Immunization News

Immunization News
Posted on 02/05/2015
Here is an interesting blog post by Nichole Bobo, RN, MSN, a NASN Nursing Education Director and Immunization Project Director.  Ms. Bobo identifies the need to boost vaccine rates as the USA immunizations status is in a time of change:  Immunizations in our country are among the top 10 greatest public health accomplishments. And your role, as a school nurse, at the beginning of each school year providing immunization record review, community referrals, and hosting immunization clinics, puts you in one of the driving seats behind this national accomplishment. But there is much work to be done, and you are in a trusted pivotal position to continue to strongly recommend the vaccines needed by school staff, students, and their families.”  Ms. Bobo also shared the CDC hosted a gathering of immunization “friends” (including Dr. Anne Schuchat & Dr. William Schaffner) at the National Immunization Conference providing two days of immunization efforts – past, present, and future.   Further, the CDC spotlighted some of the “old guard” vaccines in light of recent disease outbreaks. Pertussis vaccines are recommended for people of all ages, especially important for the protection of the most vulnerable infants, and measles, imported from other countries, is showing up where there are pockets of unvaccinated U.S. children and adults.
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