Why Providers Should Enhance Fall Immunization Efforts
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by Hencove Marketing
3w ago
Every year, respiratory illnesses such as influenza (flu), RSV, and COVID-19 cause hundreds of thousands of hospitalizations and thousands of deaths. Luckily, vaccination is proven to prevent and reduce the severity of many common respiratory virus symptoms. To improve our collective health during peak virus season, it’s critical that providers incorporate proactive immunization efforts during their fall patient interactions. Disease Burden of Respiratory Illness During the 2022–2023 season, the concurrent surge of flu, RSV, and COVID-19, coined the “tripledemic,” resulted in 693,000 hospitali ..read more
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Celebrating the Faces of Vaccinology: Louis Pasteur
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by Hencove Marketing
2M ago
From eliminating measles in the U.S. to developing the first mRNA vaccine, the past few decades have been momentous for vaccine innovation and development. However, today’s progress would never have been possible without the contributions of the scientists whose research set the foundation for immunology. Our newest blog series will examine the work and impact of some of the most influential individuals in vaccinology. In the first installment, we spotlight a French chemist and microbiologist who has revolutionized our understanding and approach to treating infectious diseases, Louis Past ..read more
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The Complete Guide to Vaccine-Preventable Diseases for Preteens & Teens
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by Hencove Marketing
2M ago
When children approach and enter their teenage years, immunity from the vaccines they received during youth declines. Concurrently, as adolescents gain independence, they begin engaging with more places and people, heightening their risk of exposure to disease. Keeping up with recommended vaccinations protects preteens and teens against disease and encourages them to make informed vaccine choices as they enter adulthood. Recommended Vaccinations for Preteens and Teens The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends two vaccines for newly at-risk illnesses: meningococcal disease ..read more
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Immunization Schedules: What They Are, Where to Find Them, and How to Use Them
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by Hencove Marketing
2M ago
Every year, as part of its mission to promote health and prevent disease, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) publishes immunization schedules as an informational resource for healthcare professionals and patients. To ensure the schedules reflect the current disease landscape, the US Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), a subsection of the CDC, provides annual updates. The ACIP comprises medical and public health experts, including vaccine experts, scientists, doctors, and public health professionals. What Are Immunization Schedules? For healthcare providers ..read more
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The Complete Guide to Vaccine-Preventable Diseases for Babies & Children
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by Hencove Marketing
2M ago
Vaccination is an important part of keeping children healthy and strengthening their immune systems. Prioritizing routine childhood immunization is one of the lowest-cost and most effective public efforts to improve health, control disease, and extend lifespan. The CDC estimates that vaccination of children born between 1994 and 2021 will prevent 472 million illnesses, up to 30 million hospitalizations, and more than one million deaths, saving nearly $2.2 trillion in total societal costs, including $479 billion in direct costs. Recommended Vaccinations for Babies and Children A baby’s immune s ..read more
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2023 Immun-Insights: The Current State of Immunology and What Lies Ahead in 2024
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by Hencove Marketing
2M ago
The past three years have been transformative for the vaccine industry. The COVID-19 pandemic highlighted how vulnerable we are without protection against disease and reminded us of the power of vaccines. On a global scale, the game-changing development of vaccines had significant health and economic impacts with the vaccination campaign saving approximately 2.4 million lives. In 2023, we reached the end of the public health emergency declaration on May 11 – the final milestone of the pandemic. Before we move forward, it’s important to understand immunization trends, reflect on vaccine advance ..read more
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Best Practices for Vaccine Storage, Handling, and Inventory Management
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by Hencove Marketing
2M ago
Vaccines are the most effective way to prevent the spread of infectious diseases. However, without the right storage and handling conditions, vaccine efficacy can only extend so far. The CDC estimates that over 300 million pounds worth of vaccines are destroyed globally due to improper storage and handling. Maintaining Vaccine Cold Chain Requirements To ensure Center of Disease Control (CDC) guideline compliance, every practice is mandated to have a Primary and Back-Up Vaccine Coordinator who evaluate general vaccine management practices and cold chain procedures in place. A cold chain is the ..read more
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Seven Vaccines for Patients Over 50
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by Hencove Marketing
2M ago
Many patients are vaccinated as children, but it's important that they remain up-to-date with routine vaccinations into adulthood. As patients age, their vaccine protection may weaken over time, making older adults more susceptible to infections and heightened symptom severity. To ensure patients of all ages are protected against preventable diseases, here is an overview of vaccines recommended for patients 50 and over. Shingles Shingles comes from the varicella-zoster virus, the same virus that causes chickenpox. If a patient has previously been infected with chickenpox, the virus can remain ..read more
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‘Tis the Season: A Guide to Vaccinating Before the Holidays
Atlantic Health Partners Blog
by Hencove Marketing
2M ago
The holiday season is a time when we gather with friends and family to celebrate. But these gatherings also pose a hidden threat. Large, indoor gatherings can be the perfect environment for viral infections to spread. Staying up to date on recommended immunizations strengthens protection against vaccine-preventable illnesses, reduces symptom severity, and can significantly reduce strain on overcrowded hospitals. To prevent seasonal surges, it’s important to speak with your patients about the proper precautions and recommended vaccines. Combatting the “Tripledemic” Through Immunization The 2022 ..read more
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Vaccine Safety System: A Rigorous Process for Public Safety
Atlantic Health Partners Blog
by Hencove Marketing
2M ago
When presented with a patient or parent with vaccine hesitancy—a phenomenon intensified by the COVID-19 pandemic—there are a few strategies healthcare providers can use to address patients’ concerns and strengthen confidence in vaccine services. One approach is to explain the rigorous and scientific process that vaccines go through before being approved, and recommended, by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).  Healthcare providers play an important role in educating patients and emphasizing the nation’s longstanding vaccine safety system, which CDC reports as the safest vaccine supply ..read more
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