Immunization


  • Personal Experience a Major Driver in Decision For or Against Flu Vaccination
    Convincing someone to receive the annual flu vaccine goes beyond clever messaging and well-written public service announcements, new University of Georgia research finds. The study, led by UGA’s Glen Nowak, outlines both the barriers and facilitators that motivate ...More
    3 weeks ago Posted in News
  • New Way to Tackle Vaccine Hesitancy is Tested, Found to be Lacking
    Group Health Research Institute conducted the first randomized trial to test an intervention aimed at improving hesitancy about early childhood vaccines by working directly with doctors. Vax Northwest, a Washington state public-private partnership, developed the ...More
    June 1, 2015 Posted in News
  • Microneedle Patch for Measles Vaccination Could Be a Game Changer
    A new microneedle patch being developed by the Georgia Institute of Technology and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) could make it easier to vaccinate people against measles and other vaccine-preventable diseases. The microneedle patch is designed to ...More
    April 27, 2015 Posted in News
  • Global Vaccination Targets are Off Track, Warns WHO
    Progress toward global vaccination targets for 2015 is far off track, with 1 in 5 children still missing out on routine life-saving immunizations that could avert 1.5 million deaths each year from preventable diseases. In the lead-up to World Immunization Week 2015 (April ...More
    April 22, 2015 Posted in News
  • World Immunization Week is April 24-30
    World Immunization Week, celebrated in the last week of April, aims to promote the use of vaccines to protect people of all ages against disease. Immunization is widely recognized as one of the most successful and cost-effective health interventions. It prevents between 2 ...More
    April 21, 2015 Posted in News
  • Varied Immunity by Age 5 in Children Vaccinated with Serogroup B Meningococcus as Babies
    Young children who received the 4CMenB vaccine as infants to protect against serogroup B meningococcal disease had waning immunity by age 5, even after receiving a booster at age 3½, according to new research in the Canadian Medical Association Journal. Serogroup B ...More
    March 23, 2015 Posted in News
  • Vaccination Efforts Must be Scaled Up in Ebola-Affected Countries
    A growing risk of outbreaks of measles, pertussis, and other vaccine-preventable diseases in countries affected by Ebola must be countered by urgent scaling up of routine immunization activities, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). ...More
    March 20, 2015 Posted in News
  • Research Letter Suggests Substandard Vaccination to Blame for Measles Outbreak
    An analysis of publicly available outbreak data suggests that substandard vaccination compliance is likely to blame for the recent measles outbreak linked to Disneyland in California, according to an article published online by JAMA Pediatrics.   Without vaccination, ...More
    March 16, 2015 Posted in News
  • Study Examines Vaccination Hesitancy
    Future outbreaks of measles can only be prevented by vaccination. An article published in Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health examined reasons people are hesitant to vaccinate. In 2012, an imported case from Thailand led to a large measles outbreak in New ...More
    March 9, 2015 Posted in News
  • Vaccine Skeptics Aren't Swayed by Emotional Scare Tactics
    On the heels of a nationwide measles outbreak comes a report that campaigns aimed at scaring people about the consequences of non-vaccination might not be as effective as many think. An upcoming article in the journal Communication Research challenges the popular assumption ...More
    March 3, 2015 Posted in News
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