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Inactivated Influenza Vaccine

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Inactivated Influenza Vaccine

Influenza, or flu for short, has been a common seasonal irritant for hundreds of years. Symptoms are consistent with those of a cold, congestion, fever, chills, and aches and pains. Everyone needs to be aware of the dangers of the influenza virus, and the benefits of the inactivated influenza vaccine. The vaccine is a primary level of intervention in that it is received before or at the onset flu season. After one is vaccinated antibodies are produced, and hopefully the vaccinated person will not become infected.

There are many barriers to learning, both physical and psychological. Physical barriers are those of the learner's surroundings, and one's personal physical state. Excessive noise from construction, or a loud party can be distracting. A classroom that has a pillar between the student and the instructor can block the line of sight. Personal physical limitations are those that cause the body to not perform at its best, or not function due to disability. Being physically tired after a long drive from out of town can be just as hindering as hearing loss or blindness. Mental stress and fatigue are other examples of barriers to learning. Psychological deficets and retardation lead to difficulties in learning. Special needs and techniques are needed when dealing with learners who are handicaped.

Cognitive Affective Psychomotor

Learner will be able to explain who should receive inactivated influenza vaccine with 90% accuracy on multiple-choice test. Learner chooses to become vaccinated after reading printed material telling why one shou7ld be vaccinated Learner demonstrates desire to learn more about the influenza vaccine after viewing a thirty minute video by requesting more sources to access information.

Influenza vaccine is recommended for people who are at risk of serious influenza or its complications. All children age six to twenty-three months of age. People age sixty-five and older. Residents of long-term care facilities, and people with chronic illnesses (CDC, 2005). Influenza is a contagious disease caused



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