- Myths about flu shots lead to thousands of needless deaths. // Aging;1990, Issue 360, p45
Discusses reasons why elderly Americans do not get flu shots. Some of the reasons are: the shots don't work well and worries that flu shots will cause some of the discomforts of the flu; Recommendations for flu shots; The biggest hurdle to adult immunization.
- Defending the body. Stanwood, L. // Current Health 2;May91, Vol. 17 Issue 9, p14
Discusses how immunization uses the body's natural defense system to foster immunity. Purposes of immunization; Types of immunizations; Hope for future immunization against such diseases as AIDS and cytomegalovirus; Nasal immunizations. INSET: Immunization schedule..
- Operation immunization. Mishkin, Betty // Current Health 2;Sep92, Vol. 19 Issue 1, p30
Explains how vaccines work. Stresses the importance of obtaining the proper immunizations. How the bodies immune system recognizes invading germs and produces antibodies to combat them; The common cold; Vaccines for nine major diseases, including hepatitis B, polio, and `Haemophilus influenzae...
- Shooting for health...immunizations. // Current Health 1;Sep92, Vol. 16 Issue 1, p14
Discusses the importance of immunizations. How vaccines immunize the human body against disease; Antibodies; Why children, in particular, need many immunization shots; Combination shot for diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis, or whooping cough, called DTP; DTP/polio shot; New chicken pox vaccine.
- Immunizations. Sebesta, K. // Executive Health's Good Health Report;Apr92, Vol. 28 Issue 7, p3
Reports that the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recently updated its recommendations for the immunizations people should have. Guidelines for discussion with your personal physician; Advice on boosters for tetanus and diphtheria; Rubella and birth defects; People who should update measles...
- Shots for adults. // FDA Consumer;Jun86, Vol. 20 Issue 5, p13
Immunization isn't just for kids. There are several vaccinations that adults should get, too.
- New whooping cough vaccine. // FDA Consumer;Mar1992, Vol. 26 Issue 2, p3
Reports that a new whooping cough vaccine licensed Dec. 17, 1991 by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), may cause fewer side effects in children. Comment from James Mason, MD, head of the Public Health Service and director of the National Vaccine Program; Most common side-effects reported...
- Colorado survey finds most vaccines are not properly stored. // Modern Medicine;Aug95, Vol. 63 Issue 8, p49
Presents an abstract of the study titled `Vaccine storage in the physician's office: A community study,' by E. Woodyard, L. Woodyard, et al, published in the March -April 1995 issue of `Journal of American Board Family Practice.'
- Fleas help hunters have their fun. // New Scientist;5/9/92, Vol. 134 Issue 1820, p4
Reports on a plan that will be used in southwest France that uses fleas to vaccinate rabbits against myxomatosis. Why this has been set up; Auguste Commeyras developed this idea; How the fleas are given the vaccine.
- Availability and use of hepatitis B vaccine in laboratory and nursing schools in the United States. Roush, S.W.; Hadler, S.C. // Public Health Reports;Sep/Oct91, Vol. 106 Issue 5, p529
Presents a survey of 78 laboratory training programs and 83 nursing training programs regarding the availability and usage of hepatitis B vaccine. Hepatitis B as an occupational hazard for health care workers; Recommendations by the Immunization Practices Advisory Committee (ACIP); Methods;...