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Revised recommendations for administering more than 1 live vaccine

The JCVI have reviewed evidence and changed its advice, on the routine schedule of 2 live vaccines not given by a parenteral route.

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Immunisation against infectious disease: revised recommendations for the administration of more than 1 live vaccine

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Following the recent introduction into the routine schedule of 2 live vaccines not given by a parenteral route (live attenuated nasal influenza vaccine and oral rotavirus vaccine) the evidence to support this general recommendation was reviewed.

In February 2014 the JCVI agreed that the guidance to either administer the vaccines on the same day or at the 4 week interval period was not generalizable to all live vaccines.

Published 2 September 2014
Last updated 24 April 2015 + show all updates
  1. Revised recommendations for tuberculin skin testing (Mantoux) and MMR.
  2. First published.