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Immunisation

Web directory
Abstract: 
This web directory includes links to key documents, committees and other resources. It contains clear, evidence based information about different diseases, the possible side effects of immunisation and available vaccines for health professionals and the public. Immunisation key documents – key documents about immunisation for health professionals including an updated electronic version of the ‘Green Book’ on all aspects of immunisation and the ‘Yellow Book’ about immunisations required for foreign travel. Immunisation useful links – links to NHS vaccine pages, external websites and related Department of Health resources Immunisation – all about vaccination and childhood immunisation for parents and health professionals MMR explained – scientific evidence and the facts on MMR vaccine Additional links – Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) Committee on Safety of Medicines
Authors: 
Department of Health (DH)
Category: 
Control
Epidemiology
Investigation
Management
Prevention
Public information
Treatment

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Summary:
This website contains clear, evidence based information about different diseases, the possible side effects of immunisation and available vaccines for health professionals and the public. Immunisation key documents – key documents about immunisation for health professionals including an updated electronic version of the ‘Green Book’ on all aspects of immunisation and the ‘Yellow Book’ about immunisations required for foreign travel. Immunisation useful links – links to NHS vaccine pages, external websites and related Department of Health resources Immunisation – all about vaccination and childhood immunisation for parents and health professionals MMR explained – scientific evidence and the facts on MMR vaccine Additional links – Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) Committee on Safety of Medicines
Questions Addressed:
The web directory provides evidence based information on immunisation, the possible side effects of immunisation and available vaccines plus links to external sources of further information.
Type of Study:
Web directory
Methods Valid:
Yes
Methods Valid Detail:

Immunisation is one of the most important public health weapons for protecting individuals and the community from serious disease but can be one of the most controversial. The site provides useful evidence and information on immunisation but should be checked regularly as this information is constantly being updated as new scientific evidence emerges.

Results Reliability:
Yes
Problems or Biases:

Some of the chapters in the ‘Green Book’ have been updated electronically and replace some parts of the hard copy version – site needs to be checked regularly as this information is constantly being updated as new scientific evidence emerges.

Relevant Studies:

Information, key documents and external links included in website

Keywords:
Immunisation childhood immunisation measles mumps rubella MMR Green book Yellow book
Reviewer Name:
Sue Wiseman
Reviewer Post:
Nurse Consultant –Infection Control, DH
Reviewer Affiliations:
Member Advisory Committee on Dangerous Pathogens Health Protection Adviser Royal College of Nursing P/T Member Infection Control Nurses Association