Rosemary Cook Team Leader, Primary Care Development, North Staffordshire Health Authorit
This article looks at the current status of immunisation in adulthood and discusses the common vaccinations available
Understand the concepts of active and passive immunity and their relevance to immunisation practice
List the common diseases against which adults may be immunised, and the indications for immunisation
Describe the conditions under which a nurse can carry out immunisation as a delegated task
Understand the professional issues surrounding immunisation.
Nursing Standard. 11, 29, 50-55. doi: 10.7748/ns.11.29.50.s56