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:

Pertussis vaccine uptake in pregnant women December 2012

These tables present provisional data for the uptake of pertussis vaccine in pregnant women for December 2012 in England. The provisional data suggest that in England, just over 50% of pregnant women due to give birth during December were vaccinated against whooping cough.

Whooping cough webchat on Netmums

Parents are being invited to send in their questions about whooping cough ahead of a webchat scheduled for Tuesday 5 February. Click here for more information.

Flu vaccine uptake in healthcare workers up to 31 December 2012

These tables present data on the uptake of the flu vaccine among frontline healthcare workers in all trusts up to 31 December 2012.

HPV vaccine uptake for December 2012

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

Pertussis vaccine uptake in pregnant women November 2012

These tables present provisional data for the uptake of pertussis vaccine in pregnant women for November 2012 in England. The provisional data suggest that in England, approximately 50% of pregnant women due to give birth during November were vaccinated against whooping cough.  Professor David Salisbury, Director … Read more → – Pertussis vaccine uptake in pregnant women November 2012

HPV vaccine uptake for November 2012

Provisional data for the uptake of the first and second doses of HPV vaccine by PCT in England for the month ending 30 November 2012 have been published.

Vaccine Update 198 January 2013

Flu takes centre stage in this month’s issue, along with an opportunity to appear as a case study in the media if you or a colleague have had experience of the recent whooping cough outbreak. There’s also a survey inviting you to let us … Read more → – Vaccine Update 198 January 2013

Flu vaccine uptake in GP patients up to 31 December 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 31 December 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 31 December 2012

Annual HPV vaccine coverage in England in 2011/12 report

This report provides provisional annual data for the routine cohort as submitted by PCTs for the uptake of the first, second and third doses of HPV vaccine by 31 August 2012.

‘Catch it. Bin it. Kill it.’ campaign to help reduce flu infections

In this video David Salisbury, Director of Immunisation, talks about the importance of good hygiene in preventing the spread of flu and norovirus. Read the full story