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April 1-7
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Video: Parents May Hesitate On Teen Vaccines
Parents May Hesitate On Teen Vaccines: Wendy Sue Swanson, MD, MBE (aka Seattle Mama Doc) talks about a survey on teen vaccination, which was published in the March issue of Pediatrics. The survey revealed that parents may not get shots for their teens due to concerns about safety or not understanding the shot was recommended. In the survey conducted between 2008-2010, researchers sought to understand trends and rationale for lagging shots.
Related link: Pediatrics article
April 8-14
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Video: The Eggless Flu Vaccine: It's No Yolk
The Eggless Flu Vaccine: It's No Yolk: Medscape News: Dr. Sandra Fryhofer discusses the first cell culture technology-based seasonal influenza vaccine. Here is why it matters. [login required]
April 15-21
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Video: National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW) is April 20-27, 2013
National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW) is April 20-27, 2013: To promote NIIW, consider pitching these new public service announcements (PSAs) from CDC to local and cable television. CDC's PSA Pitching Guide helps you promote infant immunization to the general public. New PSAs about the importance of vaccination for babies are available in English and Spanish.
Related link: PSA Pitching Guide
April 22-28
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Video: Protect Patients From Deadly Pertussis: Updated Vaccine Guidelines
Protect Patients From Deadly Pertussis - Updated Vaccine Guidelines: In this CDC Expert Video Commentary on Medscape, Tami Skoff provides an update on the latest vaccine recommendations for preventing pertussis from infancy through adulthood. Since the 1980s, the United States has seen a dramatic increase in the number of reported pertussis cases. In fact, provisional data show that the nation experienced a nearly 60-year record high in 2012, with more than 41,000 reported cases and 15 infant deaths. [login required]
April 29 - May 5
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Video: Manju Kumari - Can one person really make a difference?
Manju Kumari: Can one person really make a difference?: Watch this powerful video from the Gates Foundation. Manju is a Anganwadi Worker, a person selected by her community to care for pregnant women and children up to age 5. In this role, she mobilizes her community to bring their children for routine immunizations, counsels pregnant women and new mothers about breastfeeding, the importance of vaccinations, hand-washing, and other basic health needs.
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