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Contraindications and special considerations: the green book, chapter 6

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Contraindications and special considerations: the green book, chapter 6

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Chapter 6 update patches

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
Last updated 26 October 2017 + show all updates
  1. This chapter has been completely updated to reflect the latest evidence on contraindications and special considerations for vaccination.
  2. Added Green Book chapter 6 update patch
  3. First published.