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Immunisation of individuals with underlying medical conditions: the green book, chapter 7

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Immunisation of individuals with underlying medical conditions: the green book, chapter 7

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Chapter 7 update patches

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
Last updated 29 September 2016 + show all updates
  1. 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.
  2. This chapter has been rewritten to bring it into line with current policies and procedures.
  3. First published.