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Simon Burton, Partho Roy, Norman K. Fry, David Litt, Gayatri Amirthalingam, Elise Tessier, Helen Campbell, Sonia Ribeiro, Yuma Rai
In March 2020, England went into its first lockdown in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Restrictions eased temporarily, followed by second and third waves in October 2020 and January 2021. Recent...
Public Health England
This series of reports presents an assessment of the extent of COVID-19-related impact on childhood vaccinations based on both (a) aggregated vaccine counts of dose 1 Hexavalent and dose 1 MMR...
Nuffield Trust
This indicator looks at vaccination coverage for children and mothers in the UK and internationally.
Ruth Burns, Lorna J Willocks, Linda Kerr, Jessica Miller, Anna A Jarchow-MacDonald
Vaccination teams all over the world grew concerned about how to ensure stable childhood immunisation rates once local COVID-19 outbreaks turned into national outbreaks. Childhood immunisation team...
Various
Reports assessing the impact of COVID-19-related physical distancing measures on delivery of childhood vaccination programmes in England.
Sadie Bell, Sandra Mounier-Jack, Pauline Paterson, Richard Clarke
Results: The majority of survey respondents (85.7%) considered it important for their children to receive routine vaccinations on schedule during the COVID-19 pandemic; however, several barriers to...
Michael Edelstein, Mary Ramsay, Joanne Yarwood, Liam Smeeth, J Anthony Scott, Jemma L Walker, John Parry, Chris Bates, Charlotte Knowles, Matthew Woodruff, Joanne M White, Elise Tessier, Helen I McDonald
Using electronic health records, we assessed the early impact of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on routine childhood vaccination in England by 26 April 2020. Measles-mumps-rubella vaccination counts...
Jemma L King
Vaccination programmes provide a ‘passport to protection’ by establishing a record of a child’s life. By registering a child’s birth, a legal foundation is being laid for a person’s...
Jemma L King
Iconic renewables company Dulas has announced a significant acquisition after shareholders recently voted to purchase 100% of Polestar Cooling, a specialist manufacturing plant based in Bognor Regis,...
Jemma L King
So far, 14 major vaccination campaigns against polio, measles, cholera, HPV, yellow fever and meningitis have been postponed, as have four national vaccine introductions. To address this severe...
Karen S.Tiley, Joanne M.White, Nick Andrews, Mary Ramsay, Michael Edelstein
Most children received their primary series according to schedule. • Timeliness differences persisted for some ethnicities after adjusting for deprivation and area. • Children...
Cameron R, Pollock K
Article shows how introduction with Cervarix vaccine in Scotland led to strong reductions in HPV infection and CIN 2+ lesions in vaccinated women 10 years after start of introduction
Anika Singanayagam, Maria Zambon, Ajit Lalvani, Wendy Barclay
Conflicting reports have emerged about the effectiveness of the live attenuated influenza vaccine. The live attenuated influenza vaccine appears to protect particularly poorly against currently...
S. Mokiou et al.
The administration of a vaccine dose involves a series of activities prior to and on the day of vaccine delivery. Total vaccination cost should include the cost of each activity, which is often not...
Kimberley Kavanagh et al.
Background: On Sept 1, 2008, Scotland launched routine vaccination for human papillomavirus (HPV) types 16 and 18, targeted at 12–13-year-old girls, of whom 92·4% were fully vaccinated in...
NHS
Providing a good start in life and enabling children to achieve their full potential and be physically and emotionally healthy provides the cornerstone for a healthy, productive adulthood1. Public...
Jo Gwillim
Jo Gwillim from Dulas Ltd presents an overview of the design challenges and solar sizing methodology used to ensure the new generation of Solar Direct Drive cold chain equipment perform reliably in...
Home-based record (HBR) for United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland circa 2014
Home-based record (HBR) for United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland circa 2015
Michael Edelstein, Tim Crocker-Buque, Camille Tsang, Odette Eugenio, Tim Hopson, Richard Pebody, Mary Ramsay, Joanne M White
In England, primary care providers use standardised coding systems to record health events such as vaccination as well as patient characteristics. This information can be automatically extracted to...
