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UK immunisation schedule update

Abstract

Several important changes were made to the UK vaccination schedule for 2013/2014. These include three new vaccines (intranasal influenza, oral rotavirus and subcutaneous shingles), a change to the schedule for meningitis C vaccination, and an extension of the temporary programme for pertussis vaccination of pregnant women. Here we provide a reminder of the changes to the vaccination schedule in the UK, highlight the importance in offering the vaccines and outline some practical considerations.

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