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Immunizations are Not Just for Children

Immunizations are Not Just for Children

Immunizations not only help your body fight off disease, they help prevent you from spreading them. Though many people associate immunizations with children, as you age many vaccinations wear off and you may need new or booster shots. Based on your age, health...

National Immunization Awareness Month

National Immunization Awareness Month

August is National Immunization Awareness Month August is right around the corner. To help identify resources and to assist with messaging, be sure to access the 2018 National Immunization Awareness Toolkit. The toolkit will help you devise a plan to promote the...

Alternatives to Antibiotics: Home Care for Common Viruses

Alternatives to Antibiotics: Home Care for Common Viruses

  Whether a skeptic or a fanatic, home remedies and miracle treatments for everything from weight loss to cancer is at our fingertips.  Healthcare professionals carry the burden of educating the consumer on fact versus fiction, especially when it comes to managing...

15th Annual Nebraska Healthcare Quality Forum – Register Today!

15th Annual Nebraska Healthcare Quality Forum – Register Today!

Great Plains Quality Innovation Network - Nebraska invites you to attend the 15th annual Nebraska Healthcare Quality Forum. [symple_button url="https://greatplainsqin.org/neqfregistration/" color="blue" size="default" border_radius="3px" target="self" rel=""...

Updates Available: Shingles Vaccine Recommendations

Updates Available: Shingles Vaccine Recommendations

CDC Updates its Shingles Disease and Vaccine Webpages to Reflect the New ACIP Vaccination Recommendations A new shingles vaccine, Shingrix, was licensed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2017. The CDC recommends that healthy adults 50 years and older...

Influenza Hospitalizations Highest on Record, CDC Says

Influenza Hospitalizations Highest on Record, CDC Says

According to health officials, this year's flu season has now sent more people to the hospital with the illness than in nearly a decade. Officials said they are particularly concerned about the season's hospitalization rate — 51.4 per 100,000 people — which is already...

Updated Immunization Schedules Available

Updated Immunization Schedules Available

The 2018 Children and Adolescents and Adults Immunization Schedules are now available online. You can access the updated schedules on the CDC Web site. Versions are available for healthcare professionals and the general public. For healthcare professionals:...

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