Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation

 JCVI is a Standing Advisory Committee

The Committee was originally an advisory board for polio immunisation that became the JCVI in 1963. It was put on a statutory footing when it became a Standing Advisory Committee, established in England and Wales under the NHS Act 1977.  The JCVI in its current statutory form was established by the NHS (Standing Advisory Committees) Order 1981 (SI 1981/597) made under what are now provisions of the National Health Service Act 2006, since replaced by the 2012 Act, and the NHS (Wales) Act 2006.

Terms of reference

To advise the Secretary of State for Health and Welsh Ministers on matters relating to the provision of vaccination and immunisation services, being facilities for the prevention of illness.

The Committee must advise the Secretary of State for Health and Welsh Ministers on matters relating to vaccination and immunisation as the Committee considers appropriate and on any questions referred to it by the Secretary of State or Welsh Ministers.  In particular, under the provisions of the Health Protection (Vaccination) Regulations 2009 which implements the NHS Constitution in England, upon request of the Secretary of State, the JCVI must make recommendations relating to new provision for vaccination (other than vaccination relating to travel or occupational health) under a national vaccination programme or to changes to existing provision under such a programme, that are based on an assessment which demonstrates cost-effectiveness.

The Committee may also provide advice to Scottish and Northern Irish ministers.

The Committee focusses on vaccination and immunisation against infectious diseases. In formulating any advice and recommendations, the Committee’s aim is to ensure that the greatest benefit to public health is obtained from the most appropriate vaccination and immunisation strategies. The Committee will therefore appraise available evidence from a comprehensive range of sources, including evidence on the burden of disease and the impact of vaccines, the safety, efficacy and quality of vaccines, and the impact and cost effectiveness of strategies for their use.

JCVI code of practice (PDF, 177K)

Meetings

 Read JCVI and JCVI sub-committee minutes

News and publications

Statements, advice and recommendations published after 29 January 2012

Statements, advice and recommendations published upto 29 January 2012

Calls for Evidence

JCVI calls for evidence

Read about Horizon scanning

Members

  • Professor Andy Hall, Chairman – (Professor of Epidemiology, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine)
  • Dr Syed Ahmed (Consultant in Public Health Medicine and Immunisation Co-ordinator NHS Greater, Glasgow and Clyde Corporate Headquarter)
  •  Professor Ray Borrow (Head of Vaccine Evaluation Unit, Health Protection Agency, Menningoccocal Reference Unit)
  • Professor Judith Breuer (Professor of Virology, University College Hospital)
  • Professor Jon Friedland (Head Section of Infectious Diseases and Immunity, Imperial College London)
  • Dr Anthony Harnden (University Lecturer Principle in General Practice, University of Oxford)
  • Dr Jennifer Harries (Joint Director of Public Health, NHS Norfolk and Norfolk County  Council)
  • Dr Maggie Wearmouth (Consultant Paediatrian, East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust)
  • Mr Chris Liffen (Lay Member)
  • Dr Gabrielle Laing (Clinical Director, Consultant Community Paediatrician, NHS City & Hackney PCT)
  • Mrs Pauline MacDonald (Nurse Consultant Communicable Disease, Dudley Primary Care Trust)
  • Ms Anne McGowan (Nurse Immunisation Coordinator, National Public Health Service for Wales)
  • Dr Andrew Riordan (Consultant in Paediatric Infectious Diseases, Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation)
  • Professor Claire-Anne Siegrist (Director of Paediatric Department, Geneva University Hospital)
  • Professor Matt Keeling (Mathematical Modeller in Infectious Disease, University of Warwick)
  • Dr Peter Baxter (Consultant Paediatric Neurologist, Sheffield Childrens NHS Foundation Trust)

Sub-committees

Adolescent
BCG
HPV
Influenza
Meningococcal
Pneumococcal
Rotavirus
RSV
Travel
Varicella

 

Adolescent

Members

  • Dr Anthony Harnden, Chair – (University Lecturer Principle in General Practice, Oxford University & Morland House SurgeryProfessor
  • Andy Hall (Professor of Epidemiology, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
  • Dr Jennifer Harries (Joint Director of Public Health, NHS Norfolk and Norfolk County
  • Mrs Pauline MacDonald (Nurse Consultant, Communicable Disease, Dudley Primary Care Trust
  • Professor Judith Breuer (Professor of Virology, University College Hospital
  • Dr Dick Churchill (Associate Clinical Professor & Director of Clinical Skills, University of Nottingham Medical School
  • Professor Kate Hunt (Gender and Health Programme Lead, MRC Social & Public Health Science Unit)
  •  Dr Mary Ramsay (Head of Immunisation, Health Protection Agency)
  •  Professor Julie Thornton (Immunisation Coordinator, South Essex PCT)
  •  Dr Mark Jit (Senior Lecturer in Mathematical Modelling, Health Protection Agency)
  •  Dr Richard Smithson (Consultant in Communicable Disease Control Public Health Agency, WEST
  •  Dr Claire Cameron (Strategic Lead, Vaccine Preventable Diseases , Health Protection Scotland)

