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Corrected: Secretary of Health Urges Pennsylvanians to Get Immunized

... Everette James today stressed the importance of immunizations in observance of National Immunization Awareness ... sure you and your family are up-to-date on these immunizations is critical to protecting yourselves, your loved ... an annual observance to increase awareness about immunizations and encourage all age groups to learn more about ...

Pennsylvania Secretary of Health Urges Pennsylvanians to Get Immunized

... Everette James today stressed the importance of immunizations in observance of National Immunization Awareness ... sure you and your family are up-to-date on these immunizations is critical to protecting yourselves, your loved ... an annual observance to increase awareness about immunizations and encourage all age groups to learn more about ...

Why parents miss their children's immunization visits

... online tools to help parents track their child's immunizations and give parents personal information about what immunizations their child needs and when they are due." ... it easy to learn about the timing of various immunizations and their importance. In addition, using the ...

More Low-Income Kids Are Getting Vaccinated

... and 2007. The researchers found that timely immunizations were up for every vaccine type, except for Hib. ... issues. One found that international records of immunizations for children adopted from other countries aren't ... A third study looked at the order in which two immunizations are given, to see if there was any difference in ...

San Francisco Health Plan is U.S. Leader in Childhood Immunizations

... it is honored to be the U.S. leader in childhood immunizations for Medicaid health plans nationwide. 90.7% of ... complete shot record that indicates all required immunizations have been received results in a $50 gift card for the parent. Required immunizations consist of four diphtheria, tetanus and acellular ...

America's 5000 Fastest-Growing Private Companies Revealed

... for a healthy lifestyle, and on-site immunizations for groups and organizations, including flu ... leading provider of travel health information and immunizations for international travelers, major ... Health's services include adult and adolescent immunizations for business and leisure travel, college, ...

Independence Blue Cross Honored for Immunization Program

... adolescents to get the important, recommended immunizations they need to maintain good health. These immunizations protect against dangerous, infectious diseases ... Immunization Practices section of its website. immunizations are the single most effective protection against ...

State Leaders Recognize Oklahoma's Improvement in Immunization Rankings

... 25th in the nation for rates of early childhood immunizations (age 19-35 months). Scheduled to speak at ... and a Midwest City pediatrician. "Childhood immunizations are a key indicator in the overall health of our ... sponsors such as Bank of Oklahoma. "Providing immunizations to children and other Oklahomans is a ...

Regence Partners with Multnomah Education Service District to Bring Free Health Services to more than 20,000 Students in Need

... important, as students who do not have the proper immunizations by a mandated cutoff date in February are excluded from school as a result. Students who need immunizations are then able to receive them from the Multnomah ... educational experience. "Health screenings and immunizations are two of the most important prevention ...

Is it Exam Time for Georgia's School Children Already?

... year. These exams include a routine doctor's exam to confirm that all immunizations are up-to-date, a dental exam and a vision exam. Blue Cross and ... Interestingly, many parents do make sure their child is current on their immunizations and vision exams; but, a visit to the dentist is oftentimes an ...

Refusing immunizations puts children at increased risk of pertussis infection

... in several serious childhood illnesses, the number of parents refusing immunizations appears to be increasing in the United States, researchers say. The study ... Institute for Health Research. "It also shows that the decision to refuse immunizations could have important ramifications for the health of the entire community. ...

Refusing Immunizations Puts Children at Increased Risk of Pertussis Infection, Kaiser Permanente Study Finds

... in several serious childhood illnesses, the number of parents refusing immunizations appears to be increasing in the United States, researchers say. The study ... Institute for Health Research. "It also shows that the decision to refuse immunizations could have important ramifications for the health of the entire community. ...

Academic Pediatric Association recognizes Children's National Medical Center with national award

... and community partnerships to dramatically improve the compliance rate for immunizations in children ages 19 to 35 month-old age. Children's initiative resulted ... percentage of 19 to 35 month-old patients who are up-to-date on targeted immunizations from 75 percent in 2006 to 88 percent in 2008. These dramatic increases ...

Pennsylvania Secretary of Health Reminds All Parents to 'Be Wise, Immunize Your Children'

... "The recent outbreak of measles in the Pittsburgh area is a reminder that immunizations remain one of the most effective ways to protect against the potentially ... diseases. The low levels of vaccine-preventable diseases prove that immunizations are doing exactly what they are intended to do - keep children healthy by ...

