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  • State Exemption Levels Low, National Vaccination Rates High
    Vaccine exemption levels for kindergarteners are low for most states and infant vaccination rates are high nationally, according to data from two reports published in this week’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR). The first report looked at vaccination ...More
    1 week ago Posted in News
  • Study Backs Flu Vaccinations for Elderly
    A new study of the records of millions of nursing home residents affirms the value of influenza vaccination among the elderly. The Brown University analysis found that between 2000 and 2009, the better matched the vaccine was for the influenza strain going around, the fewer ...More
    2 weeks ago Posted in News
  • ANA Recommends That All Nurses Should Be Immunized Against Vaccine-Preventable Diseases
    The American Nurses Association (ANA) is calling for all individuals, including registered nurses (RNs), to be immunized against vaccine-preventable diseases, with the only exemptions being for medical or religious reasons.     ANA’s new position ...More
    2 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Vaccine Hesitancy is a Growing Challenge for Immunization Programs
    People who delay or refuse vaccines for themselves or their children are presenting a growing challenge for countries seeking to close the immunization gap. Globally, 1 in 5 children still do not receive routine life-saving immunizations, and an estimated 1.5 million ...More
    3 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Chickenpox Continues to Decline in U.S. Thanks to Vaccination
    Since the chickenpox vaccine became available in the U.S. in 1995, there has been a large reduction in chickenpox cases. Hospitalizations and outpatient visits for chickenpox have continued their decline after a second dose of the vaccine was recommended to improve ...More
    3 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Fall Checkups, Current Outbreaks are a Reminder to All to Focus on Vaccination
    Back to school is an annual reminder to make sure children are fully vaccinated. But vaccination is a life-long health concern and the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) urges adults to use the seasonal cue to ensure their own immunizations are up to date. ...More
    4 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Study Finds State Policies Influence Vaccination, Disease Outbreak Rates
    Lax state vaccination laws contribute to lower immunization rates and increased outbreaks of preventable diseases--like whooping cough and measles--according to a new study from the University of Georgia. ...More
    5 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Psychologists Discover How to Convince Vaccine Skeptics -- and How Not to
    Many people who are skeptical about vaccinating their children can be convinced to do so, but only if the argument is presented in a certain way, a team of psychologists from UCLA and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign reported today. The research appears in the ...More
    August 3, 2015 Posted in News
  • Vaccination Rates in Older Adults Fall Short of Targets
    The nonprofit Alliance for Aging Research has released a whitepaper, "Our Best Shot: Expanding Prevention through Vaccination in Older Adults," that provides a comprehensive overview of the factors that drive vaccination underutilization in seniors and offers ...More
    July 30, 2015 Posted in News
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