Immunisation Schedule

Immunisation Schedule

The timetable for immunisations against various pathogens, as jointly recommended by the NHS and the UK Department of Health.

Immunisation schedule (Green Book, UK)
• BCG vaccination
• Bordetella pertussis (whooping cough) vaccination
• Diphtheria vaccination
• Hepatitis B vaccination and prevention
• HIB vaccination—Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) vaccination
• Human Papillomavirus (HPV) immunisation
• Influenza vaccination including target groups
• Measles Mumps and Rubella (MMR) immunisation
• Meningococcal vaccines—meningococcal C vaccination
• Pneumococcal vaccine including target groups
• Polio vaccination
• Tetanus vaccination
References in periodicals archive ?
Currently, the flu vaccine is not part of the National Immunisation schedule as recommended.
Over the 22 years since my son miraculously survived meningitis and septicaemia, we've seen three vaccines introduced into the UK's childhood immunisation schedule.
officials announced the move as part of changes to the UK''s immunisation schedule.
Developed by the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation, and approved by the National Health Medical Research Council, the latest edition of the Handbook introduces new vaccines to the immunisation schedule.
The current immunisation schedule in the UK requires babies to receive their first vaccinations at two months of age.
Meningitis UK wants the vaccine to be introduced into the Government's routine immunisation schedule as soon as possible, so it will be automatically given to children.
This year's vaccination week theme is 'Reaching Every Community', and so we expect all parents and adults to be encouraged to participate and complete their immunisation schedule.
Passing recommendations based on 43 regional studies over the past 10 years, health authorities are calling for inclusion of the Rotavirus vaccine in the national immunisation schedule.
Children will get more protection from pneumococcal disease with the launch earlier this month of the new childhood Immunisation Schedule.
South Sefton PCT says the introduction of a new pneumococcal vaccine to the childhood immunisation schedule is good news.
He said that the study done in 2009 highlighted that 28 per cent of the clinics studied were not following the national immunisation schedule, 41 per cent have no reminder system and 48 per cent lacked a system to trace defaulters.
Although there are three types of meningitis and septicaemia (Hib, Pneumococcal and MenC) currently covered by the national childhood immunisation schedule, many parents are not aware their children are not protected against all strains of the diseases.