Vaccinations

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The Measles Vaccine Is a Simple, Safe, and Effective Means to Protect Individuals Against a Potentially Fatal Disease

A decade ago, measles – a potentially fatal, vaccine-preventable infectious disease – was practically eradicated in the United States thanks to high vaccination rates. Sadly, today measles is making a comeback as countless parents continue to either “refuse or delay selected vaccines, including the one for measles.”... [continue reading]

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Stemming California’s Recent Whooping Cough Outbreak with a Quick Visit to the Local Pharmacy

Four years ago in 2010, over 27,000 cases of pertussis, also known as whooping cough, were reported nationally while in California, the disease “impacted 9,159 people and killed 10 infants.” As a cyclical disease that peaks every three to five years, this year “whooping cough cases are... [continue reading]

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Florida’s Pharmacists Can Play a Pivotal Role in Increasing Vaccination Rates Statewide

It should come as no surprise that vaccines “save hundreds of thousands of lives and prevent millions of cases of serious illness” and yet many people nationwide simply fail to receive the “vaccines recommended for their age group.” To improve vaccination rates among residents of Florida, State... [continue reading]

Proposed Legislation in Illinois Would Expand Accessibility to Life-Saving Vaccinations

With a new law requiring students in Illinois to receive the meningitis vaccination, a movement is underway to make it easier for parents to get their kids vaccinated by allowing pharmacists to administer the vaccine to children age 10+. Introduced earlier this year, Senate Bill 3277 would... [continue reading]

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Schedule Required Vaccinations for Your Preteens Now to Avoid the Back-to-School Rush

For parents with school-aged children, as the school year draws to a close, many are busy planning family vacations and summer camps until the next school year begins. Now is also the ideal time for parents with preteens to review their children’s vaccination records and schedule an... [continue reading]