Posts tagged "immunizations"

Feb. 11 news: Exercise guidelines, measles vaccine, Ebola outbreak, Venezuela’s doctors, sickle cell advocate

Check out today’s public health news for Monday, Feb. 11, 2019

August 8 news: Reading increases lifespan, acupuncture and dementia, e-cigarette regulation

Check out today's public health news on Monday, August 8, 2016.
APHA Get Ready: Share our e-card for National Immunization Awareness Month

APHA Get Ready: Share our e-card for National Immunization Awareness Month

We can’t believe it’s August already, but we’re ready for National Immunization Awareness Month. You probably know something about vaccines, but we all need to make sure we’re up to date. So remind the people you care about with our new e-card, just in time for flu season.
As measles cases rise CDC says US vaccination program saves lives, prevents illness

As measles cases rise CDC says US vaccination program saves lives, prevents illness

Twenty years ago, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention created its Vaccines For Children Program to provide free immunizations to children.
AAP’s Steve Krug talks infant health and emergency preparedness

AAP’s Steve Krug talks infant health and emergency preparedness

National Infant Immunization Week is from April 20 – 27, focusing on improving the health of children 2 years old or younger. Immunizations can protect infants from 14 preventable diseases, including chickenpox, measles and the flu.

Pharmacists taking on greater role in fight against influenza

While the majority of flu vaccinations still take place in traditional medical settings, the number of Americans getting immunized outside the doctor’s office is on the rise. Read more from this story in the February 2012 issue of The Nation's Health.

Vaccination efforts ramp up for start of school

Pencils. Backpacks. Vaccinations. Parents are being asked to shop for more than school supplies as they prepare their kids for the start of classes. Back-to-school season also marks the beginning of a busy public health effort to make sure Americans are protected against a range of communicable diseases.