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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...

Mobilisation for meningitis

01 December 1999

Primary Health Care

General

The meningitis outbreak occurred at Lytham St. Annes High Technology College, situated on the Fylde Coast in Lancashire. The school day lasts from 8.40 am until...

Prevention is better than cure

05 November 2010

Primary Health Care

General

During August and September 2009 while undertaking clinical practice in a medical centre, the author observed health visitors running immunisation clinics as part of...

Travel vaccination: an update

05 May 2004

Nursing Standard

CPD

Foreign tourism and travel are increasing in popularity, with more than six million visits being made to developing countries annually (ONS 2002). In this article,...

Tuberculosis: protecting healthcare workers

16 April 2003

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

The global incidence of tuberculosis (TB) is rising. Many more healthcare workers are coming into contact with the disease now that it has reached its highest...

Attitudes of nurses in Greece towards influenza vaccination

02 October 2008

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Aim To explore the knowledge, attitudes and beliefs of nurses in Greece towards influenza vaccination. Method Four focus groups were conducted with 30 nurses....

Travel vaccination: an update

01 June 2005

Primary Health Care

CPD

Foreign tourism and travel are increasing in popularity with more than eight million visits being made to developing countries annually (ONS 2004). In this article,...

Strategies to improve vaccination uptake rates

01 March 2011

Primary Health Care

General

This article explores the controversy and uncertainty that still exists around the triple measles, mumps and rubella vaccine and its perceived link to autism. It...

Management of pertussis among pregnant women

01 September 2013

Primary Health Care

Art & Science

The UK has experienced its worst outbreak of pertussis (whooping cough) in 20 years, with 13 deaths reported in young infants from January to October 2012. The...
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