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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…
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.
The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommends that all healthcare professionals receive hepatitis B, influenza, Tdap, MMR, and varicella vaccinations, to reduce the chances of contracting or spreading vaccine-preventable diseases.
Immunizations are an essential component of disease prevention and control. Preventing healthcare-associated transmission of infectious diseases protects patients, HCPs, their families, and their communities.
This iconic photo in the history of vaccines is of Robert Weibel, MD, vaccinating Kirsten Hilleman with the mumps vaccine – which was developed by her father, Dr. Maurice R. Hilleman. Fifty years ago this spring, Dr. Hilleman started down the path of creating the vaccine using mumps virus that he isolated from his daughter, Jeryl Lynn (the older […]
Originally posted on Shot of Prevention:
There are now over 750 cases of measles in Wales with 72 cases being reported since Thursday. Unfortunately, as can be expected with measles, as many as 77 people have been hospitalized since the beginning of the outbreak and sadly, it may just be a matter of time before someone suffers serious complications and dies. Although children of…