MMR vaccine

ACIP issues recommendations on flu vaccine, third dose of MMRThe Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) is reporting that despite the lack of an intranasal option, there has been no substantial decline in flu vaccination among children.
Small Drops in Vaccination Rates Could Cause Big Increases in Health-Care CostsA 5% drop in MMR vaccine use could lead to as much as $4.1 million in health-care costs.
Stronger Measles Vaccination Exemption Policies Reduce the Likelihood of an OutbreakMaking nonmedical vaccination exemptions more difficult to obtain can reduce risk of a measles epidemic.
Expanding vaccination rates through pharmacist-initiated patient identification and assessment
Expanding vaccination rates through pharmacist-initiated patient identification and assessmentThe goal of this activity is to educate pharmacists and pharmacy technicians about current vaccine recommendations so that they can identify adolescent and adult patients who may need vaccinations. Readers will also gain knowledge about where to obtain information about current vaccine recommendations.
Emphasizing vaccine benefits could be keyHow vaccines are presented to parents can increase their intention to vaccinate their children, according to a recent study on emphasizing the benefits of the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine to parents.
Study: Childhood vaccines are safe, low riskThere are some risks associated with some childhood vaccinations, but overall the evidence shows that vaccines are very safe, according a study published in the July 1 online edition and the August print issue of Pediatrics.