Navigation Links
More Low-Income Kids Are Getting Vaccinated
Date:5/4/2009

hose living 133 percent below the poverty level and high-income households were those living 400 percent or more above the federal poverty level. The federal poverty level changes depending on family size, but as an example, in 1997, the federal poverty level for a family of 5 was $24,744, according to the study.

The study included more than 232,000 youngsters living in low-income households between 1995 and 2007.

The researchers found that timely immunizations were up for every vaccine type, except for Hib. Levels of immunization in low-income children remained unchanged for the Hib vaccine.

The gap in vaccinations between kids from low- and high-income families shrank for the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine, hepatitis B immunization, and the chickenpox (varicella) vaccine. Differences between high- and low-income children's vaccination rates did not budge for the polio vaccine, and actually widened by 0.4 percent for the DTaP vaccine, according to the study.

"On the whole, low-income children are catching up," said Dr. Peter Belamarich, a pediatrician at Children's Hospital of Montefiore in New York City. "There's more work to do, but we're having success on the whole in increasing vaccination rates," he said.

Nevertheless, "parents should actively ask about their child's immunization status when they're in the doctor's office, and they should permit the pediatrician to administer whichever vaccines are due. There's no upper limit on the number of vaccinations a child can have in one visit," explained Belamarich.

Diamond said that providing access is key to improving these rates even further, and that education has to follow the access. If people don't realize that low- or no-cost vaccines are available, immunization rates won't go up, he pointed out.

"We need to ensure access and professional cooperation, and provide more outreach to the community," said Diamond.


