Immunization Awareness Month


Societal determinants of HPV vaccination highlighted as regulators expand age recommendation to 45

August 23, 2019

A new study investigates what societal factors influence HPV vaccination as age recommendation for vaccine expands.

Some flu shot shipments will be delayed

August 21, 2019

Flu vaccines manufactured by Sanofi Pasteur will be delayed a few weeks, but should still arrive in time to provide protection for the season.

Adults seem to fear vaccines more than the disease

August 14, 2019

A small study polling patients on vaccine refusal reasons at a small travel clinic reveals that patients were more worried about what they perceived as vaccine risks rather than diseases themselves, even after education was provided.

Is vaccination compliance related to sexual orientation?

August 14, 2019

Researchers for the first time have investigated whether there is a link between sexual orientation and vaccination status, and the answer is … sometimes.

Time spent on vaccine education a huge factor in cost

August 06, 2019

Physicians can spend a lot of time teaching clients about vaccines, and there is a lot to be lost when educating patients who don’t need or aren’t interested in receiving vaccines.

Improving vaccination rates for patients with mental illness

August 05, 2019

How partnering community programs with medical care may be the key to improving vaccination rates in patients with mental illness.

Are conditional vaccine recommendations the future?

July 26, 2019

More than ever, vaccine recommendations are coming with caveats. As vaccines become more targeted, how will this impact the future of recommendations for clinicians?

Universal meningococcal B vaccines not cost-effective

July 24, 2019

While many meningococcal B vaccines strike college campuses, the threat of the disease is too low and the cost of the vaccine too high to warrant universal vaccination, according to a new report.

How physicians can fight misinformation about vaccines

July 08, 2019

Today, patients’ concerns about vaccinations fall along a spectrum, with some refusing all vaccines while others are more hesitant about specific immunizations like the MMR vaccine or receiving several vaccines at once.

Physicians and pharmacists must communicate to improve adult vaccination rates

August 20, 2018

Pharmacies are a convenient option for patients who need vaccines, but there are still barriers that complicate the pharmacy-based vaccination process. A new report highlights the problems and proposes solutions.