Ardens has created a pneumococcal protocol to help clinicians ensure they are recording the correct vaccinations codes for payment. The protocol is launched within a patient record and automatically applies the correct coding when the appropriate options are selected.

Initial Set-up

In order to include the practice batch numbers and expiry dates, the protocol initially needs editing. For details on how to do this, please click on the relevant support articles:


For Template Manager sites

For Resource Publisher sites

Recording vaccinations using the Ardens Protocol

Once the protocol has been edited as above, this is now ready for practice staff to use in a patient record.


Each individual staff member, will need to ensure the Pneumococcal protocol is added to their F12 key. Details on how to do this can be accessed in the following support article.


Press the F12 key to bring up the protocol launcher: 

Then double-click on the ‘Pneumococcal protocol’ to run the protocol. This will display the following multiple choice question box:


Please note - this protocol does not check for eligibility. 


If the patient is eligible click on the "Eligible for Pneumococcal vaccine and has consented" option to add the vaccine.  


You are then presented with the multiple-choice box to record details of the vaccine given:

Choose the appropriate option to record the details to the consultation and ensure you SAVE the consultation once complete.

If you require any further assistance on the process above, please contact Ardens support on: