• AOHP Announces Position Statement on Standards for Adult Immunization Practice
    The executive board of directors for the Association of Occupational Health Professionals in Healthcare (AOHP) recently adopted a new position statement on Standards for Adult Immunization Practice. In its Standards for Adult Immunization Practice, AOHP strongly supports, ...More
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  • Immunizing Schoolkids Fights Flu in Others, Too
    Mathematical models predicted it, and now a University of Florida study confirms it: Immunizing school-aged children from flu can protect other segments of the population, as well. When half of 5- to 17-year-old children in Alachua County were vaccinated through a ...More
    2 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Correcting Flu Vaccine Myths May Not Effectively Promote Immunization
    With health systems in the U.S., U.K., and around the world trying to increase vaccination levels, it is critical to understand how to address vaccine hesitancy and counter myths about vaccine safety. A new article in the journal Vaccine concludes, however, that correcting ...More
    2 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Vaccination Remains the Best Way to Avoid the Flu
    Joy and goodwill aren’t the only things we start spreading to friends, family, colleagues -- even strangers -- this time of year. Late fall and early winter also signal the start of annual spread of the influenza virus. The influenza virus is expected to peak from ...More
    2 weeks ago Posted in News
  • 74 Percent of Parents Would Remove Their Kids From Daycare If Others are Unvaccinated, Poll Finds
    Most parents agree that all children in daycare centers should be vaccinated, and that daycare providers should be checking vaccine records every year, according to the University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children's Hospital National Poll on Children's Health. All states ...More
    November 17, 2014 Posted in News
  • Survey Indicates Most U.S. Women Believe They are Not Up to Date on Vaccinations
    A national survey from Rite Aid and National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID) reveals that the majority of adult women living in the United States do not believe they are up to date on vaccinations to protect against many preventable diseases. According to a ...More
    November 10, 2014 Posted in News
  • Nationality at Birth Plays a Role in U.S. Adult Vaccination Rates
    Foreign-born residents with low vaccination rates and their relatives in the U.S. are at greater risk of exposure to several vaccine-preventable diseases, e.g. influenza; pneumococcal diseases; tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis; hepatitis A; hepatitis B; shingles; and HPV, ...More
    October 15, 2014 Posted in News
  • Despite What You've Heard, Kids with Egg Allergies Should Get the Flu Shot
    It’s the time of year when people start to think about getting their flu shot. If you have a child with egg allergies you may have been told they shouldn’t get the shot because of a possible reaction to the trace amounts of egg in the vaccine. Not true, says the ...More
    September 24, 2014 Posted in News
  • ICT News Desk: Mandatory Flu Vaccination
    Hospitals can greatly improve their flu vaccination rate among healthcare workers by using a mandatory employee vaccination policy, according to a Henry Ford Health System study. Researchers say the health system achieved employee vaccination rates of 99 percent in the ...More
    September 22, 2014 Posted in Videos
  • Health Officials Urge Flu Vaccination for All, Including Healthy Adults
    Influenza vaccination coverage estimates show an encouraging upward trend overall, but coverage among healthy 18- to 64-year-olds has yet to top 40 percent, according to new data announced at a news conference held last week by the National Foundation for Infectious ...More
    September 22, 2014 Posted in News
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