PGD template to support the national pertussis vaccination for pregnant women immunisation programme.
This patient group direction (PGD) template is to support 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 20 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 2016 to 31 March 2018.
The PGD template requires further authorisation by a clinical governance or patient safety lead, who has designated responsibility for signing PGDs on behalf of NHS England for their geographical area. The PGD is not legal or valid without this local, formal authorisation.
Adoption and governance of the use of this PGD is the responsibility of the authorising commissioning body and providers.
Provider organisations, health professionals and immunisation practitioners should check they are working to the current PGD versions and only work to a legally authorised PGD from their commissioning body.