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Vaccinating Adults: A Step-by-Step Guide

Vaccinating Adults: A Step-by-Step Guide

The Immunization Action Coalition (IAC) recently released its newly updated book, Vaccinating Adults: A Step-by-Step Guide—available for purchase or free download This completely updated guide on adult immunization (originally published in 2004) provides easy-to-use,...

National Influenza Vaccination Week

National Influenza Vaccination Week

National Influenza Vaccination Week (NIVW), December 3-9, 2017, is a national awareness week focused on highlighting the importance of continuing flu vaccination through the holiday season and beyond. We hope you will join us this year as we encourage ALL to protect...

Spread the Awareness: #FightFlu

Spread the Awareness: #FightFlu

According to the most recent FluView report, seasonal influenza activity is increasing in the United States; several flu activity indicators were higher than what has previously been seen in recent years. However, the proportion of people seeing their healthcare...

CDC Says “Take 3” Actions to Fight the Flu

CDC Says “Take 3” Actions to Fight the Flu

 As the flu season is upon us, below are some helpful reminders and resources to help care for ourselves, our loved ones and our patients.  'Take 3' Actions to Fight the Flu. 1. Take the time to get a flu vaccine. The CDC recommends a yearly flu vaccine as the first...

People with Diabetes Urged to Get the Flu Shot

People with Diabetes Urged to Get the Flu Shot

  Medical Xpress recently reported that doctors are urging people with diabetes to get their flu vaccination, particularly this year, with predictions calling for a potentially bad flu season. Many people with diabetes do not get a seasonal flu shot, according to the...

Kick-Off the 2017-2018 Flu Season

Kick-Off the 2017-2018 Flu Season

Join the Flu Vaccine Campaign Kickoff Webinar ​​The official 2017-18 Flu Vaccination Campaign kickoff will take place on Thursday, September 28 with a press conference hosted by the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases in Washington, D.C.  At this event. Health...

Prepare Now for Flu Season – Long-Term Care Resources

Prepare Now for Flu Season – Long-Term Care Resources

Now is the time to plan to ensure that 100 percent of your staff have received the flu vaccine before flu seasons starts. The CDC recommends vaccinations by the end of October 2017. Click here for more information on 2017 recommendations. Resources for Long-Term Care...

ACIP Influenza Recommendations Released

ACIP Influenza Recommendations Released

The 2017-2018 Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommendations for the prevention and control of seasonal influenza with vaccines has been released. This report updates the 2016–17 recommendations of the ACIP regarding the use of seasonal influenza...

Encouraging and Communicating the Value of Immunization

Encouraging and Communicating the Value of Immunization

Originally printed in the South Dakota Medicine Journal, August 2017. Stephan Schroeder, MD, CMQ, CMD Medical Director, South Dakota Foundation for Medical Care The decision-making process for adult immunization can be complex in how it affects both providers and...

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