Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Luton & Milton Keynes Immunisation Team

Since 1 April 2013, national screening and immunisation programmes have been the responsibility of Screening and Immunisation Teams (SITs) comprised of Public Health England (PHE) and NHS England employed professionals.

These webpages are primarily directed at health care professionals delivering the services that we commission. If you are a member of the public seeking information about NHS screening or immunisation programmes please go to the NHS Choices website or speak to your GP, practice nurse or other health care professional.

Our main aim is to use this website to make information more easily accessible to primary care professionals who provide immunisation services, and to publish locally produced materials (eg PGDs) in support of this.

The following Patient Group Directions (PGDs) are for use by Practice Nurses in Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes only.

Patient Group Directions provide a legal framework that allows some registered health professionals to supply and/or administer specified medicines to a pre-defined group of patients, without them having to see a prescriber (such as a doctor or nurse prescriber). Supplying and/or administering medicines under PGDs should be reserved for situations in which this offers an advantage for patient care, without compromising patient safety.

Patient Group Directions (PGDs)

8 weeks

12 weeks

16 weeks

One year

2-6 years (including children in school years 1,  2 and 3)

3 years and 4 months

12-13 years (girls only)

14 years

65 and over

70 years (and 78 and 79 year-olds as a catchup)

Vaccines for special groups

Additional vaccines for special groups include:

Useful links

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