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AAFP Letter to CMS on Medicare Part B Coverage of the Shingles Vaccine - May 28, 2015

AAFP letter to CMS urging coverage under Medicare Part B for the cost of the shingles vaccine and the recommended one-time dose of tetanus, diphtheria, and acellular pertussis (Tdap) plus their administration in family physicians’ offices

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/vaccines/LT-CMS-Shingles-052815.pdf

DTaP Vaccine Supplies Will Be Limited for Summer 2013

May 22, 2013 - For the second consecutive summer, the CDC is issuing guidance on immunizing children during an ongoing shortage of certain combination vaccines. According to a notice on the CDC website, Sanofi Pasteur's diphtheria and tetanus toxoids and acellular pertussis adsorbed, inactivated ...

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20130522dtap-shortage.html

ACIP Releases 2017 Childhood Immunization Recommendations - Practice Guidelines - ...

Feb 15, 2017 - The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reviews and updates the childhood immunization schedule annually to reflect recently published updates or corrections from the previous year. The 2017 childhood immunization ...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0215/p260.html

ACIP Discusses Intussusception Risk From Rotavirus Vaccine, Limiting Tdap Administration

Jun 24, 2013 - An increased risk of intussusception from rotavirus vaccination and changes to delivery of the tetanus, diphtheria and acellular pertussis vaccine were among topics discussed by the CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) during its June 19-20 meeting in Atlanta. ...

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20130624acipmeeting.html

Family Physicians Are on Frontline of Protecting Kids as School Starts

Aug 15, 2013 - Did you think that vaccine-preventable diseases had disappeared? Think again. Outbreaks continue to happen. In 2006, for example, more than 6,000 cases of mumps occurred in the Midwest. In 2010, California saw more than 9,000 cases of pertussis, and 10 infants died of the disease. And ...

AAFP News : As We See It: Voices From the AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/news/opinion/20130815vaccineedl.html

Study Indicates DTaP's Efficacy Wanes After Final Dose

Sep 25, 2012 - According to a Sept. 13 article in the New England Journal of Medicine, the ability of the diphtheria and tetanus toxoids and acellular pertussis adsorbed (DTaP) vaccine to fight off pertussis is relatively short-lived and diminishes sharply in the years following the fifth and final ...

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20120925dtapstudy.html

Making Our Point on Immunizations With Vaccine Manufacturers

Dec 14, 2016 - The AAFP recently held a summit with representatives from seven manufacturers about vaccination rates, barriers to increasing rates and other issues related to immunizations.

AAFP News : AAFP Leader Voices | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/making_our_point_on_immunizations.html

News in Brief: Week of Feb. 11-15

Feb 13, 2013 - This roundup includes the following news briefs: Record-high $4.2 Billion Recovered in 2012 Health Care Fraud Efforts; CDC Provides New Pertussis Infographic to Educate Patients; Get the 4-1-1 on Medicare GME Payments From AAMC; Increased Risk of Diabetes, Metabolic Disorders Exists for...

AAFP News : News in Brief

https://www.aafp.org/news/news-in-brief/20130213wklynewsbrfs.html

Carcinoid Tumors - American Family Physician

Aug 1, 2006 - Carcinoid tumors are rare, slow-growing neuroendocrine neoplasms that often are indolent and may not become clinically apparent until there has been metastatic spread or evidence of carcinoid syndrome. Recent evidence has revealed that the overall incidence of carcinoid tumors has been ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0801/p429.html

Resolution No. 507 (Massachusetts A) - Ending Non-Medical Exemptions for Immunization ...

Jul 14, 2016 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians support legislation eliminating non-medical exemptions from immunization for participation in federally funded educational programs for children including Head Start, and be it further that the AAFP support chapter ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/congress-delegates/previous/2015/resolutions/massachusetts-a.mem.html

The Homeless in America: Adapting Your Practice - American Family Physician

Oct 1, 2006 - In 2004, the National Guidelines Clearinghouse placed eight guidelines from the National Health Care for the Homeless Council on its Web site. Seven of the guidelines are on specific disease processes and one is on general care. In addition to straightforward clinical decision making, ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/1001/p1132.html

Hike in HPV Vaccinations Lags Behind Tdap, Meningococcal Vaccine Increases

Sep 4, 2012 - Although overall vaccine coverage among adolescents ages 13-17 is increasing at a healthy rate, the growth in the number of teens being vaccinated against human papillomavirus (HPV) infection is badly lagging behind increases among those vaccinated against pertussis and meningococcal ...

