BCG Vaccine AJV: patient group direction (PGD) template

PGD template to support the administration of BCG Vaccine AJV to individuals under 16 years of age at increased risk of tuberculosis.


BCG Vaccine AJV: patient group direction (PGD) template

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This patient group direction (PGD) template supports the administration of BCG Vaccine AJV, to individuals from birth to 16 years of age, at increased risk of tuberculosis in accordance with the national selective immunisation programme and recommendations given in Chapter 32 of Immunisation Against Infectious Disease: The Green Book.

It is valid from 1 September 2018 to 31 August 2020.

Practitioners must not use this PGD template until it has been authorised in Section 2. This is a legal requirement (see Human Medicines Regulations 2012). Practitioners should follow local policy/procedures to access authorised PGD documents.

This PGD template should be used with reference to current national guidance, the Green Book, and Summary of Product Characteristics for the vaccine.

Published 5 September 2018