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Boosters for those aged under 18 years old are not part of the national programme, and are not currently approved by Medsafe. However, individual consumers/caregivers may wish to discuss their specific clinical circumstances with their GP or other specialist to consider ‘off label’ use as described in section 25 of the Medicines Act 1981.
This fact sheet provides guidance for clinicians in making decisions about ‘off label’ use of boosters in under 18 year olds. Those groups considered high risk are outlined in the fact sheet. More detail is available in the Immunisation Handbook.
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