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Vaccination for people who have recently received normal human immunoglobulin and other blood products

Immunoglobulins may inhibit the immune response to some vaccines. Delay giving some vaccines for a certain time after receiving blood products.

Normal human immunoglobulin may inhibit the immune response to live parenteral viral vaccines. The exceptions are yellow fever and zoster vaccines.

The recommended interval between receipt of immunoglobulin or other blood products and vaccination depends on the type and half-life of the immunoglobulin received. See Table. Recommended intervals between immunoglobulins or blood products, and measles-mumps-rubella, measles-mumps-rubella-varicella or varicella vaccination and Japanese encephalitis).

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Date added: 
9 June 2018
Last updated: 
8 June 2018
Last reviewed: 
8 June 2018
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Definitions

BCG
bacille Calmette-Guérin
MMR
measles-mumps-rubella
MMRV
measles-mumps-rubella-varicella
IU
international units
IV
intravenous
IM
intramuscular
NHIG
normal human immunoglobulin