Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/578877
Title:
Adult immunisations
Authors:
O'Flanagan, D
Publisher:
Nursing in General Practice
Journal:
Nursing in General Practice
Issue Date:
Sep-2015
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/578877
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
In the past decade great improvements in the coverage of childhood vaccinations have been made in Ireland. Recent immunisation coverage rates in Ireland are hitting WHO targets of 95% uptake for the six in 1 (D3P3T3HiB3IPV3HepB3) childhood vaccine.1 At 93% uptake for MMR1, we are very close to reaching targets. This can rightly be considered an impressive achievement. Unfortunately, we cannot say the same thing for adult immunisations and we need to consider how we might improve our performance.2 The excellent American website immunize.org has a good framework for considering requirements for adult immunisations – HALO. Consider the patient’s Health condition, Age factors, Lifestyle factors and Occupational or other factors. More detailed information on doses, contraindications etc are found in the National Immunisation Advisory Guidelines of the Royal College of Physicians.3
Keywords:
IMMUNISATION; PUBLIC HEALTH; PRACTICE NURSING

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dc.contributor.authorO'Flanagan, Den
dc.date.accessioned2015-09-29T10:59:09Zen
dc.date.available2015-09-29T10:59:09Zen
dc.date.issued2015-09en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/578877en
dc.descriptionIn the past decade great improvements in the coverage of childhood vaccinations have been made in Ireland. Recent immunisation coverage rates in Ireland are hitting WHO targets of 95% uptake for the six in 1 (D3P3T3HiB3IPV3HepB3) childhood vaccine.1 At 93% uptake for MMR1, we are very close to reaching targets. This can rightly be considered an impressive achievement. Unfortunately, we cannot say the same thing for adult immunisations and we need to consider how we might improve our performance.2 The excellent American website immunize.org has a good framework for considering requirements for adult immunisations – HALO. Consider the patient’s Health condition, Age factors, Lifestyle factors and Occupational or other factors. More detailed information on doses, contraindications etc are found in the National Immunisation Advisory Guidelines of the Royal College of Physicians.3en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherNursing in General Practiceen
dc.subjectIMMUNISATIONen
dc.subjectPUBLIC HEALTHen
dc.subjectPRACTICE NURSINGen
dc.titleAdult immunisationsen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalNursing in General Practiceen
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