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This patient group direction (PGD) template supports the administration of low dose diphtheria, tetanus, acellular pertussis and inactivated poliomyelitis vaccine (dTaP/IPV) by currently registered nurses or midwives.
This applies to women from 16 weeks of pregnancy in accordance with the pertussis vaccination for pregnant women national immunisation programme for active immunisation of the pregnant woman and to provide passive immunity in the neonate against pertussis. It is valid from 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2019.
Practitioners must not use this PGD template until it has been authorised in Section 2. This is a legal requirement (see Human Medicines Regulations 2012). Practitioners should follow local policy/procedures to access authorised PGD documents.