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Q&A: Flu vaccination coverage benefits economy, not just overall health

Q&A: Flu vaccination coverage benefits economy, not just overall health
November 16, 2017

The CDC recommends influenza vaccination for everyone aged 6 months and older. However, vaccination coverage in the 2016-2017 season fell below the Healthy People 2020 targets of 70%. According to the CDC, only 59% of children aged 6 months to 17 years and 43.3% of adults aged 18 years or older were vaccinated during the last influenza season.

The best time for people to receive vaccination is before influenza viruses begin to circulate in the community, but health care providers should continue to offer vaccinations for as long as the viruses circulate, according to the CDC.

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Meningococcal disease declines 70% in US

November 16, 2017
New surveillance data demonstrated a steady decline in the incidence of meningococcal disease over the past 2 decades in the United States. Substantial reductions in…
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Text messages increase flu shot rates

November 13, 2017
Text messages were a low-cost and modestly effective way of increasing seasonal influenza vaccine rates, according to findings recently published in Annals of Family

HPV vaccine prevents incurable childhood respiratory disease

November 9, 2017
For the first time, researchers have found evidence that the HPV vaccine prevents an incurable respiratory infection in children. According to findings from an ongoing…
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Prevention of Meningococcal Infections in the First 2 Years of Life

Pediatric Annals, August 2013, Volume 42 Issue 8
CME Educational Objectives 1.Review the current epidemiology of meningococcal disease in children. 2. Discuss the…
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Vaccines: April 2015

Keck School of Medicine of USC and Pediatric Annals

Vaccine refusal and hesitancy to vaccinate has been a growing problem in the past 2-3 decades. Perhaps victims of our…
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American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference & Exhibition

American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference & Exhibition

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VIDEO: Researchers make progress in norovirus vaccine development

October 30, 2016
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