Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices Recommended Immunization Schedule for Adults Aged 19 Years or Older: United States, 2014 – 4 February 2014

Posted on February 4, 2014. Filed under: Infectious Diseases | Tags: , |

Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices Recommended Immunization Schedule for Adults Aged 19 Years or Older: United States, 2014 – 4 February 2014

Carolyn B. Bridges, MD; Tamera Coyne-Beasley, MD, MPH, on behalf of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices†
Ann Intern Med. 2014;160(3):190-197-197. doi:10.7326/M13-2826
U.S. Physicians’ Perspective of Adult Vaccine Delivery – 4 February 2014

Laura P. Hurley, MD, MPH; Carolyn B. Bridges, MD; Rafael Harpaz, MD, MPH; Mandy A. Allison, MD, MSPH; Sean T. O’Leary, MD; Lori A. Crane, PhD, MPH; Michaela Brtnikova, PhD; Shannon Stokley, MPH; Brenda L. Beaty, MSPH; Andrea Jimenez-Zambrano, MPH; Faruque Ahmed, PhD; Craig Hales, MD, MPH; and Allison Kempe, MD, MPH
Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices Recommended Immunization Schedule for Adults Aged 19 Years or Older: United States, 2014
Ann Intern Med. 2014;160(3):161-170-170. doi:10.7326/M13-2332

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Vaccine safety events: managing the communications response – WHO – April 2013

Posted on April 29, 2013. Filed under: Infectious Diseases | Tags: , , , , , |

Vaccine safety events: managing the communications response – WHO – April 2013

“Managing a country’s immunization programme requires in-depth knowledge of the technical side of vaccination. Increasingly, however, programme managers are also being asked to respond to communications issues caused by real or perceived vaccine-related events (VRE); issues for which they may not have been trained.

This manual provides practical, informative strategies and tools to help plan and manage a communications response following a VRE in a local community, at a national level, or beyond. By reading this manual, immunization programme managers will learn how to use communications strategies and tools to increase public trust and confidence in vaccines, and to minimize the negative impact of VREs.”

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Guide to tailoring immunization programmes (TIP) launched – WHO – 26 April 2013

Posted on April 29, 2013. Filed under: Infectious Diseases | Tags: , , , |

Guide to tailoring immunization programmes (TIP) launched – WHO – 26 April 2013

“The “Guide to tailoring immunization programmes (TIP)” aims to provide proven methods and tools to assist national immunization programmes (NIPs) design targeted strategies that increase uptake of infant and childhood vaccinations. The Guide provides tools to identify susceptible populations, determine barriers to vaccination and implement evidence-based interventions.

The strategies outlined in this Guide may be used at any time to maintain high coverage rates, but may be particularly valuable when pockets of low vaccination coverage or increased susceptibility to VPDs are identified. The Guide may be used independently by Member States or implemented in conjunction with technical support from the WHO Regional Office for Europe.”

Media release on TIP

TIP infographic

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Healthy Communities: Immunisation rates for children in 2011–12 – National Health Performance Authority – 11 April 2013

Posted on April 17, 2013. Filed under: Immunology and Allergy, Infectious Diseases | Tags: , , , |

Healthy Communities: Immunisation rates for children in 2011–12 – National Health Performance Authority – 11 April 2013

Media release: More than 70,000 Australian children are not fully immunised

Media backgrounder

 

 

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Audience Research: Delayers of Infant Immunisation – NZ Ministry of Health – 26 February 2013

Posted on February 28, 2013. Filed under: Infectious Diseases | Tags: , |

Audience Research: Delayers of Infant Immunisation – NZ Ministry of Health – 26 February 2013

“In November 2011, the new immunisation health target seeking to improve immunisation timeliness of young infants was introduced. The target is 95 percent of all eight-month-olds are fully immunised with three scheduled vaccinations at six weeks, three months and five months by December 2014.

To achieve this goal it is important to understand the reasons some parents delay their childs immunisation and messages that will encourage and support parents to immunise their infants on time.

The Ministry of Health commissioned qualitative audience research focusing on parents who have delayed one or more of their baby or young infant’s primary immunisations.

The findings will be used to develop cost-effective strategies that will futher make a difference to New Zealand immunisation rates and the health of New Zealand children and communities.

The research concluded that:”

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Childhood Immunization Schedule and Safety: Stakeholder Concerns, Scientific Evidence, and Future Studies – Institute of Medicine – 16 January 2013

Posted on January 17, 2013. Filed under: Child Health / Paediatrics, Infectious Diseases | Tags: , , , , |

Childhood Immunization Schedule and Safety: Stakeholder Concerns, Scientific Evidence, and Future Studies – Institute of Medicine – 16 January 2013

“Vaccines are among the most safe and effective public health interventions to prevent serious disease and death. Because of the success of vaccines, most Americans today have no firsthand experience with such devastating illnesses as polio or diphtheria. Health care providers who vaccinate young children follow a schedule prepared by the U.S. Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices. Under the current schedule, children younger than six may receive as many as 24 immunizations by their second birthday. New vaccines undergo rigorous testing prior to receiving FDA approval; however, like all medicines and medical interventions, vaccines carry some risk.

Driven largely by concerns about potential side effects, there has been a shift in some parents’ attitudes toward the child immunization schedule. HHS asked the IOM to identify research approaches, methodologies, and study designs that could address questions about the safety of the current schedule.

This report is the most comprehensive examination of the immunization schedule to date. The IOM committee uncovered no evidence of major safety concerns associated with adherence to the childhood immunization schedule. Should signals arise that there may be need for investigation, however, the report offers a framework for conducting safety research using existing or new data collection systems.”

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General Recommendations on Immunization – CDC – 28 January 2011

Posted on February 4, 2011. Filed under: Infectious Diseases | Tags: , , |

General Recommendations on Immunization – CDC – 28 January 2011

Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP)
Recommendations and Reports

“Summary
This report is a revision of the General Recommendations on Immunization and updates the 2006 statement by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) .”

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