Journal of International Society of Preventive and Community Dentistry

REVIEW ARTICLE
Year
: 2016  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 272--277

Adult immunization—Need of the hour


P Srinivas Chakravarthi1, Avani Ganta2, Vivekanand S Kattimani1, Rahul V. C. Tiwari1 
1 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Sibar Institute of Dental Sciences, Andhra Pradesh, India
2 Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Allergy Immunology and Gastroenterology, Tufts Medical Center, Boston, Masachuttes, United States of America

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Vivekanand S Kattimani
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Sibar Institute of Dental Sciences, Guntur - 522 509, Andhra Pradesh
India

Immunization is the process or the act of making individuals immune, which is usually done during childhood. Everyone is aware about immunization during childhood, however, very few know about adult immunization. This led us to review the adult immunization literature for the preventive strategies through various vaccination protocols. Adults do require vaccination protocols with booster doses for hepatitis B, Shingles, communicable diseases, traveler's diseases, etc. In this context, this article revises much of the available adult immunization literature and presents comprehensive guidelines. This article will increase the awareness regarding the importance of vaccination for adults to prevent a variety of conditions prevalent in our country as well as epidemics. The article comprehensively provides insights into the available vaccination and preventive strategy of human papilloma virus (HPV), hepatitis, and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection in this part of the review. We strongly recommend all the health care professionals to educate their co-professionals and the public to use the benefits of adult immunization. It is the need of the hour and reduces the burden of treatment and increases productivity.


How to cite this article:
Chakravarthi P S, Ganta A, Kattimani VS, Tiwari RV. Adult immunization—Need of the hour.J Int Soc Prevent Communit Dent 2016;6:272-277


How to cite this URL:
Chakravarthi P S, Ganta A, Kattimani VS, Tiwari RV. Adult immunization—Need of the hour. J Int Soc Prevent Communit Dent [serial online] 2016 [cited 2019 Aug 18 ];6:272-277
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