The antivaccine movement is lobbying state legislatures to widen exemptions against childhood school immunizations and other mandates. As infection preventionists, the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology has taken on the fight.
Given the nation’s antivaccine movement and the annual safety myths and efficacy quibbles about the seasonal influenza vaccine, public health officials are keeping it simple this year: A flu shot can keep you out of the hospital and the morgue.
In a multi-year analysis of cervical precancers, data indicate that the incidence of cancers caused by human papillomavirus (HPV) types 16 and 18, which have been targeted by vaccination, has declined.
According to a new study, only about 16% of U.S. adolescents have received the complete vaccination against human papillomavirus (HPV) by the time they turn 13 years of age, despite national recommendations for vaccination at ages 11-12.