Ehreth’s study estimates that vaccines annually prevent almost 6 million deaths worldwide.
The two public health interventions that have had the greatest impact on the world’s health are clean water and vaccines.
Immunisation is the term used to describe the process of becoming immune to a disease as a result of having a vaccination.
The national immunisation programme is led by the Department of Health, based on recommendations made to ministers by the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI).
In the UK, the immunisation programme continues to evolve, and helping to meet the need to improve the control of infectious diseases through vaccination. To take a look at the current routines for childhood and adult vaccinations, Current routines for childhood and adult vaccinations.