Helena Rosado et al.
The role of pharmacists in immunisation and vaccination varies across the world; in some countries pharmacists are primarily involved in ensuring the safe supply and ...
Mildred A Iro et al.
Background: Encephalitis is a serious neurological disorder, yet data on admission rates for all-cause childhood encephalitis in England are scarce. We aimed to estimate admission rates for childhood...
Sara L. Thomas et al.
Introduction of infant oral rotavirus vaccination in the UK in July 2013 has resulted in decreased hospitalisations and Emergency Department (ED) visits for acute gastroenteritis (AGE), for both...
Indrani Mukhopadhya et al.
Background Rotaviruses (RV) are the leading cause of gastroenteritis in children less than five years of age worldwide. Rotarix®, a live attenuated monovalent vaccine containing a RV strain of...
Sydel R Parikh et al.
Background In September, 2015, the UK became the first country to introduce the multicomponent group B meningococcal (MenB) vaccine (4CMenB, Bexsero) into a publicly funded national immunisation...
S. Collins et al.
Public Health England conducts enhanced national surveillance of tetanus, a potentially life-threatening vaccine-preventable disease. A standardized questionnaire was used to ascertain clinical and...
Hungerford D et al.
Suboptimal uptake of the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine by certain socioeconomic groups may have contributed to recent large measles outbreaks in the UK. We investigated whether...
S. Shourie et al.
To evaluate the effectiveness of a web based decision aid versus a leaflet versus, usual practice in reducing parents’ decisional conflict for the first dose MMR vaccination decision. The, impact...
Kay Wang et al.
Objective To estimate the prevalence and clinical severity of whooping cough (pertussis) in school age children presenting with persistent cough in primary care since the introduction and...
Cuschieri, K, Kavanagh, K, Moore, C, Bhatia, R, Love, J, Pollock, K G
BACKGROUND: Data on the effectiveness of one dose of HPV vaccine are lacking, particularly in population-based settings. Data from a national HPV immunisation catch-up programme of 14-18-year-old...
Sonya Crowe et al.
The availability of new vaccines can prompt policy makers to consider changes to the routine childhood immunisation programme in the UK. Alterations to one aspect of the schedule may have...
Hayley A. Hutchings et al.
There are conflicting findings regarding the impact of residential mobility on immunisation status. Our aim was to determine whether there was any association between residential mobility and take up...
David Elliman & Helen Bedford
Inevitably, an outbreak of a vaccine-preventable disease in the UK triggers calls for compulsory vaccination. As of April 17, 2013, 808 cases of measles have been reported in the Swansea area, about...
Zsuzsanna Jakab & David M Salisbury
As we herald progress towards the Millennium Development Goals and strive to meet them, we have an approaching public health target that is sometimes forgotten. The global community has resolved to...
S. Skidmore et al.
In recent years the number of pregnant women susceptible to rubella has increased markedly. In the West Midlands the proportion has risen from 1·4% in 2004 to 6·9% in 2011. Locally, the proportion...
Palmer, T J, McFadden, M, Pollock, K G J, Kavanagh, K, Cuschieri, K, Cruickshank, M, Nicoll, S, Robertson, C
BACKGROUND: To measure the uptake of first invitation to cervical screening by vaccine status in a population-based cohort offered HPV immunisation in a national catch-up campaign. METHODS: A...
Herrett, Emily, Williamson, Elizabeth, van Staa, Tjeerd, Ranopa, Michael, Free, Caroline, Chadborn, Tim, Goldacre, Ben, Smeeth, Liam
OBJECTIVES: (1) To develop methods for conducting cluster randomised trials of text messaging interventions utilising routine electronic health records at low cost; (2) to assess the effectiveness of...
Md Z. Sadique et al.
The demand for vaccination against infectious diseases involves a choice between vaccinating and not vaccinating, in which there is a trade-off between the benefits and costs of each option. The aim...
Catherine Weil-Olivier et al.
The burden of invasive pneumococcal disease in young children decreased dramatically following introduction of the 7-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV7). The epidemiology of S. pneumoniae...
