To err is human: Clinical incident calls to a national travel health advice line.

In this study we review clinical incidents concerning vaccines or malaria prophylaxis reported between 2016 and 2018. Two-hundred-and-fifty-one clinical incident calls were recorded, and commonly concerned scheduling or dosing errors. Vaccine scheduling errors accounted for 103 calls (41%), predominantly due to hepatitis A or hepatitis B vaccination either alone or in combination (65/103, 63%). Administration of yellow fever vaccine within 28 days of measles, mumps and rubella accounted for a further 15 (15%) calls. Twenty-six (10%) calls reported administration of a vaccine that was not recommended either for the destination or contraindicated in the traveller. Yellow fever was the commonest single vaccine discussed in 28.4% of vaccine clinical incidents reported. By highlighting common mistakes, we hope to raise awareness of common issues and improve practice in travel health. PMID: 31611096 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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