Information Parents Need on Vaccines and Their Child's Health

... number of parents are choosing to delay, or even refuse, childhood immunizations for their children, many pediatricians are concerned parents do not fully ... excerpt from the video, Dr. Frenck answers the question: Why are Childhood immunizations important? "These diseases are not gone. The only thing keeping them ...

Independent Audit of Global Child Immunizations Urged

... special financial support from the Global Alliance of Vaccines and immunizations (GAVI) were immunized, although official reports put the number at nearly ... More information The Nemours Foundations has more about childhood immunizations . -- Kevin McKeever ...

National Quality Forum Endorses National Consensus Standards Promoting Accountability and Public Reporting

... based on standard measure specifications for flu and pneumococcal immunizations consistent with national guidelines. Roger Baxter, MD, co-director of ... York City Health Department, co-chaired NQF's influenza and pneumococcal immunizations steering committee. "The harmonization of measures achieved by the NQF ...

UniCare Health Plan Teams With Local Organizations for Community and Wellness Fair

... to go back to school often means getting important health screenings and immunizations up-to-date. To help parents, the "Celebrate Your Children, Celebrate You," ... children will receive free sports physicals and are eligible for free immunizations if they are under the age of 18. Additionally, vision, hearing and dental ...

National Vaccine Advisory Committee recommends increased adolescent immunization

... (NVAC) conducted an assessment of the current state of adolescent immunizations and identified issues that will require national attention in the coming months and years if current and future recommended adolescent immunizations will be used to their potential. There are three new vaccines available ...

Passport Health Disaster Response Experts Offer Services to Myanmar Volunteers

... http://www.passporthealthusa.com Passport Health is the largest buyer of immunizations outside the Federal Government in the U.S., spending $15 million annually on vaccine purchases. As experts in the field of immunizations and disaster response, Passport Health's nurses and doctors offer broad ...

The Top Ten Health Tips for International Travel

... prepare you for a safe and healthy trip. It's important to get your immunizations early, as some of the vaccines take time to effectively protect you.. ... health professionals assess individual needs, prescribe and administer immunizations and medications, and discuss precautionary measures for dietary and ...

California Nurses Association Blasts Bush for Veto on Children's Health

... health plans are far more likely to put off needed care, including immunizations and compliance with recommended treatment. "Nurses are tired of seeing ... start because mom can't afford prenatal care; children who can't get immunizations and proper dental care because mom and dad can't afford it -- and it ...

Novartis Vaccines Launches National Gift-Giving Program to Help Protect Loved Ones by Reserving an Influenza Vaccination

... or transmitting influenza to others. "Each year many people cannot access immunizations or choose not to get vaccinated against influenza," said Mitchel C. ... spread this disease. I believe programs that increase consumer access to immunizations and educate them about the value of influenza vaccination can help ...

2007 Speaker's Golf Tournament Sets 5-Year Fundraising Record

... to improve those statistics, with the goal of providing free or low-cost immunizations to medically uninsured or underserved children. Using a fleet of ten ... for Children Foundation will be able to bring even more vitally important immunizations to children in communities across Texas during the coming year," said ...

Growing Number of U.S. Kids Not Getting Needed Vaccinations

... but has health insurance so meager that it won't cover some or any immunizations or booster shots. This is particularly true of new vaccines, the experts ... is it's important to stay on the schedule," Bocchini said. "If children's immunizations are delayed, that puts them at increased risk for exposure to ...

U.S. Teens Fall Short on Vaccine Coverage

... Dr. Melinda Wharton, deputy director of the CDC's National Center for immunizations and Respiratory Diseases, said during a teleconference. "We continue to ... with Melinda Wharton, M.D., M.P.H., deputy director, National Center for immunizations and Respiratory Diseases, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, ...

Cardinal Health Welcomes Record Number of Attendees at its Annual Independent Pharmacy Trade Show

... introduced at the 2009 Cardinal Health Retail Business Conference include: Specialized Care Centers for Diabetes, Home Health Care and immunizations --- Studies show that 20 percent of U.S. residents will be over the age of 65 by 2030(1), and more than 30 million will have diabetes by 2030(2). ...

