Vaccination

Topics to learn:

  • Role of the UK Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunization (JCVI) in assessing information and setting vaccination policy.
  • Reporting of vaccine-related incidents to appropriate bodies e.g. MHRA.
  • Surveillance programmes and their role in vaccine preparedness e.g. global influenza A networks.
  • The use of ring vaccination in outbreak control.
  • Immunization use and efficacy in the immunocompromised.
  • The mechanisms underlying vaccine-induced pathology.
  • Use of active and passive vaccination in the prevention of infection, including in the management of outbreaks
  • Demonstrate participation in surveillance programmes for vaccine-preventable infections.
  • Demonstrate participation in initiatives in the health care setting to set and to meet targets for vaccination.
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