Latest Vaccination policy Stories

2014-05-27 11:33:01

Canadian Medical Association Journal Employers planning to implement mandatory influenza vaccination policies for health care workers need to understand the implications, according to an analysis published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). Vaccination rates among health care workers are less than 50%, well below the level necessary for herd immunity. Evidence indicates that vaccination of health care workers can benefit patient health, leading to a move by many to...

2014-04-21 23:08:26

With measles outbreaks occurring around the world and throughout the U.S., Scientific Technologies Corporation helps two states achieve near-perfect childhood vaccination rates. Scottsdale, AZ (PRWEB) April 21, 2014 The success of vaccination programs has made many infectious diseases so rare that parents can be tempted to be complacent. Michael Popovich, CEO of Scientific Technologies Corporation (STC) in Tucson, a leader in providing state officials with health information, asks a...

Self-administration Of Flu Vaccine With A Patch May Be Possible
2014-02-27 08:47:47

John Toon, Georgia Institute of Technology The annual ritual of visiting a doctor's office or health clinic to receive a flu shot may soon be outdated, thanks to the findings of a new study published in the journal Vaccine. The research, which involved nearly 100 people recruited in the metropolitan Atlanta area, found that test subjects could successfully apply a prototype vaccine patch to themselves. That suggests the self-administration of vaccines with microneedle patches may one...

2013-11-14 13:29:06

Health care providers debate over mandatory flu shots for hospital staff Should flu vaccines be mandatory for health care workers? That's the question raised this week in the British Medical Journal to two researchers, including Penn Medicine's Amy J. Behrman, MD, in a "Head to Head" piece that argues both sides of the debate. Behrman, the medical director of Occupational Medicine Services at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and associate professor of Emergency Medicine in...

2013-09-11 23:26:13

There are many concerns surrounding vaccinations, and many opinions and arguments across the Internet. A new blog article from Western Washington Medical Group addresses these concerns. Everett, WA (PRWEB) September 11, 2013 A recent blog article published by Western Washington Medical Group sheds light on the debate surrounding vaccine safety. Since the early 1980s, concern about the safety of vaccinations has escalated. Patients have reported issues ranging from mild fevers to seizures...

2013-07-09 15:54:27

Increased concerns about the perceived risk of vaccination, inconvenience, or religious tenets are leading more U.S. parents to opt-out of vaccinating their children. Parents are increasingly able to do so in states that have relatively simple procedures for immunization exemption, report researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center in the July issue of Health Affairs. Some states, fearing a public health crisis, have responded by putting in place more burdensome procedures for parents of...

2013-06-07 13:09:12

A 4-year analysis finds 99 percent get vaccinated; very few employees choose to terminate Mandatory influenza (flu) vaccination, as a condition of employment, did not lead to excessive voluntary termination, according to a four-year analysis of vaccination rates at Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, IL. Flu infections result in approximately 150,000 hospital admissions and 24,000 deaths annually. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that all...

Nearly Half Of Kids Under Age Two Undervaccinated
2013-01-22 09:34:17

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A new study funded by the California-based health consortium Kaiser Permanente found that almost half of children under the age of two obtain vaccinations later than recommended, providing further evidence of what some health officials describe as a rise in the "undervaccination" of children. The findings were recently featured in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Pediatrics. Using information from...

Recommending Vaccines To Parents
2012-04-24 04:35:28

Connie K. Ho for RedOrbit.com With the school year close to ending, two physicians are preparing for the vaccinations that will take place before students enter the classrooms the next academic year. To educate parents who may be hesitant about vaccinations, there is a guide that will help doctors convince parents to vaccinate their children in this month´s issue of the medical journal Human Immunology. It is written by a Mayo Clinic vaccine expert and a pediatrician who refute three...

2012-01-11 15:18:17

Promoting immunizations as a part of routine office-based medical practice is needed to improve adult vaccination rates, a highly effective way to curb the spread of diseases across communities, prevent needless illness and deaths, and lower health care costs, according to a new RAND Corporation study. Increasingly, vaccinations are being offered outside of physician offices at pharmacies, workplaces and retail medical clinics. Even so, office-based medical practice continues to be central...

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  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
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