Vaccination


  • Automated Tracking Increases Compliance of Flu Vaccination for Healthcare Personnel
    New research found tracking influenza vaccination of healthcare personnel through an automated system increased vaccination compliance and reduced workload burden on human resources and occupational health staff. The study is published in the November issue of Infection ...More
    2 weeks ago 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
    3 weeks ago 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
  • Study Finds Few Physicians are Recommending HPV Vaccination for Boys
    Research from Moffitt Cancer Center shows family physicians and pediatricians are not always recommending vaccination against human papillomavirus (HPV) for young male patients. Approximately 6 million people are newly infected with HPV each year, a virus that can lead to ...More
    September 18, 2014 Posted in News
  • Rutgers Expert Offers Update on Bacterial Meningitis
    With school underway and flu season not far behind, vaccinations are on people’s minds again, or at least they should be – according to experts such as George DiFerdinando Jr. who keep track of how disease spreads and the best ways to prevent it. DiFerdinando is ...More
    September 18, 2014 Posted in News
  • Mandatory Policy Boosts Flu Vaccination Rates Among Healthcare Workers
    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. Citing its own data, Henry Ford researchers say the health system achieved employee vaccination ...More
    September 8, 2014 Posted in News
  • U.S. Infant Vaccination Rates High, Unvaccinated Still Vulnerable
    The vast majority of parents are making sure that their children get vaccinated against potentially serious diseases, according to data from CDC’s 2013 National Immunization Survey (NIS) – Children (19-35 months) published in this week’s Morbidity and ...More
    August 29, 2014 Posted in News
  • Researcher Finds Income, Education Disparity in Reasons for Not Vaccinating
    Not all students returning to school this month will be up to date on their vaccinations. A new study conducted by Jennifer Reich, a researcher at the University of Colorado Denver, shows that the reasons why children may not be fully vaccinated depends on the class ...More
    August 27, 2014 Posted in News
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