24 May 2019
Professor Helen Bedford says "England has not escaped the recent increase in cases", and urges parents to vaccinate their children to protect them from "a nasty disease which could result in life changing complications or even death".
17 May 2019
RCPCH's immunisation expert Dr David Elliman says "compulsion may work in some countries, but it is not for us".
9 April 2019
Boys aged 12-13 in Northern Ireland are to be offered a vaccine to protect them against Human Papillomavirus (HPV) related cancers, the Department of Health has announced. RCPCH responds.
27 March 2019
The RCPCH highly recommends vaccination and that anyone who has concerns or questions talk to their health visitor, practice nurse or general practitioner (GP).
18 September 2018
NHS Digital have released the childhood vaccination coverage statistics for 2017-18. Dr David Elliman looks at the possible factors that might be influencing uptake in routine vaccinations.
22 August 2018
Professor Helen Bedford stresses the importance of the Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) vaccine in response to news that measles rates in Europe have hit a record high in this decade.
24 July 2018
The Government has announced that adolescent boys will be offered the human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine to protect them from cancer.
18 July 2018
The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) have released a statement today to advise that the HPV (human papilloma virus) vaccination should be extended to adolescent boys at the same age as girls.
16 October 2017
The Association for Young People's Health (AYHP) have launched Key Data on Young People 2017, a report which looks at living circumstances, education and employment, information about health behaviours and lifestyle, sexual health, mental health, physical health and long-term conditions, and use of ...
Latest figures show target for MMR vaccination for five year olds in England has been met for the first time
20 September 2017
Statistics published today by NHS Digital show that the proportion of children receiving the Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) vaccine by age five has increased year on year since 2006-07. Coverage was 95.0% cent in 2016-17 compared with 94.8% for 2015-16, meeting the World Health Organisation (WHO) ...