Immunisation schedule and useful links

This chapter of the Formulary has been produced to provide prescribing guidance in conjunction with the following resources:


This chapter is designed to cover routine use of immunological products and vaccines. The Green Book has the latest information on vaccines and vaccination procedures for all the vaccine preventable infectious diseases that may occur in the UK. Where individuals may become exposed to infectious agents in the course of their work, they should be encouraged to take specialist advice from their general practitioner or occupational health service of their employer.

Routine immunisation programmes during the COVID-19 pandemic

Specific information regarding maintaining immunisation programmes (from NHS England (NHSE)) during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic can be found here.

Where possible, the routine immunisation programmes should be maintained and offered in a timely manner and non-scheduled vaccinations should still be given. Anyone with appointment cancelled as part of COVID-19 response should be invited for vaccination as soon as possible.

Information contained in the document includes:

  • What personal protective equipment (PPE) should be worn when administering vaccines
  • Ordering vaccines during the COVID-19 pandemic
  • NHS Immunisations FAQs (for the public)

Useful links

Patient information leaflet

This leaflet gives information about the common side-effects of vaccinations that might occur in babies and young children up to 5 years of age.

Last updated: 07-07-2020


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