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Cover of Vaccination Evaluated Rapidly (COVER)

About this information standard

The COVER (Cover of Vaccination Evaluated Rapidly) surveillance scheme evaluates the childhood immunisation programme in England, for children aged one, two and five years of age. Vaccine coverage data is extracted quarterly and annually from local Child Health Information Systems (CHIS) which are commissioned by NHS England. The data is submitted to Public Health England (PHE).

This information standard is published under section 250 of the Health and Social Care Act 2012. An Information Standards Notice (see below) provides an overview of scope and implementation timescales, and the other documents provide further detail for those who have to implement the information standard.

Current release

Release date23 November 2017
Release numberAmd 19/2017
Release titleVersion 2
Key documents
Supporting documents
Further informationFurther guidance is published by Public Health England


Previous release

Release date12 November 2014
Release numberAmd 8/2014
Release titleChanges 2014
Key documents
Supporting documents

Previous releases of this information standard can be found on the ISB website (external link).

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