Latest edition of ‘Vaccine update’

Latest edition of ‘Vaccine update’

May 24, 2021

Latest developments in vaccines, vaccination policies and procedures for immunisation practitioners.

The May edition of Vaccine update:

This month’s edition features:

  • parents’ and guardians’ views and experiences of accessing routine childhood vaccinations during the first wave of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in England.
  • Vaccine update index
  • Pneumococcal Polysaccharide Vaccine (PPV) prioritisation
  • ovalbumin content for influenza vaccines for 2021 to 2022
  • vaccine supply for routine vaccination programmes
  • vaccines for the national COVID-19 programme supplied by PHE
  • spring bank holiday COVID-19 vaccine deliveries
  • PPV23 vaccine for the pneumococcal programme will be supplied by PHE from 1 June 2021
  • Viper antivenom has changed
  • change to dTaP/IPV vaccine for both the pre-school booster and maternal pertussis dTaP/IPV programmes
  • update to Bexsero patient information leaflet
  • ordering the MMR vaccine
  • the EU Falsified Medicines Directive (FMD) and Delegated Regulation as applicable to PHE supplied vaccines for the national immunisation programme
  • registering for a new or updating your existing ImmForm vaccine ordering account
  • vaccine supply for the non-routine programme


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