Text and Data Mining valid from 2019-06-14
Received: 23 January 2019
Accepted: 30 May 2019
First Online: 14 June 2019
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: PHE has legal permission, provided by Regulation 3 of The Health Service (Control of Patient Information) Regulations 2002, to process patient confidential information for national surveillance of communicable diseases (ExternalRef removed). This includes PHE’s responsibility to monitor the safety and effectiveness of vaccines. Individual patient consent is, therefore, not required by PHE from IMD cases.
: Not applicable.
: AL, AW, JL, LW, RB, SAC, SG, SL, SP and XB perform contract research on behalf of Public Health England for GSK, Pfizer and Sanofi Pasteur. All other authors: no conflict.