Armed Forces: Vaccination

Defence written question – answered on 11th July 2012.

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Photo of Cathy Jamieson Cathy Jamieson Shadow Minister (Treasury)

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what vaccinations and inoculations are administered to armed forces personnel (a) on entry to the services and (b) on a routine basis throughout a person's service career.

Photo of Andrew Robathan Andrew Robathan The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence

It is Ministry of Defence policy that all entitled service personnel are recommended to be immunised in accordance with National Immunisation policy. The following list details routine vaccination requirements on entry to the armed forces:

Hepatitis A + B (as single antigen or combined vaccines)

Human papillomavirus

Low-dose diphtheria/Tetanus/Inactivated Polio (Td/IPV)

Meningococcal (serogroup C disease)

Measles, mumps, rubella (MMR)

Typhoid

Tuberculosis

Varicella

Yellow fever

Service personnel are routinely kept in date for the following vaccines throughout their career: Diphtheria, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Poliomyelitis, Tetanus, Tuberculosis, Typhoid and Yellow fever.

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