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2014-04-25 12:26:47

ROCKVILLE, Md., April 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Association of Immunization Managers (AIM), representing the 64 federally-funded state, territorial and large urban area immunization programs, applauds the American Academy of Arts & Sciences' report calling for more research on parental trust in vaccines. AIM supports efforts to promote vaccine confidence and reduce the number of parents choosing not to vaccinate their children or to delay vaccination. The American...

2014-04-25 12:26:09

Global experts to reflect on past achievements, future plans for expanding vaccine coverage WASHINGTON, April 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Twenty years ago, the immunization landscape was starkly different from what it is now. More than 100,000 cases of poliomyelitis and 1.2 million cases of measles occurred each year, and few low-income countries outside of the Americas had immunization plans. Neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), which have existed since biblical times, wreaked havoc...

2014-04-25 08:27:29

National Infant Immunization Week is April 26 - May 3, 2014 ATLANTA, April 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW) is April 26 - May 3, 2014, and the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) urges all Georgians to protect infants from vaccine-preventable diseases by getting them vaccinated on time, every time. "Vaccinating your infant is the best way to protect them from serious illnesses like whooping cough and measles," said Steven Mitchell, Director of...

2014-04-24 12:30:27

Recent measles outbreaks underscore importance of sustaining high vaccination coverage ATLANTA, April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The CDC estimates that vaccinations will prevent more than 21 million hospitalizations and 732,000 deaths among children born in the last 20 years. Despite the U.S. immunization program's success, according to CDC officials, 129 people in the U.S. have been reported to have measles this year in 13 outbreaks, as of April 18. In 1994, the...

2014-04-14 12:32:42

MONTREAL, April 14, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - In support of Immunization Awareness Week 2014, Vaccines411(TM) has created an immunization brochure for the general public asking: Are your immunizations up-to-date? The goal is to encourage patients to talk to their healthcare professionals about which vaccines they may need. The Vaccines411(TM) immunization brochure contains a checklist that can be downloaded from the Vaccines411(TM) website and printed. Check off any of the boxes that may...

2014-03-19 23:01:21

STC’s innovative consumer access module, MyIR, currently being piloted in Baton Rouge, provides free, secure, authenticated access to immunization records and vaccine forecasts for consumers with a record in the Louisiana immunization information system. A healthier population will result with this consumer empowerment to be proactive with their health, as well as enabling medical providers to keep their patients up to date and create opportunities for preventive services. Scottsdale,...

2014-03-12 12:27:29

ROCKVILLE, Md., March 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Association of Immunization Managers (AIM) representing the 64 federally funded state, territorial and large urban area immunization programs, announces the winners of its annual Bull's-Eye Awards. The AIM Bull's-Eye Award for Innovation and Excellence in Immunization recognizes three immunization strategies that hit their mark and increase the awareness of successful immunization initiatives by encouraging replication in...

2014-03-10 23:01:02

Scientific Technologies Corporation (STC) published its 2013 Public Health Annual Report. STC is staying true to its mission to ensure healthy populations through partnerships, expertise, and applied use of information technology. Scottsdale, Arizona (PRWEB) March 10, 2014 Scientific Technologies Corporation (STC), entering its 26th year of providing public health information technology products and services, published its 2013 Public Health Annual Report that summarizes a year of...

2014-02-10 23:24:56

PreCheck, a leading healthcare employment and background screening firm, has partnered with health record management leader Sentry MD to offer allied health and nursing programs a student immunization tracking solution integrated with PreCheck’s StudentCheck background and drug screening service. Houston, TX (PRWEB) February 10, 2014 PreCheck, Inc., an employment and background screening firm specializing in the healthcare industry, and health record management leader Sentry MD recently...

2014-02-06 16:27:13

Tens of Thousands Die Annually from Vaccine-preventable Diseases WASHINGTON, Feb. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released new adult immunization rates for six vaccines recommended for American adults, finding rates fall far below national goals. While some rates improved slightly from 2011 to 2012, rates continued to be as low as: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100204/TFAHLOGO) -- Only 14 percent of...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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