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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
References in periodicals archive ?
There's little that can come close in terms of adult immunization."
Public health burden of vaccine-preventable diseases among adults: standards for adult immunization practice.
For further guidance on the use of vaccines in the adult immunization schedule, health care providers should refer to the full ACIP recommendations at https://www.cdc.gov/ vaccines/hcp/acip-recs/index.html.
Busting barriers: Improving adult immunization rates.
We recommend keeping a copy of the Adult Immunization Schedule (age >19) and/or the immunization schedule for children and adolescents (age <18) close for quick reference.
According to 2014 data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, little has changed in the adult immunization rate since 2010.
(2010) A global prescription for adult immunization: time is catching us up.
Adult immunization rates will not be increased until the fundamental lack of awareness about the benefits of vaccinations and failure of individuals and health practitioners to adhere to research based recommendations about vaccines are addressed.
Other activities will be conducting celebratory events in primary healthcare centres and private health facilities, organising a ceremony workshop that will include representatives from all stakeholders' institutions, enhancement of the Adults Immunization Programme, and develop and distribute adult immunization schedule card for public.
The American College of Physicians (ACP) recently approved a policy recommendation that all health care providers be immunized against influenza; diphtheria; hepatitis B; measles, mumps and rubella; pertussis (whooping cough); and varicella (chickenpox) according to the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) Adult Immunization Schedule.
Recommended Adult Immunization Schedule: United States, 2012.

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