VACCSline publish a quarterly newsletter for immunisers in the Thames Valley.

To read a previous copy please click on the relevant newsletter. Please be aware that the information contained within previous newsletters reflects guidance that was current at that time of publication and may now have changed.

 Newsletter 42: Spring 2017

Contents:

  • An overview of VACCSline’s achievements
  • Provision of immunisation advice from 1 April 2017 and new contact details
  • Key resources to respond to immunisation enquires
  • Oxford Vaccine Group Update – Healthy Volunteer’s Database
  • Introduction to Immunisation Training 2017/18

Newsletter 41: Autumn 2016

Contents:

  • An increase in measles—Ensure all those eligible are appropriately immunised with MMR.
  • Vaccination Coverage of MMR in the Thames Valley
  • Current questions about influenza vaccine
  • Oxford Vaccine Group Update - The SNIFFLE 4 Study -Safety of Nasal Influenza Immunisation in Children with Asthma
  • OVG Immunisation Seminar Thursday 23rd March 2017

Update Letter relating to Newsletter 40: Summer 2016

Contents:

  • Men B vaccination in the second year of life for infants born on or after 1st May 2015

Newsletter 40: Summer 2016

Contents:

  • Changes to the delivery of the VACCSline service
  • Pertussis immunisation in pregnancy
  • Vaccination of individuals with uncertain or incomplete immunisation status
  • Men B vaccination in the second year of life for infants born on or after 1st May 2015
  • Summer time and a time of travel
  • Thinking ahead to the Autumn: 2016/17 influenza vaccination programme
  • Oxford Vaccine Group Update: Vaccines Against Salmonella Typhi Study

Newsletter 39: Spring 2016

Contents:

  • Changes to vaccine programmes
  • Think MMR - cessation of rubella susceptibility in pregnancy
  • Administering four vaccine to children at 12 months of age
  • New resource: let's talk about protection
  • Hepatitis B vaccination

Newsletter 38: Winter 2016

Contents:

  • Busy times and vaccines errors
  • HPV vaccine safety: no link with ‘debilitating illnesses’
  • Influenza and shingles immunisation programmes continue
  • Oxford Vaccine Group Immunisation Seminar 17th March 2016
  • Dates of Introduction to Immunisation Training 2016

Newsletter 37: Autumn 2015

Contents:

  • Thank you to all immunisers
  • Vaccine errors
  • Information and material to support immunisers
  • New competency framework for registered and non-registered immunisers
  • OVG update: Aditech study
  • Immunisation training dates

Newsletter 36: Summer 2015

Contents:

  • Planned changes to the routine immunisation schedule: Introduction of Meningococcal B immunisation (MenB) and Meningococcal conjugate ACWY vaccination (MenACWY) with links to key resources
  • Influenza Immunisation Programme 2015/16: Children and egg allergy, updated chapter of the on line Green Book and vaccine supply
  • Immunisation training; including free train the trainer immunisation update event for influenza, pneumococcal (adult) and zoster vaccines

Newsletter 35: Spring 2015

Contents:

  • Assessment of new registrants immunisation status
  • Selected FAQS from the Oxford Vaccine Group Immunisation Seminar; vaccine administration, pertussis vaccination for each pregnancy
  • Shingles immunisation
  • Newsletter readers survey

Newsletter 34: Winter 2015

Contents:

  • Vaccine storing and ordering and an updated cold chain audit tool
  • Off label vaccine use: new resources from PHE
  • Newsletter readers survey
  • Primary immunisation - when to start and intervals between doses
  • Immunisation training in 2015
  • OVG immunisation seminar

Newsletter 33: Autumn 2014

Contents:

  • Influenza vaccination and egg allergy
  • Contraindications to shingles vaccination
  • Courses of Gardasil started before September 2014
  • Vaccine errors
  • Cold chain incidents

Newsletter 32: Summer 2014

Contents:

  • VACCSline phone number is now 0345 279 9878
  • The Influenza vaccination programme 2014/15
  • Immunisation training; including free train the trainer immunisation update event for influenza, pneumococcal (adult) and zoster vaccines

Newsletter 31: Spring 2014

Contents:

  • Boosters of Meningococcal C vaccine
  • Meningococcal B vaccine
  • Shingles vaccination
  • Boosters of dTaP/IPV before two years of age

Newsletter 30: Winter 2014

Contents:

  • Administration of live vaccines
  • Meningococcal ACWY: conjugate and polysaccharide vaccines
  • Adolescent meningococcal C conjugate vaccine
  • Shingles vaccine for immunosuppressed patients
  • PCV13; change in advice from VACCSline
  • OVG immunisation seminar 2014

Newsletter 29: Autumn 2013

Contents:

  • Administration of live vaccines
  • Injection technique
  • FAQs and resources to help respond to them
  • Hepatitis B immunisation at pre-school age for at risk children: RIO scheduling

