Navigation Links
Vaccinations Aren't Just for Kids
Date:9/17/2011

By Dennis Thompson
HealthDay Reporter

FRIDAY, Sept. 16 (HealthDay News) -- Public health experts often focus immunization awareness efforts toward protecting children, and with good reason: Facing a potentially bewildering schedule of vaccinations for their young ones, parents usually need all the help they can get.

But vaccinations aren't just kid stuff.

Medical science is creating an increasing number of immunizations targeted at adults, to help them avoid life-threatening diseases in middle-age and opportunistic infections when they're older.

"Immunization is a life-long issue that we need to pay a lot of attention to," said Dr. Georges C. Benjamin, executive director of the American Public Health Association.

Some adult vaccinations are very well-known, like the annual shot that aims to prevent the spread of influenza.

"You need an influenza shot every year," Benjamin said. "Part of that is because the virus changes every year, sometimes a little and sometimes a lot."

The flu vaccine is the least challenging of adult vaccines to promote because just about everyone can and should get one, with very few exceptions, said Dr. Carolyn B. Bridges, associate director for adult immunizations at the Immunization Services Division of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

"People don't have to go through a process to figure out if they are indicated or not for the vaccine," said Bridges, noting that, as of last year, everyone 6 years and older is recommended to receive an annual flu shot.

Newer vaccines, however, are targeted toward specific age groups, which can make it more difficult to figure out which shots are needed.

For example, the relatively new human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine prevents infection by a sexually transmitted virus that causes cervical cancer in women.

"The vaccine is recommended for younger girls, but young adults who didn't receive it as
'/>"/>

Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2 3 4

Related medicine news :

