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INTRODUCTION
THE AIMS OF IMMUNISATION, NATIONAL VACCINE POLICY AND SCHEDULES
THE IMMUNE RESPONSE TO VACCINES AND HOW VACCINES WORK
VACCINE PREVENTABLE DISEASES
THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF VACCINES, THEIR COMPOSITION, INDICATIONS AND CONTRAINDICATIONS
CURRENT ISSUES IN IMMUNISATION
COMMUNICATING WITH PATIENTS, PARENTS AND CARERS ABOUT VACCINES
LEGAL ISSUES IN IMMUNISATION
STORAGE AND HANDLING OF VACCINES
CORRECT ADMINISTRATION OF VACCINES
ANAPHYLAXIS AND ADVERSE REACTIONS
DOCUMENTATION, RECORD KEEPING & REPORTING
STRATEGIES FOR OPTIMISING VACCINE UPTAKE