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The new childhood immunisation schedule

20 October 2004

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

THE INTRODUCTION of the new childhood vaccine in September 2004 is a welcome development in the immunisation programme. Instead of having an injection which gives...

Vaccine administration

12 July 2000

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

There has been a big increase in the number of vaccinations administered by nurses in the past few decades and it is now a regular part of many nurses’ workloads....

Immunisation

12 April 2000

Nursing Standard

CPD

Nurses’ involvement in immunisation goes beyond simply giving vaccines. Jeannett Martin describes the nurse’s overall role and responsibilities in administering...

Influenza vaccination

01 December 2000

Nursing Older People

CPD

Nurses have an important part to play in dispelling myths about influenza vaccination and in actively encouraging older people to attend for vaccination. Irene...

Tetanus and diphtheria

13 February 2002

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Diphtheria and tetanus have been brought under control in many areas of the world through mass immunisation programmes. Consequently, they are becoming forgotten...

Influenza and pneumococcal disease in the community

08 October 2003

Nursing Standard

CPD

The authors discuss the aetiology, diagnosis and prevention of influenza and pneumococcal disease, identifying who should be vaccinated and those who are at risk....

Meningococcal infection

31 October 2001

Nursing Standard

CPD

Meningococcal disease is an important medical emergency demanding early diagnosis and prompt treatment. This article provides an overview of meningococcal infection...

Best practice in vaccine administration

31 October 2001

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Good practice is essential for nurses working in the field of vaccine administration to ensure that patients receive the best care possible. This article discusses...

Immunisation information for parents

03 April 2002

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Many infectious diseases have been nearly eliminated in industrialised countries through mass vaccination programmes. However, the bacteria and viruses that cause...

Immunisation and the law: compulsion or parental choice?

19 November 2003

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

A debate has been developing in Nursing Standard on the issue of childhood immunisations. This article adds to the discussion by considering the likelihood of...
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