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BCG

Members

  • Professor Andy Hall, Chair -  (Professor of Epidemiology London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine)
  •  Professor Paul Fine (Professor of Communicable Disease Epidemiology, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine)
  •  Dr John Watson (Deputy Director, Respiratory Department, Health Protection Agency)
  •  Dr Michael Corbel (Division of Bacteriology, National Institute for Biological Standards and Control (NIBSC))
  •  Professor Lawrence Peter Ormerod (Consultant in Respiratory Medicine, Royal Infirmary Blackburn)
  • Professor Francis Drobniewski (Professor of Tuberculosis and Mycobacterial Diseases, Director, National Mycobacterium Reference Laboratory Queen Mary University of London)

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HPV

Members 

  • Professor Andy Hall, Chair – (Professor of Epidemiology, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine)
  •  Dr Syed Ahmed (Consultant in Public Health Medicine and Immunisation Co-ordinator, NHS Greater Glasgow Corporate Headquarters)
  • Professor Leszek Borysiewicz (Vice-Chancellor, University of Cambridge)
  • Dr Claire Cameron (Srategic Lead, Vaccine Preventable Diseases, Health Protection Scotland)
  • Mr Jack Cuzick (Head of Centre for Epidemiology, Cancer Research UK)
  • Dr Martin Donaghy (Medical Director, Health Protection Scotland)
  • Professor John Edmunds (Professor of Infectious Diseases Epidemiology Unit, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine)
  • Ms Derrinda Fitton (Head of School Nursing, Wandsworth Teaching PCT)
  • Mr Geoffery Garnett (Professor of Microparasite Epidemiology, Imperial College, St Marys Campus)
  • Dr Nigel Gay (MRC Biostatistcs Unit, Health Protection Agency)
  • Dr Stephen Inglis (Director, National Institute for Biological Standards & Control (NIBSC))
  • Dr Mark Jit (Senior Lecturer in Mathematical Modelling, Health Protection Agency)
  • Professor Henry Kitchener (Professor of Gynacological Oncology, St Marys Hospital)
  • Dr Charles Lacey (Reader in Sexual Health & HIV Medicine, Hull York Medical School)
  • Professor Elizabeth Miller (Head of Communicable Disease Surveillance Centre’s Immunisation Department, Health Protection Agency)
  • Mrs Julietta Patnick (Director, NHS Cancer Screening Programme)
  •  Dr Kate Soldan (Consultant Epidemiologist, Health Protection Agency)
  • Professor Margaret Stanley (Director of Research, Department of Pathology University of Cambridge)

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Influenza

Members

  • Professor Andy Hall, Chair – (Professor of Epidemiology, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine)
  •  Dr Andrew Hayward (Senior Lecturer in Infectious Disease Epidemiology, University College London)
  •  Professor Wendy Barclay (Chair in Inflenza Virology, Imperial College London)
  •  Professor Peter Openshaw (Director for Centre of Respiratory Infection, Imperial College London)
  •  Professor Matt Keeling (Professor, Mathematics Institute and the Department of Biological Sciences University of Warwick)
  •  Dr John McCauley (Director WHO Influenza Centre, National Institute for Medical Research)
  •  Professor Karl Nicholson (Consultant Physician & Professor of Infectious Disease Leicester Royal Infirmary NHS Trust)
  •  Professor John Watson (Deputy Director, Respiratory Diseases Department, Health Protection Agency)
  • Dr Richard Pebody (Consultant Paediatric Epidemiologist, Communicable Disease Surveillance Centre, Health Protection Agency)
  • Professor Elizabeth Miller (Head of Communicable Disease Surveillance Centre’s Immunisation Department, Health Protection Agency)
  • Professor Maria Zambon (Virologist, Health Protection Agency)
  • Professor Lewis Ritchie (Professor of General Practice, University of Aberdeen)
  • Dr Jim McMenamin (Consultant Epidemiologist, Health Protection Scotland)
  •  Dr Stephen Inglis (Director, National Institute for Biological Standards & Control (NIBSC))
  •  Dr Othmar Engelhardt (Principal Scientist, Division of Virology, National Institute for Biological Standards & Control (NIBSC))

