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Measles: post-exposure prophylaxis

Guidelines on the use of post-exposure prophylaxis for measles in high-risk groups.

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This document was withdrawn on 27 October 2023 as it is included in the National measles guidelines.


[Withdrawn] Guidelines on post-exposure prophylaxis for measles

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This guidance summarises the evidence for the effectiveness of post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) for measles and provides advice on the assessment for PEP for high risk groups, in the following order of priority:

  • immunosuppressed individuals
  • pregnant women and infants
Published 1 May 2009
Last updated 4 July 2019 + show all updates
  1. Revised guidance.

  2. Updated guidelines on post-exposure prophylaxis for measles.

  3. Revised post-exposure prophylaxis guidance: details of changes on page 4.

  4. First published.