Flashcards in Vaccination behaviour Deck (7)
protection against infectious diseases
What happens if you're not vaccinated
increase in contracting vaccination preventable diseases, which can lead to disability and death
examples of vaccine preventable diseases?
include measles, mumps, influenza, tetanus, rubella, hepatitis B.
Do childhood vaccinations proivide lifelong protection?
What do government fund?
o Childhood vaccinations
o HPV vaccine for 12-26 year old girls.
o Influenza and pneumococcal infection (leads to pneumonia ) in:
Indigenous Australians aged 15-49 in high risk groups
All 50 and over Indigenous Australians
All 65 and over Australians
Describe HPV vaccination
Protects against strains of HPV that cause 70% of cervical cancers, and 90% of genital warts which can lead to cervical cancer.