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 Formulary Chapter 14: Immunological products and vaccines - Full Chapter
14.04  Expand sub section  Vaccines and antisera
Japanese Encephalitis Vaccine (Ixiaro)
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14.04  Expand sub section  Anthrax vaccine
 note  In the event of possible contact with B. anthracis, post-exposure immunisation may be indicated. Advice on the use of anthrax vaccine must be obtained from Public Health England Colindale (tel: 020 8200 4400)
14.04  Expand sub section  BCG vaccines
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BCG vaccine diagnostic agent (Tuberculin PPD)
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Link  PAT Policy: Tuberculosis
   
BCG vaccine Intradermal
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Link  PAT Policy: Tuberculosis
   
14.04  Expand sub section  Cholera vaccine
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Cholera vaccine (Dukoral)
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14.04  Expand sub section  Diphtheria vaccines to top
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Diphtheria with Hib, pertussis, poliomyelitis and tetanus (Infanrix-IPV + Hib)
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Diphtheria with Hib, pertussis, poliomyelitis and tetanus  (Pediacel)
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Diphtheria with pertussis, poliomyelitis and tetanus (Repevax)
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Diphtheria with poliomyelitis and tetanus (Revaxis)
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Diphtheria antitoxin
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Red
Microbiology / ID recommendation only 
   
14.04  Expand sub section  Haemophilus influenzae type B vaccine
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Haemophilus influenzae type B Combined Vaccine (Menitorix)
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Link  PAT Vaccine schedule for patients with absent or dysfunctional spleen (see p.56 of policy)
   
14.04  Expand sub section  Hepatitis A vaccine
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Hepatitis A vaccine Single Component (Havrix)
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Hepatitis A vaccine with Hepatitis B vaccine  (Twinrix)
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Hepatitis A vaccine with typhoid vaccine (Hepatyrix®)
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Hepatitis A vaccine with typhoid vaccine (VIATIM®)
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14.04  Expand sub section  Hepatitis B vaccine
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Hepatitis B vaccine Single Component (HBvaxPRO)
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Hepatitis B vaccine Single Component (Engerix B)
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Hepatitis B vaccine Single Component (Fendrix)
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Approved by Medical D&T on 26/3/15 for use after failure of previous vaccination course, as per BHIVA guidelines. 
Link  BHIVA Guidelines on the use of vaccines in HIV positive adults
   
14.04  Expand sub section  Human papilloma virus vaccine
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Human papilloma virus vaccine (Gardasil)
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14.04  Expand sub section  Influenza vaccine to top
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Inactivated Influenza Vaccine (Split Virion)
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14.04  Expand sub section  Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) vaccine
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Measles, Mumps and Rubella Vaccine, Live (MMR)
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14.04  Expand sub section  Meningococcal vaccines
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Meningococcal group B Vaccine (Bexsero)
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Meningococcal group C conjugate vaccine (NeisVac-C)
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Meningococcal polysaccharide A, C, W135 and Y vaccine (Nimenrix or Menveo)
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Link  PAT Vaccine schedule for patients with absent or dysfunctional spleen (see p.56 of policy)
   
14.04  Expand sub section  Pneumococcal vaccines
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Pneumococcal vaccine
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Formulary Previously known as Pneumovax II 
Link  PAT Vaccine schedule for patients with absent or dysfunctional spleen (see p.56 of policy)
   
Pneumococcal vaccine (Prevenar 13)
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14.04  Expand sub section  Rabies vaccine
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Rabies vaccine
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Formulary Pre-exposure vaccination: NMGH Travel Clinic only 
   
14.04  Expand sub section  Rotavirus vaccine to top
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Rotavirus vaccine (Rotarix)
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14.04  Expand sub section  Tetanus vaccines
 note  See Diphtheria-containing vaccines
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14.04  Expand sub section  Tick-borne encephalitis vaccine
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Tick-borne encephalitis vaccine
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14.04  Expand sub section  Typhoid vaccines
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Polysaccharide vaccine for injection (Typhim Vi®)
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14.04  Expand sub section  Varicella-zoster vaccine
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Varicella-zoster vaccine (Varivax®)
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14.04  Expand sub section  Yellow fever vaccine to top
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Yellow fever vaccine (Live)
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 Non Formulary Items
Anthrax vaccine

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Hepatitis A vaccine Single Component  (Avaxim®)

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Non Formulary
 
Hepatitis A vaccine Single Component  (Epaxal®)

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Hepatitis A vaccine Single Component  (Vaqta® Paediatric)

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Human papilloma virus vaccine  (Cervarix)

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Non Formulary
 
Influenza vaccine  (Agrippal®)

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Non Formulary
 
Influenza vaccine  (Enzira®)

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Influenza vaccine  (Fluarix®)

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Influenza vaccine  (Imuvac®)

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Influenza vaccine  (Influvac Sub Unit®)

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Influenza Vaccine  (Intanza®)

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Influenza Vaccines  (Pandemrix®)

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Non Formulary
 
Meningococcal A, C, W135, and Y conjugate vaccine  (Menveo)

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Non Formulary
 
Pneumococcal polysaccharide conjugate vaccine (adsorbed)  (Synflorix®)

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Polysaccharide Typhoid Vaccine  (Typherix)

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Rabies vaccine  (Rabipur®)

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Typhoid Live Oral vaccine  (Vivotif®)

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Varicella Zoster vaccine  (Zostavax)

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Varicella-zoster vaccine  (Varilrix)

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Restricted Drug
Unlicensed Drug
Unlicensed
Track Changes
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SMC
Scottish Medicines Consortium
Cytotoxic Drug
Cytotoxic Drug
CD
Controlled Drug
High Cost Medicine
High Cost Medicine
Cancer Drugs Fund
Cancer Drugs Fund
NHSE
NHS England
Homecare
Homecare
CCG
CCG

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Status Description

Amber

Drugs designated amber are suitable for shared care arrangements under a shared care protocol. Prescribing may be transferred from secondary to primary care once the patient is stabilised and agreed shared care arrangements have been established. Alternatively primary care may initiate under the supervision of secondary care if this option is given in the shared care document. It is recommended that shared care arrangements should be drawn up following local discussion and agreement by prescribing parties.   

Black

These products have been reviewed by the GM Joint Formulary Group and have been deemed not suitable for prescribing for adults in primary or secondary care within Greater Manchester. These decisions have been made on the basis of safety, efficacy and cost-effectiveness of the products.  

Green

Not used   

Green 1

Drugs designated green1 are suitable for initiation and ongoing prescribing within primary care.   

Green 2

Drugs designated green2 can be initiated by primary care following written or verbal advice from a specialist and then be subsequently safely prescribed in primary care with little or no monitoring required.  

Green 3

Drugs designated green3 are suitable for on-going prescribing within primary care after specialist initiation and an initial review (unless specified) in secondary care. Little or no monitoring is required.  

Grey

Not suitable for routine prescribing but may be suitable for a defined patient population. Whilst prescribers should think very carefully before prescribing or recommending any of the products on the grey list, there may be exceptional instances when the use of one of these products is necessary for a particular patient.   

Red

Drugs designated red are considered to be specialist medicines and prescribing responsibility for these medicines should normally remain with the consultant or specialist clinician. These drugs should not be initiated or prescribed in primary care. It is recommended that the supply of these specialist medicines should be organised via the hospital pharmacy, this may include arranging for supply via a home care company.   

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