The nursing team’s role in vaccine care: a scoping review


  • Suzane Gomes de Medeiros Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte
  • Lilian de Andrade Virgílio Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte
  • Pétala Tuani Candido de Oliveira Salvador Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte
  • Cláudia Cristiane Filgueira Martins Rodrigues Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte
  • Marcos Antônio Ferreira Júnior Universidade Federal do Mato Grosso do Sul
  • Francis Solange Vieira Tourinho Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina
  • Quenia Camille Soares Martins Faculdade de Ciências da Saúde do Trairí
  • Viviane Euzébia Pereira Santos Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte



Patient, Nursing, Vaccines


Vaccines or immunobiologicals have antigenic properties and, in public health, are considered an important strategy in the prevention and control of immuno-preventable diseases. The objective of this study was to carry out review of the nursing staff's role in vaccine care. This is a scoping review, conducted in first semester of 2017, with data collected in 17 national and international databases. To guide the evaluation of the selected materials, an instrument composed of some collection indicators was used. The final sample consisted of eight publications. The data was inserted into the Microsoft Excel 2010 Program, and analyzed in a descriptive way. The identification of a variety of actions of the nursing team in the care with vaccines was verified and grouped in: vaccine room; behavior in the vaccine room; refrigerator care; organization of vaccines inside the refrigerator; monitoring and register of changes in temperature; measures adopted with vaccines under suspect; behaviors regarding vaccines in thermal boxes; professional knowledge in the vaccine room and other important behaviors. Given this evidence, it is essential to detect factors that may compromise the quality and conservation of vaccines. For this, it is understood the need for training aimed at the professionals involved in the immunization and the importance of supervision activities in the vaccine room by the nurse.


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MEDEIROS, S.G. de, VIRGÍLIO, L. de A., SALVADOR, P.T.C. de O., RODRIGUES, C.C.F.M., FERREIRA JÚNIOR, M.A., TOURINHO, F.S.V., MARTINS, Q.C.S. and SANTOS, V.E.P., 2019. The nursing team’s role in vaccine care: a scoping review. Bioscience Journal [online], vol. 35, no. 6, pp. 1993–2004. [Accessed12 July 2024]. DOI 10.14393/BJ-v35n6a2019-41773. Available from:



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