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20120904teenhpvnumbers.html

Building Relationships With Parents Can Make a Difference in Vaccine Acceptance

Jun 6, 2012 - Pertussis was big news two years ago, when more than 9,000 cases -- a 60-year high -- were reported in California. Ten infants died, and whooping cough suddenly was headline news. That epidemic eventually waned, and so did the public's attention. Now, pertussis outbreaks are happening ...

AAFP News : As We See It: Voices From the AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/news/opinion/20120606editvaccines.html

Vaccination Rates Still Too Low in Adults, Says CDC

Feb 4, 2013 - Except for modest increases in tetanus, diphtheria and acellular pertussis vaccination overall and in human papillomavirus vaccination among women, 2011 noninfluenza adult vaccination coverage in the United States showed little improvement compared with 2010 coverage, according to the ...

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20130204adultvaccrates.html

Immunizations

May 4, 2016 -

Patient Care : Well-being and Prevention

https://www.aafp.org/patient-care/public-health/immunizations.html

ACIP is Recommending Tdap for Every Pregnancy

Nov 8, 2012 - During its late October meeting in Atlanta, the CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) made a provisional recommendation that will further alter the way family physicians approach tetanus, diphtheria and acellular pertussis (Tdap) vaccination for pregnant women. ...

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20121108acipreqs.html

Resolution No. 508 (Washington B) - Expanding Vaccine Programs to Include All Ages -- ...

May 23, 2016 - This resolution asks that theAmerican Academy of Family Physicians advocate for a federally funded adult vaccine program modeled on the Vaccines for Children program, and be it further that the AAFP partner, when appropriate with other adult immunization advocacy stakeholders, ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/congress-delegates/previous/2015/resolutions/washington-b.mem.html

FPs Are 'Soldiers in Field' Against Outbreaks

Apr 26, 2016 - FPs Are 'Soldiers in Field' Against Outbreaks

AAFP News : Fresh Perspectives: New Docs in Practice | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/fps_soldiers_in_field_against.html

DTaP Vaccine Shortage Dictates Order Limits, Says Sanofi

May 7, 2012 - Sanofi Pasteur recently began limiting monthly orders for two of its combination vaccines and likely will continue that practice through September, according to company sources. In a letter sent last month to health care professionals, Sanofi said a manufacturing delay is responsible ...

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20120507sanofidtapshortage.html

Seeing the Diseases Vaccines Prevent Illustrates Importance of Immunizations

Apr 18, 2016 - Seeing the Diseases Vaccines Prevent Illustrates Importance of Immunizations

AAFP News : AAFP Leader Voices | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/seeing_diseases_vaccines_prevent_illustrates.html

Office Champions Report Shows Focused Effort Can Improve Immunization Rates

Sep 23, 2014 - The AAFP recently published its Child and Adolescent Immunization Office Champions Project report, highlighting outcomes from the 20 participating practices. The post-project data for teen immunizations, in particular, revealed increases over baseline for all immunization rates ...

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20140923vaccineofficechamps.html

Late Presentation to Prenatal Care - Curbside Consultation - American Family Physician

Sep 1, 2015 - Pregnancy carries concrete and immediate risks that need to be addressed and managed in a timely fashion. Patients who initiate prenatal care late in pregnancy tend to present with a challenging variety of concerns, encompassing the full range of their medical, psychosocial, and ...

American Family Physician : Curbside Consultation

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0901/p391.html

ACIP Releases 2016 Childhood Immunization Recommendations - Practice Guidelines - ...

Feb 15, 2016 - Each year, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reviews and updates the childhood immunization schedule to incorporate any published updates or corrections from the previous year. New recommendations incorporated into ...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0215/p317.html

Coding and Billing Rules in 2016: Out With the Old, In With the New -- FPM

Feb 1, 2016 - Incident-to rules and advance care planning top the list of changes.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2016/0100/p14.html

Management of Newborns Exposed to Maternal HIV Infection - American Family Physician

May 15, 2002 - The management of infants whose mothers are infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) involves minimizing the risk of vertical transmission of HIV, recognizing neonatal HIV infection early, preventing opportunistic infections, and addressing psychosocial issues. Maternal ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0515/p2049.html

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