IMMUNISATION RESOURCES

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1.  Immunisation against infectious disease 'The Green Book'

2.  Vaccine Update

3.  Childhood immunisation schedule for the UK - there are two different charts available as follows:  

  • For the complete routine immunisation schedule  here 
  • For the routine childhood immunisation schedule here 

4.  What to expect after vaccination - leaflet from DH for healthcare professionals to use in under five year olds and Vaccines and porcine gelatine leaflet published 15 September 2015 

5.  Variety of different immunisation leaflets from NHS Health Scotland on a number of topics and some in several languages 

6.  Vaccination of individuals with uncertain or incomplete immunisation status  July 2016

7.  Quick chart of vaccine-preventable disease terms in multiple languages  and another one here 

8.  European Control and Disease Prevention (ECDC) Vaccine schedule tool 

9.  World Health Organisation (WHO) vaccine-preventable diseases: monitoring system

10.  The Immunisation page from the Public Health England

11. Historical vaccine developments and introduction of vaccines in the UK (from Public Health England)

12.  RCN Immunisation page with links to many resources including travel health, but for a more specific page on travel health also click here 

13.  Immunology for Immunisers - this contains some excellent videos on the topic, developed by the Health Protection Agency (HPA).  It includes ten FAQs to help you explain some immunisation issues with your patients as well.  

14. Immunisation Training Resources for Healthcare Professionals from the Public Health England

15.  E-learning course on immunisation from Skills for Health updated December 2016 

16.  Vaccination Ingredients page from NHS CHoice (some great resources) 

17. Oxford Vaccine Group - Vaccine Knowledge Project - Authorative Information for All

18. NICE guidance: Vaccine uptake in under 19s (Quality standard [QS145]) 

19. MenB vaccine and paracetamol guidance from Public Health England 

KEY IMMUNISATION TRAINING AND GUIDANCE DOCUMENTS, plus RCN resources page - click on images below

New Supporting HCSWs    Imms Tool RCN PHE   HCSW         Nat Min Stand        Core Curriculum   

  RCN Imms    RCN TH 

   RCN  IMMUNISATION resources and RCN TRAVEL HEALTH resources pages (or click images above)

   RCN position on HCSWs administering specific vaccinations, given as part of the routine national schedule HERE

 

INTERNATIONAL RESOURCES 

There are excellent resources in other countries too, here are some links for interest, but just remember if practising in the UK you should follow our National guidance.  

The Australian Immunisation Handbook 

Canadian Immunization Guide

USA - CDC Vaccines and Immunization page which leads to numerous resources.  Their Pink Book is similar to our Uk Green Book.  For example, HERE is a direct link to the information on Vaccine Administration

Immunization Action Coalition - this is also a US website, it has some interesting information to peruse!  

Talking About Vaccines with Dr. Paul Offit of the Vaccine Education Center at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia answers many common questions about the safety of vaccines and the science behind their development in this video series.