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Meningococcal

Members

  • Dr Andrew Riordan, Chair (Consultant in Paediatric Infectious Diseases, Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation)
  • Professor Andy Hall (Professor of Epidemiology, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine)
  • Professor Andrew Pollard (Professor of Paediatric Infection & Immunity, Honorary Consultant Paediatrician, University Of Oxford)
  • Professor David Goldblatt (Professor of Vaccinology and Immunology, Institute of Child Health, University College London)
  • Professor Mike Levin (Professor of Paediatrics and International Child Health, Imperial College London)
  • Dr Helen Findlow (Vaccine Evaluation, Menningoccocal Reference Unit, Health Protection Agency)
  • Dr Anthony Harnden (University Lecturer Principle in General Practice, Oxford University & Morland House Surgery)
  • Ms Anne McGowan (Nurse Immunisation Coordinator, National Public Health Service for Wales)
  • Professor Matt Keeling (Mathematical Modeller in Infectious Disease, University of Warwick)
  •  Dr Mary Ramsay (Head of Immunisation, Health Protection Agency)
  • Professor Ray Borrow (Head of Vaccine Evaluation Unit, Menningoccocal Reference Unit, Health Protection Agency)
  • Dr Ian Feavers (Head of Bacteriology, National Institute for Biological Standards & Control (NIBSC))

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Pneumococcal

Members

  • Professor Jonathan Friedland, Chair – (Lead Clinician, Clinical Infection, Hammersmith Hospital)
  •  Dr Syed Ahmed (Consultant in Public Health Medicine and Immunisation Co-ordinator, NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde Corporate Headquarters)
  • Professor Ray Borrow (Head of Vaccine Evaluation Unit, Health Protection Agency, Menningoccocal Reference Unit)
  • Professor Andy Hall (Professor of Epidemiology, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine)
  • Ms Anne McGowan (Nurse Immunisation Coordinator, National Public Health Service for Wales)
  • Professor Claire-Anne Siegrist (Paediatric Immunologist, Head of Vaccinology Centre and Research Laboratory, Geneva University Hospital)
  • Mr Nick Andrews (Statistician – Statistics Unit, Centre for Infections, Health Protection Agency)
  • Dr Derrick Crook (Consultant Microbiologist/Infectious Disease Infection Control Doctor, John Radcliffe Hospital)
  • Dr John Edmunds (Professor, Infectious Diseases Epidemiology Unit, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine)
  •  Professor David Goldblatt (Clinical Director of R & D, Institute of Child Health)
  • Dr Paul Heath (Honorary Consultant, St Georges University of London)
  •  Dr Punam Mangtani (Senior Lecturer in Epidemiology, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine)
  • Dr Jim McMenamin (Consultant Epidemiologist, Health Protection Scotland)
  • Professor Elizabeth Miller (Head of Communicable Disease Surveillance Centre’s Immunisation Department, Health Protection Agency)
  • Dr Caroline Trotter (Epidemiologist, University of Bristol)

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Rotavirus

Members

  • Dr Huw Jenkins, Chair – (President of the British Society of Paediatric Gastroenterology)
  • Professor Jonathan Friedland (Head, Section of Infectious Diseases and Immunity , Imperial College London)
  • Professor Andy Hall (Professor of Epidemiology, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine)
  • Professor Nigel Cuncliffe (Professor of Clinical Infection, Microbiology and Immunology, University of Liverpool)
  • Dr Martin Donaghy (Medical Director, Health Protection Scotland)
  •  Dr John Edmunds (Professor, Infectious Diseases Epidemiology Unit, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
  •  Dr Jim Gray (Head Enteric Virus Unit, Health Protection Agency)
  •  Dr Miren Itturizza (Centre for Infections, Health Protection Agency)
  •  Professor Elizabeth Miller (Head of Communicable Disease Surveillance Centre’s Immunisation Department, Health Protection Agency)
  •  Mr David Vardy (Health Professional Lead, Welsh Assembly)

