The United States Congress designated January as Cervical Health Awareness Month. Nearly 13,000 women in the United States are diagnosed with cervical cancer each year, but the disease is virtually always preventable with HPV vaccination and appropriate screening (Pap smear). VACCINATION HPV vaccines can help prevent infection from both high risk HPV types that can lead to cervical […]
CDC established National Influenza Vaccination Week (NIVW) in 2005 to highlight the importance of continuing flu vaccination through the holiday season and beyond. https://www.cdc.gov/flu/resource-center/nivw/about.htm Influenza Update 2019-2020 is presented as a web-on-demand video. How long are you contagious with the flu? CDC provides information on everything you need to know about the flu illness, including symptoms, treatment and prevention. […]
National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW) is an annual observance to promote the benefits of immunizations and to improve the health of children two years old or younger. In 2019, we are celebrating the 25th anniversary of NIIW. Since 1994, local and state health departments, national immunization partners, healthcare professionals, community leaders from across the United States, and […]
Hepatitis Awareness Month May is Hepatitis Awareness Month.. Hepatitis A, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C are three types of viral hepatitis. While each can produce similar symptoms, each hepatitis virus affects the liver differently, has different routes of transmission, and has different populations that are commonly affected. MMWR: Increase in Hepatitis A Virus Infections — […]
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