A general equilibrium method was used to quantify the potential impact of a malaria vaccination on the wider economy, using Ghana as an example. Results suggest investing in improving childhood health by vaccinating could have macroeconomic benefits.
This study found significant association between low ratings of providers' patient-centeredness and racial/ethnic disparities in providers' recommendations to vaccinate for HPV and likelihood of parents deciding to vaccinate.
With kids working and playing in close contact and sharing supplies and equipment, schools can be hotbeds for infection. Each year, K-12 students miss about 60 million school days due to colds and the flu combined. But these five approaches can help reduce their chance of spreading infections and getting sick.
This paper provides a consolidated overview of public and healthcare professionals' attitudes towards vaccination in Europe by bringing together for the first time evidence across various vaccines, countries and populations.
If it doesn't seem that state laws as currently written can help increase the number of health care workers vaccinated against influenza, then what can? There is evidence that imposing consequences for vaccination refusal, including the requirement to wear a surgical mask, can help.
Rates of vaccination for seasonal influenza remain sub-optimal among several populations, but groups respond differently to reminders, including healthcare professionals, adults who have close contact with children, and young and middle-aged adults.
California's influenza immunization requirement for health care personnel was too weak to encourage hospitals with low vaccination rates to improve. Hospitals with high vaccination rates were able to comply by simply maintaining current practices.
Compared to other Medicare beneficiaries, whites have better access to care, assuming no major health conditions. Disparities in receiving timely care and immunizations are smaller among those with greater disease burden. Outreach to minorities with low utilization and few or no major health conditions could help.
Visits to retail medical clinics increased four-fold from 2007 to 2009, with the proportion of patients over age 65 growing from 8 to 19 percent of all visits during this period. More than 44 percent of visits occurred on the weekend or other hours when physician offices typically are closed.
Retail clinics—which provide health care within supermarkets, pharmacies, and stores—are a promising and popular venue for the promotion and administration of vaccinations. However, they could become more viable by reviewing patient histories and providing counsel about vaccination benefits.
Respondents in a representative sample of the US adult thought combination vaccines were safe and were willing to pay extra to avoid minor side effects and increase vaccination coverage in their communities.