Newsletter 28: Summer 2013

Contents:

  • Keeping up to date
  • Record keeping
  • Vaccine storage
  • Influenza vaccine programme

Newsletter 27: Spring 2013

Contents:

  • Useful information to assist in responding to enquiries relating to MMR vaccination
  • Essential web based immunisation resources
  • Organisational changes following launch of Public Health England
  • Immunisation training including "Train the Trainer" for influenza

Newsletter 26: Winter 2013

Contents:

  • Vaccine errors reported to VACCSline
  • Influenza programme end
  • Vaccination of individuals with uncertain or incomplete immunisation status
  • Interrupted HPV schedule
  • PGDs from April 2013

Newsletter 25:  Autumn 2012

Contents:

  • Typhoid vaccine availability and voluntary withdrawal
  • Pertussis vaccination for pregnant women: Resources to support the programme
  • Vaccination of individuals with uncertain or incomplete immunisation status
  • Zoster vaccine update
  • MMR vaccine and single dose vaccines
  • Routine vaccines at 12/13 months of age

Newsletter 24: Summer 2012

Contents:

  • Pertussis vaccination issues
  • Varicella and herpes zoster vaccines
  • Immunisation training of health care support workers
  • Immunisation training standard
  • Vaccine incident guidance.

Newsletter 23: Spring 2012

Contents:

  • Non UK and incomplete immunisation schedule
  • Antenatal rubella status
  • Immunisation competency assessment tool

Newsletter 22: Winter 2011

Contents:

  • Hepatitis B vaccination in chronic renal failure
  • Egg allergy and vaccination
  • HPV vaccine programme
  • Influenza vaccination in pregnancy

Newsletter 21: Autumn 2011

Contents:

  • Influenza immunisation programme 2011/12
  • Vaccine storage
  • University students' MMR and Men C vaccines
  • Hepatitis B vaccine commenced in infancy overseas

Newsletter 20: Summer 2011

Contents:

  • MMR vaccine
  • Migrant health
  • Green Book chapter updates

Newsletter 19: Spring 2011

Contents:

  • Ask the experts; your immunisation questions answered
  • Pertussis vaccine for adults travelling to Australia

Newsletter 18: Winter 2011

Contents:

  • Influenza vaccine
  • Chemotherapy and vaccine preventable disease
  • Change in routine childhood immunisations at 12/13 months old

Newsletter 17: Autumn 2010

Contents:

  • Maternal and neonatal vaccinations
  • Quadrivalent meningococcal ACWY conjugate vaccine
  • FAQ: pre school booster

Newsletter 16: Summer 2010

Contents:

  • Influenza immunisation programme
  • Vaccine spillage
  • Measles and health care workers
  • Mumps in the student population

Newsletter 15: Spring 2010

Contents:

  • Summary of enquiries to VACCSline
  • MMR and single vaccines
  • Exclusions to vaccination within PGD's

Newsletter 14: Winter 2010

Contents:

  • Interrupted vaccine schedules
  • Vaccine errors with pandemic influenza vaccines
  • Age to start primary immunisations

Newsletter 13: Autumn 2009

Contents:

  • Pandemic influenza vaccine
  • COVER data
  • Intervals between vaccine
  • HPV vaccine safety

Newsletter 12: Summer 2009

Contents:

  • Influenza
  • Incomplete immunisations

Newsletter 11: Spring 2009

Contents:

  • Vaccination of individuals migrating to the UK
  • MMR vaccination before 12 months of age

Newsletter 10: Winter 2009

Contents:

  • About VACCSline
  • 12 month booster and PCV and MMR vaccines
  • Vaccine preventable disease in the Thames Valley

Newsletter 9: Autumn 2008

Contents:

  • MMR vaccine
  • Immunisation status of FE students
  • Flu and pneumococcal vaccine in patients undergoing chemotherapy

Newsletter 8: Summer 2008

Contents:

  • VACCSline enquiry data
  • JCVI tetanus statement
  • Vaccine errors

Newsletter 7: Spring 2008

Contents:

  • HPV vaccine
  • Children transferring in from overseas

Newsletter 6: Winter 2008

Contents:

  • Influenza immunisation programme 2011/12
  • Vaccine storage

Newsletter 5: Autumn 2007

Contents:

  • VACCSline: who we are
  • Hib catch up programme
  • Increased incidence of measles

Newsletter 4: Spring 2007

Contents:

  • PCV catch up programme
  • Common queries relating to the new immunisation schedule
  • New Green Book

Newsletter 3: Winter 2006

Contents:

  • Internet resources for immunisation
  • Common queries
  • Cold chain incident

Newsletter 2: Summer 2006

Contents:

  • Introduction of PCV vaccine
  • New schedule

Newsletter 1: Spring 2006

Contents:

  • Common queries