Tag Archives: Immunization

Hope For The Future: Teens Choosing To #GetVaccinated

This year, we all have a reason to take heart. The current generation of teens are an empowered group, and the choices they are making about their health give parents hope for the future…

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Talking About HPV Pays Off

HPV vaccines are safe and effective in preventing certain types of cancers, but for many preteens and teens, having ‘the talk’ with their parents or guardians about preventing a sexually-transmitted infection (STI) can be awkward…

Alexa, Who Should Get a Flu Shot?

Last year, 185 children in the US died from influenza (flu) infections or related complications. And like many seasons before, almost 80% of those children who died did not get a flu shot…

The Impact of Pharmacists as Frontline Immunizers

While 46 states currently allow pharmacists to administer all recommended vaccines and all 50 states allow flu vaccines to be given, many states continue to place barriers between patients and pharmacists as immunizers, primarily by age and/or prescription restrictions…

Developing Improved Vaccines for Older Adults

By 2030, the number of adults age 65 years and older in the United States is expected to grow to 71 million—at least 20 percent of the total population. It is particularly important during this stage of life to maintain healthy lifestyles and habits. Receiving recommended immunizations is an essential part of that process.,,

Empowering Teens As Health Advocates

Improving teen engagement in their own health is key to preventing serious and deadly infectious diseases and empowering them to build healthy habits for life…

Brittany’s Story: A Young Life Lost to Influenza

Seven months ago, I lost my beautiful daughter, Brittany Danielle Andersen, at the age of 20.  I’m sharing her story so that parents and young adults will know that the flu doesn’t just affect young kids and old people.  It can take anyone, at any age…