New NHS England Vaccine Strategy aims to increase vaccine uptake and coverage, and to reduce health inequalities

Published today, the NHS England Vaccination Strategy sets the scene for a refreshed approach to vaccinations, with the ultimate goal of improving vaccine uptake and coverage across England. Designing more convenient services which meet the needs of underserved populations with integrated local teams and a diverse and supported workforce sits at the heart of this strategy.

The Strategy incorporates several of the Royal Society for Public Health’s (RSPH) evidence-based recommendations for improvements in vaccine services. These include:

  • Further support for the public health workforce to deliver vaccines using their expertise
  • The offer of vaccine programmes that are tailored to currently underserved communities
  • Services that are convenient for the population to access
  • The use of technology and data to improve the experience of service users and vaccinator staff.

RSPH is looking forward to continuing working with the NHS and supporting the implementation of this Vaccination Strategy.

Read the full Strategy here.