Category Measles

ID News Round-Up: Measles

Despite having eliminated measles in the US nearly two decades ago, the US is once again seeing record-setting cases of the vaccine-preventable disease. The number of measles cases reported in the US this year reached 1,001 on June 5, 2019. This is the largest number of measles cases reported in the US since the last major outbreak in 1994…

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Measles Outbreaks: Reinforcing the Importance of National Infant Immunization Week

April 27-May 4, 2019 marks the 25th anniversary of National Infant Immunization Week, recognizing the impact of vaccines on improving public health…

Vaccines Save Lives: What Is Driving Vaccine-Preventable Disease Outbreaks?

Vaccines save lives; there is simply no question about it. Decades of evidence and scientific studies support this fact. So why are we facing a potential epidemic of vaccine-preventable diseases?

Spread Information, Not Diseases

Vaccines are among the most significant achievements in public health and can help protect against 14 deadly diseases. Share these infographics to help spread information, not disease!

Think Globally, Act Locally: Infant and Childhood Immunization

Local health departments are significant providers of vaccinations, and 88% of local health departments across the nation provide childhood immunization services. Often the “safety net” healthcare provider in the community, local health departments act as chief public health strategists, and are instrumental in providing immunization services, engaging community stakeholders, and implementing effective and sustainable practices.

Influenza Vaccination: Protecting Yourself by Protecting Your Community

When it comes to flu, it certainly is in your best interest to get vaccinated annually. But you can substantially improve your chances of protection by also promoting vaccination to all those around you. Become an advocate in your community so that everyone for whom vaccination is recommended gets vaccinated each year, not only to protect yourself, but also the community at-large.

Vaccination Nation

From the moment we become parents, we work to keep our children’s environment safe. We child-proof our homes and make sure poisons and dangerous objects are secured wherever our kids spend time. But we aren’t always as diligent about making sure the community spaces where our children learn and play are protected from threats we can’t see, like infectious diseases…