IMMUNOLOGICAL PRODUCTS AND VACCINES

For guidance regarding the use of any vaccine consult ‘Immunisation against infectious disease’ (‘the Green Book’), available at https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/immunisation-against-infectious-disease-the-green-book  (most chapters have been amended since publication in 2006 and prescribers should always consult the electronic version).  General information about immunisation is available at: https://www.nhsinform.scot/healthy-living/immunisation.  Those who prescribe vaccines regularly may find it useful to subscribe to Scottish Vaccine Update which has a useful summary of current issues (https://www.hps.scot.nhs.uk/publications/scottish-vaccine-update/).

The NHS Highland ‘Immunisation procedure’ and the ‘Policy for staff immunisation’ are available on the intranet.  Advice on any aspect of immunisation is available from the Health Protection Team, tel: 01463 704000 (switchboard).

For local information on travel vaccines see 'Guidance on prescribing vaccines and medicines for travel'.

For Health Protection Immunisation webpage see http://intranet.nhsh.scot.nhs.uk/Org/CorpServ/PublicHealth/HealthProtection/Immunisation/Pages/Default.aspx

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