The goal of immunisation of population groups is the eradication of disease. The goal of immunisation in any one individual, e.g., an oral healthcare provider, is the prevention of disease. The decision to immunise OHCP against a specific pathogen is based on:
The cost-effectiveness of disease prevention by immunisation rather than by disease treatment is unequivocal. This should prompt an acute interest in developing and implementing immunisation strategies in all oral healthcare settings.