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Federal Officials Prepare for Resurgence of Novel H1N1 Virus

Aug 4, 2009 - Children and teenagers are two of the population groups most at risk from an expected resurgence of novel influenza A (H1N1) virus infection this fall. Because of this risk, the federal government is making plans to distribute through schools and daycare centers vaccine against the ...

AAFP News : Special Report: Vaccines and Immunizations

https://www.aafp.org/news/vaccine/20090804flu-prep-summit.html

FP Vaccine Expert Covers the Waterfront on Immunizations

Aug 4, 2009 - There has been no shortage of vaccine-related news this year, with important court rulings, a rise in parental resistance to childhood vaccines and outbreaks of vaccine-preventable illnesses. To get a perspective on vaccine and immunization issues, AAFP News Now sat down with Doug ...

AAFP News : Special Report: Vaccines and Immunizations

https://www.aafp.org/news/vaccine/20090804outcaltonvaccines.html

Vaccines and Immunizations Special Report

Aug 4, 2009 - This is an AAFP News Now Special Report that covers multiple issues associated with immunizng children, teens and adults.

AAFP News : Special Report: Vaccines and Immunizations

https://www.aafp.org/news/vaccine.html

Poor Flu Vaccination Rates Among Health Care Workers Imperil Patients, Colleagues

Aug 4, 2009 - Health care workers play a vital role in providing influenza vaccinations, but too many of those workers don't protect themselves, their patients and their co-workers from a disease that kills an average of 36,000 Americans a year.

AAFP News : Special Report: Vaccines and Immunizations

https://www.aafp.org/news/vaccine/20090804hc-workers.html

Family Medicine Residencies Teach Many Strategies to Boost Immunization Rates

Aug 4, 2009 - Located in a state with one of the lowest immunizations rates in the country, the Oregon Health and Science University family medicine residency program in Portland has its work cut out for it. Its 36 physicians-in-training learn strategies that help them talk to parents about ...

AAFP News : Special Report: Vaccines and Immunizations

https://www.aafp.org/news/vaccine/20090804residencies-vacc.html

Confusion, Safety Concerns Contribute to Low Seasonal Flu Vaccine Coverage Among ...

Aug 4, 2009 - It has been five years since the CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, or ACIP, recommended that all women who are pregnant -- and those who may become pregnant -- during influenza season should be vaccinated. Yet immunization rates for this high-risk group remain ...

AAFP News : Special Report: Vaccines and Immunizations

https://www.aafp.org/news/vaccine/20090804preg-women.html

Autism Activist Says It's Time to Acknowledge There's No Autism-Vaccine Link

Aug 4, 2009 - It's been a rough year for the anti-vaccine movement. In February, three federal judges ruled in three separate cases that there is no association between vaccines and autism. In April, Alison Singer resigned from her role as executive vice president of Autism Speaks, the nation's ...

AAFP News : Special Report: Vaccines and Immunizations

https://www.aafp.org/news/vaccine/20090804singerinterview.html

Academy Reaches Out to Insurers to Resolve Vaccine Payment Issues

Aug 4, 2009 - The Academy's Practice Support Division works on behalf of family physicians on many fronts, including vaccine payment issues. The division's close interaction with both family physicians and the country's major health plans led AAFP News Now to pose a series of questions to staff ...

AAFP News : Special Report: Vaccines and Immunizations

https://www.aafp.org/news/vaccine/20090804psa-q-a.html

Managing Vaccine Costs Ensures FPs Can Offer Patients Access to Needed Immunizations

Aug 4, 2009 - Family physicians know all too well that providing immunizations to their patients is an expensive service. That's why FPs -- especially those who are running solo and small practices -- need to make sure they have explored every avenue to reduce their immunization costs.

AAFP News : Special Report: Vaccines and Immunizations

https://www.aafp.org/news/vaccine/20090804vacc-costs.html

FPs' Personal Touch Can Persuade Doubting Parents to Vaccinate Their Children

Aug 4, 2009 - Although immunization rates among infants and young children are at an all-time high, some parents are reluctant to vaccinate their children. So family physicians -- who administer many of the nation's vaccines -- must take the time to listen to parents' concerns and address them, ...

AAFP News : Special Report: Vaccines and Immunizations

https://www.aafp.org/news/vaccine/20090804vacc-parents.html

Physician Participation Key to Role Immunization Registries Play in Vaccination Efforts

Aug 4, 2009 - One way to increase immunization rates in the United States is via physician participation in state and regional immunization registries. However, although nearly three-quarters of physicians who practice in the public sector participated in these programs in 2008, only about one-third ...

AAFP News : Special Report: Vaccines and Immunizations

https://www.aafp.org/news/vaccine/20090804vacc-registries.html

Adolescent Vaccination Rates Climbing, but Some Still Fall Short of HHS Goals

Aug 4, 2009 - Tetanus, diphtheria toxoids and acellular pertussis, or Tdap, vaccine is recommended for all 11- and 12-year-olds, but only 30.4 percent of eligible American adolescents received the combination vaccine in 2007, according to the CDC.

AAFP News : Special Report: Vaccines and Immunizations

https://www.aafp.org/news/vaccine/20090804teen-shots.html

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