1. Most states offer HPV vaccinations to girls in juvenile justice system
2. No Benefit Seen in Delaying Infant Vaccinations
3. Government urges universal flu vaccinations
4. Strengthening routine flu vaccination and health programs may improve pandemic vaccinations
5. Many Higher-Income Parents Forgoing Kids Vaccinations: Report
6. Adult Vaccinations Protect Children: Report
7. Fear Proves Prime Motivator for Vaccinations
8. Family Research Council: Planned Parenthood Report Oversexualizes Ten-Year-Olds, Undermines Parental Authority
9. Planned Parenthood Sex Ed Program Is an Assault on Parental Rights
10. Explorers Bounty Puffed Fruit Snacks Helping Parents Battle Summer Obesity
11. Parents often wait too long to treat childrens asthma symptoms
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Vaccinations Aren't Just for Kids
(Date:12/22/2014)... China (PRWEB) December 22, 2014 Physicians ... MabThera (rituximab) for the treatment of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL), ... , a leading global healthcare consulting firm. MabThera is ... lymphoma (DLBCL), the most common form of NHL. , ... Access and Barriers,” the incidence of NHL in China ...
(Date:12/22/2014)... OH (PRWEB) December 22, 2014 Explorys, ... three additions to its leadership team: Greg Yarrington as ... of Engineering, and Patrick Wells as Vice President of ... to add 80 new jobs in 2015 to support ... expansion of its platform-as-a-service offerings, and growth of its ...
(Date:12/22/2014)... 22, 2014 In recognition of Veteran’s ... to Hero Reward, a local organization that provides services ... , Located on a couple hundred acres in ... offers lodging, world class fishing, hunting, hiking, horseback riding, ... founded several years ago to support U.S. Service men ...
(Date:12/22/2014)... New York NY (PRWEB) December 22, 2014 ... reports that a federal panel of judges has granted ... lawsuits in the U.S. District Court, Eastern District ... (JPML) issued an order on December 12 to transfer ... actions–pending in 22 districts to the Louisiana court for ...
(Date:12/22/2014)... Luxury Linen purveyor Peacock Alley once ... to provide logistics and support for one of Dallas’ largest ... long history of giving back to the community in which ... Toy Drive were Whataburger® and 99.5 The Wolf. , There ... Providing gifts to children who would otherwise not receive any ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Physicians in China See Most Significant Demand for MabThera Biosimilar 2Health News:Physicians in China See Most Significant Demand for MabThera Biosimilar 3Health News:Explorys Continues to Experience Rapid Growth, Adds Three Healthcare IT Executives to Its Leadership Team 2Health News:Explorys Continues to Experience Rapid Growth, Adds Three Healthcare IT Executives to Its Leadership Team 3Health News:Discount Labels Donates Portion of November Sales to Hero Reward Program 2Health News:Panel Orders Xarelto Lawsuits Consolidated Into Multi-District Litigation Reports Alonso Krangle LLP 2Health News:Panel Orders Xarelto Lawsuits Consolidated Into Multi-District Litigation Reports Alonso Krangle LLP 3Health News:Panel Orders Xarelto Lawsuits Consolidated Into Multi-District Litigation Reports Alonso Krangle LLP 4Health News:Peacock Alley and Community Partners of Dallas Fulfill an Estimated 12,000 Holiday Wishes for Deserving Children 2
... 26 HHS Secretary Mike,Leavitt today announced the release ... income homeowners and renters meet home energy costs. The,Low ... to,provide states with heating assistance for the fall and ... cold," Secretary Leavitt said. "These,funds will put states in ...
... Action Committee of,Massachusetts (AAC) today presented written and oral ... variety of bills having to do with privacy,informed consent ... testified in support of H2276,the Public Health Privacy Act, ... balances the public health system,s interest in obtaining health,information ...
... MCLEAN, Va., Sept. 26 Science,Applications International Corporation ... won a new $38 million task order from ... Program -- Joint (TMIP-J). The single-award, cost-plus-fixed-fee ... and three one-year options. The task order was,awarded ...
... SEIU United Healthcare,Workers-West and SEIU Local ... stop Tenet Healthcare Corp. from cutting health ... registered nurses,pharmacists, licensed vocational nurses, respiratory care ... Workers represented by the two unions ...
... As part of its ongoing dedication to,serving military members ... returning presenting sponsor of Fleet Week San Diego, a,month-long ... kicked off its 11th year on Sept. 17 and ... highlight the historical, economic and,cultural importance of military personnel ...
... 26 Residents from Metropolitan,Jewish Geriatric Center recently ... performed before Yom Kippur. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20070926/NYW148 ... live chicken (a rooster for a man and ... one,s head while reciting a prayer.,This ritual is ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:HHS Provides Over $131 Million In Energy Assistance 2Health News:AIDS Action Committee Testifies to Protect the Privacy of People Seeking Healthcare in Massachusetts 2Health News:SAIC Selected to Support the U.S. Military Theater Medical Information Program-Joint 2Health News:Unions File Charges Against Tenet Healthcare Corporation, Three Northern California Hospitals 2Health News:TriWest On Deck to Support Fleet Week San Diego 2
(Date:12/19/2014)... -- In the Friday, December 19 edition of USA ... Technology (HIT) features Konica Minolta, the company announced today. The supplement ... leading healthcare organizations. In addition to the print ... as New York , Chicago ... Minneapolis and San Francisco ...
(Date:12/19/2014)... , Dec. 19, 2014 Breckenridge Pharmaceutical, Inc. ... agreement with MSN Laboratories Pvt. Ltd. ( Hyderabad, ... to commercialize several new ANDAs.  Under the terms of ... products exclusively to Breckenridge for the U.S. market, and ... label.  Breckenridge and MSN have agreed to develop an ...
(Date:12/19/2014)... CARDIFF-BY-THE-SEA, Calif. , Dec. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ ...  Sorrento), an oncology company developing new treatments for ... privately-held immuno-oncology company developing proprietary Neukoplast ® ... announced today that the companies have entered into ... CAR-TNK™ (pronounced as "Car-Tank") immunotherapies for the treatment ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:USA Today Supplement Featuring Konica Minolta Focuses on Impact of Healthcare IT 2Breckenridge Pharmaceutical signs Multi-Product Generic Agreement with MSN Laboratories Pvt. Ltd. 2Sorrento and Conkwest Announce Exclusive Global Collaboration 2Sorrento and Conkwest Announce Exclusive Global Collaboration 3Sorrento and Conkwest Announce Exclusive Global Collaboration 4Sorrento and Conkwest Announce Exclusive Global Collaboration 5
... and its specifically designed reagents, allows ... same sample, multiple analytes. This unique ... of laboratories willing to simplify and ... routine, as well as to reduce ...
The safePICO is a prebarcoded arterial sampler that helps you ensure patient and caregiver safety. SafePICO is part of 1st automatic, the worlds first automatic blood gas analysis system....
... thrombectomy never handled like this ... in mind, the Spiroflex catheters ... tip and hydrophilic coating provide ... Glide in with ease and ...
... is the only online source of nationally ... critical care nurses and other healthcare professionals., ... so you can take them at your ... certificate is issued upon course completion. The ...
Medicine Products: