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153049 - Vaccinations for adults 65 years and over. Part 2: herpes zoster and other vaccines

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This free online learning module provides 15 clinical questions and immediate answers about an original peer-reviewed article written for GPs.

Relevance to General Practice

- Despite official recommendations on vaccination 
in older people, coverage levels in older adults are well below those in children. 
- GPs are key in increasing vaccine coverage levels, as one of the most influential drivers of vaccination is a recommendation from the person’s GP. 
- Up to one-third of the population is at risk of developing herpes zoster during their lifetime; vaccination is the most effective strategy to protect against both acute zoster and postherpetic neuralgia. 
- Most older people are susceptible to pertussis, and infection can have severe consequences in this age group; a pertussis booster vaccination is recommended for all older adults.

Learning outcomes
  • Identify risk factors for herpes zoster (HZ) and contraindications to the current HZ vaccine
  • Advise an older patient about HZ and HZ vaccine
  • Advise an older patient about tetanus and pertussis booster vaccinations
  • Consider steps in a notification and recall program to increase vaccination rates in older patients in your practice
  • Delivery
    Title
    153049 - Vaccinations for adults 65 years and over. Part 2: herpes zoster and other vaccines
    Location
    Provider Type
    Education Provider
    Duration
    1.5 hours
    Start Date
    08-Mar-2019
    End Date
    19-Dec-2019
    CPD Points
    1.5 hours
    Price
    Free
    Location
    Online
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