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14.4 Vaccines and antisera

Specialist advice on the immunisation against infectious diseases should be sought from Consultant Microbiologists.


BCG intradermal
BCG-Medac (for bladder cancer only)
Diphtheria (adsorbed)
Diphtheria for adults (adsorbed)
Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, poliomyelitis, Haemophilus type B (Pediacel; Infanrix-IPV+Hib)
Diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis (For Paediatric Use Only)
Influenza vaccine - suspension for injection, nasal spray
Haemophilus influenzae
Hepatitis A
Hepatitis B
Hib for use following splenectomy (See guidelines)
Measles, Mumps and Rubella (For Paediatric Use Only)
Meningococcal group B (pts with absent / dysfunctional spleens – see Trust guideline)
Meningococcal adsorbed C following splenectomy (See guidelines)
Pertussis (For Paediatric Use Only)
Pneumococcal following splenectomy (See guidelines)
Poliomyelitis (For Paediatric Use Only)
Rotavirus (as part of childhood vaccination programme from September 2013)
Tetanus (adsorbed)
Typhoid (For contacts - Occupational Health recommendation - TYPHIM Vi)
Tuberculin PPD


1. Live attenuated vaccines should not routinely be given to people who are clinically immunosuppressed (either due to drug treatment or underlying illness) – see DSU April 2016

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