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Latest immunizations Stories

2009-08-06 07:03:00

ATLANTA, Aug. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Although many children and teens are enjoying the remaining days of their summer vacation, it is actually exam time here in Georgia. Don't fret, the exams we are referring to are given in a doctor's and/or dentist's office instead of the traditional classroom, and should take place before or shortly after the start of the new school year. These exams include a routine doctor's exam to confirm that all immunizations are up-to-date, a dental exam and...

2009-08-03 17:08:00

August is National Immunization Awareness Month HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Department of Health Secretary Everette James today stressed the importance of immunizations in observance of National Immunization Awareness Month. "Recommended vaccinations begin soon after birth and continue throughout life. Making sure you and your family are up-to-date on these immunizations is critical to protecting yourselves, your loved ones, and your communities from disease," said...

2009-07-31 11:35:00

August is National Immunization Awareness Month HARRISBURG, Pa., July 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Department of Health Secretary Everette James today stressed the importance of immunizations in observance of National Immunization Awareness Month. "Recommended vaccinations begin soon after birth and continue throughout life. Making sure you and your family are up-to-date on these immunizations is critical to protecting yourselves, your loved ones, and your communities from disease,"...

2009-05-25 23:01:00

Unvaccinated children are 23 times more likely to get infected with pertussis, commonly known as whooping cough, than those who are immunized Go here to watch a video about the study and hear from the lead author and a mom: http://xnet.kp.org/newscenter/videos/index.html DENVER, May 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Children of parents who refuse vaccines are 23 times more likely to get whooping cough compared to fully immunized children, according to a new study led by a vaccine research team at Kaiser...

2009-05-05 10:28:57

Columbia University Medical Center and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital researchers report findings at Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting According to a new study led by researchers at Columbia University Medical Center and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, there are several factors that contribute to children missing immunization visits. The findings will be reported in a platform presentation at 8:30 a.m. ET on Tuesday, May 5, 2009, at the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) annual...

2009-03-02 13:44:00

CINCINNATI, March 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As an increasing number of parents are choosing to delay, or even refuse, childhood immunizations for their children, many pediatricians are concerned parents do not fully understand the potential dangers to their children and others. Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center has created a video and Q&A with Robert Frenck Jr., MD, staff physician in the Division of Infectious Diseases, to provide evidence-based answers to questions many...

2008-11-07 12:00:23

ITASCA, Ill., Nov. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- In the face of challenging economic times, JEWEL-OSCO PHARMACY(TM) is reinforcing its message to consumers that it actually pays to take their prescription medications properly and take preventative measures, such as flu immunizations, to maintain good health. In response to customer feedback and demand, JEWEL-OSCO today announced that frequent pharmacy customers will have additional opportunities to reduce their grocery bills through the Prescription...

2008-10-09 09:00:52

One of the keys to improving the health of youngsters is moving their immunization histories from paper-based formats to secure online systems accessible to doctors anywhere. To help maintain momentum in this effort, the State of California has renewed a grant allowing Health Net of California, Inc. to continue strengthening one of the nation's largest online immunization registries. "Our goal is to ensure that no child ever suffers from a disease or condition that's preventable by a...

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2008-10-08 07:30:00

A new study shows that adolescent immunization rates are far from optimal, and many are missing opportunities to make sure that teenagers receive recommended immunizations. Dr. Grace M. Lee at Harvard Pilgrim Health Care in Boston and associates found that only 67 percent of 24,000 adolescents enrolled in their large group practice in Boston were up to date on their measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) immunizations. Among the records of those adolescents, 74 percent were up to date on their...

2008-09-09 12:00:41

Extending its commitment to provide clients with a streamlined continuum of care, BridgeHealth International, Inc. (www.bridgehealthinternational.com) today announced a partnership with Passport Health (www.passporthealthusa.com), the nation's largest provider of travel medical services. BridgeHealth, a premier service provider to businesses and individuals for the delivery of international medical care, now offers the Passport portfolio of comprehensive pre- and post-travel medical services...