CHANGING HORIZONS IN ADULT IMMUNIZATION
Vasantha Kamath, Kushal Markanday* and Nivea
Childhood immunization is recommended and publicised globally. Whereas adult population, which comprises of more than 60% of total population, still suffers from vaccine preventable diseases due to factors ranging from personal neglect to immunosenescence. This burden is vastly seen in developing nations like India where adults constitute a large chunk of economic productivity. This article highlights the current scenario and recommendations for adult immunization globally taking in to account special conditions such as immunization in the geriatric population, pregnant women, and in travellers.
Keywords: Adult immunization, Neglect, Current scenario.
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