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JCVI advice on the pneumococcal vaccination programme for people aged 65 years and older

Author(s)Professor David M Salisbury; CB; Director of Immunisation - Department of Health
AbstractLetter from Professor David M Salisbury, CB, Director of Immunisation, about new advice from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) on the routine pneumococcal vaccination programme for people aged 65 years and over
The Department has accepted JCVI’s advice. Therefore, the routine pneumococcal vaccination programme for those aged 65 years and older is continuing and clinicians should continue to follow the existing guidance on the use of PPV in the pneumococcal chapter of the Green Book: http://www.dh.gov.uk/prod_consum_dh/groups/dh_digitalassets/@dh/@en/documents/digitalasset/dh_122639.pdf
Date of publishing07/20/2011
Date of last review by us07/03/2013
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