Time for renewed dialog on vaccines January 01, 2017 By Kathryn Foxhall Will the Trump administration promote vaccine hesitancy or create policies that are less than vaccine friendly? Or will his doubts about vaccines encourage hesitancy? Improvement in adult vaccination rates still needed December 09, 2015 By Leah Lawrence Racial and ethnic disparities exist when it comes to the five vaccines routinely recommended for adults, a new study finds. Maternal H1N1 vaccination and offspring outcomes Findings 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 immunization November 01, 2015 By John Jesitus Many 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-emerges March 12, 2015 By Scott Baltic Health 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 January 08, 2015 By Karen Bardossi Young 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 know October 13, 2014 By Tracey Walker The 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) September 04, 2014 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 proportions June 18, 2014 By Tracey Walker A pertussis (whooping cough) epidemic has been declared in California, according to the California Department of Public Health (CDPH).