Covid-19 Coronavirus

Isle of Man vaccination programme

For the public

Immunisation Schedules

Routine childhood immunisation schedule (PDF)
10 July 2020

Complete routine immunisation schedule (PDF)
10 July 2020

Also visit: NHS vaccinations and when to have them (nhs.uk)

History of Vaccines from 1796 to 2019

Timeline showing the development and introduction of vaccines in the UK (gov.uk)

Guidance on vaccines

Vaccinations and When to have them (nhs.uk)

What to expect after vaccinations (PDF) - also available in other languages
18 December 2019

Vaccines and porcine gelatine (PDF)
10 November 2020

Use of human and animal products in vaccines (gov.uk)
15 January 2021

Splenectomy: leaflet and card (gov.uk)
28 January 2015

Vaccines given to babies, children and young people

Premature Babies

Your baby can still have their vaccinations if:

  • they have a minor illness without a high temperature – such as a cold
  • they have allergies, asthma, eczema or food intolerances
  • they were born prematurely

Important

It's really important that premature babies still have their vaccinations from 8 weeks old. They may be at higher risk of catching infections if you wait.

It may seem very early to give a vaccination to such a tiny baby. But many scientific studies have shown that it's a good time to give them vaccines.

Childhood immunisation: quick guide for parents of premature babies (PDF)
13 December 2019

Babies and up to 1 year of age

Babies under 1 year old
AgeVaccines
8 weeks
12 weeks
16 weeks

Your child’s first immunisation is due at eight weeks of age. Make an appointment by contacting your GP surgery. All childhood immunisations are free.

Your baby can still have their vaccinations if:

  • they have a minor illness without a high temperature – such as a cold
  • they have allergies, asthma, eczema or food intolerances
  • they were born prematurely

Immunisations: A guide to immunisation for babies born after 1 January 2020  (PDF)
1 June 2021

For further guidance visit:

NHS vaccinations and when to have them (nhs.uk)

Vaccinations & Immunisations | Baby | Start4Life (nhs.uk)

Patient Information Leaflets (PILs) for babies and up to 1 year

For details on the island’s Children’s and Families Health Visiting and School Nursing services visit: Isle of Man Government - Integrated Women, Children and Families Service

Children and young people 1 year to 15 years

Children aged 1 to 15
AgeVaccines
1 year
2 to 10 years Flu vaccine (nhs.uk) (every year)

Visit: gov.im/flu for local programme delivery
3 years and 4 months
12 to 13 years HPV vaccine (nhs.uk)

Visit: gov.im/hpv for local programme delivery
14 years


Pre-school children: From 2 years until starting primary school

Pre-school vaccinations: guide to vaccinations from 2 to 5 years (PDF)
8 June 2020

Patient Information Leaflets (PILs) for pre-school – 2 to 5 years

Young people: School years 7 to 13

Immunisations for young people (PDF)
13 December 2019

Patient Information Leaflets (PILs) for young people – years 7 to 13

Students attending Colleges or Universities

Any university student born on or after 1 September 1996 who was eligible but missed their teenage MenACWY vaccine can still have the vaccine up to their 25th birthday.

Students going to university or college for the first time, including overseas and mature students, who have not yet had the MenACWY vaccine remain eligible, as freshers (first-year students), up to their 25th birthday.

Students should contact their GP to have the MenACWY vaccine before starting university or college. If that's not possible, they should have it as soon as they can after they begin university.

Find out if you can have the MenACWY vaccine with the Meningitis Research Foundation's eligibility checker (meningitis.org).

