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Birmingham, Sandwell, Solihull and environs APC Formulary
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 Formulary Chapter 14: Immunological products and vaccines - Full Section

Products will be prescribed and used in accordance with the guidance from the Department of Health handbook “Immunisation against infectious diseases” i.e. the Green Book and specialised services circulars”

Travel vaccines: (in line with NHSE Guidance on items which should not be routinely prescribed in primary Care) This is a restatement of existing regulations and no changes have been made as a result of this guidance

The following vaccines may be administered on the NHS for the purposes of travel, if clinically appropriate: 

  • Cholera
  • Diphtheria/ Tetanus/ Polio
  • Hepatitis A
  • Typhoid

The following vaccines should not be prescribed on the NHS exclusively for the purposes of travel, but may be prescribed on the NHS for all other indications listed in Immunisation Against Infectious Disease (The Green Book)

  • Hepatitis B
  • Japanese encephalitis
  • Meningitis ACWY
  • Yellow Fever
  • Tick-borne encephalitis
  • Rabies
  • BCG

These vaccines should continue to be recommended for travel, but the individual traveller will need to bear the cost of the vaccination.

Patient Information Leaflet

Numbers in brackets indicate counts of (Formulary items, Non Formulary items)
14.01 Active immunity (0,0)
Immunisation schedule (0,0)
14.02 Passive immunity (0,0)
14.03 Storage and use (0,0)
14.04 Vaccines and antisera (0,1)
Anthrax vaccine (0,1)
BCG vaccines (2,0)
Botulism antitoxin (1,0)
Cholera vaccine (1,0)
Diphtheria vaccines (4,1)
Haemophilus influenzae type B vaccine (1,0)
Hepatitis A vaccine (5,0)
Hepatitis B vaccine (3,0)
Human papilloma virus vaccine (3,0)
Influenza vaccine (2,0)
Measles vaccine (0,0)
Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) vaccine (1,0)
Meningococcal vaccines (3,0)
Mumps vaccine (0,0)
Pertussis vaccine (0,0)
Pneumococcal vaccines (3,0)
Poliomyelitis vaccines (1,1)
Rabies vaccine (0,1)
Rotavirus vaccine (1,0)
Rubella vaccine (0,0)
Smallpox vaccine (0,0)
Tetanus vaccines (0,0)
Tick-borne encephalitis vaccine (0,1)
Typhoid vaccines (3,0)
Varicella-zoster vaccine (1,0)
Yellow fever vaccine (0,1)
14.05 Immunoglobulins (1,0)
Normal immunoglobulin (1,0)
Specific immunoglobulins (0,0)
Anti-D (Rho) immunoglobulin (0,0)
Interferons (0,1)
14.05.01 Normal immunoglobulin (2,0)
14.05.02 Disease-specific immunoglobulins (3,0)
14.05.03 Anti-D (Rho) immunoglobulin (1,0)
14.06 International travel (0,0)