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Preparing for vaccination

Immunisation providers should screen people before vaccination, obtain valid consent, and ensure that the correct equipment and procedures are in place before vaccination

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Last updated: 
20 September 2019
Last reviewed: 
20 September 2019
20 September 2019

Pre-vaccination screening section updated to include guidance on appropriate spacing of inactivated and live parenteral vaccines.

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Definitions

BCG
bacille Calmette-Guérin
MMR
measles-mumps-rubella
MMRV
measles-mumps-rubella-varicella
GBS
Guillain-Barré syndrome
dTpa
diphtheria-tetanus-acellular pertussis vaccine, reduced antigen content formulation
IPV
inactivated poliomyelitis vaccine
NHMRC
National Health and Medical Research Council
WA
Western Australia
WHO
World Health Organization