CDC Panel to Recommend Who Should Get Swine Flu Shot

... require additional documentation effort on the part of those administering the flu vaccines and people receiving them to be sure that the appropriate immunizations are given." "There may also be logistical challenges for patients and health-care providers as we attempt to deliver two different influenza ...

As the Government Continues to Work Toward Health Care Reform, Medtipster is Providing a Free Solution to Rising Health Care Costs for Americans Right Now

... to search for a therapeutic alternative for the medication. Visitors can also find information on where consumers can find mini clinics, and receive immunizations and flu shots locally. "We created Medtipster to provide American consumers with a single, easy-to-use resource to find the most accurate ...

Young Adults Unaware of Threat of Infectious Disease and the Availability of Preventive Vaccines

... by public health officials, has embarked on a campaign to raise public awareness about the need for adults - including young adults - to keep up with immunizations after childhood. (For a list of diseases and vaccines, go to www.adultvaccination.org .) Adult Vaccination Levels Lag The ...

AstraZeneca Partners With Primary Health Care to Help Iowa Uninsured

... practice, adult medicine, pediatrics, OB, mental health, oral medicine, pharmacy, lab and x-ray. Each clinic provides preventive services, such as immunizations and screenings. PHC specializes in caring for the underserved and homeless. The timeline of steady growth for PHC includes: 1988-Health Care ...

How to Avoid the Hidden Traps: What Some Insurance Companies Won't Tell You

... of to avoid hidden traps including: 1. Preventative care: Most plans do cover preventative care which typically entails routine doctor visits, immunizations and screenings. Routine check-ups and maintaining a healthy lifestyle can prevent common health problems. Check to see if your plan places limits on ...

Regence Members in Oregon Can Now Access Provider Cost Information

... some of which may be borne by the patients themselves." Common treatments and services included in the enhancement include: immunizations Vaginal delivery with no complications Digestive system endoscopy Diagnostic radiology and imaging ...

New Online Company Is Helping to Bring a Solution to the Increasingly Devastating Problem of Healthcare Costs in America, at No Cost to Consumers

... to search for a therapeutic alternative for the medication. Visitors can also find information on where consumers can find mini clinics, and receive immunizations and flu shots locally. "We created Medtipster to provide American consumers with a single, easy-to-use resource to find the most accurate and ...

TFAH Applauds 'Affordable Health Choices Act' for Making Prevention a Cornerstone of Health Reform

... of effective prevention programs; Establishment of a Right Choices program to provide access to proven clinical preventive services, like immunizations and screenings, for the uninsured. In addition, the coverage section of the bill mandates no copayments for evidence-based preventive services ...

Empire BlueCross BlueShield Adds Life Insurance, Becomes Full-Service Benefits Provider

... and healthy is one key component to managing the overall costs of health care. Many health problems can be prevented or treated effectively through immunizations and healthy lifestyles, or detected early through annual physicals, well visits and screenings. In addition to Empire's 360 Degree Health, a ...

Seasonal Flu Lingers

... sentiments are shared by Fran Lessans, CEO of Passport Health ( www.passporthealthusa.com ), the largest provider of travel medical services and immunizations in the U.S. "We carry the flu vaccine year round," added Lessans. "For us it's flu season year round because our travelers do head to the southern ...

Refusing Shots Puts Kids at Higher Risk for Whooping Cough

... a senior scientist at Kaiser Permanente's Institute for Health Research, said in a Kaiser news release. "It also shows that the decision to refuse immunizations could have important ramifications for the health of the entire community. Based on our analysis, we found that one in 10 additional whooping cough ...

Wellmark Leverages MDdatacor Technology to Streamline Immunization Tracking

... leader in health care quality management solutions for insurers and health care providers, today announced new functionality to support in tracking immunizations to further enhance the Collaboration on Quality(R) Primary Care Program. The program is a collaboration between Wellmark and primary care clinicians ...

H1N1 Scare Causes Businesses to Get Serious About Travel Health

... Front Range ranging from Colorado Springs in the South to Fort Collins in the North, provides destination-specific travel health information and immunizations for international travelers. The company's clients include corporations, universities and non-governmental organizations operating in the developing ...
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