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vaccinationMay 23 2016

NHS Employers has set out the changes to the vaccination and immunisation programme that will take place for 2016-17.

Key changes were agreed with the BMA GP Committee in February, meaning that:

  • the item of service fee has increased to £9.80;
  • the meningitis ACWY vaccination for people aged 18 years on August 31 will be expanded to allow for the vaccination of 19-25 year olds on an opportunistic basis should they self-present and request vaccination, including non-freshers;
  • pertussis vaccination should be offered to pregnant women from 20 weeks into their pregnancy;
  • meningitis B vaccination in babies will continue but paracetamol will no longer be supplied centrally and there will be no new catch-up, although babies eligible under the catch-up element of the programme in 2015-16 will remain eligible for their booster dose in 2016-17;
  • the infant dose of meningitis C vaccine has been removed from the routine childhood schedule, but due to a two-year payment lag, funding will be continue until March 2018.

In addition, NHS Employers says that the following vaccination programmes will remain unchanged:

  • childhood seasonal influenza
  • HPV for adolescent girls
  • hepatitis B in newborn babies
  • measles mumps and rubella for people aged 16 and over
  • meningococcal ACWY freshers
  • meningococcal booster
  • rotavirus.

Links:

NHS Employers announcement

NHS Employers 2016-17 Vaccination and Immunisation

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