RCP release statement on COVID-19 vaccination for the severely immunosuppressed

On the 13th of September the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) released a statement regarding vaccination in the severely immunocompromised, in response to the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) advice that a third COVID-19 vaccination would be offered to ‘severely immunosuppressed people’.

The statement covers JCVI advice regarding which vaccine to administer, as well as guidance on identifying severely immunosuppressed individuals by medical specialty. Of note, those who are severely immunosuppressed will not be able to self-refer for a third primary vaccination, and may require a letter confirming their requirement for a third dose.

Details of the RCP policy, as well as a PDF of their statement, can be found here