GUIDE TO THE COADMINISTRATION OF VACCINES
Dr. Duke Ashong* and Dr. Ludovica Munarin
Immunization is one of the primary prevention tools used against vaccine-preventable infectious diseases today. During the course of the immunization session, the health staff in charge, has the task of informing the user about the possible vaccinations indicated by the immunization schedule and offer possible vaccinations according to the needs of the patient and his health condition. The work experience of healthcare personnel in community and family health, whose mission is the prevention and control of the diffusion of infectious diseases through vaccination, has allowed to detect a criticality linked to the lack of a valid and updated tool that can be a guide on the coadministration of more vaccinations on the same day. The drafting of the "Guide to the coadministration of vaccines" was conducted from October 2018 to May 2019. The elaboration of the results of the qualitative systematic review took place through consultation of technical sheets, direct contact with pharmaceutical companies and review of the scientific reading. The tool used to conduct this study was mainly research in PubMed. The final work is represented in an Excel spreadsheet with specific commercial names of vaccines mostly used by the Health Authorities on the axis of the abscissas, and generic names on the ordinate axis. The format used makes it possible to rapidly comprehend the vaccines that can be coadministered in the same session and nevertheless ensure homogeneity of work among the healthcare personnel.
Keywords: Vaccines, coadministration of vaccines, immunization.
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