Information for public health professionals on immunisation.
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Almost all individuals can be safely vaccinated with all vaccines. In very few individuals, vaccination is contraindicated or should be deferred. Where there is doubt, rather than withholding vaccine, advice should be sought from an appropriate consultant paediatrician or physician, the immunisation co-ordinator or consultant in health protection.
Published: 20 March 2013
Updated: 26 October 2017
- This chapter has been completely updated to reflect the latest evidence on contraindications and special considerations for vaccination.
- Added Green Book chapter 6 update patch
- First published.