Overcoming Obstacles to Vaccination

Vicki Clarkson Keller, PhD, RN, Linda Siktberg, PhD, RN, and Kay Hodson-Carlton, EdD, RN



More parents are refusing vaccinations for their children. This article helps you break down the barriers that are putting these kids at risk.

Purpose/Goal: To provide registered nurses with information to help them administer vaccines safely and educate the public about vaccines.


1. Describe the transmission and incidence of influenza, measles, pertussis, poliovirus, and tetanus.
2. Identify ways to overcome barriers to vaccination.
3. Compare the schedules, risks, and contraindications for at least three of the vaccines discussed in this article.


All three authors work at Ball State School of Nursing in Muncie, Indiana. Linda Siktberg, PhD, RN, is the Director, Kay Hodson-Carlton, EdD, RN, is a Professor, and Vicki E. Clarkson Keller, PhD, RN, is an Assistant Professor.

The planners and authors of this continuing nursing education activity have no disclosed no relevant financial relationships with any commercial companies pertaining to this activity.

Contact Hours: 1.6

Expiration Date: 3/31/2014

Pharmacology Hours: 1


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Non-Member Price: $20.00

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