Infant Meningococcal B vaccination: What nurses need to know - Australian Practice Nurses Association
Until recently MenB was the predominant cause of IMD in Australia, there has been a natural decline in Men B cases in most states and territories. In 2017, 137 of IMD cases were caused by MenB and it remained the most common cause of IMD amongst infants <1 year and adolescents in Australia.
This activity has been endorsed by APNA according to approved quality standards criteria. Completion of this educational activity entitles eligible participants to claim 1CPD Hour(s).
Primary Health Care Nurse,
South Coast Medical, Dromana, VIC
Professor Paul Gaston Van Buynder
MBBS, MPH, FAFPHM
Staff Specialist, Gold Coast University Hospital
Southport, QLD, Australia
On completion of this program, nurses will be better able to:
- Recognise the burden and impact of meningococcal B (MenB) disease
- Recall handling, storage and administration recommendations of meningococcal B vaccines
- Proactively discuss the importance of meningococcal B vaccination with parents of infants to help them make safe and informed immunisation choices
- Incorporate communication strategies to promote parent confidence in the meningococcal B vaccines