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adult immunization

The administration of vaccines to prevent clinical infection in adulthood; 'The contrast between the impact of vaccine-
preventable diseases of adults compared with those of children is striking. Each yr, < 500 persons in the U.S. die of vaccine-preventable
diseases of childhood … 50,000 to 70,000 adults die of influenza, pneumococcal infections, HBV
. Cf Childhood immunization.
Adult immunization
Infections Annual
deaths
Vaccine
efficacy
Current
vaccine use
Preventable
deaths
Pneumococci 40,000 60% 20% 19,200
Influenza 20,000 70% 41% 8,260
HBV 5000 90% 10% 4,050
MMR <30 95% variable <30
Tetanus-diphtheria <25 99% 40% <15
Measles-mumps-rubella. From JAMA 1994; 272:1133
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Note to Editors: The recommended adult immunization schedule is available upon request.
A pregnant woman who has HIV with a CD4 count <200, or has a weakened immune system from an organ transplant or a similar condition, is a candidate for certain vaccines based on the Adult Immunization Schedule (Figure 2, page 23).
Changes in the 2017 adult immunization schedule from the previous year's schedule include new or revised ACIP recommendations for influenza, human papillomavirus, hepatitis B, and meningococcal vaccines:
The National Adult Immunization Plan explains the importance of adult vaccinations, measures progress and informs future efforts," said HHS Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health Bruce Gellin, MD, MPH.
21) Accurate tracking of adult immunizations in a registry provides a complete record and is essential to improving adult immunization rates, (22) as does the use of chart notes, computerized alerts, checklists, and other tools that remind health care providers when patients are due for vaccinations.
1990) Health objectives for the nation public health burden of vaccine preventable diseases among adults: standards for adult immunization practice.
The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices' (ACIP) recommended adult immunization schedule, including a Medical Indications Schedule and the Contraindications and Precautions Table, is available at www.
Health protection and communicable disease control department is planning to conduct a national survey to assess adult immunization programme in collaboration with Hamad Medical Corporation and Primary Health Care Corporation.
Adult immunization 2012: politics, process and progress.
Adult immunization rates lag behind national goals.
Adult immunization efforts have been underfunded and overlooked throughout all levels of the public and private health sectors.
Revised recommendations for human papillomavirus vaccination--including a permissive recommendation for young men--are part of the newly issued 2010 adult immunization schedule from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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