It may not be on the top of your to-do list, but it’s important to remember – being prepared means having the proper supplies you may need in the event of an emergency whether you must evacuate or shelter in place.
A recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that most boys aren’t receiving the HPV vaccine is not surprising, but there is some exciting news lurking in the study’s finding: The boys who are more likely to receive the HPV vaccine are the traditionally underserved – those who are minority, Hispanic, lower income, or in a single-mother household.
HPV affects millions and millions of people. HPV is the most common sexually transmitted infection, and an estimated 20 million people have the active virus at any time, according to WHO. While in the U.S., the HPV vaccine was licensed for girls in 2006, and for boys in 2009, in many other countries, the vaccine is only just being rolled out now. JSI’s Allison Hackbarth and Vanessa Richart describes efforts being made internationally in and in the U.S. to expand access to HPV vaccine.
Immunization matters for everyone but learn more about why some adults are still not getting vaccinated as recommended. Also, learn about the Massachusetts Adult Immunization Coalition’s 20th annual Adult Immunization Conference, happening Tuesday, April 14, 2015.
Did you know that August is National Immunization Awareness Month? Now is the perfect time to get the word out about the importance of vaccinations for adults. National Immunization Awareness Month, held each August, provides an opportunity to highlight the value of immunization across the lifespan. Immunizations are one of the most effective public health interventions … Continue reading “Vaccines are not Just for Kids”
Important progress is being made in adult immunizations these days. New standards provide a guide for implementing and evaluating that will not only strengthen services, but will also ultimately raise vaccination rates.