In the last few years we have seen a decline in the number of children getting their routine jabs. We can start to put this right by ensuring that every child gets the best start in life – and that starts with their vaccine protection against unpleasant and sometimes serious diseases.
Immunisation and vaccination
Alongside COVID-19 there remain other serious threats that stretch our health and social care services every year. Right now, to ensure we plan for these as well as for the continuing pandemic, our attention is on autumn and winter, ensuring we prepare for the challenges this will bring.
This year, it is more important than ever that we do everything we can to protect the population and the NHS from flu. The childhood flu vaccination programme is a key part of this. This blog looks at what is new for this year.
The latest edition of Health Matters, PHE’s professional resource, focuses on the national flu immunisation programme and the delivery of the 2020/21 programme. This blog provides a summary of the full edition’s content.
This blog highlights the work of public health nurses, health visitors, midwifes and school nurses to support children, young people and families, and provide critical public health interventions including immunisation.
In 2017 the World Health Organization declared that the UK had eliminated measles. However, that elimination status has not been maintained. In this blog, we take a look at the reasons for the change in the UK’s status, and ongoing efforts to protect the population from measles.
England is a world leader in childhood vaccinations but PHE data show that while coverage remains high, children’s vaccine uptake has been slowly decreasing since 2012-13. This blog looks at 10 ways to address barriers to vaccination in primary care.
With another flu season almost upon us our Medical Director Professor Paul Cosford has answered some key questions about flu and flu vaccination.
This week is European Immunisation Week (EIW) – a week to celebrate the value of vaccination, an intervention which saves millions of lives across the globe every year.