Nursing practices in vaccination: An integrative review

Luís Gustavo da Silva Fagundes, Oleci Pereira Frota, Eliete Maria Silva


In this paper, an integrative literature review was carried out aiming to answer: what is the nursing scientific production about vaccination practice? Research conducted in the Medline, SciELO, Lilacs, BDENF, PubMed, CINAHL and Scopus databases from 2010 to 2017. A sample of 49 papers was obtained. Most of the papers were classified with level VI of evidence. The highest level found was the II, controlled and randomized studies of level III accounted for 10.20%. The papers were grouped by similarity into four thematic categories: vaccine coverage 42.86%, administration of vaccine 28.58%, vaccination education 14.28% and management/supervision 14.28%. It management/supervision and education about vaccination are highlighted in most papers. The methodology used allowed the analysis and summarization of papers with different approaches. It is evident that vaccination goes far beyond the simple fact of administering an immunobiological, requiring an extensive and complex body of knowledge, with frequent updating of health professionals, especially nurses. Vaccination actions are effective in preventing diseases, and it is important to prioritize such actions in their daily practice. In nursing vaccination practices, nurses should assert their supervisor assignment, contributing to the organization of the service, continuing education of nursing staff, planning strategies to reach the goals of vaccination, evaluating vaccination coverage, working according to the population, through their education and awareness, and contribute with the body of knowledge about vaccination.

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Journal of Nursing Education and Practice

ISSN 1925-4040 (Print)   ISSN 1925-4059 (Online)

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