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Immunisation / Immunization & Vaccines

Welcome to the immunisation / immunization and vaccines category for health professionals. This clinical category features links to resources on vaccination guidelines, vaccine safety, immunisation/ immunization schedules and more.

Immunisation - Public Health England

Immunisation information for health professionals and immunisation practitioners.

‘Immunisation against infectious disease’, also known as the Green Book, has the latest information on vaccines and vaccination procedures for all the vaccine preventable infectious diseases that may occur in the UK

Health professionals and immunisation practitioners can keep up to date with developments in the field and updates to the Green Book through regular Vaccine update newsletters.

Source: gov.uk
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NHS Health Scotland
Immunisation

This section provides up-to-date information about immunisation and supporting resources for health professionals.

On these pages you can find:

  • information on vaccines
  • 'Green Book' guidance on immunisation procedures in the UK
  • information on immunisations by age group
  • information for local coordinators
  • immunisation news and email alerts.
Source: healthscotland.com
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Health Protection Scotland
Immunisation and Vaccine Preventable Diseases

Immunisation & Vaccines

  • Contacts
  • Education & Training Events
  • Guidelines
  • Surveillance Data & Systems
  • News
  • Publications
  • Research
Source: hps.scot.nhs.uk
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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Vaccines & Immunizations

Vaccines & Immunizations Topics

Immunization Schedules
Vaccines in the United States
Basic & Common Questions
Vaccination Coverage and Surveillance
Education & Training
Recommendations
Vaccines & Preventable Diseases
Vaccine Side Effects & Safety

Source: cdc.gov
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Immunization & Vaccines - Public Health Agency of Canada

By Topic

  • Canadian Immunization Guide
  • Immunization Schedules
  • Travel Vaccines
  • Vaccine-Preventable Diseases
  • Vaccine Safety
Source: phac-aspc.gc.ca
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Health Professionals | Immunize BC

To support health practitioners, here is a range of clinical resources and information on immunization, vaccine-preventable diseases and related issues.

Source: immunizebc.ca
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The Australian Immunisation Handbook 10th Edition 2013

Australian Immunisation Handbook provides clinical advice for health professionals on the safest and most effective use of vaccines in their practice. These recommendations are developed by Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) and approved by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC).

The electronic version of the Handbook is divided into the following sections:

  • Part 1 Introduction to the Australian Immunisation Handbook;
  • Part 2 Vaccination Procedures;
  • Part 3 Vaccination for Special Risk Groups;
  • Part 4 Vaccine-preventable Diseases;
  • Part 5 Passive Immunisation;
Source: immunise.health.gov.au
Clinical Resource: Handbook
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World Health Organization | Immunization

General Information
Multimedia
Technical Information
Policy
Strategy
Publications
Statistics

Source: who.int
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Immunization Action Coalition (IAC): Vaccine Information for Health Care Professionals

Launched in 1994, one of the earliest websites devoted to immunization, www.immunize.org is the largest resource for practical, user-friendly immunization information available today, serving more than 14,000 visitors per day.

Needle Tips
Needle Tips is a publication written for health professionals who provide immunization services to children, teens, or adults.

Vaccinate Adults
Vaccinate Adults is a publication written for health professionals who provide services for adults.

IAC Express
Stay current! Every week, IAC Express is delivered directly to your email box. It features important immunization developments, such as the latest vaccine recommendations and licensures, important journal articles, practical vaccination resources, conference announcements, and more.

Ask Experts
Experts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) answer challenging and timely questions about vaccines and their administration.

Diseases & Vaccines
Information about Vaccines and the Diseases They Prevent

Unprotected People Reports
Unprotected People reports are an online collection of more than 100 personal accounts and case reports about vaccine-preventable diseases.

Source: immunize.org
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National Centre for Immunisation Research & Surveillance fact sheets

These fact sheets have been developed by NCIRS primarily for immunisation providers.

All fact sheets are provided in PDF format.

  • Vaccine preventable diseases
  • Vaccine safety
Source: ncirs.edu.au
Clinical Resource: Factsheets
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Sanofi Pasteur MSD
Vaccine Information Service online

VIS (Vaccine Information Service) online is a comprehensive source of information, especially designed to provide healthcare professionals with the answers to their questions on vaccines, communicable diseases and healthy travel.

VIS online contains:

  • Country by country vaccination and malaria guidelines, along with information on current disease outbreaks.
  • Comprehensive information on vaccines for children, adults and travellers
  • ‘What’s new’ to keep you up-to-date on vaccine related issues.
  • Instant links to key information sources
  • Top tips for travel – printable leaflets for you to give to your travellers
Source: vis.spmsd.co.uk
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Bandolier Knowledge
Vaccines

These pages contain collected stories from Bandolier on vaccines and vaccination.

Source: bandolier.org.uk
Clinical Resource: Evidence Based Abstracts
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Immunisation Schedule (UK)

Active immunisation usually stimulates the immune system (humoral and cellular immunity). Passive immunisation provides pre-formed antibody (nonspecific or antigen-specific).

Source: patient.co.uk
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Post-Splenectomy Vaccine Prophylaxis

These guidelines were prepared by the Department of Surgical Education, Orlando Regional Medical Center

Source: surgicalcriticalcare.net
Clinical Resource: Guideline
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What vaccines should be administered to adult, splenectomized, patients?

