Vaccination in Older Adults

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What you'll learn

Every year, more than 40,000 adults die due to diseases or their complications which are vaccine-preventable. Vaccination is a safe, cost-effective, and most beneficial measures we can adopt to protect ourselves from potentially fatal diseases and a simple way to prevent life-threatening illnesses. The need for vaccinations is not only meant for kids but adults too need vaccinations for increasing their immunity from deadly diseases. In fact, there are specific ages in our adult life when the need for immunization arises. read more »»

Many vaccines are readily available and offer a cost-effective way to prevent disease. Adults whose immune systems are compromised have a higher risk of communicable diseases and should take every precaution to get immunized. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, influenza and pneumonia together are the fifth leading cause of death among adults 65 or more. Knowledge of vaccines should be a part of the learning process for every health care professional which could help them preventing diseases better. Take this course to learn more about vaccines and their advantages.

Who should attend?

  • General practitioners
  • Primary care physicians
  • Undergraduate medical students (Interns)
  • Postgraduate students in medicine
  • Nurses
  • Life science graduates
  • AYUSH graduates
  • People interested in exploring new technologies in Medicine

Key concepts covered include:

By the end of the course, you will learn:

  • Vaccination in older adults
  • Different types of vaccinations
  • Precautions to be taken while vaccinating and a lot more


Dr. O.P. Sharma

Sr. Consultant at Geriatric Medicine, Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals, New Delhi and Emeritus Clinical Tutor at Apollo Hospitals Educational and Research Foundation.


DR. O. P. Sharma is the Sr. Consultant of Geriatric Medicine at Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals, New Delhi. He is the General Secretary of the Geriatric Society of India. He is a National Professor of Geriatrics. Dr. Sharma holds the position of Editor for Principles & Practices in Geriatric Medicine 2015, Chief Editor of Indian Journal of Geriatric Care, and Course Director cum Editor: AKN Sinha Institute – Geriatric Course. He also served in the positions as Editor of Indian Recommendations for Vaccination in Older Adults 2015, Core Committee Member of International Council on Adult Immunization – USA, Expert Group Member Geriatrics: Indian Council of Medical & Research, Expert Committee Member – Haj Vaccination initiatives – Malaysia 2015, Medscape “Pneumococcal Disease –A toxic Mix” Munich Germany 2013, Expert Committee Member of South East Asia Pneumococcal meet – Hong Kong 2013, Invited Speaker at World Anti-Ageing Conference held at Las Vegas, USA during 2007.

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