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Feature Article: Ben Franklin — Pro-vaccine Before Vaccines Were Invented?

Published on Feb 16, 2016 in Parents PACK, from the Vaccine Education Center of the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia This month’s edition of the Parents PACK newsletter was inspired by Dr. Paul Offit’s receipt of the 2016 Benjamin Franklin Founder Award. Dr. Offit is the director of the Vaccine Education Center. Award recipients are chosen(…)

Dr. Paul Offit Speaks on Alternative Vaccination Schedules – Listen to his recorded presentation!

Check out the link/attachment to the recording and slide presentation offered by the IZCoalitions Network on January 13, 2016, featuring Dr. Paul Offit discussing “Alternative Vaccination Schedules.” Follow-up from January 13 webinar with Dr. Paul Offit Click on the link to view Dr. Offit’s slide set in PDF format: alternative_schedules slide set from Dr. Paul Offit. This was(…)

Watch this Teen Vaccine Awareness Video developed by MCIC Member, Robert Till

Robert Till has been working with his local Immunization Coalition in developing a teen vaccine awareness video for his Eagle Scout Badge. He found by talking to his friends that they had many questions on teen vaccines. He thought by having vaccine experts answering their questions, it would empower them to learn more about teen(…)

Influenza vaccination: What’s new this season?

Source:   Journal of Family  Practice, 2015 September;64(9):573-576. Doug Campos-Outcalt, MD, MPA Medical Director, Mercy Care Plan, Phoenix, Ariz One IIV trivalent product can now be given with a needle-free jet injector. A recombinant vaccine formulation is available for those who have egg allergy. The algorithm for dosing in children now asks just one question. The Centers(…)

Hospitals and Long Term Care Facilities Champion Influenza – Vaccinating 90% or more of their Health Care Personnel

More than 100 hospitals and long-term care facilities reported their facility’s vaccination rates of health care personnel during the 2014-2015 influenza season as part of the PAIC’s “Earn Your Stripes” campaign.  58 facilities received a certificate of achievement signifying their success in vaccinating 90% or more of their health care personnel during the 2014-2015 influenza(…)

PAIC joins Community Immunity PA to eliminate Pennsylvania’s Philosophical Exemption for Required Immunizations

Community Immunity – PA  and PAIC are asking for your support! The recent measles outbreak has shown how vulnerable our children and communities have become because of exemptions to vaccine requirements. Pennsylvania now has the 2nd lowest measles vaccination rate for kids in kindergarten in the country. Vaccines protect our kids – but only when everyone who can(…)

Check out your County’s School Immunization Rates

The Pennsylvania Department of Health publishes School Immunization rates by County, including the number of medical, religious and philosophical exemptions. Access the website and reports at:    

How Do We Improve Adult Vaccination Rates?

Steady rates but still off target for Healthy People 2020 Goals February 17, 2015 FAMILY PRACTICE NEWS Little progress has been made in the past year toward reaching targeted Healthy People 2020 levels of adult vaccination rates, according to a report by the CDC. Of the 6 vaccines in the report, 3 are included in(…)

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