• Misery of Measles is Avoidable Through Immunization
    The recent measles outbreak linked to Disney amusement parks in southern California should not be a concern for anyone who has had measles in the past or who has received two doses of the measles vaccine. "The vaccine is very effective, so they would be protected," says Dr. ...More
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  • Low Influenza Vaccination Rates Among Nursing Home Employees Put Residents at Risk, Study Finds
    Influenza is associated with as many as 7,300 deaths annually in nursing home residents, but the vaccination rate for nursing home staff is only 54 percent, according to a study in the February issue of the American Journal of Infection Control, the official publication of ...More
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  • Leaders Mobilize Funds for Global Immunization Programs
    With bold new commitments from major public and private donors during this Decade of Vaccines, the success of today’s pledging conference signals a renewed global effort to dramatically accelerate action to extend the full benefits of immunization to children and ...More
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  • Breakthrough May Impact Flu Vaccination
    An analysis of 10 years' worth of data on human influenza B viruses has shed new light on the pathogen which can cause the seasonal flu. Findings from this study could help make flu immunization programs more effective; by better targeting vaccines or by eventually ...More
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  • Study Identifies Geographic Clusters of Under-Immunization in Northern California
    Researchers used spatial analysis software and electronic medical records to identify clusters of under-immunization and vaccine refusal among Kaiser Permanente members in Northern California, according to a study published today in the journal Pediatrics. Children are ...More
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  • Protection From Flu Vaccination Reduced This Season
    A report published in the Jan. 16 Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) estimates that getting a flu vaccine this season reduced a person’s risk of having to go to the doctor because of flu by 23 percent among people of all ages. Since the Centers for Disease ...More
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  • Text Messaging Reminders Increase Second Dose Influenza Vaccinations in Children
    Researchers at the Mailman School of Public Health and Columbia University Medical Center studied the impact of text message reminders for the second dose of influenza vaccine required for many young children to protect them against the virus. The findings showed that ...More
    December 29, 2014 Posted in News
  • Researchers Examine Factors Behind Vaccination Hesitancy
    The issue of vaccination hesitancy and refusal often makes headlines in the media and worries health authorities. However, a new study by Dr. Anat Gesser-Edelsburg, Dr. Yaffa Shir-Raz and professor Manfred S. Green from University of Haifa School of Public Health, published ...More
    December 26, 2014 Posted in News
  • 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
    December 18, 2014 Posted in News
  • 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
    December 10, 2014 Posted in News
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