MIMS Education

Immunization Updates: Navigating Adult Vaccination in a Postpandemic World

Immunization Updates: Navigating Adult Vaccination in a Postpandemic World

Family MedicineInternal MedicineInfectious DiseasesGeneral Practice
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About this course

Immunization is one of the most successful and cost-effective public health strategies for disease prevention and promotion of overall individual health. Unfortunately, vaccination programs across Asia mainly focus on the pediatric age group, leaving the adult population vulnerable to various vaccine-preventable diseases. It is crucial for healthcare providers to be equipped with the knowledge necessary to promote vaccine acceptance, make vaccine recommendations during every patient encounter, and ultimately contribute to improved public health outcomes.

This e-learning module is designed to provide a comprehensive understanding of the importance of vaccination throughout adulthood and update participants on the recommended adult immunization schedule in this postpandemic era, including that for COVID 19 vaccine, human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine, pneumococcal vaccine, meningococcal vaccine, and others.

Learning outcomes

At the end of this learning module, 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 Asian countries
  • Identify other adult vaccines for special populations

Topics covered

  • Introduction
  • Barriers to adult immunization
  • Reasons for adult immunization
  • General principles of adult immunization
  • Recommended Routine Adult Vaccines
    • Hepatitis A & B vaccine
    • Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccine
    • Influenza vaccine
    • Measles, Mumps, & Rubella (MMR) vaccine
    • Pneumococcal vaccine
    • Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis (Td/Tdap)
    • Varicella and Zoster vaccine
    • COVID-19 vaccine
  • Other Adult Vaccines
    • Cholera vaccine
    • Dengue vaccine
    • Haemophilus influenzae type b vaccine
    • Japanese encephalitis virus vaccine
    • Meningococcal vaccine
    • Typhoid vaccine

1 CPD Point Available

  • Score at least 80% in the multiple-choice quiz.

Keywords: vaccine, hpv, hep b, covid 19 vaccine, covid vaccine, hpv vaccine, pneumococcal vaccine, meningococcal vaccine