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NICE publishes guidance to increase uptake of routine vaccinations

BMJ 2022; 377 doi: (Published 20 May 2022) Cite this as: BMJ 2022;377:o1260
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. Kent, UK

GP practices and other providers of healthcare services should have a named vaccination lead in order to increase uptake of routine vaccinations, according to new guidance from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence.1

The guideline, Vaccine uptake in the general population, says the vaccination lead should be responsible for identifying people eligible for vaccination, keeping records up to date, and sending out appointments and reminders.

GP practices should update vaccine records within two weeks and validate their vaccination records at least monthly against data sources received, the guideline says. It adds that the vaccination lead should also …

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