Measles Cases Surpass 1,000 In U.S. Amid Largest Outbreak In 25 Years
From January 1 to September 5, 2019, 1,241 individual cases of measles have been confirmed in 31 states. This is an increase of 19 cases from the previous week. However, only one of these cases was recently ill. The rest were identified as past cases. This is the greatest number of cases reported in the U.S. since 1992. More than 75% of the cases this year are linked to outbreaks in New York. Measles is more likely to spread and cause outbreaks in U.S. communities where groups of people are unvaccinated. The majority of cases are among people who were not vaccinated against measles.
Nearly 5,000 students get shots at Temple University amid mumps outbreak
The city health department said the number of confirmed and probable cases of mumps at the school reached 108. Nearly 5,000 students and faculty members have taken advantage of free vaccine booster shots, with more than 2,500 people given shots during the second clinic offering the MMR vaccine, according to city health officials. The first clinic at the school saw more than 2,200 people.
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.
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.
Join the Bucks County Immunization Coalition at their Fall Provider Conference, Wednesday, October 23rd from 9am-12pm.
Location: Bucks County Intermediate Unit
Presentations: Hepatitis A Outbreak in PA and Travel Vaccines: Who, What, Where?
*2 Nursing CES offered
Chester County Immunization Coalition
9th Annual Immunization Education Program
Tuesday, September 24, 2019
Downingtown Country Club;
Vaccine Health Literacy with Teach Back, led by:
Mary Powell, PhD, CRNP
Kristin Motley, PharmD
The Chester County Immunization Coalition paired with West Chester University nursing students to read “Berenstain Bears go to the Doctor” to local Kennet and West Chester Head Start students. Chester the Immunization Champion horse even tagged along!
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