According to a 1997 survey conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Department of Health, adult immunization
coverage rates for flu and pneumonia are up from 1995.
National Adult Immunization
Awareness Week draws attention to efforts that promote prevention and control of vaccine-preventable diseases among adults.
We recommend keeping a copy of the Adult Immunization
Schedule (age >19) and/or the immunization schedule for children and adolescents (age <18) close for quick reference.
Patient education regarding adult immunizations
is an important part of nursing care.
A cover page has been added to the 2017 adult immunization
schedule that contains information on select general principles pertinent to the adult immunization
schedule, additional CDC resources, instructions for reporting vaccine adverse events related to vaccination and suspected cases of reportable vaccine-preventable diseases, and an ACIP-approved list of standardized acronyms for vaccines recommended for adults.
According to 2014 data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, little has changed in the adult immunization
rate since 2010.
The 2016 adult immunization
schedule was reviewed and approved by the American College of Physicians, the American Academy of Family Physicians, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, and the American College of Nurse-Midwives.
The following 6 system-based interventions can help improve adult immunization
16-22 is focused on adult immunization
and the following week (Aug.
In 1988, the National Coalition for Adult Immunization
was formed in the United States (US) and the first Standards for Adult Vaccination were published in 1990.
Critics of the scheme, formally dubbed the "National Adult Immunization
Plan" (NAIP), say the ultimate goal is to forcibly vaccinate all Americans and move toward a radical new healthcare paradigm in which medical "treatment" is delivered at gunpoint.
rates will not be increased until the fundamental lack of awareness about the benefits of vaccinations and failure of individuals and health practitioners to adhere to research based recommendations about vaccines are addressed.
To address low vaccination coverage among adults, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently updated and released the Adult Immunization
Standards of Practice.
Other activities will be conducting celebratory events in primary healthcare centres and private health facilities, organising a ceremony workshop that will include representatives from all stakeholders' institutions, enhancement of the Adults Immunization Programme, and develop and distribute adult immunization
schedule card for public.
The American College of Physicians (ACP) recently approved a policy recommendation that all health care providers be immunized against influenza; diphtheria; hepatitis B; measles, mumps and rubella; pertussis (whooping cough); and varicella (chickenpox) according to the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) Adult Immunization