Professor David Salisbury, Director of Immunisation, describes the pertussis vaccination programme for expectant mothers in weeks 28 to 38 of their pregnancies. Supporting information and materials are available. Watch the 6-minute video:

TB Tuberculosis – the disease, its treatment and prevention leaflet

This leaflet has been updated to include the latest information on the number of cases of TB in the UK and London.

Flu vaccine uptake in healthcare workers up to 30 November 2012

These tables present data on the uptake of the flu vaccine among frontline healthcare workers in all trusts up to 30 November 2012.

Flu vaccine uptake in GP patients up to 30 November 2012

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 2012: patients aged 65 or over patients aged 6 months to under 65 in clinical risk … Read more → – Flu vaccine uptake in GP patients up to 30 November 2012

Flu antivirals advice from CMO and CPO

The CMO and Chief Pharmaceutical Officer have written to the NHS to advise that antiviral medicines may now be used for patients presenting with flu-like symptoms. This means that antiviral medicines may now be used for the prevention or treatment of flu … Read more → – Flu antivirals advice from CMO and CPO

Vaccine Update 197 December 2012

This festively decorated issue covers the encouraging uptake of whooping cough vaccine in pregnant women, takes a look back at 2012 and forward to 2013, provides suggestions on how to improve flu vaccine uptake, and gives a breakdown of the ways in … Read more → – Vaccine Update 197 December 2012

HPV vaccine uptake for October 2012

Provisional data for the uptake of the first and second doses of HPV vaccine by PCT in England for the month ending 31 October 2012 have been published.

Vaccine Update 196 December 2012 Flu special edition

This special edition of Vaccine Update is dedicated exclusively to flu – the disease and the vaccination programme. It presents the latest flu incidence figures and vaccine uptake data.

Pertussis vaccine uptake in pregnant women October 2012

These tables present provisional data for the uptake of pertussis vaccine in pregnant women for October 2012 in England. The provisional data suggest that in England, approximately 40% of pregnant women due to give birth during October were vaccinated against whooping cough.  Professor David Salisbury, … Read more → – Pertussis vaccine uptake in pregnant women October 2012

Financial arrangements for the temporary pertussis vaccination programme

The Department has issued a letter providing guidance on the total amount allocated to PCTs relating to the implementation of the temporary pertussis vaccination programme for pregnant women, that was announced in the CMO’s letter of 27 September 2012.

Vaccine Update 195 November 2012

A good news story leads this month’s issue with information on some of the highest uptake levels ever recorded of childhood vaccines in 2011/12. Other articles look at the changes ahead for vaccinations under the new organisational structures, a revised specification … Read more → – Vaccine Update 195 November 2012