Source: uic.edu
Clinical Resource: Frequently Asked Question
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Management of Patients with Absent or Dysfunctional Spleen

Source: dbh.nhs.uk
Clinical Resource: Policy
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British HIV Association guidelines for immunization of HIV-infected adults 2008

Source: bhiva.org
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The British Society of Rheumatology Statement on Vaccination in Adult Patients with Rheumatic Diseases

Source: rheumatology.org.uk
Clinical Resource: Statement
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American College of Rheumatology
Update on Herpes Zoster (Shingles) Vaccine for Autoimmune Disease Patients

The updated American College of Rheumatology recommendations for the management of rheumatoid arthritis include revised information on the use of the live zoster vaccine.

Source: rheumatology.org
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Vaccination Strategies for Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease on Immunomodulators and Biologics

This review discusses the rationale for currently recommended vaccinations, as well as issues pertaining to vaccine safety and immunogenicity in immunosuppressed patients with inflammatory bowel disease and their household contacts.

Source: eu.wiley.com
Clinical Resource: Journal Article
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Immunizations in Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Patients receiving immunosuppressive therapies may be at increased risk for complications of vaccine preventable diseases, including influenza, varicella, and pneumococcus. However, studies suggest that patients with chronic illness may be inadequately immunized. In part, this is because of a paucity of formal vaccine studies in immune compromised populations. This review discusses the methods one uses to assess vaccine efficacy and provides an update on currently known data on the vaccine antibody responses in immune compromised hosts.

Source: eu.wiley.com
Clinical Resource: Journal Article
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American Society for Reproductive Medicine Vaccination Guidelines for Female Infertility Patients

Source: asrm.org
Clinical Resource: Guideline
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Immunization for Women
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

The College has designed this website "Immunization for Women” to provide ob-gyns and their patients with a central, trusted source of up-to-date information on seasonal flu and other vaccine-preventable diseases, including immunization facts and safety, immunization schedules, clinical and practice management guidelines, and links to other reliable immunization resources. It is our goal to empower women with the knowledge they need to make informed decisions about immunization and their health and to provide ob-gyns with a valuable resource for immunization best practices and patient education.

Source: immunizationforwomen.org
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Update on Immunization and Pregnancy: Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis Vaccination
American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

Source: acog.org
Clinical Resource: Committee Opinion
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Vaccinations and Breastfeeding Mothers

Source: breastfeedingnetwork.org.uk
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Australian and New Zealand Society for Geriatric Medicine Position Statement
Immunisation of Older People

Compared with younger people, older people have a greater incidence of most infectious diseases, and often respond less well to treatment. Thus prevention of infections is particularly important, and immunisation has been shown to be effective for several infectious diseases. There is, however, evidence of underutilisation of effective vaccines in all age groups, including older people and those who care for them. With this as a background, the ANZSGM recommends the following for older adults.

Source: anzsgm.org
Clinical Resource: Position Statement
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Immunisation of Older People

The Australian and New Zealand Society for Geriatric Medicine has revised their position statement on vaccination of older people. These recommendations, along with the evidence to support these, are presented in this review.

Source: shpa.org.au
Clinical Resource: Journal Article
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Guidance for hepatitis A and B vaccination of drug users in primary care and criteria for audit

Royal College of General Practitioners Drug Misuse Training Programme
Royal College of General Practitioners Sex, Drugs and HIV Task Group
Substance Misuse Management in General Practice

This paper contains guidance on how screening and immunisation should be carried out and suggests criteria to facilitate audits.

Source: smmgp.org.uk
Clinical Resource: Guidance
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Adverse reactions to vaccines practice parameter 2012 update

These parameters were developed by the Joint Task Force on Practice Parameters (JTFPP), representing the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI); the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (ACAAI); and the Joint Council of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology.

Source: allergyparameters.org
Clinical Resource: Practice Parameter
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Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System

The Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) is a national vaccine safety surveillance program co-sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). VAERS is a post-marketing safety surveillance program, collecting information about adverse events (possible side effects) that occur after the administration of vaccines licensed for use in the United States.

Source: vaers.hhs.gov
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Vaccination and the Risk of Atopy and Asthma

Vaccines are of major importance in controlling the spread of infectious diseases, but use of some vaccines was linked to allergic and autoimmune phenomena in healthy and often in certain high risk populations. Immediate systemic allergic reactions after vaccination with commonly used vaccines are extremely rare to a degree were it can be argued that there is any association at all between the vaccines and the allergic reactions that were reported.

Source: worldallergy.org
Clinical Resource: Summary
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British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology guidelines for the management of egg allergy

Source: bsaci.org
Clinical Resource: Guideline
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Immunizations for Child With Egg Allergy

Would it be safe to administer measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine to this child? His mother does not want to consider single-dose vaccines, which are egg-free. Would it be advisable to delay his MMR until a later stage?

Source: medscape.com
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British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology Recommendations for Combined Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) Vaccination in Egg-Allergic children

Source: bsaci.org
Clinical Resource: Position Statement
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Administering influenza vaccine to egg allergic recipients: a focused practice parameter update

These parameters were developed by the Joint Task Force on Practice Parameters, representing the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI), the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI), and the Joint Council of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology.

Source: allergyparameters.org
Clinical Resource: Practice Parameter
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Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy Guidelines for medical practitioners - Influenza vaccination of the egg allergic individual

Source: allergy.org.au
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EMEA Public Statement on Thiomersal in Vaccines for Human Use - Recent Evidence Supports Safety of Thiomersal-Containing Vaccines

Source: ema.europa.eu
Clinical Resource: Statement
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Statement from the Committee on Safety of Medicines (CSM)
Further Data to Support Safety of Thiomersal in Vaccines

Source: webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk
Clinical Resource: Statement
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