Learning objectives:

  • Describe the role that vaccination can play in a disease control strategy.
  • Describe the properties of and differences between live and inactivated vaccines.
  • Explain the advantages and disadvantages of different methods of vaccine deliver, including spray, gel, water, injection, mechanical and in ovo vaccines.
  • Appraise the key factors to be considered, and essential knowledge required in order to recommend a vaccination strategy.
  • Discuss the key factors to be aware of when administering vaccines by injection, such as temperature, site of injection, needle size, hygiene and storage.

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