For further guidance visit: MenACWY vaccine (nhs.uk)

Also see: 11 things to remember for university this year - UK Health Security Agency (blog.gov.uk)

Vaccines given to Adults

Adults
AgeVaccines
65 years Pneumococcal (PPV) vaccine (nhs.uk)
65 years (and every year after) Flu vaccine (nhs.uk)

Visit: gov.im/flu for local programme delivery
70 years Shingles vaccine (nhs.uk)


Pregnancy

Recommended vaccinations

Pregnant women should have the:

Also see: Vaccinations in pregnancy (nhs.uk) and Keeping well in pregnancy (nhs.uk)

Vaccines given to people at-risk

BCG (TB) vaccine

Hepatitis B vaccine

Chickenpox vaccine

COVID-19

For more details visit: COVID-19 Vaccination programme for more details

For professionals

UK Vaccine Update Newsletters - subscription

Latest news and subscription opt-in link (gov.uk)

Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI)

About JCVI and latest minutes (gov.uk)

Guidance

PHE Immunisation Inequalities Strategy (gov.uk)

About the neonatal selective immunisation - Programme for babies at risk of Hepatitis B (PDF)

About the inclusion of Hepatitis B vaccine in the Routine Infant Immunisation Programme (PDF)

For Nurses

Maintaining routine immunisation programmes during COVID-19 (guidelines.co.uk) 

How can public health nurses help deliver the Healthy Child Programme this winter? (ukhsa.blog.gov.uk)

Vaccine Status and Comparison Tool

UK and international immunisation schedules comparison tool (gov.uk)
14 November 2019

Vaccination of individuals with uncertain or incomplete immunisation status (gov.uk)
26 August 2021

A visual guide to vaccines poster (gov.uk)
22 January 2020

Infant immunisation poster (gov.uk)
15 August 2016

Also refer to Immunisation Schedules at top of page for further guidance.

Information to support students attending colleges or universities

MMR, MenACWY and COVID-19 vaccines communications toolkit for universities is available to download.

Also see:

Training Resources

For government employees

E-Learn Vannin

This course has been written in line with the national minimum training standards (gov.uk) and consisting of 7 knowledge sessions with accompanying assessments, is available for all healthcare practitioners with a role in immunisation - registration is free of charge.

Immunisation training standards for healthcare practitioners (gov.uk)
7 February 2018

E-learning immunisation resources

For non-government employees visit eLearning for Healthcare - an interactive immunisation e-learning course (e-lfh.org.uk), written in line with the national minimum training standards and consisting of 7 knowledge sessions with accompanying assessments, is available for all healthcare practitioners with a role in immunisation - registration is free of charge.

Immunology for immunisers animation (phe.org)

For further immunisation training for Flu, HPV, COVID-19 and other programmes please see separate page content on each topic.

Immunisation of pregnant woman

The immunisation of pregnant woman and neonates slidesets have been developed to support the delivery of immunisation training to health care workers providing or advising on immunisation of pregnant women:

Posters and Infographics

Infant immunisation poster (gov.uk)
15 August 2016

Infographic of the impact of vaccines in England and Wales (gov.uk)
1 May 2016

Vaccines throughout life: infographic (gov.uk)
9 May 2016

The impact of vaccines: infographic (gov.uk)
9 May 2016 

Green Book

Green BooK Chapters (gov.uk)

The Green Book multiple choice questions (gov.uk)
2 April 2020

Patient Group Directions (PGDs)

Isle of Man PGDs

UK Immunisation patient group direction (PGD) templates (gov.uk)

Ordering Vaccines

ImmForm is a Public Health England website used to both collect data on vaccine uptake for the national immunisation programme, and provide ordering facilities for vaccines used in the national immunisation programme, and other products supplied by PHE for urgent treatments, such as immunoglobulins and antivenom for the European Adder.

There is a registration helpsheet to help you access the ImmForm website.

Attitudes survey

Regular surveys are undertaken by Public Health England to understand parental knowledge and attitudes towards the immunisation programme to inform the planning of the childhood immunisation programme.

Childhood immunisation: parental attitudes survey 2018 (gov.uk)


As the information on this programme continues to change please check regularly for updates or changes to the programme information displayed above.

Public Health Isle of Man has adapted the information supplied by JCVI and PHE for the delivery of the Isle of Man Vaccination programme and this has been sourced from Collection Immunisation - Information for immunisation practitioners and other health professionals (gov.uk).

Updated 28 September 2021

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