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New National Childhood Immunization Data Released

By | October 21st, 2016|General|

The National Immunization Surveys (NIS), sponsored by CDC, are a group of surveys used to monitor immunization coverage across the country. The Child National Immunization Survey assesses data for children, ages 19-35 months of age.  Data from 2015 were released earlier this month. For 2015, the NIS shows that Arizona has reached the Healthy People20/20 [...]

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Vaccine Exemptions – Turning the Tide?

By | April 24th, 2015|Preparedness, Prevention|

Vaccines are scientifically proven to be the best way to prevent the spread of many communicable diseases.  Yet, through the last decade, Arizona along with the rest of the country has seen an increase in the number of families choosing not to vaccinate their children.  A recent outbreak that started at Disneyland created a firestorm of interest in vaccinations, [...]

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Vaccines & the Social Contract

By | January 26th, 2015|Preparedness, Prevention|

At the core - vaccines are really about community protection.  Our public health system depends on a solid network of providers that are available to vaccinate kids for all of the nasty infectious diseases that have plagued humanity for millennium.   It’s not just access to care and a solid network of providers that vaccinate that [...]

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The “Arizona Strip” Whooping Cough Cluster

By | July 29th, 2013|Preparedness, Prevention|

Whooping cough, also known as pertussis, has been increasing in Arizona and the rest of the nation for the last few years. Pertussis usually runs in a cycle, peaking every 3-5 years and then decreasing again.  Symptoms include fits of cough, vomiting after the fits of cough, and a whooping sound during cough. Some complications include pneumonia, [...]