• 18 April 2019
    Changes to pneumococcal vaccine schedule in U.K

    The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has announced its intentions to make changes to the pneumococcal vaccine schedule for infants in the UK. The changes were recommended by the Joint Committee for Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI), an independent advisory committee to the DHSC. The changes, which are expected to be implemented in 2019 will reduce the number of pneumococcal vaccine doses offered to babies from three doses to two. The vaccine protects against diseases such as pneumonia, sepsis and bacterial meningitis.

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