Immunisation plays a very important part in the control of vaccine preventable disease.
NHS Forth Valley has a high uptake rate for childhood immunisations and current figures can be viewed on the Health Protection Scotland and ISD Scotland websites.
Childhood Immunisation Statistics (ISD Scotland)
In 2008 the Scottish Government Health Department introduced a new vaccine to protect girls against the risk of developing cervical cancer. This vaccine provides immunisation to Human Papilloma Virus (HPV), a virus known to cause cervical cancer.
More information on cervical cancer and HPV vaccine is available on the following web site:
Useful Sources of Information
The Green Book is the popular name for “Immunisation against infectious disease” which is a publicly available document on the principles, practices and procedures of immunisation in the UK, with particular emphasis on those immunisations that comprise the routine immunisation programme from birth through to adulthood.
- Green Book
- Immunisation Scotland – Your guide to immunisation and vaccines. Immunisation helps protect against serious diseases such as measles, mumps, whooping cough and polio.
- Find out why immunisation is important, when to immunise, what vaccines are available, and which diseases they protect against.
- Immunisation Scotland
- The TB Scottish Action Plan provides the Scottish Government’s policy for tuberculosis in Scotland.
- TB Scottish Action Plan
- “Promoting Effective Immunisation Practice” – is an e-learning resource for NHS employees to improve and enhance their skills in the theory and practice of immunisation. Contact Maureen Cornforth (firstname.lastname@example.org) the registering officer, for further details.
- Promoting Effective Immunisation Practice