|Abstract||This guidance is based on the Department of Health publication Immunisation against Infectious Disease, commonly referred to as the 'green book', and its accompanying supplement, Health Information for Overseas Travel, also commonly known as the 'yellow book'. The current version of the green book can be found at www.dh.gov.uk, and the yellow book can be found at www.the-stationery-office.co.uk/doh/hinfo/index.htm.|
This guidance covers the use of vaccinations required or recommended for travel overseas. The following vaccinations are covered: typhoid fever, tetanus, hepatitis A, yellow fever, meningococcal meningitis, poliomyelitis, rabies, Japanese encephalitis, tick-borne encephalitis, and cholera.
This guidance does not cover other vaccinations available on the childhood vaccination programme, or occupational vaccinations, such as hepatitis B. This guidance does not give advice on the management of anaphylaxis following vaccination.
There is separate PRODIGY guidance for Malaria prophylaxis, Immunizations - Childhood vaccination programme, and Immunizations - pneumococcal vaccine.
The target audience for this guidance is healthcare professionals working within the NHS in England, and providing first contact or primary health care. Patient information leaflets (PILs) are intended to be printed and given to people with this condition, whilst the Shared decision making sections are designed to provide a focus for discussion during the consultation about the treatment options.