Immunisation of individuals with underlying medical conditions: the green book, chapter 7
Information for public health professionals on immunisation.
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Some medical conditions increase the risk of complications from infectious diseases, and children and adults with such conditions should be immunised as a matter of priority. These groups may also require additional vaccinations or additional doses of vaccines to provide adequate protection.
Published: 20 March 2013
Updated: 29 September 2016
- Updated version includes clarification on immunisation of asplenics and the addition of morbid obesity as a risk group. It also includes changes to reflect the routine immunisation schedule.
- This chapter has been rewritten to bring it into line with current policies and procedures.
- First published.