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Immunisation of the immunocompromised child

Author(s)Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health
AbstractImmunisation works because the intact immune system generates memory and specificity. Immune dysfunction due to disease or the treatment of disease affects different elements of the immune system to varying degrees, which determines the effectiveness and safety of specific vaccines. Some immunocompromised children and adolescents at particluar risk of certain infections will benefit from extra immunisations.
Date of publishing02/01/2002
Date of last review by us02/07/2005
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