101524 - Immunisation: it's not just for kids
- : Online
This free online module includes an original peer-reviewed article on immunisation in adults. Immediate feedback is provided as questions are answered. Expert guidance around discussing vaccination in pregnancy is provided.Relevance to General Practice
- Adults comprise the majority of undervaccinated people in Australia, and in some instances have been responsible for outbreaks of diseases such as measles.
- Recommendation by a healthcare provider is the most important factor in influencing vaccine uptake in adults.
- Infectious diseases remain one of the leading contributors to poor health in people aged 60 years and over.
- Older adults are also implicated in the transmission of infection to vulnerable groups; for example, young infants