vaccination

‘Tis the season…to immunize

For many nurses, August is a whirlwind of back-to-school activity. And it’s not just the crunch of shopping for school supplies, new clothes, or that elusive trendy lunch…

Best practices for seasonal influenza immunization

Seasonal influenza and influenza-related complications are the most frequent causes of death from a vaccine preventable disease in the United States. In 2006, the February 24 Morbidity and…

Combat healthcare untruths with community outreach

When confronted with false or misleading information, nurses sometimes find themselves in challenging conversations with patients and families, which may disrupt their ability to provide safe, high-quality care.…

Do polio and smallpox present a threat?

The 2022 reemergence of polio and smallpox in the United States has many healthcare providers wondering if they should prepare for a potential outbreak. Nurses need to know…

Do you know the schedule for vaccinating children?

Learn how to promote pediatric immunizations in your practice. Part of ANA’s Bringing Immunity to Every Community campaign. this handout stresses the importance of vaccinating children and their…
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From Your ANA President

National Nurses Week is an opportunity to reflect on the contributions nurses make to the healthcare environment. Every day, nurses make a commitment to building an even more…

Getting shots in arms

Stay current with vaccinations. Viral respiratory illness season has arrived. Many people may be behind with their annual and routine vaccinations. What can nurses do for patients, families,…
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Immunization nurse champions

Staying informed about vaccines is the key. By Chad Rittle, DNP, MPH, RN, FAAOHN, and Ruth Francis, MPH, MCHES Are you an immunization nurse champion where you work?…
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Influenza prevention

Immunization options offer coverage across the population. Last year, the incidence of influenza worldwide was unprecedentedly low. For example, less than 0.4% of respiratory samples tested positive for…
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Influenza vaccines and nurses

Find out how to improve influenza vaccination rates among healthcare workers. Takeaways: Barriers to influenza vaccination include inconvenience and cost, previous negative experiences, personal and religious beliefs, and…

Issues up close

Adult immunization rates in the United States are well below national public health goals. Find out what steps you can take to raise disease awareness and boost vaccine…

Issues up close

ANA’s “Bringing Immunity to Every Community” campaign aims to boost RNs’ knowledge of immunization, encourage them to get vaccinated, and position them as leading immunization advocates.

Mumps on the rebound

After decades of dormancy, mumps is back and could be making an appearacne soon at a clinic or hospital near you.

New High-Dose Influenza Vaccine for Seniors

A news release from Sanofi Pasteur includes information on the first shipment of a new high-dose influenza vaccine for adults ages 65 years of age and older can…

Nursing practice and work environment

A mother spent 3 agonizing days in the hospital with her 10-month-old son. Too young for the measles vaccine, he had contracted measles from an unvaccinated child in…

Pertussis resurgence continues unabated

American Nurse Today…Online reported on the nationwide pertussis, or whooping cough, outbreak in June. Unfortunately, four months later, the updated news is not good. In California, where the…

Protect yourself and your patients with vaccination

Why is immunization so crucial for nurses? Which vaccinations should all nurses get? Find out with this educational handout focusing on national efforts to reduce vaccine-preventable disease through…

Seasonal influenza vaccination and the nurse

Seasonal influenza vaccination and the nurse We are about to enter the seasonal influenza vaccination year. There continues to be concern, and rightly so, about the low seasonal…
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Take Note – December 2007

Previous pneumonia vaccination reduces ICU admissions Among adults hospitalized for pneumonia, those who’ve been vaccinated against the disease are less likely than unvaccinated patients to require admission to…
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Take Note – October 2006

CDC recommends annual flu shots for children ages 2 to 4 For the first time, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is endorsing yearly flu shots…
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Take Note – September 2008

Johnson & Johnson’s Campaign for Nursing’s Future     In 2002, Johnson & Johnson launched the Campaign for Nursing’s Future to enhance the image of nursing, help recruit new nurses…

Vital importance of immunizations

As a nurse and new mother, there’s one topic that seems to be at the forefront of many conversations. Immunizations. Are you going to immunize? Are you not…
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What’s new about measles?

Measles has been in the news frequently this year given recent outbreaks of this vaccine-preventable disease. Before the measles vaccine was introduced in 1963, an estimated 3 to…

Whooping cough makes an unwanted comeback

Have you ever heard a child with pertussis (whooping cough)? Chances are, thanks to decades of pertussis vaccines, you haven’t. Watch a video of a baby with the…

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