Guidance

Hib/MenC risk groups: patient group direction (PGD) template

PGD template to support the provision of Hib/MenC vaccine to individuals with underlying medical conditions.

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Hib/MenC risk groups: patient group direction (PGD) template

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This patient group direction (PGD) template supports the provision of additional Haemophilus influenzae type b and meningococcal C conjugate vaccine doses to individuals with underlying medical conditions from 2 years of age. It is valid from 1 November 2016 to 31 October 2018.

This PGD template requires further authorisation by an appropriate authorising person, relating to the class of person by whom product is to be supplied, in accordance with the Human Medicines Regulations 2012 (HMR). This may be a clinical governance or patient safety lead, who has designated responsibility for signing PGDs on behalf of the authorising body. The PGD is not legal or valid without signed authorisation in accordance with HMR 2012 schedule 16 part 2.

Adoption and governance of the use of this PGD is the responsibility of the authorising organisation and provider.

Provider organisations, health professionals and immunisation practitioners should check they are working to the current PGD versions and only work to documents authorised in accordance with HMR 2012 schedule 16 part 2.

These PGDs should be used with reference to the Green Book, and Summary of Product Characteristics for the vaccine.

Published 7 November 2016