The New Jersey Assembly passed a measure late last week removing the religious exemption as a reason parents can refrain from having their children vaccinated. While the measure was just an amendment to a larger bill on mandatory immunization (A-3818), it signaled a new position state officials may be taking in the controversial vaccination debate. […]
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Flu activity increased over the past week, squelching hopes of an early peak and leading at least 12 states to shut down some schools. Flu activity is expected to remain elevated for weeks, with 18 states and New York City experiencing high activity last week, an increase over the previous week when only nine states […]
Needs our help in judging the 7th Annual Poster/Video contest. Interested in volunteering your artistic eye to help? Over 300 entries from students across the state have been submitted, the submissions have been pre-screened and now all that remains is selecting the the top five in each category. Judges will be responsible for reviewing and […]
Why is it so challenging to increase the number of people vaccinated against a known infectious disease, such as measles? A new research study from Dartmouth College shows that past problems with vaccines can cause a phenomenon known as ‘hysteresis’. Hysteresis means creating a negative history that stiffens public resolve against vaccination, says these Dartmouth researchers. […]
How Frequently May I Order? Ensuring you have enough vaccines for your eligible patient population is a priority. In this issue of the NJ VFC Program Announcement, we address your frequently asked questions and review the steps for successful vaccine ordering. Read the VFC Announcement to learn more.
Prevention of Hepatitis B Virus Infection in the United States: Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices
The 2018 statement incorporates guidance for vaccination and testing of people at occupational risk for hepatitis B virus exposure (such as healthcare providers), including persons vaccinated as infants or adolescents who now test negative for anti-HBs.
The 2018 adult immunization schedule has also been approved by the American College of Physicians, the American Academy of Family Physicians, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, and the American College of Nurse-Midwives. Read On.