Sandy Tubeuf et al.
Levels of measles in England and Wales are at their highest for 18 years, and strategies targeting the different groups of parents who do not vaccinate their children continue to be needed. The...
Gayatri Amirthalingam et al.
In October, 2012, a pertussis vaccination programme for pregnant women was introduced in response to an outbreak across England. The researchers aimed to assess the vaccine effectiveness and the...
P. McHale et al.
Uptake rates for the combined measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine have been below the required 95% in the UK since a retracted and discredited article linking the MMR vaccine with autism and...
S. Walsh et al.
A large measles outbreak occurred in South Wales in 2012/2013. The outbreak has been attributed to low take-up of measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) immunization in the early 2000s. To understand better the...
Maeve K. Lalor et al.
BCG vaccination is administered in infancy in most countries with the aim of providing protection against tuberculosis. There is increasing interest in the role of vitamin D in immunity to...
Yung CF et al.
We analyzed data from hospital admissions and enhanced mumps surveillance to assess mumps complications during the largest mumps outbreak in England and Wales, 2004–2005, and their association with...
N Parez et al.
Rotavirus gastroenteritis is a vaccine-preventable disease that confers a high medical and economic burden in more developed countries and can be fatal in less developed countries. Two vaccines with...
Robert C Read et al.
Meningococcal conjugate vaccines protect individuals directly, but can also confer herd protection by interrupting carriage transmission. We assessed the effects of meningococcal quadrivalent...
Pauline A Waight et al.
The 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV13) protects against key serotypes that increased after routine immunisation with the seven-valent vaccine (PCV7), but its potential for herd...
Stuart M Carroll, Sam T Keeping, Felicity L Allen, Ajay S Patel, Victoria AH Coles
Since the 2008 introduction of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination programme for adolescent girls in the UK, parents and other groups have expressed fears that immunisation condones sexual...
Cohen R and Levy C
Vaccines against the polysaccharide meningococcal capsule lead to the prevention of invasive meningococcal diseases due to serotypes A, C, Y, W135. Polysaccharide vaccines, according to their...
K. T. D. Eames
The impact of reactive school closure on an epidemic is uncertain, since it is not clear how an unplanned closure will affect social mixing patterns. The effect of school holidays on social mixing...
Helen Clark
On the 20th anniversary of the 1993 World Development Report (WDR),1 the report of the Lancet Commission on Investing in Health reaffirms that investing in health is a strategic investment with...
S. Basu et al.
Recently, a number of outbreaks of measles and mumps have occurred within the UK and Europe. Healthcare workers (HCWs) are at risk of contracting and transmitting disease to patients and staff. To...
Karen Grépin
In this article, the researcher examines the level and speed of the international donations to tackle the Ebola epidemic and how they aligned with evolving estimates of funds required to bring the...
Glynis Dunn et al.
There are currently huge efforts by the World Health Organization and partners to complete global polio eradication. With the significant decline in poliomyelitis cases due to wild poliovirus in...
A. J. Elliot, E. O. Kara, P. Loveridge, Z. Bawa, R. A. Morbey, M. Moth, S. Large, G. E. Smith
Syndromic surveillance is an innovative surveillance tool used to support national surveillance programmes. Recent advances in the use of internet-based health data have demonstrated the potential...
Drake- Michael
The author describes in this paper the history and use of vaccination registers in the United Kingdom. The potential to use registers to calculate infant mortality rates is also discussed.
Scrivens- E
During the last decade, well over half of all the health districts in England and Wales have started to use the national standard child-health computing system, in particular, the vaccination and...
Sutherland- A. & Young- E J
A brief comment on the use of computers in the West Sussex county immunization programme in the 1960s.
Farries- J S
A brief commnet on the use of computers in Immunization programmes in West Sussex county in the 1970s.
Unknown
This article briefly describes the pilot use of computers in immunization programmes in West Sussex in the 1960s.
Natasha S. Crowcroft
This article discusses the impact of not having reliable data on the immunization programme nationally in the United Kingdom.