Linking yellow fever vaccinator approval and renewal with training in travel medicine in New Zealand

O'Brien, Brigid, and Leggat, Peter A. (2010) Linking yellow fever vaccinator approval and renewal with training in travel medicine in New Zealand. Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease, 8 (4). pp. 210-212.

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Abstract

Yellow fever is a mosquito-borne disease, which can cause serious illness. The World Health Organization (WHO) requires travellers to have vaccination against Yellow fever for all international travel going into and from Yellow fever endemic areas in order to prevent the spread of this potentially deadly disease. Only clinics and hospitals authorised by health departments of national governments can administer the disease. Yellow fever vaccination centres are often subject to inspection in many countries, although the requirements for Yellow fever vaccinators (YFV) vary from country to country. In New Zealand, approval of YFV now requires specific postgraduate training in travel medicine or its equivalent, as well as continuing professional development to maintain this status. It is expected that this will assist in improving standards of travel medicine practice in New Zealand.

Item ID: 16387
Item Type: Article (Short Note)
Keywords: Yellow fever; vaccination; vaccinators; New Zealand; International health regulations
ISSN: 1873-0442
Date Deposited: 15 May 2011 02:28
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111716 Preventive Medicine @ 50%
11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111706 Epidemiology @ 50%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9204 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) > 920412 Preventive Medicine @ 50%
92 HEALTH > 9204 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) > 920499 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) not elsewhere classified @ 50%
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