Reducing differences in the uptake of immunisations: consultation on the draft guidance

NICE is developing public health intervention guidance on differences in the uptake of immunisations (including targeted vaccines) in children and young people aged under 19 years.

All registered stakeholders for the above public health intervention guidance are invited to comment on the draft guidance.

This consultation will take place between 5 May - 2 June 2009.

Please provide all responses to this draft guidance using the Stakeholder Comments Form (ensuring all relevant fields are completed, including your organisation's name) and forwarding this by 5pm on Tuesday 2 June at the very latest to the following email address:

The draft guidance sets out the provisional recommendations that have been developed. Points to consider in the consultation:

  • Points or areas that are not covered, but which appear to fall within the scope of the guidance
  • Potential inconsistencies or any disagreement with the Public Health Intervention Advisory Committee’s (PHIAC)  interpretation of the evidence
  • The practical value of the provisional recommendations

Please note that this is draft guidance. It does not constitute the Institute's formal guidance on reducing differences in the uptake of immunisations. The recommendations may change after consultation with stakeholders and fieldwork.

Background documents

Please see below supporting documents used in formulating the draft recommendations. These documents are provided as background information.

A separate consultation on these supporting documents is available:

The Institute is unable to accept:

  • More than one response per stakeholder organisation
  • Comments received after the consultation deadline
  • Comments that are not on the correct proforma
  • Confidential information or other material that you would not wish to be made public

What will happen to your comments:

  • All comments (with the exception of personal, individual comments and late comments) will be sent to the project team at the end of the consultation
  • Comments from registered stakeholders will be formally responded to by the project team and posted on the NICE website after the final guidance is published.
  • No action will be taken upon receipt of personal, individual comments and late comments.

PLEASE NOTE: The Institute reserves the right to summarise and edit comments received during consultations, or not to publish them at all, where in the reasonable opinion of the Institute, the comments are voluminous, publication would be unlawful or publication would be otherwise inappropriate.

Consultation documents

This page was last updated: 30 March 2010