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What to recommend for travel vaccinations

What to recommend for travel vaccinations

Format

Knowledge

Time to Complete

1 hour

Published

June 30, 2015

Updated

August 3, 2016

Programme Description

This article by Dr Mike Townend covers the most important vaccinations travellers should consider, including tetanus, poliomyelitis and diphtheria. Key learning points for healthcare professionals include carrying out a full risk assessment, vaccines for diseases of close physical contact, and vaccines for travel to countries with poor food and water hygiene.

Educational Objectives

After reading this activity healthcare professionals should be better able to:
  • Ask the right questions to determine the need for travel vaccinations
  • Recommend appropriate vaccinations for all travellers
  • Recommend vaccinations for travel to countries with poor food and water hygiene, and where there is a risk of disease from close physical contact
  • Faculty

    Activity author
    Dr Mike Townend
    Immediate past chairman and honorary fellow
    British Global and Travel Health Association
    United Kingdom

    Test author
    Dr Pia-Sophie Wool
    GP
    Worcestershire
    United Kingdom

    INSTRUCTIONS

    This is a learning activity provided by MIMS Learning, featuring learning material and a test. Completing the test enables you to claim 1 learning credits (1 hours learning). This credit award is recommended by MIMS Learning based on completing the activity and reflecting on what you have learned. If you spend less time on the activity we recommend claiming fewer credits.

    Please proceed with the activity until you have successfully answered all the test questions and completed your evaluation. You will then receive your MIMS Learning CPD certificate, which will be added to your CPD organiser for access at any time and may be exported to the Clarity & RCGP Appraisal Toolkit for GPs. This activity is offered at no cost.

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