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CPD Module: Travelling right

Charles Gladwin looks at travel vaccinations and the important role pharmacists play in encouraging their uptake.

Goal

To look at the diseases covered in standard travel health vaccine programmes

Objectives

After completing this module, you should be more aware of:

·       The prevalence of vaccine preventable diseases being brought back to the UK;

·       The level of morbidity and mortality worldwide for these diseases;

·       Reasons why healthcare professional recommendation is important;

·       Why people making pre-travel health enquiries may decline a vaccine;

·       Adherence levels for vaccination courses in travel health settings;

·       Updated NICE guidance on travel vaccination and on training and education around immunisation.

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