Tag: "immunization" at medical news
Patient, doctor attitudes can affect rate of flu shots
...merican Journal of Preventive Medicine. Influenza immunization
rates for people age 65 years or older fell to 63 percent in 2000-2001, well below the national goal of 90 percent and down from 68 per cent a year earlier. Rates among minority groups were even lower: 49 percent for blacks and 52 percent for Hispani...
National vaccine advisory committee issues recommendations to strengthen supply of routine vaccines
...d to the prevention of infectious diseases through immunization
and the prevention of adverse reactions to vaccines. The NVAC is composed of 15 members from public and private organizations representing vaccine manufacturers, physicians, parents, and state and local health agencies. "Beginning in late 2000, s...
Race affects older Americans' likelihood of getting flu shot
...This fear is a barrier for acceptance of influenza immunization
among both blacks and whites." Greenberg said that the natural reluctance about vaccination might be best combatted with well-promoted personal statements by respected members of the underserved group who endorse and accept vaccination. The researche...
Use of rubella vaccine is growing worldwide, but more work remains
... countries using rubella vaccine in their national immunization
programs has increased dramatically in recent year...eveloped countries have been unable to add rubella immunization
to their national vaccination programs, according to the article. While 100% of the industrialized c...
Invalid vaccine doses would cost millions to fix
...ine. Stokley and colleagues' sample of national immunization
records reveals that 10 percent of children receiv...ey and colleagues concluded. The study included immunization
data collected from 34,087 parents and 22,958 physicians for children ages 19 to 35 months....
A novel way to boost childhood immunizations: Use baby pictures on personalized calendars
...In the face of mounting concern over low childhood immunization
rates, a Saint Louis University researcher has fou...pecifically tailored to their family and scheduled immunization
dates. At the end of the nine month enrollment period, 82 percent of the babies whose parents re...
Jan/Feb 2004 Annals of Family Medicine tip sheet
...Mexico was associated with significantly decreased immunization
coverage for the 4:3:1 childhood vaccination serie...tions that might have contributed to the decreased immunization
coverage: 1) a reduction in funding to state-run public health clinics where many of the most vulner...
Scientists identify a human antibody that blocks SARS virus infection
... in the lab are another important tool for passive immunization
or early treatment of a viral infection. Marasco says the 80R antibody is an effective viral entry inhibitor, looks promising in animal tests and could be commercially developed for testing in clinical trials. "It would be very satisfying to see thi...
Effectiveness of chickenpox vaccine decreases after one year
... of chickenpox in groups with substantial rates of immunization
have increased concern about the effectiveness of the current recommendations for administration of the vaccine. Marietta Vazquez, M.D., of the Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Conn., and colleagues examined the influence of age at the...
Texas nonprofit corporation launches vaccine information service
...or purchaser of vaccines in the U.S. We are not an immunization
advocacy organization but rather we are an immunization
information service." Previous funding for NNii has come from a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson F...
Effectiveness of safer smallpox vaccine demonstrated against monkeypox
...es. Immune responses were monitored throughout the immunization
period, and then, later, after the monkeys were exposed to monkeypox. After vaccinating the monkeys, researchers examined the number of lesions that formed on the animals' skin and the amount of time in which they healed. Monkeys that received Dryvax...
Time with patients, staff support boost flu shot rates
... activity in itself increased the likelihood of an immunization
occurring, but the full sequence of events was mor...ive Medicine. Providers are more likely to discuss immunization
needs if they have the time [and] information available, and the operational support to do so, Fonta...
Business strategy used to increase immunization rates in children
...ti Children's, examined whether proven, successful immunization
strategies could be implemented in a specialty out...ettings. The result was a substantial increase in immunization
rates in a clinic where immunization
is essential to child health, and immunization
rates in other c...
NIAID rotavirus vaccine licensed for commercialization
...hield. Subsequently, it was added to the pediatric immunization
schedule and given to young infants in the United States. More than 1 million doses were administered before the vaccine was withdrawn from the market in 1999 because of a link with an intestinal blockage known as intussusception. After continuing de...
Needle-free anthrax vaccine shows promise in animal studies
...osed to a lethal dose of inhalation anthrax, nasal immunization
with the powder resulted in an 83 to 100 percent survival rate, similar to the protection offered by the injectable formulation, according to a key researcher on the project, Ge Jiang, Ph.D., a pharmaceutical scientist with BD Technologies. Initial d...
Chicken pox vaccine saves $$, protects whole population
...lization occurring simultaneously with the rise in immunization
rates for the disease. "The results show an annual savings of $100 million since the varicella, or chicken pox, vaccine was introduced, just in the cost of hospital care for people with severe cases. That's greater than the savings predicted in the ...
Federal policy has failed to prepare nation for possibility of bioterrorism
...e plan to expand the government's current smallpox immunization
program," Leroy said in an interview. "But I do w...raw attention to the moribund state of the current immunization
program and to suggest an idea to encourage vaccinations." LeRoy's article, "Pox Americana? Vaccina...
Oct. 14 Web cast: Reporter's Workshop -- Covering Vaccines & Immunizations
...ou with insights about reporting on this and other immunization
stories, a panel of experts will discuss: What go...on parents' attitudes and opinions about childhood immunization
practices. Date/Time: Thursday, October 14, 2004 11:00 am to 1:00 pm EST Web cast: Access to ...
Texas Children's Hospital specialists say proactive approach best defense against flu season
...T SHEET: Texas Children's Hospital specialists say immunization
can ease effects of flu season Q&A: The facts about flu season HOUSTON As Texas Children's Hospital braces for the upcoming flu season, parents are urged to schedule immunizations for at-risk youngsters and seek early treatment when symptoms are...
Whooping cough makes a national comeback
...nd healthcare providers to remember that childhood immunization
against pertussis wears off five to 10 years after...eens to schedule routine health visits. "After the immunization
series is completed by age six, pertussis immunization
is rarely discussed at healthcare visits. Fe...
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