The future of vaccination services – what have we learned
Vaccination ranks second only to clean water as the most effective public health intervention to prevent disease. Through vaccination, diseases that were previously common are now rare or non-existent, and millions of people each year are protected from severe illness and death. In the past two-and-a-half years, COVID-19 vaccines saved tens of thousands of lives in England alone.
This session will consider how the NHS and its partners in local government, voluntary sector and local communities, should design vaccination services in future. Drawing on recent lessons, it will discuss a how high quality, convenient and accessible offer to all can be supplemented by local flexibility and targeted outreach.
The discussion will set out emerging thinking from the forthcoming NHS vaccination strategy, to help colleagues develop a joined-up approach rooted in local neighbourhoods, making the most of multi-professional expertise and delivering in the context of integrated care systems and the Fuller Stocktake.