Dating multidose vials
widespread immunity due to vaccination is largely responsible for the worldwide eradication of smallpox and the restriction of diseases such as polio, measles, and tetanus from much of the world.
The effectiveness of vaccination has been widely studied and verified; for example, the influenza vaccine, The terms vaccine and vaccination are derived from Variolae vaccinae (smallpox of the cow), the term devised by Edward Jenner to denote cowpox.
Adjuvants commonly are used to boost immune response, particularly for older people (50–75 years and up), whose immune response to a simple vaccine may have weakened.
In early 2008, there were 64 suspected cases of measles.
However, even a partial, late, or weak immunity, such as a one resulting from cross-immunity to a strain other than the target strain, may mitigate an infection, resulting in a lower mortality rate, lower morbidity, and faster recovery.
To describe the development of a policy and procedural approach to the use of multidose eyedrops in multiple patients, approved and accepted by The Joint Commission in compliance with preferred practice standards in ophthalmology, the safe handling and administration of multidose eyedrops, and cost benefits of a multidose eyedrop approach.