Learning from incidences in Primary Care October 2018
Patients who received the off-label vaccination after the vaccine was quarantined were made aware of this as part of their informed consent process at the time of the immunisation.
However, those patients who had been vaccinated with the off-label vaccine before it was quarantined have not been made aware of this.
Due to this inconsistency, it has been recommended that the practice write to these patients under Duty of Candour.
- Reinforcing messages of checking fridge temperatures twice daily, not relying solely on temperature recorders;
- Ensuring staff are up to date with the appropriate policy;
- Acknowledging that manufacturers’ recommendations may differ from the PHE national immunisation team.