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This section is part 9 of the PHE pneumococcal guideline summary.

A patient card and information sheet for asplenic and hyposplenic patients are available from:

Department of Health publications (Tel: 0300 123 1002).
(E-mail: dh@prolog.uk.com) or in Scotland from:
The Health Protection Team (Immunisation) Health Directorates Scottish Executive Area 3ES St Andrews House Regent Road Edinburgh EH1 3DG
(Tel: 0131 244 2241).
(Fax: 0131 244 2157)
(E-mail: chris.sinclair@scotland.gsi.gov.uk).

Or in Wales a leaflet A guide for people without a working spleen and a patient card are available from:

The Welsh Assembly Government Publications Centre (02920 823683) 
(E-mail: assembly-publications@wales.gsi.gov.uk)

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full guideline available from…


Public Health England. Pneumococcal: the green book, chapter 25. January 2018.

Contains public sector information licensed under the Open Government Licence v3.0.

First included: May 2019.