'/>"/>

Copyright©2009 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Low-income families with sick children often enrolled in high-deductible health care plans
2. Missing: 125 Million Meals for Low-Income Minnesotans
3. Area Dentists, University of Detroit Mercy Team Up to Provide Free Dental Care to Low-Income, Uninsured Detroit-Area Children on Saturday, February 7
4. Michigan Dentists Giving Free Dental Care to Low-Income Children During Annual Give Kids a Smile Program Starting February 6
5. ADA Give Kids A Smile Events Provide Dental Care to Children from Low-Income Families
6. Catholic Charities USA Praises Congress for Protecting Health Care for Low-income Children
7. Obesity among states low-income teens nearly triple that of more affluent peers
8. Current Economic Situation Prompts Increased Smoking, Delay in Quit Attempts, Middle and Low-Income Americans Hit Hardest
9. AHIP: Low-Income and Rural Seniors Depend on Medigap Supplemental Coverage
10. Parenting program for low-income families reduces toddlers problem behavior
11. Kids of Stressed, Low-Income Moms Prone to Weight Problems
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
More Low-Income Kids Are Getting Vaccinated
(Date:8/21/2014)... The W. Montague Cobb/ NMA Health ... voice in the elimination of health disparities, honored ... 112th National Medical Association’s (NMA) Annual Convention and ... Ruffin, Ph.D, former Director of the National Institute ... career and innovations have had a significant impact ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... Rockville, MD (PRWEB) August 21, 2014 ... Pediatrics reported a 63% increase in disability associated with ... along with a more than 15% increase in disability ... of early intervention for rising numbers of children who ... Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). , On a broader ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... To sexually objectify a woman is to focus on ... sexual pleasure rather than viewing her as a complete ... long been considered a problem in the media, how ... in Psychology of Women Quarterly , a SAGE ... body is related to higher incidents of sexual pressure ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... Aug. 21, 2014 Researchers in the United ... cataracts can quickly and accurately diagnose a number of ... study published online today in Ophthalmology ... Using a single test, doctors were able to ... their mutations reducing the time and money spent on ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... New York (PRWEB) August 21, 2014 ... blood thinner caused patients to suffer uncontrollable internal bleeding ... courts, Bernstein Liebhard LLP reports. According to court documents, ... in U.S. District Court, Easter District of New York ... due to a bleeding event that was allegedly caused ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:W. Montague Cobb/NMA Health Institute Honors Three Outstanding Leaders in Health Disparities 2Health News:New Pediatrics Study Reveals Dramatic Increase in Speech Problems in Children Over Past Decade 2Health News:New Pediatrics Study Reveals Dramatic Increase in Speech Problems in Children Over Past Decade 3Health News:Objectification in romantic relationships related to sexual pressure and coercion 2Health News:New DNA test for diagnosing diseases linked to childhood blindness 2Health News:Xarelto Lawsuits Mount With New Filing in New York Federal Court, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 2Health News:Xarelto Lawsuits Mount With New Filing in New York Federal Court, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 3Health News:Xarelto Lawsuits Mount With New Filing in New York Federal Court, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 4
... , FARMINGDALE, N.Y., Sept. 2 Misonix, ... invasive ultrasonic medical device technology, which in Europe is used ... health conditions, today announced the restructuring and expansion of its ... created; one for sales and service of the Sonablate(R) 500 ...
... COLO Research published in the September 2009 issue of ... an individual,s quality of life prior to treatment can help ... cell lung cancer (NSCLC). For those with advanced stage ... months, with approximately one-third of patients surviving past the one ...
... models to comb through thousands of injury reports in ... automatically classify them based on specific words or phrases. ... causes of injuries so that efforts could be directed ... Mark Lehto, an associate professor in Purdue University,s School ...
... ... in Chicago, IL USA offers two for one deal on summits. Also book your ... ... three weeks until Biopolymers Symposium 2009 conference and exhibit, taking place at the Embassy Suites ...
... , , , ... NBIX ) announced today that Kevin Gorman, President and Chief ... Partners Healthcare Conference in Boston. , , The ... Time (ET)/6:45 a.m. Pacific Time (PT). The presentation will be simultaneously ...
... occur before 65, study finds, many younger patients not ... Stroke could be affecting Americans earlier in life than ... no longer an affliction of old age," said lead ... and neurology and investigator for the Cognitive Rehabilitation Research ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Misonix Restructures and Expands Sales Organization in Europe 2Health News:Misonix Restructures and Expands Sales Organization in Europe 3Health News:Misonix Restructures and Expands Sales Organization in Europe 4Health News:New computer models aim to classify, help reduce injury accidents 2Health News:Biopolymers Symposium 2009 Offers Two for One Deal: Attend Retailers Scorecard Seminar and Attend the EcoLabeling Summit Free 2Health News:Neurocrine Biosciences to Present at the Thomas Weisel Partners Healthcare Conference 2Health News:Stroke May Be Striking at a Younger Age 2Health News:Stroke May Be Striking at a Younger Age 3
(Date:8/21/2014)... Texas , Aug. 21, 2014  Vermillion, Inc. ... focused on gynecologic cancers and women,s health, has appointed ... Sales and Managed Markets. Ms. Bauzon has ... and expanding payer coverage for laboratory services companies. She ... recently with PerkinElmer, Inc., where she held the position ...
(Date:8/21/2014)...  eRelevance Corporation ( www.erelevancecorp.com ), a progressive ... has completed integration with Nextech, a popular Electronic ... Dermatology practices. "Integration allows our service ... using Nextech," stated Bob Fabbio , co-founder ... the EMR we are able to automatically target ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... , Aug. 21, 2014  Publicis Groupe ... Hartley , Managing Partner and Healthcare Industry Group Leader, ... 100, which recognizes the most inspiring people in the ... leaders in research and development, marketing, technology, creativity, strategy ... in 2006 as a partner in its leading Rosetta ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Vermillion Appoints Holly B. Bauzon as VP of Sales and Managed Markets 2eRelevance Corporation Integrates with Nextech Electronic Medical Records 2Shannon Hartley Shines in PharmaVOICE 100 2
... 14, 2010 Patients and doctors no longer have ... now that Advanced Radiology has introduced Baltimore area,s first ... boreless magnet is a major advancement for patients who ... to claustrophobia or height/weight limitations.  Claustrophobic patients can avoid ...
... 14, 2010 The Dr. Paul Janssen Award ... for nominations. This prestigious award recognizes individuals whose ... to make, significant transformational contributions toward the improvement ... www.pauljanssenaward.com and will be accepted until February ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Advanced Radiology Introduces Baltimore's First 1.2T High Field Open MRI 2Dr. Paul Janssen Award for Biomedical Research Issues Call for Nominations 2Dr. Paul Janssen Award for Biomedical Research Issues Call for Nominations 3
... with a 10-foot, kink-resistant cord for easier, ... electrosurgical pencils are the only product on ... non-stick tips allowing surgeons to make cleaner ... CLEAN PTFE coating is proven to last ...
... it maximizes use by allowing two ... while the third lamp is reserved ... in mind, it includes universal turrets ... excellent choice for hospital operating rooms ...
... The patented Applied Fiberoptics Gemini surgical headlight ... The headlight is durable and ultra-low-profile and ... closely without the annoying "rams effect." The ... nylon, is designed to sit low on ...
... use of some micro vascular clamps can ... With use, Stainless steel changes its elasticity, ... that pressures above 30g/mm2 may be associated ... from titanium which does not change its ...
Medicine Products: