Vaccine preventable diseases and immunizations are often in the news. Below you will find a curated list of relevant, recent news stories. Take a look!

The 2019-2020 flu season so far, charted (Advisory Board)

According to Friday’s Weekly Influenza Surveillance report from CDC, Alabama, Alaska, California, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Mexico, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas were all experiencing widespread flu activity in the week ending in Nov. 23.
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What’s new in the vaccine wars (Contemporary Pediatrics)

Resistance to vaccines is not new. Starting with the first vaccine developed in the late 1700s/early 1800s for smallpox through current times, people have resisted vaccines. “What we are looking at today is not new,” said Paul A. Offit, MD, director of the Vaccine Education Center and attending physician in the Division of Infectious Diseases at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. “It is historic, but the good news is that I think there is a path forward.”
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Why We Need to Start a New Pro-Vaccine Movement (World Economic Forum)

A new approach is needed. To impact behaviours and reinforce trust in vaccines, it is not enough to fight against (and thereby risk legitimizing) the anti-vaccine movement. Instead, we need to start a new pro-vaccine movement, taking inspiration from what we see in the fight against climate change.
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Everything Nurses Need To Know For The 2019 Influenza Season (nurse.org)

Influenza, a contagious respiratory illness, does not discriminate about who, when, and where it strikes. It is crucial for nurses and other healthcare professionals to understand the flu’s etiology, symptoms, prevention, and treatment in the interest of their own health, as well as the well-being of their patients and communities.
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