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1.  Immunisation against infectious disease ‘The Green Book’

2.  Vaccine Update and the searchable index to the back copies of the Vaccine Update (great little tool published end of October 2019!)

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 

Information about the Red Book online 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  

7.  UK and international immunisation schedules comparison tool

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

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

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

11.  The Immunisation page from the Public Health England 

12.  PHE National Minimum Standards and Core Curriculum for Immunisation Training for Registered Healthcare Practitioners

13. E-learning course on immunisation on the Health Education England website.  Another e learning course for flu from e-L H is here

14.  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.

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

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

17. Off-label vaccine leaflets from PHE  and Prescribing unlicensed medicines from the GMC

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

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

20. Oxford Vaccine Group – Vaccine Knowledge Project – Authorative Information for All.  New video ‘How do vaccines work’ from OVG published in May 2018 here 

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

22. MenB vaccine and paracetamol guidance from Public Health England

23. Find your local Health Protection Team in England here

24. British HIV Guidelines on the use of vaccines in HIV positive patients here 

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

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


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 Government Department of Health new Immunisation webpage 

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

Recommendations for Interrupted or Delayed Routine Immunization – Summary of WHO Position Papers updated March 2017

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.

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