Journal of General Practice

ISSN: 2329-9126

Open Access

Jane Bourke

Department of Health Sciences, Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health, the University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PL, UK

  • Mini Review   
    Adult Immunization in General Medical Practice
    Author(s): Jane Bourke*

    Clinicians who work with adults face two types of challenges when it comes to vaccination: staying up to date on recommendations for the influenza, pneumococcal, hepatitis A and B, zoster, and other vaccines; and overcoming systemic obstacles to putting practises into place that boost vaccination rates. Although adult vaccination rates are still below average, there have been many encouraging developments recently. In older persons, new high-dose and adjuvanted influenza vaccines may lessen influenza complications by enhancing immune response. The novel recombinant zoster vaccine is substantially more effective than the live zoster vaccine at preventing zoster outbreaks and postherpetic neuralgia. Giving an infant the pertussis vaccine during the third trimester of pregnancy may prevent 50% to 90% of infant pertussis infections. A novel, adjuvanted hepatitis B .. Read More»
    DOI: 10.37421/2329-9126.2022.10.488

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