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Anti-Vaccine Conspiracy Theories May Lower Vaccination Rate
2014-02-26 09:39:35

Rebekah Eliason for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online Within an hour of birth it is suggested that children receive their first vaccinations. Interestingly, many people balk at the idea of vaccinating their infants and children due to an overwhelming amount of anti-vaccine conspiracy theories. These rumors often fill parents with fear when it comes time for the nurse to shove the dreaded needle into their little one. However, many people attaching to these theories forget the...

2014-02-05 23:28:52

National Law Firm Settles Flu Vaccine Injury Petition under the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program. Many are not aware of Compensation Program and the short, strict deadlines that must be met in order to qualify. Wellesley Hills, MA (PRWEB) February 05, 2014 Gold law Firm, LLC recently obtained a large settlement for a 92-year old woman who had a severe reaction to the Influenza Vaccine resulting in Guillain-Barre' Syndrom (“GBS”) . The case, filed in the Court of...

2014-01-07 13:38:28

Findings suggest utility of text messaging to monitor safety Giving young children the influenza and pneumococcal vaccines together appears to increase their risk of fever, according to a study led by researchers from Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). However, the fever was brief, and medical care was sought for few children, supporting the routine immunization schedule for these vaccines, including the recommendation to...

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...

2013-10-09 11:43:40

The current influenza (flu) vaccination policy in England and Wales should be expanded to target 5 to 16-year-olds in order to further reduce the number of deaths from flu, according to a study by UK researchers published in this week's PLOS Medicine. The results of the study by Marc Baguelin and colleagues from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine in the UK, Public Health England, and Athens University of Economics and Business, show that the current flu vaccination policy...

2013-10-02 10:52:14

TAU research recommends that pediatricians respect parents' rights to make the case for immunization Controversy about the risks of measles, mumps, and rubella vaccines has been rumbling in the United States for years — and now it's Israel's turn. After finding traces of the polio virus in sewage, Israel's Ministry of Health launched a national vaccination campaign that reached more than half a million children. Surprisingly, dissenting voices flooded social media and the mainstream...

2013-09-27 12:25:45

WASHINGTON, Sept. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New research suggests that a person's cultural "worldview" helps explain much of the opposition to vaccination evident in the United States despite strenuous efforts by public health officials to communicate their message that immunizing children is necessary and safe. This study reveals that the vaccine controversy does not depend just on a lack of education about vaccine-related scientific knowledge. Differences in perceived...

2013-08-14 12:27:13

"The Power to Protect" Focuses on Education and Disease Prevention YORK, Pa., Aug. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- August is National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM) - furnishing both an annual as well as timely opportunity to highlight the need for improving national immunization coverage levels. In Pennsylvania, The Center for Disease Control (CDC), Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH) and the Pennsylvania Immunization Coalition (PAIC) join with other state and local public...

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...

2013-06-06 23:41:19

Physician offices that have created successful adult vaccine programs all share a common practice of integrating the vaccination program into the daily workflow of their practices. Coral Gables FL (PRWEB) June 05, 2013 TransactRx the nation´s leading Medicare Part D Vaccine Physician Billing System announced today that it has released Part 5 — “Integrating and Adult Vaccination Program into Your Practice” of its 5-part education series tiled “Running a...