Vaccinations fees and arrangements

Vaccinations and immunisations guidance for GP practices, including new charges and changes to programmes and the vaccine schedule.

Location: England
Audience: GPs Practice managers
Updated: Wednesday 14 April 2021
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COVID-19 vaccination programme

Read our guidance on what the programme involves, what is expected of practices, funding and what you need to do now.

The national arrangements for providing vaccines are set out in the additional services section of the SFE (statement of financial entitlements).

Those vaccines that are provided as enhanced services will have their arrangements outlined in service specifications.

Below are the basic rates and guidance. The vaccines and immunisations listed are eligible for an IoS (item of service) fee of £10.06.

 

Reforming arrangements

We have produced guidance on changes to the provision of routine vaccinations and immunisations in general practice from 1 April 2021. It covers:

  • vaccinations and immunisations becoming an essential service which should be available to the whole practice population, rather than an additional service
  • five core contractual standards underpinning delivery of immunisation services
  • a single item of service fee for all doses delivered in vaccination programmes funded through the GMS contract.

Routine childhood vaccinations

Age Disease Vaccination
8 weeks Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio, haemophilus influenzae type b (hib) and hepatitis B DtaP/IPV/Hib/HepB
Meningococcal group b (MenB) MenB
Rotavirus gastroenteritis Rotavirus
12 weeks Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio, haemophilus influenzae type b (hib) and hepatitis B DtaP/IPV/Hib/HepB
Pneumococcal (13 serotypes) PCV
Rotavirus Rotavirus
16 weeks Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio, haemophilus influenzae type b (hib) and hepatitis B DtaP/IPV/Hib/HepB
MenB MenB
1 year (on or after baby's first birthday) Hib and MenC Hib/MenC (combined)
Pneumococcal PCV booster
Measles, mumps and rubella MMR
MenB MenB booster
3 years 4 months or soon after Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis and polio DtaP/IPV
Measles, mumps and rubella MMR
14 years Tetanus, diphtheria and polio Td/IPV

Adult routine immunisations

Age Disease Vaccination
2-64 years (in a clinical at risk group) Pneumococcal (23 serotypes) PPV
65 years Pneumococcal (23 serotypes) PPV
70 years (routine) Shingles Shingles
78-79 years (catch-up) Shingles Shingles

Selective immunisations

Age Disease Vaccine
At birth, 4 weeks Babies born to hepatitis B infected mothers Hepatitis B (Engerix B/HBvacPRO)
12 months Babies born to hepatitis B infected mothers Hepatitis B (Engerix B/HBvacPRO)
Pregnant women from 16 weeks of pregnancy Pertussis dTaP/IPV (Boostrix-IPV or Repavax)

Other vaccination programmes

Age Disease Vaccine
14 to 24 years (catch-up, where not administered under the schools programme) Meningococcal groups A, C, W and Y disease (completing dose) MenACWY
14 to 24 years (catch-up, where not administered under the schools programme) HPV (human papillomavirus) types 16 and 18 (and genital warts caused by types 6 and 11) (completing dose) HPV
16 years and over Measles, mumps and rubella MMR