read more → – Update to Green Book: chapter 19 influenza