December 11, 2015
According to Healthy People 2020 a goal of theirs is to “increase immunization rates and reduce preventable infections.” The influenza virus is one of these preventable infections, which can cause serious harm to patients. The influenza virus is known as the “flu.” Everyone in his or her life has had some experience with the flu, whether that is himself or herself or a family member. What if there was a way to ensure people from contracting a strain of the influenza virus? Well, thanks to technology and medical research there is.
There are three types of the influenza virus: Type A, B, and C. Types A and B are contracted and spread by human-to-human transmission. …show more content…
The PowerPoint and presentation went on to education about the high-risk populations, as well as the exclusion criteria for receiving the vaccine. The presenter then took a vote to see if there was anyone in the room that would not qualify for the vaccination. In a room of 30 residents, there was not one person who did not meet criteria to being vaccinated with the influenza vaccine. The presenter went on to discuss the process of immunization. Many residents were familiar with signing the consent form, and the process of administration. An interactive portion of the presentation then began. The presenter demonstrated arm movements to reduce the