Immunisation information for health professionals and immunisation practitioners.

According to the World Health Organisation:

The two public health interventions that have had the greatest impact on the world’s health are clean water and vaccines.

‘Immunisation against infectious disease’, also known as the Green Book, has the latest information on vaccines and vaccination procedures in the UK.

Immunisation patient group direction (PGD) templates are available for authorisation and adoption to provide NHS England Commissioned national routine immunisation services.

Vaccine update newsletters cover developments in the field and updates to the Green Book.

See the latest vaccine uptake guidance and statistics.

Minutes of the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) meetings are available.

Vaccine programmes

Joint letters from the Department of Health, Public Health England and NHS England announce changes to vaccine programmes. Training slide sets and other resources to accompany these new programmes are also available:


The ImmForm website is the government’s vaccine ordering facility. You need to use Internet Explorer to use the website. There are ImmForm helpsheets to help you use the site.

Immunisation publications

Use Department of Health Orderline to order paper copies of leaflets.

Browse an archive of older publications.

History of measles and rubella vaccination

Immunisation leaflets and guidance for parents

  1. A quick guide to childhood immunisation for the parents of premature babies

    • 28 January 2015
    • Promotional material
  2. Immunisations between 12 and 13 months of age

    • 3 November 2014
    • Promotional material
  3. Pre-school immunisations: a guide to vaccinations at 3 years and 4 months of age

    • 3 November 2014
    • Promotional material
  4. Immunisations at secondary school

    • 3 November 2014
    • Promotional material
  5. A guide to immunisations for babies up to 13 months of age

    • 19 September 2014
    • Promotional material
  6. Immunisation: why our children must be protected (DVD)

    • 12 March 2014
    • Promotional material
  7. What to expect after vaccinations

    • 10 March 2014
    • Guidance

Rubella (German measles)

  1. Rubella resources

    • 2 January 2014
    • Guidance


  1. Tuberculosis: the disease, its treatment and prevention

    • 14 October 2014
    • Promotional material
  2. TB, BCG and your baby leaflet

    • 8 August 2014
    • Promotional material