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Joanne Yarwood

Since 1984 Jo has pursued a career in primary care and research, working as a practice nurse, national research co-ordinator for the British family Heart Study, and district audit co-ordinator with an honorary lectureship at the department of primary care, University College London Medical School.

Since 1995 she has worked in immunisation, first as head of Immunisation Information at the Health Education Authority then Health Promotion England. Since 2002 she has worked in the Department of Health and now PHE as Immunisation Programme Manager.

European Immunisation Week – staying healthy and protecting others through vaccination

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What comes to mind when we think about vaccination? It should be protection, wellbeing, health and achievement. The World Health Organisation states that only clean water (a human right) ranks as highly as vaccination in terms of the greatest impact …