Faculty Articles

Title

Update on Immunizations for Children and Adolescents

ISBN or ISSN

2331-3501

Publication Title

U.S. Pharmacist (Specialty Pharmacy Oncology & Hematology)

Publication Date / Copyright Date

5-2015

First Page

67

Last Page

76

Publisher

Jobson Medical Group

Abstract

Vaccine-preventable diseases are an important cause of morbidity and mortality among children and adolescents worldwide. Despite, the availability of many vaccines to prevent common bacterial and viral infections, a large number of children and adolescents often fall behind the immunization schedule and remain vulnerable to these infectious diseases. Pharmacists play an important role in immunization advocacy as educators, facilitators, and immunizers where allowed by law. This article reviews the epidemiology of common vaccine-preventable diseases, the available vaccines for children and adolescents and their safety profile, and the recommended immunization schedule.

Disciplines

Medicine and Health Sciences | Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Keywords

adolescents, children, immunization

Peer Reviewed

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