Where can you find information in relation to latex allergy?

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Chapter 6 of the Green Book, page 42 (click on image below) includes the following:

“Some pre-filled syringes may contain latex proteins in the tip cap and/or rubber plunger of the syringe. Similarly, the stoppers of some vaccines supplied in vials may contain latex proteins.  It is theoretically possible that latex protein from these tip caps, plungers or vial stoppers may cause allergic reactions when the vaccines are administered to latex-sensitive individuals. There is little evidence that such a risk exists and any such risk would be extremely small”.  

To look at individual vaccines go to the EMC here and seach the name of the drug or disease you wish the vaccine to protect against to bring up the relevant Summary of Product Characteristics (SPC).

A chart containing the content of latex in travel vaccines was created in March 2023 by Donna Cherie Aitken RGN CNS Travel Medicine from the Travel Clinic in NHS Lothian.  Many thanks to Donna for sharing this.  To download click here.

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