Assuring and Improving Immunisation Services Toolkit

The Assuring and Improving Immunisation Services Digital Toolkit provides a series of resources for leaders in local health systems to improve immunisation overall coverage in their area and reduce inequalities in access and uptake. 
The pages below provide tools, guidance and resources for Directors of Public Health and their teams, commissioners, and Immunisation Leads within Integrated Care Systems, Local Pharmaceutical Committees, and Primary Care Networks. If you would prefer to access them as a single pdf, you can do so here.
Whatever your role within the system, we recommend you:
  • Work collaboratively and transparently as a system, bringing together primary and secondary healthcare, social care, public health, health visitors, and the VCSE sectors
  • Begin by collating recent data and intelligence on local vaccination coverage rates, and using this to identify areas for further investigation and action.
  • Share data and intelligence across the system, continuing the precedent initiated by Covid-19
  • Engage with the local community to build public understanding of, and confidence in vaccinations
  • Proactively support underserved groups and those who experience health inequities to access vaccinations


We are grateful to MSD for sponsoring this toolkit which was was developed in partnership with Cheshire West and Chester Council and Birmingham City Council, and with the support of a wide range of stakeholder organisations. Specifically, we are grateful to the following for their time, advice and insights:

  • Chris Baggott, Helen Bisset, and Dr Mary Orhewere, Birmingham City Council
  • Donald Read and Helen Stott, Cheshire West and Chester Council
  • Carly Jones, SIFA Fireside
  • Georgina Mayes, Institute for Health Visiting
  • Healthwatch Cheshire
  • Helga Mangion, National Pharmacy Association
  • Hilary Simons, National Travel Health Network and Centre 
  • Dr Julie Yates, NHS England
  • Katrina Stephens, Oldham Council
  • Kate Grigg, Centre for Governance and Scrutiny
  • Professor Linda Bauld, University of Edinburgh
  • Dr Mike Barker, Oldham CCG
  • Sharon White, School and Public Health Nurses Association