Public Health England publishes training and information for healthcare professional regarding the meningococcal B vaccination programme
The recent introduction of menB vaccine in the national childhood immunisation programme after a deal was agreed between the Government and GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) will be applied from september 2015. Public Health England is making available training materials for healthcare professionals.
A training presentation can be dowloaded here. It updates health care workers on the meningococcal B vaccination programme by:
- providing evidence for discussing vaccination against meningococcal B with parents or carers
- explaining meningococcal B epidemiology and the benefits of vaccination for young infants
- outlining vaccine administration, contraindications, precautions and potential adverse reactions
A letter offering clinical guidance on immunisation of infants against meningococcal B disease has also been published here.