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14. Immunological Products and Vaccines

Poster: quick reference guide to vaccines and their brands (CDDFT intranet access only)

CD&D APC Patient Decision Aids Resource available at: http://medicines.necsu.nhs.uk/guidelines/durham-darlington/

CD&D APC “Do Not Prescribe List” and “Grey List – drugs prescribed under limited circumstances” available at: http://medicines.necsu.nhs.uk/guidelines/durham-darlington/

For use in line with formal DoH guidance and the recommended UK Immunisation Schedule.

Please refer to the DoH Green Book on vaccines for the most up to date
information on the recommended preparations and use.


It is the responsibility of the employer to fund the purchase and administration of vaccines for occupational health purposes.

 

Absorbed Diptheria Low Dose, Tetanus, and Poliomyelitis vaccine
BNF | BNFC | SPC

0.5ml prefilled syringe

Absorbed Diptheria Low Dose, Tetanus, Pertussis and Poliomyelitis vaccine
BNF | BNFC | SPC

(dTaP/IPV or DTaP/IPV)

0.5ml pre-filled syringe

Absorbed Diptheria, Tetanus, Pertussis and Poliomyelitis vaccine
BNF | BNFC | SPC

(dTaP/IPV or DTaP/IPV)

0.5ml pre-filled syringe.

Bacillus-Calmette-Guerin Vaccine
BNF | BNFC | SPC

(BCG Vaccine, Dried/Tub/BCG)

1ml multidose vials containing freeze dried
powder for preparing intradermal injections

Botulism Antitoxin
BNF | BNFC | SPC

1 vial of Botulism antitoxin trivalent (equine) A B
& E 5000 units injection

Diphtheria/Tetanus/Pertussis, Poliomyelitis and Haemophius B vaccine
BNF | BNFC | SPC

(DTaP/IPV/Hib)

0.5ml vial

Fluenz Nasal Spray
BNF | BNFC | SPC

Suspension of live, attenuated influenza virus.
0.2ml nasal applicator

Haemophilus Influenzae type b & Meningococcal Group C Conjugate vaccine
BNF | BNFC | SPC

(Menitorix)

Vial with syringe containing diluent (0.5ml)

Haemophilus Influenzae type b vaccine
BNF | BNFC | SPC

Vial with syringe containing diluent (0.5ml)

Hepatitis A Vaccine
BNF | BNFC | SPC

720 ELISA units in 0.5ml prefilled syringe for use in children aged 1-15 years (Havrix Monodose Junior).
1440 ELISA units in 1ml prefilled syringe for use in adults (Havrix Monodose).

Hepatitis A&B Vaccine
BNF | BNFC | SPC

1ml syringe (Adult Twinrix) & 0.5ml syringe (Paediatric Twinrix)

Hepatitis B Vaccine
BNF | BNFC | SPC

Hepatitis B surface antigen 10 micrograms/ml 0.5ml (paediatric) & 1ml (adult) prefilled syringes (HBvaxPRO)
20 micrograms/ml 0.5ml (paediatric) & 1ml (adult) vials prefilled syringes (Engerix B) also available.

If being used for the purposes of travel, only available on the NHS for at risk groups- see the Green Book for further information for travel. May be given via private prescription if required for travel for patients who do not qualify under the NHS.

Human Papilloma Virus Vaccine
BNF | BNFC | SPC

0.5ml prefilled syringe – Cervarix® brand
For the prevention of cervical cancer

(Gardasil brand is available for limited uses i.e. for giving protection against cancer in patients with Fanconi anaemia use in children with HIV infection and infections with other blood borne viruses)

Influenza Vaccine
BNF | BNFC | SPC

0.5ml prefilled syringes containing either split viron or surface antigen vaccine.

The formulary includes both standard influenza vaccine and pandemic influenza vaccine.

Japanese Encephalitis Vaccine
BNF | BNFC | SPC

Not available on the NHS if being given for travel. May be given via private prescription if required for travel.

Measles, Mumps and Rubella Vaccine
BNF | BNFC | SPC

(MMR [live])

Powder and solvent for suspension for injection in pre-filled syringe (0.5ml) 

Meingococcal Group ACWY Conjugate Vaccine▼
BNF | BNFC | SPC

Powder and solvent for suspension for injection in pre-filled syringe (0.5ml) (Menveo)
Not available on the NHS if being given for travel. May be given via private prescription if required for travel.

Meningococcal ACWY Vaccine
BNF | BNFC | SPC

(ACWY Vax)

Powder and solvent for suspension for injection in pre-filled syringe (0.5ml)
Not available on the NHS if being given for travel. May be given via private prescription if required for travel.

Meningococcal Group C Conjugate Vaccine
BNF | BNFC | SPC

0.5ml prefilled syringe

Not available on the NHS if being given for travel. May be given via private prescription if required for travel.

Pneumococcal Polysaccharide Conjugate Vaccine
BNF | BNFC | SPC

0.5ml prefilled syringe (Prevenar)

Pneumococcal Polysaccharide Vaccine
BNF | BNFC | SPC

0.5ml vial (Pneumovax II)

Poliomyelitis Inactivated Vaccine
BNF | BNFC | SPC

Not for routine use, use combined vaccines.

Rabies Vaccine
BNF | BNFC | SPC

Vial with syringe containing diluent.

Not available on the NHS if being given for travel. May be given via private prescription if required for travel.

Rotavirus Vaccine
BNF | BNFC | SPC
Tetanus Vaccine Adsorbed
BNF | BNFC | SPC

0.5ml injection

Immunology use only
For primary immunisation against tetanus in previouslyunimmunised adults and children over 10 years, 3 doses of diphtheria (low dose), tetanus & inactivated poliomyelitis vaccine at monthly intervals are now recommended. 

Tick Bourne Encephalitis Vaccine
BNF | BNFC | SPC

Not available on the NHS if being given for travel. May be given via private prescription if required for travel.

Tuberculin Purified Protein Derivative
BNF | BNFC | SPC

(Tuberculin PPD)

The tuberculin PPD currently supplied is unlicensed in the UK.

20 units/ml (2units/0.1-ml dose) (for routine use), 1.5-ml vial; 100units/ml (10units/0.1-ml dose), 1.5-ml vial
Dose: By intradermal injection, for Mantoux test, 2 units (0.1ml of 20units/ml strength) for routine Mantoux test; if first test is negative and a further test is considered appropriate 10units (0.1ml of 100units/ml strength).

Typhoid Vaccine
BNF | BNFC | SPC

0.5 ml prefilled syringe

Varicella Zoster Vaccine
BNF | BNFC | SPC
Yellow Fever Vaccine
BNF | BNFC | SPC

Only available from designated Yellow Fever Vaccination Centres.
Not available on the NHS if being given for travel. May be given via private prescription if required for travel.

Vigam
BNF | BNFC | SPC

Commissioner: NHS England

CDDFT intranet link for immunoglobulin prescription form and prescribing process

Tetanus Immunoglobulin
BNF | BNFC | SPC

250 units in 1ml injection

Hepatitis B Immunoglobulin
BNF | BNFC | SPC

200 international units injection (for infant use)
3g injection (for use in liver unit / critical care)
3g injection has been discontinued, replaced with Hepatect.
HEPATECT 500 international units injection and 2000 international units injection.

Varicella-Zoster Immunoglobulin
BNF | BNFC | SPC
Anti-D Immunoglobulin
BNF | BNFC | SPC

1,500 units in 2ml prefilled syringes (Rhophylac®)
1,500 unit (300 microgram) & 5,000 unit (1mg) vials (WinRho®)