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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...

2010-09-28 07:00:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Now every American 6 months of age and older is recommended to receive an annual influenza immunization, according to new recommendations issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Although it is early in the season, influenza cases have already been detected in the U.S. The best way to help protect yourself against influenza and its complications is to get vaccinated. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release,...

2010-09-23 14:00:00

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Eastmont Community Center responded today to alarmingly low whooping cough and meningococcal meningitis immunization rates among Latino adolescents by launching a new adolescent immunization awareness initiative. The grassroots campaign aims to educate local Latino families about free or low-cost vaccines available to help protect children against these and other infectious diseases. Only around half of Latino preteens and teens are vaccinated...

2010-09-13 12:30:00

SWIFTWATER, Pa., Sept. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Sanofi Pasteur, the vaccines division of sanofi-aventis Group (EURONEXT: SAN and NYSE: SNY), announced today that it has filed a Supplemental Biologics License Application (sBLA) with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for Fluzone®( )Intradermal (Influenza Virus Vaccine). The file has been accepted by the FDA and an action date is anticipated in the first half of 2011. "Upon FDA licensure, this new formulation of Sanofi...

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2010-09-09 09:50:00

Too many doctors and nurses ignore recommendations to receive annual flu shots, leading the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) to release a new policy statement calling for "the implementation of a mandatory influenza immunization policy for all health care personnel (HCP)." The Academy, which released the new policy statement on Wednesday, "has recommended for years that all HCP be immunized annually against influenza," according to an AAP News article by Henry H. Bernstein, D.O., FAAP,...

2010-08-23 11:01:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The World Health Organization (WHO) has granted prequalification to Prevenar 13* (Pneumococcal polysaccharide conjugate vaccine [13-valent, adsorbed])for active immunization of infants and children from 6 weeks through five years of age against invasive disease, pneumonia and otitis media caused by the 13 pneumococcal serotypes (1, 3, 4, 5, 6A, 6B, 7F, 9V, 14, 18C, 19A, 19F and 23F) contained in the vaccine. WHO prequalification allows for the...

2010-08-20 23:01:00

WASHINGTON, Aug. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090226/CENSUSLOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090226/CENSUSLOGO) SATURDAY, AUGUST 21: IMMUNIZATION Profile America -- Saturday, August 21st. Many people die each year in the U.S. from diseases that could have been prevented by immunization. Many more experience pain, suffering and disability. That's...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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