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2013-11-19 12:53:20

U-M researchers find state’s immunization registry can be used to spur parents of children with chronic illness to get vaccinated during pandemic A new University of Michigan study found that the state immunization registry – the public health database that tracks vaccinations– can be an effective tool to encourage influenza vaccinations during a pandemic. U-M researchers collaborated with the Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH) to evaluate a statewide influenza...

2013-10-31 23:03:19

Residents of nursing homes and other long-term care facilities are at higher risk for influenza-related medical complications. With flu season upon us, PharmScript http://www.pharmscript.com offers a reminder on guidelines and proper protocol for vaccination. Edison, NJ (PRWEB) October 31, 2013 In the U.S., influenza outbreaks typically occur from fall through winter months. Although infection rates are highest among children, complications, hospitalizations, and deaths related to the flu...

2013-09-24 23:34:54

Immunize El Paso ramps up effort to raise influenza immunization rates. El Paso, TX (PRWEB) September 24, 2013 This fall, Immunize El Paso is slated to visit over 200 schools, community centers and outreach partners throughout the area with one goal in mind – prevent influenza. The vaccination group is focusing on target populations that are especially susceptible to catching the flu, particularly children, people with medical conditions and everyone over 65 years of age. “We feel it...

2013-01-17 13:42:32

NIH researcher assists in study of Norwegian women Norwegian pregnant women who received a vaccine against the 2009 H1N1 influenza virus showed no increased risk of pregnancy loss, while pregnant women who experienced influenza during pregnancy had an increased risk of miscarriages and still births, a study has found. The study suggests that influenza infection may increase the risk of fetal loss. Scientists at the U.S. National Institutes of Health and the Norwegian Institute of Public...

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