2017-18 Vaccination and immunisation programmes
A number of changes have been agreed to the vaccination and immunisation programmes.
- Childhood seasonal influenza – the removal of four year olds from enhanced service and transfer to schools programme, also removal of the requirement to use Child Health Information Systems (CHIS).
- MenACWY programmes – a reduction in the upper age limit from ‘up to 26th birthday’ to ‘up to 25th birthday’ (in line with the Green Book). [MenACWY for patients aged 18 years on 31 August 2017, MenACWY freshers and meningococcal completing dose (was previously meningococcal booster)]
- Pertussis or pregnant women – a reduction in the eligibility of patients for vaccination from 20 weeks to 16 weeks.
- Seasonal influenza – the inclusion of morbidly obese patients as an at-risk cohort and a reminder for practices that it is a contractual requirement to record all influenza vaccinations on ImmForm.
- Shingles (routine) – a change in patient eligibility to the date the patient turns 70 rather than on 1 September.
- Shingles (catch-up) – a change in patient eligibility to the date the patient turns 78 rather than on 1 September.
The following programmes continue unchanged:
- hepatitis B (newborn babies)
- HPV for adolescent girls
- measles mumps and rubella (aged 16 and over)
- meningococcal B
- pneumococcal polysaccharide
The Vaccinations and Immunisation programme agreement for 17/18 in one spreadsheet