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2011-09-07 12:30:00

Premera Blue Cross Announces Critical Ongoing Support SEATTLE, Sept. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With the start of the flu season on the horizon, The Washington State Hospital Association (WSHA) today announced that 86 percent of Washington hospital workers were immunized against the flu. Washington State's hospital worker flu immunization rate is 15 percent above the national average. This is the result of a new hospital worker immunization program whose goal is to stop the...

2011-09-06 23:01:00

Only One Shot Benefits Both Moms And Babies WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Sept. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Getting a flu shot during pregnancy protects the mom-to-be from what could be a very serious - even fatal - illness and can protect her newborn who is too young to receive his or her own immunization. All pregnant women should be immunized to protect themselves and their babies, the March of Dimes says, because the normal changes to a pregnant woman's immune system, heart and...

Survey Finds More Children Receiving Vaccines
2011-09-02 05:27:57

  A Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report indicates that a higher percentage of children are receiving needed vaccines, despite fears that vaccines may cause autism or other health problems. The CDC reports that immunization rates for children aged 19-35 months for most vaccine preventable illnesses have increased or at least sustained high levels. Anne Schuchat, M.D., director of CDC´s National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases says,...

2011-08-09 00:00:29

Nation's leading immunization provider receives Partnership Award from the CDC. Scottsdale, AZ (PRWEB) August 08, 2011 Mollen Immunization Clinics, LLC (Mollen) announced today that the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has awarded the company the "Excellence in Partnering" award. Dr. Anne Schuchat, the Director of Immunization and Respiratory Dieseases at the CDC, presented the award, recognizing Mollen "for 10 years of excellence in effective stakeholder engagement and action to...

2011-08-04 08:48:00

Milestone marks progress and points to need for funding and political will to eradicate measles WASHINGTON, Aug. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Measles Initiative today announced it has helped vaccinate one billion children in more than 60 developing countries since 2001, making significant gains in the global effort to stop measles. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110804/DC47447-a) (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110804/DC47447-b) The child who received...

2011-08-03 12:36:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- August - which is National Immunization Awareness Month - is the ideal time for Pennsylvania residents of all ages to make sure they are up-to-date with immunizations, and especially for parents of school students, the Department of Health said today. "It's almost back-to-school time, and parents need to be aware that there are new school regulations now in effect for vaccinations," said Health Secretary Dr. Eli Avila. Effective...

2011-07-02 00:00:32

The U.S Federal Vaccine Court awarded a $61 million settlement for a child who suffered a severe adverse reaction after an immunization. Vaccine attorneys at the law firm of Maglio Christopher & Toale, P.A., believed that the case was clearly a result of a reaction to the DTaP immunization. Court documents show that only hours after the baby received a routine diphtheria, tetanus and acellular pertussis (DTaP) vaccination, she started to have seizures, abnormal breathing, irregular...

2011-06-15 08:00:00

LEAWOOD, Kan., June 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation is excited to announce the 2011 AAFP Foundation Pfizer Immunization Award winners. These awards recognize family medicine residency programs which have achieved increased immunization rates in their communities through creative solutions. Monetary grants and scholarships to attend the AAFP's National Conference were presented to 16 residents from the following programs: Baton Rouge General...

2011-06-09 14:03:20

New immunization campaigns to protect millions more in 2011; $375 million funding shortfall hindering wider rollout; new analysis projects enormous cost benefit over next decade from adopting new vaccine over existing ones Burkina Faso, Mali, and Niger report the lowest number of confirmed meningitis A cases ever recorded during an epidemic season this year following the successful introduction of a new vaccine that could eliminate the primary cause of the deadly disease from Africa's...

2011-05-26 14:00:21

Specific influenza immunization strategies for patients with RA may be required for future flu pandemics A Brazilian hospital-based study assessed responses to flu vaccines in 340 RA patients in regular follow-up compared to 234 healthy patients. Measures of protection obtained by vaccination (seroprotection rate (SP)) after immunization was over 20% lower for RA patients compared to healthy individuals (60.1% vs. 82.9% comparatively (p<0.001)). Tests to determine levels of detectable...