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Washington measles outbreak: Why we should fear this vaccine-preventable disease

“If we get to a few thousand cases a year, parents will once again be forced to watch children die needlessly from this disease. Second, we experience the reemergence of other diseases that have been eliminated from this country — like polio or diphtheria. Third, measles vaccine is given in combination with mumps and rubella vaccines. If parents aren’t giving children the measles vaccine, they also aren’t giving them a vaccine to prevent two other viral diseases.”

Cases of the mumps at Temple University increases to 67

City Department of Health spokesman James Garrow said the total number of probable cases stands at 67. Mumps is a viral infection that involves swelled glands. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine is the best way for people to protect themselves against it.

SAVE THE DATE: PAIC Annual Meeting and PIC Conference 2019

Save the Date! PAIC and PIC Annual Meeting and Conference 2019

Information for Coalitions

  • Let's Talk: Promoting Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccination in Primary Care & Dental Practices

    Objectives — 1. Understand the immune-evading mechanism of the Human Papillomavirus (HPV); 2. Describe the rationale for HPV vaccine early in life; and 3. List three key discussion points with parents about HPV vaccination.
  • Click here for: The Journey of Your Child's Vaccine

    The 5-minute video explains the three phases of clinical trials, vaccine manufacturing, and how a vaccine is added to the U.S. recommended immunization schedule.
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    This award-winning documentary takes a look into the lives of five brave women affected by HPV. Their stories portray the misconceptions, stigma, shame, heartbreak, pain, and triumph that they experience while battling cervical cancer.
  • Click to view "Let's Talk: PA School Immunization Requirements Update

    This recorded webinar with Dr. Susan Kressly, MD, FAAP discusses changes in school immunization requirements.
  • Click here for #UDontGetIt Materials

    Updated #UDontGetIt PDF’s for your practice or coalition to use to promote and build materials.
  • Click here for more information

    ACS is leading the charge to prevent cancer with Mission: HPV Cancer Free. Visit their site form more information and resources on how you can help join the fight.
  • Kids at Ruppert Elementary School Learn About Victor Vaccine!

    Kids at Ruppert Elementary School Learn About Victor Vaccine!

    Every year Rupert Elementary School prepares to celebrate DEAR (Drop Everything And Read) Day by inviting selected area residents and community and organization leaders to share the joy of reading with students. This year David Genoa, from the Montgomery County Health Department, read the story of Victor Vaccine!
  • Register for MCIC's Educational Dinner!

    Register for MCIC's Educational Dinner!

    Join us on May 8, 2019 from 5pm-8pm with speakers Dr. Paul Offit and Erica DeWald.

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