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Community acquired needlestick injuries in children are uncommon but cause a great deal of worry for families. They mostly occur in public places such as the park or street and often after the child intentionally picks up the syringe or needle.
Immunisations provided as post-exposure prophylaxis mark the beginning of a
catch-up schedule. Children who require further or catch-up vaccinations should be referred to their GP or local immunisation service to complete this schedule.
High risk CA-NSI
For emergency advice and paediatric or neonatal ICU transfers, see
Necessary treatment, immunisations and plan to follow up results is arranged
Needle Stick Injury
Last Updated January 2021