immunization

Time for renewed dialog on vaccinesWill the Trump administration promote vaccine hesitancy or create policies that are less than vaccine friendly? Or will his doubts about vaccines encourage hesitancy?
Top vaccination errors—and how to avoid them
Improvement in adult vaccination rates still neededRacial and ethnic disparities exist when it comes to the five vaccines routinely recommended for adults, a new study finds.
Maternal H1N1 vaccination and offspring outcomesFindings of a new prospective Swedish population-based cohort study provide further reassurance about the safety of H1N1 vaccination in pregnant women.
PRACTICE MANAGEMENT: The real cost of immunizationMany pediatricians believe that if they pay $30 for an immunization, as long as a payer reimburses them more than $30, they’re OK, said Chip Hart. The fact is, that’s not the case, he explained during his presentation “The Business of Immunization: Protecting Kids without Destroying Your Practice.”
Measles re-emergesHealth plans and providers play a critical role in maintaining U.S. vaccination rates and can help reverse the recent MMR vaccination-rate decline, a factor responsible for the recent re-emergence of measles.
Text reminders increase flu vaccination in kids
Text reminders increase flu vaccination in kidsYoung children are more likely to get a second dose of influenza vaccine when their parents receive reminders by text message, a new study reports.
Flu vaccine: What you need to knowThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recommends that everybody aged 6 months and older receive an annual flu vaccine.
Pertussis Vaccine Best Defense Against Whooping Cough but Estimated Vaccine Effectiveness Declines Over Time (VIDEO)Pertussis or whopping cough is a contagious respiratory disease that can be life-threatening to newborns and infants. Learn more about the vaccine.
Whooping cough in California reaches epidemic proportionsA pertussis (whooping cough) epidemic has been declared in California, according to the California Department of Public Health (CDPH).