This is the Department of Health’s new website for immunisation. Watch this video from Professor David Salisbury to find out more.

Flu vaccine uptake in healthcare workers up to 30 November 2011

Tables presenting data on the uptake of the flu vaccine among frontline healthcare workers at national, SHA and Trust level up to 30 November 2011.  

Update on pneumococcal vaccines

PPV The Department of Health Immunisation Team has been made aware of a supply shortage of Pneumovax® II 23-valent pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine (Sanofi Pasteur MSD), which is likely to last until February, 2012. This is the vaccine recommended as a … Read more → – Update on pneumococcal vaccines

Flu vaccine uptake in pregnant women up to 30 November 2011

Tables presenting data on the uptake of the flu vaccine among pregnant women at national, SHA and PCT level up to 30 November 2011.

Flu vaccine uptake data in GP patients up to 30 November 2011

These tables present the results of the survey on the uptake of influenza vaccine amongst the following GP patient groups, in England up to 30 November 2011: patients aged 65 or over patients aged under 65 in clinical risk groups. The … Read more → – Flu vaccine uptake data in GP patients up to 30 November 2011

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

Tips on using ImmForm for the GP patient flu vaccine uptake survey

These tips on using ImmForm to submit GP patient flu vaccine uptake data have been compiled in response to some common queries and issues that were raised with the ImForm helpdesk when completing the October survey. Now that the November survey … Read more → – Tips on using ImmForm for the GP patient flu vaccine uptake survey

ImmForm helpsheets update

The ImmForm helpsheets provide information on how to access, register and make the best use of the ImmForm website. Several helpsheets have recently been updated. Click here to view all the ImmForm helpsheets.

Flu vaccine uptake in at-risk groups needs to increase

 Professor David Salisbury has written to the NHS on behalf of the Chief Medical Officer, the Chief Nursing Officer and the Chief Pharmaceutical Officer, encouraging them to do all they can to increase the uptake of flu vaccine among at-risk groups, including pregnant … Read more → – Flu vaccine uptake in at-risk groups needs to increase

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

HPV vaccination programme switching to Gardasil from September 2012

Professor David Salisbury has written to the NHS explaining that from September 2012, girls entering year 8 at school (i.e. aged 12 to 13 years) will receive three doses of Gardasil human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine instead of Cervarix. Girls who have … Read more → – HPV vaccination programme switching to Gardasil from September 2012