Vaccines are recommended for women before, during and after pregnancy. Some vaccines, such as the measles, mumps, rubella (MMR) vaccine, should be given a month or more before pregnancy. Other vaccines, like Tdap (to protect against whooping cough) and influenza, are given during pregnancy.
If everyone — healthcare providers, hospital administrators, policy makers, and patients — works together to employ effective Antimicrobial Stewardship Programs, we can improve patient care, more effectively combat antibiotic resistance, and ultimately save lives.
Special thanks to Allison Kempe, MD, MPH, Professor of Pediatrics at University of Colorado School of Medicine and Director of the Children’s Outcomes Research (COR) Program at Children’s Hospital Colorado for summarizing results from a recent study, Physician Response to Parental Requests to Spread Out the Recommended Vaccine Schedule. The study found that virtually all healthcare providers encounter requests to spread out vaccines and, despite concerns, most agree to do so.
Immunization apps can be a valuable tool to ensure you are referencing the most up-to-date immunization recommendations to patients.
Like most children’s hospitals, Children’s of MN received a high number of infectious diseases cases this flu season and sadly, four children died in our hospital of influenza this year, also a new record…They were toddlers to teens, healthy and with chronic conditions, and mostly unvaccinated.
Originally posted on Shot of Prevention:
Photo Credit: James Gathany, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention written by: Amy Pisani, MS, Executive Director, Every Child By Two The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) conducted an abbreviated meeting on February 26, 2015 due to the threat of a winter storm in the Atlanta, Georgia region. …
You may know Kristen Bell from her role as Veronica Mars, or more recently, her role as the voice of Anna in Frozen. But, Kristen is also becoming well-known as she is the latest celebrity to publicly announce her pro-vaccine stance.