Government urged to cut key childhood vaccine from three doses to two
The government is being urged to change the dosing schedule of one of the key childhood vaccinations, potentially saving the NHS millions of pounds.
Last July a key advisory group, the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI), recommended that the dosing schedule for the pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV) be reduced from three to two doses. However, the Department of Health, which normally implements JCVI policy quickly, has still not indicated whether or when it will make the change. The Telegraph