Sunderland Joint Formulary
NHS Sunderland Clinical Commissioning Group
South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust

14 Immunological products and vaccines

Patient group directions for the administration of vaccines in primary care can be found online here:

Patient group directions for the administration of vaccines in CHS can be found online here: http://chsintranet/2012/06/20/patient-group-directions-pgds/

14-05-02 Disease-specific immunoglobulins

Disease-specific immunoglobulins

Preparations stocked by pharmacy:

Tetanus immunoglobulin (HTIG): 250 units


Other immunoglobulins

The following immunoglobulins are kept at the Pharmacy Distribution Centre, Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle upon Tyne, and can be obtained via the Clinical Virology Team at Newcastle Hospitals:

  • Hepatitis B immunoglobulin (HBIG): contact on-call virologist (24/7)

  • Rabies immunoglobulin (HRIG) and also vaccine: contact first on-call for Health Protection at Public Health England NE (24/7)

  • Varicella-zoster immunoglobulin (VZIG): contact virologist (office hours, or 24/7 if close to end of window period - 10 days in pregnancy, 7 days in immunosuppressed)

  • Human Normal Immunoglobulin (HNIG) for HAV and measles post-exposure prophylaxis: contact on-call virologist 24/7

From blood bank

Anti D (Rh0) immunoglobulin

View adult BNF  View SPC online