Nursing intervention program on the vaccination of patients undergoing hematopoietic stem cell transplant

Lúcia Bacalhau, Patrícia Pontífice-Sousa, Rita Marques, Elsa Oliveira

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The vaccination project for patients undergoing Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant (HSCT) arose because they lose the immunization provided by vaccines administered prior to transplantation and are extremely vulnerable to infection. This program began in 2012, was based on the organization of the post-HSCT vaccination schedule in nursing consultations aimed at providing the patient with vaccination and verifying compliance with the National Vaccination Plan. The aim of this article is to evaluate the results of the implementation of the vaccination project of patients undergoing hematopoietic stem cell transplant. The method used was a retrospective quantitative analysis of the application of the project methodology, through the defined outcome quality indicator - vaccination rate of patients undergoing HSCT with the National Vaccination Plan. From 2017 to 2018, the number of telephone contacts made in the scope of vaccination was defined as a process quality indicator and the content analyzed. We covered a population of 348 people, 229 patients undergoing allogeneic HSCT and 119 autologous. We achieved vaccination rates of 100. By implementing improvement strategies over the years we have been able to improve project effectiveness and vaccination for a larger number of patients. The project plays an important role in the area of public health and rehabilitation of patients undergoing HSCT as it allows the patient to be linked to the caregiver community, which contributes to a greater connection and proximity of the person to the health unit. enabling them to better integrate into everyday life in the various dimensions of the person.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)290-295
Number of pages6
JournalRevista Rol de Enfermería
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2020


  • Vaccination
  • Imunization programs
  • Vacines
  • Hematopoietic stem cells transplantation
  • Bone marrow transplantation


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