Vaccine preventable diseases in older adults

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This education is accredited: RACGP 2 CPD, ACRRM 1.5 CME PD.

Listen to practicing general practitioner, Anita Sharma, discuss the importance of vaccination in adult populations and the impact primary care can have in protecting older Australians from infectious diseases with leading experts in the field of infectious diseases and immunology.

On completion of this education activity participants will be able to:
  • Identify vaccine-preventable diseases that are particularly relevant to older adults, including shingles, pneumococcal disease and influenza.
  • Recognise risks associated with vaccine-preventable diseases for older adults, including complications and potential long-term health effects.
  • Describe the types of vaccines available for older adults, including their recommended schedules, dosage, and administration routes.
  • Evaluate the latest guidance on the appropriate use of vaccination for older adults with comorbidities or undergoing certain therapies.
  • Effectively communicate the importance of vaccination to their older adult patients, including strategies for addressing common concerns or misconceptions about vaccines.
This activity is sponsored by GSK.
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Vaccine preventable diseases in older adults - Reflection exercise
Vaccine preventable diseases in older adults - Evaluation