Vaccination Update

For children with inborn errors of metabolism, the recommendations are as below

  • For infants less than 6 months old : no influenza vaccine
  • 6 months- 2 year old children: inactivated injection influenza given to child when they are stable from a metabolic point of view
  • Children over 2 years of age: Inactivate injection influenza given when the child is stable from a metabolic point of view
    • OR the LAIV nasal vaccine to those who have stable non-decompensating IMDs (such as PKU, HCU, Galactosaemia, some lysosomal storage disorders) and normal immunity and no other LAIV contraindications

If any advice around vaccination is required, please contact the metabolic nurses on 01 878 4317 and press 3 for nursing.