The Food and Drug Administration has approved the use of the nine-valent human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine in women and men ages 27-45. The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) is scheduled to review further information at its February 2019 meeting, with a potential vote at that time. Insurance reimbursement often is based on ACIP guidance.
150-hospital system well short of 90% rate by 2020
December 18, 2015
With a new study finding that virtually none of the nation’s 150 Veterans Health Administration hospitals have mandatory flu shot policies for healthcare workers — leaving vaccination rates languishing in the 55% range — the VA system is considering a vaccine mandate to protect patients and coworkers, Hospital Infection Control & Prevention has learned.
Physicians can improve the health of unaccompanied Central American immigrant children by ensuring appropriate vaccination, by identifying culturally and linguistically appropriate community resources, and by becoming involved in patient advocacy.