This note is not part of the order, but is intended to indicate its general effect.
This order, which comes into force on the 28th day after the date of its notification in the Gazette, inserts an item relating to invasive pneumococcal disease in section B of Part 1 of Schedule 1 of the Health Act 1956. Section B of Part 1 of Schedule 1 lists infectious diseases notifiable to a medical officer of health. Adding invasive pneumococcal disease to this list allows the Ministry of Health to collect the necessary data to assess the impact of a pneumococcal vaccination programme that started on 1 June 2008.
Date of notification in Gazette: 18 September 2008.
This order is administered by the Ministry of Health.