Immunisations and screening

Information about immunisations programmes please see – The NHS Vaccination Schedule.

Information about screening programmes please see – NHS Screening and
Population Screening Programme.

Infection control guidance

Schools and nurseries can be common places for the transmission of infections. The best ways to prevent and manage infectious disease in your school/childcare setting is to:

  • Promote immunisation and vaccination uptake among parents and staff.
  • Promptly exclude the unwell child or member of staff appropriately.
  • Ensure that effective hand washing is being carried out routinely, that there is high standards of personal hygiene among staff and children.
  • Maintain a clean environment at all times.

Practical guide for staff on managing cases of infectious diseases in schools and childcare settings (updated in December 2017).

Infectious diseases and how to manage them.

Immunisations and screening was last updated on April 25, 2018.