125863 - Maternal immunisations - can we do more?
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Relevance to General Practice
Recommending vaccination to pregnant women is important as evidence shows they are more than 10 times likely to get vaccinated if their doctor advises it (compared to not receiving advice from their doctor).
General practitioners are well placed to discuss the benefits of maternal immunisations with their patients and reassure them about the safety of the vaccine for the baby.
- Outline the rationale, official recommendations and timing of administration of maternal vaccines
- Utilise effective communication skills with your patients to frame the benefits and safety of vaccination to focus on the baby
- Implement effective practice systems to communicate and remind pregnant women about vaccinations in a timely manner