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”
Inside the 19th Annual Massachusetts Adult Immunization Conference, May 20, 2014 [View the story “Highlights from #massvac 2014 ” on Storify]
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.
Residents of Massachusetts benefit from a universal select childhood vaccine program, and Massachusetts has some of the highest childhood vaccination rates in the nation. Adults, however, have less access to vaccine supplies, services, and information, and rates have lagged behind.