Immunoglobulins are special concentrated antibody preparations which provide immediate short-term protection against disease for individuals who are at high risk of experiencing severe disease or of developing serious complications from the disease.
Human normal immunoglobulin preparations for hepatitis A, measles, polio and rubella and specific immunoglobulin preparations for hepatitis B, rabies and varicella-zoster for intramuscular use are issued by MS Colindale Immunisation Department and also by certain regional Public Health England and NHS laboratories.
The Immunoglobulin Handbook, written by experts in the Immunisation Department and their colleagues, contains information, indications and guidance for the use of these immunoglobulin preparations for each individual disease.
|Chapter titles||Last review date|
|Chickenpox (PDF, 156 KB)
|Diphtheria (PDF, 103 KB)
|General information (PDF, 23 KB)||September 2010|
|Hepatitis A (PDF, 81 KB)
|Mumps (PDF, 69 KB)||October 2008|
|Polio (PDF, 75 KB)
|Rabies (PDF, 13 KB)
Tetanus Immunoglobulin Handbook (PDF, 198 KB)