Beyond Childhood: Recommendations for Adult Vaccination in Asia

Beyond Childhood: Recommendations for Adult Vaccination in Asia

Infectious DiseasesFamily MedicineGeneral PracticeInternal Medicine
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Overview

About this course

Immunization is one of the most successful and cost-effective public health measures for disease prevention. Certain vaccine-preventable diseases carry a higher burden of morbidity and mortality among older adults, thereby necessitating immunization in this age group. However, adult vaccine coverage is low not only in low to middle income countries but also in high income countries. Thus, education and training of healthcare workers is important to promote adult vaccination. This e-learning module identifies the barriers in adult immunization and summarize the recommended adult vaccines in different Southeast Asian countries.

Learning outcomes

Upon completion of the educational activity, participants should be able to
  • Determine the barriers to adult immunization
  • Understand the importance of vaccination among adults
  • Identify the recommended adult vaccines in different countries
  • Identify other adult vaccines for special populations

Topics covered

  • Barriers to adult immunization
  • Rationale and general principles for adult immunization
  • Recommended routine and other adult vaccines

1 CME Point Available

  • This module is accredited for 1 CME Point for medical practitioners enrolled in The Medical Council of Hong Kong’s Continuing Medical Education Programme for Practising Doctors who are not taking CME for Specialists.
    • This module is accredited for both Hong Kong Doctors Union (HKDU) members and non-members.
  • A certificate can be downloaded upon successful completion of the quiz. Please use the information on the certificate to claim your CME points.