There have been 60 new cases of measles reported in the U.S. in the past week, with much of the increase coming from New York, according to federal officials.
Less than two weeks ago, the country broke the record of 667 cases reported in 2014, the most confirmed since the disease was declared eliminated in 2000. Story Here.
A mumps outbreak that began at Philadelphia’s Temple University in February has snowballed, with the city’s health department now reporting 106 cases associated with the flare-up.
Talking to Parents About HPV Vaccine: University of Kansas Cancer Center and Children’s Mercy
The Adult Immunization Sourcebook, developed by the New Jersey Immunization Network, in partnership with the American College of Physicians, is now available electronically. The sourcebook has valuable information for health care providers and professionals on topics such as vaccine safety and administration, recommendation guidelines, and vaccines for special populations. You can view the sourcebook in its entirety by clicking HERE.
There are also opportunities for Continuing Medical Education (CME) Credits. Click the links below to be taken directly to the PDFs.
- CME: Pertussis in Adults
- Additional Adult Immunization CME Opportunities
- CME: HPV Vaccination of Young People in their Late Teens and Early 20’s
As part of the I Raise the Rates adult immunization project, several practice teams have created vaccination assessments and standing orders. The four listed below are courtesy of the St. Francis Medical Team in Trenton, feel free to adapt them for your own practice:
- Tdap – Assessment / Standing Order
- Pneumococcal for patients age 19-64 – Assessment / Standing Order
- Pneumococcal for patients age 65+ – Assessment / Standing Order
- Influenza – Assessment / Standing Order
CME Opportunity: Protect Your Patients through Safe Injection Practices
Earn 1 hour CME while discovering what you can do as a health care provider to ensure safe injections are administered to your patients; help identify pathogens associated with unsafe injection; and understand methods for preventing transmission through this CME-approved article, co-authored by David Abel, DO and Sindy M. Paul, MD, MPH.
CME Opportunity: HPV Cancer Prevention
CDC has added a new CME Video for healthcare professionals as part of the “You Are the Key to HPV Prevention” campaign. It provides up-to-date information on HPV infection, HPV vaccines, and ways to communicate with patients and parents about HPV vaccination.
The National HPV Vaccination Roundtable (HPV Roundtable) is a coalition of public, private, and voluntary organizations and experts dedicated to reducing incidence of and mortality from HPV-associated cancer in the United States. Over 75 organizations have joined forces with the American Cancer Society to increase awareness, educate providers and the public, and implement systems changes. Together, Roundtable members are collaborating and leveraging opportunities to prevent cancer through HPV vaccination. Learn more.