What's the best way to tell your anti-vaccine patients the truth about vaccines?
Pharmacies can offer greater convenience, including expanded hours of operation, more flexible scheduling, and multiple locations.
Results still indicate a trajectory toward stricter infection prevention at hospitals in general, and highlight a possible need for increased vaccine mandates.
With the advent of platform manufacturing technology, vaccines can be developed quickly to stop the spread of outbreaks.
The CDC recommends 2 doses of the MMR vaccine, which provides 97% protection against measles, prior to international travel.
Dismissing the children of vaccine-refusing families does not address the fundamental issue of vaccine refusal.
Although efforts to debunk antivaccination beliefs often rely on fact-based strategies, emerging evidence suggests it may be more effective to target the psychological roots of these beliefs.
Optimal distribution of the influenza vaccine across age groups can increase the impact of even low-efficacy vaccines.
Healthcare providers contend that allowing adolescents to consent to HPV vaccination without parental approval is ethically justifiable.
Cumulative vaccine antigen exposure was not found to be detrimental in young children.
Lawyers make things complicated — including policies requiring mandatory influenza vaccinations for healthcare workers.
Several updates have been made to the 2017 immunization schedule, including revised recommendations for poliovirus, influenza, and MMR vaccines.
Major changes to the adult immunization schedule include new recommendations for the recombinant zoster vaccine and additional doses of the MMR vaccine in a mumps outbreak setting.
The ZIK-101 trial has enrolled 240 adults to test the safety and immunogenicity of TAK-426.
Use of postcards, text messages, and auto-dialer reminders correlated with improved receipt of immunizations.
The vaccine is cost-effective compared with the currently recommended live attenuated herpes zoster vaccine.
The National Vaccine Advisory Committee has highlighted 5 core concepts and strategies that can increase integration of social psychological components with health communication principles to improve the perceived benefits of adult vaccination.
Vaccine exemption rates decreased and vaccine coverage increased for vaccines required for school entrance.
Current vaccines are likely to be effective against H3N2 flu viruses in the 2017/2018 flu season.
The vaccine elicits bactericidal responses against diverse meningococcal B strains after 2 and 3 doses in adolescents and young adults.
The Minnesota-based hospital chain fired nearly 50 employees for refusal to receive the influenza vaccine.
Vaccination coverage has remained above 90% for many vaccinations among young children, and progress is being made toward immunization information systems program goals.
Providing women with web-based vaccine information with social media applications during pregnancy is associated with a greater proportion of infants up-to-date on their vaccines.
Children with at least 1 foreign-born parent were less likely to be up-to-date on immunizations than children with 2 US-born parents.
The AMA STEPS Forward module helps healthcare professionals save time by creating a team-based approach for an adult immunization program.
While measles incidence is extremely low in the US, most cases that do occur happen in unvaccinated patients.
More than 78% of health care personnel and 54% of pregnant women received influenza vaccine during the 2016-17 influenza season.
There was an increase in the number of children with medical exemptions from immunization in California after elimination of personal belief exemptions.
The World Health Organization and UNICEF have reported that 12.9 million infants worldwide did not receive any vaccinations in 2016.
While more teenagers are now starting the HPV vaccination dose cycle, many still aren't completing the full series.