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RSV

Members

  • Professor Andy Hall, Chair – (Professor of Epidemiology, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine)
  •  Professor Ray Borrow (Head of Vaccine Evaluation Unit, Health Protection Agency, Menningoccocal Reference Unit)
  •  Dr Jennifer Harries (Joint Director of Public Health, NHS Norfolk and Norfolk County Council)
  •  Dr Andrew Riordan (Consultant in Paediatric Infectious Diseases, Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation)
  •  Dr Ravi Agarwal (Consultant Neonatal Paediatrician, Salford Royal Hospital)
  •  Professor Martin Buxton (Director of Health Economics Reasearch Group, Brunel University)
  •  Dr Graham Davies (Consultant Paediatric Immunologist, Great Ormond Street Hospital)
  •  Professor Peter Openshaw (Director for Centre of Respiratory Infection, Imperial College London)
  •  Dr Gale Pearson (Consultant in Paediatric Intensive Care, Birmingham Childrens Hospital)
  •  Professor Mike Sharland (Consultant in Paediatric Infectious Diseases, St Georges Hospital)
  • Professor John Watson (Deputy Director, Respiratory Diseases Department, Health Protection Agency)
  •  Dr Heather Payne (Senior Medical Officer, Welsh Assembly)

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Travel

Members

  • Professor Alan Emond, Chair – (Professor of Child Health, Centre for Child & Adolescent Health)
  •  Professor Andy Hall (Professor of Epidemiology, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine)
  •  Professor Ray Borrow (Head of Vaccine Evaluation Unit, HPA, Menningoccocal Reference Unit)
  •  Dr Jennifer Harries (Joint Director of Public Health, NHS Norfolk and Norfolk County)
  •  Dr David Brown (Director, HPA – Virus Refernce Department (V.R.D) – Management and Administration)
  •  Dr Tom Cheasty (Head Gastrointestinal Infections Reference Unit, Laboratory of Gastrointestinal Pathogens (LGP))
  •  Professor Chris Conlon (Reader in Infectious Diseases & Tropical Medicine, Nuffield Department of Medicine, Oxford)
  •  Ms Carolyn Driver (Travel Medicine Nurse Consultant, Independent Travel Health Specialist Nurse)
  •  Dr Jane Jones (Consultant Epidemiologist, Head of Travel & Migrant Health Section, Respiratory Diseases Department – Travel and Migrant Health Section)
  •  Dr David Lalloo (Professor of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool School of Hygine and Tropical Medicine)
  • Ms Jeanette Martin (Nurse Advisor, Royal College of Nursing)
  •  Dr Kitty Smith (Medical Lead, Health Protection Scotland – Director, Travel Health Unit)

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Varicella

Members

  • Dr Stephen Inglis, Chair – Director (National Institute for Biological Standards & Control (NIBSC))
  • Dr Syed Ahmed (Consultant in Public Health Medicine and Immunisation Co-ordinator NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Corporate Headquarter)
  • Professor Ray Borrow (Head of Vaccine Evaluation Unit, Health Protection Agency, Menningoccocal Reference Unit)
  • Professor Judith Breuer (Professor of Virology, University College Hospital)
  • Professor Andy Hall (Professor of Epidemiology, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine)
  • Dr Anthony Harnden (University Lecturer & Principal in General Practice, University of Oxford)
  • Professor Claire-Anne Siegrist (Director of Paediatric Dept, Centre for Vaccinology Centre and Neonatal Immunology, Geneva University Hospital
  • Dr Claire Cameron (Strategic Lead, Vaccine Preventable Diseases, Health Protection Scotland)
  • Dr Martin Donaghy (Medical Director, Health Protection Scotland)
  • Dr John Edmunds (Professor, Infectious Diseases Epidemiology Unit, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine)
  • Dr Andrew Farlow (Research Fellow in Economics, Oriel College, Oxford)
  • Mr Douglas Fleming (Director, Birmingham Clinical Research Unit)
  • Mr Nigel Gay (MRC Biostatistcs Unit, Health Protection Agency)
  • Dr Paul Heath (Honorary Consultant, St Georges University of London)
  • Professor Simon Kroll (Professor of Paediatrics, Imperial College London, St Marys Campus)
  • Professor Michael McKendrick (Lead Consultant Pysician, Royal Hallamshire Hospital)
  • Professor Elizabeth Miller (Head of Communicable Disease Surveillance Centre’s Immunisation Department, Health Protection Agency)
  • Dr Andrew Pollard (Honorary Consultant Paediatrian, University of Oxford, University Department of Paediatrics)
  • Dr Andrew Rice (Reader in Pain Research, Chelsea & Westminster Hospital Campus
  • Dr Albert Jan Van Hoek (Health Economist / Infectious Disease Modeller, Health Protection Agency)

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