Vaccinations

#VaxWithMe week ahead

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is inviting providers and other key stakeholders to gear up for National Influenza Vaccination Week. The CDC plans to host numerous activities in support of NIVW, which runs Dec. 6-12 this year.

A practical guide for flu prevention

A practical guide for flu prevention

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An outbreak of the flu or other communicable disease undermines the confidence that families place in you. It can also impact your operations.

Take a shot

Take a shot

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I have two major deal-breakers for friends: If you have purchased a pet from a breeder, or if you are anti-vaccination, especially for your child, I am going to seriously re-evaluate the friendship.

Seniors with recent shingles episodes are not likely to face recurrence, study suggests

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Elderly adults who have had a single episode of shingles have a relatively low short-term risk for coming down with the painful skin condition again, regardless of vaccination status, new research suggests.

Vaccination rates are low among at-risk adults in the U.S., research shows

Vaccination rates are low among at-risk adults in the U.S., research shows

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Despite strong federal and regulatory support for mandatory vaccinations among healthcare workers, the U.S. adult vaccination rate is on the low side, according to a new research brief.

Seniors face misinformation when seeking whooping cough vaccine

Senior citizens have always been one of the groups most vulnerable to bad strains of the flu and outbreaks of pertussis, or whooping cough. Now they may be at risk for not receiving the appropriate vaccinations, the L.A. Times reported.