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2010-11-29 07:57:08

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- A new evidence-based clinical practice guideline will help doctors, healthcare providers and parents reduce the pain and distress of immunization in children. Immunization injections are the most common source of physician-induced pain in childhood.  Pain from vaccine injections needs to be addressed at an early age to avoid needle fears and anxiety at future procedures, and non-compliance of immunization schedules. A panel of experts from across Canada with...

2010-11-22 19:20:06

A new evidence-based clinical practice guideline will help doctors, healthcare providers and parents reduce the pain and distress of immunization in children, states an article in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) (pre-embargo link only) http://www.cmaj.ca/embargo/cmaj092048.pdf. Immunization injections are the most common source of physician-induced pain in childhood and are given many times to most Canadian children. Pain from vaccine injections needs to be addressed at an early...

2010-11-11 14:55:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 11, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- See video from Rotary International at: http://www.thenewsmarket.com/Releases/StoryDetailPage.aspx?GUID=9e1536a3-b9b7-4cd8-a13d-6178ebd3fa68# In response to a recent outbreak of wild poliovirus in the Republic of Congo, Rotary is providing a total of US$500,000 in emergency grants to UNICEF and the World Health Organization for immediate countrywide polio immunization campaigns. The outbreak requires urgent action by government and partner agencies...

2010-11-10 07:30:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Nov. 10, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Olympic Gold Medalist, former "Dancing with the Stars" winner and Faces of Influenza spokesperson, Kristi Yamaguchi joins the American Lung Association in California and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Sacramento to kick off the 2010-2011 influenza season at a flu clinic held today at the Raley Branch location of the Boys and Girls Clubs. Locally, up to 89,306 Sacramento-area residents will suffer from influenza in an average year....

2010-11-09 11:00:00

Goal is Protecting Patients from Influenza SEATTLE, Nov. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ninety-four of Washington State's 98 hospitals have adopted new policies requiring their health care workers to either get immunized against the flu or take another patient protective action as determined by the hospital's infection control program. These policies are dramatically increasing the number of immunized hospital workers. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101108/DC97367LOGO)...

2010-11-08 07:00:00

CLEVELAND, Nov. 8, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Olympic Gold Medalist, former "Dancing with the Stars" winner and Faces of Influenza spokesperson, Kristi Yamaguchi, will join the American Lung Association, Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C), CVS Caremark and the Cuyahoga County Board of Health to kick off the 2010-2011 influenza season in Cleveland at a press briefing and flu clinic held today at Tri-C. These groups have come together to highlight that everyone is now recommended for an influenza...

2010-11-03 00:00:39

Quality Improvement Program at Summit Medical Group increases average childhood immunization rate among its pediatric patients to 97%. Berkeley Heights, NJ (Vocus) November 2, 2010 A proactive process at Summit Medical Group has increased the average immunization completion rate among pediatric patients from 84% in 2008 to 97% in 2010. "Our current immunization rates compare favorably with the national immunization average of 66% that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...

2010-10-25 08:00:00

DALLAS, Oct. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- In an effort to educate all Dallas/Ft. Worth-area residents about the importance of annual influenza vaccination, the American Lung Association of the Plains-Gulf Region is kicking off its first bilingual Faces of Influenza initiative. The Lung Association's goal is that by conducting activities in both English and Spanish, it will be able to reach all local residents 6 months of age and older who are recommended for annual vaccination. To kick off...

2010-10-07 08:50:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- With the influenza vaccine already available and more supply anticipated than ever before, the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID) convened ten of the country's leading medical and public health groups to call on all Americans to get vaccinated this season. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20101007/NY78213 ) (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101007/NY78213 ) Experts see a nation more prepared than ever to protect...

2010-09-28 19:21:57

Global health official says outbreak of whooping cough in Texas, other states mirrors challenges in the developing world The outbreak of whooping cough in Texas, California, and other states this year underscores the critical importance of widespread vaccination coverage, both locally as well as around the world, said a leading global health official attending conferences on world affairs and immunization in Fort Worth this week. Alex Palacios, a special representative of the GAVI Alliance, a...