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Public Health Advancements 100 Years After the 1918 Influenza Pandemic

By | May 11th, 2018|Preparedness|

The 1918 influenza pandemic was a devastating global event responsible for up to 100 million deaths. While it is widely known as the “Spanish Flu”, it likely did not originate there. Although most people first learned of the pandemic from Spanish news, some of the earliest documented cases were in the Midwestern U.S. In Arizona [...]

Data Helps Shape Public Health Priorities

By | January 18th, 2018|Preparedness|

ADHS collects huge amounts of data to help understand and address health problems across our state.  The department uses statistics to get insights about how many people in Arizona get Valley Fever each year or where environmental hazards are.  We also use statistics to address causes of disease, finding answers that impact policy and program decisions. In the 1940s [...]

Improving Training for Immunization Providers

By | May 12th, 2017|Preparedness|

Meeting the annual training requirement just got a little easier for Vaccines for Children providers and participants thanks to the Arizona Immunization Program Office (AIPO) Train! AIPO Train is a dedicated online learning management system (LMS) providing a simple and intuitive user interface for Arizona’s VFC providers and immunization partners. Until now VFC providers and partners [...]

Immunization Exemption Rates Rise in 2016

By | April 28th, 2017|Preparedness|

Arizona law requires that all children attending school or child care must obtain certain vaccines, unless they are exempted by a doctor for medical purposes, or by a parent for personal reasons. Schools are required to collect a copy of immunization records, or signed exemption forms, for each student. Each year, immunization information for all [...]

Celebrating our Arizona Immunization Heroes

By | April 24th, 2017|Preparedness|

Last week, we hosted our 24th annual Arizona Immunization Conference. About 400 partners from doctor’s offices, healthcare clinics, and state, local, and tribal agencies came together to learn and share best practices and current information about vaccination. These immunization heroes devote their time daily to ensure they are shielding Arizona communities from dangerous vaccine preventable [...]

Next week is National Infant Immunization Week
 

By | April 17th, 2017|Preparedness|

April 22 through 29 is National Infant Immunization Week, an annual observance to highlight the importance of protecting infants from vaccine-preventable diseases.  During that week we also celebrate the achievements of immunization programs in promoting healthy communities throughout the United States. Vaccines are among the most successful and cost-effective public health tools available for preventing [...]

2017 Recommended Immunization Schedule and 2015 Adult Immunization Coverage Data

By | March 15th, 2017|Preparedness|

Proper immunization throughout the lifespan is one of the most important steps that individuals can take to protect their health, their children’s health, and the health of the community. Each year, a group of health and medical experts called the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices creates recommended vaccination schedules for children and adolescents as well [...]

Prevent infection: Four achievable New Year’s resolutions

By | January 11th, 2017|Preparedness|

It's that time again when New Year's resolutions are made, and sometimes broken. This year consider setting some achievable resolutions this year that can protect you from getting an infection. One: Wash your hands. You probably already do this after using the restroom, but are you washing before eating every meal? For at least 20 [...]

Do you have a preteen or teen? Protect their future with vaccines.

By | August 23rd, 2016|Preparedness|

As parents, we know making sure our kids eat healthy, are physically active, get plenty of sleep, and have regular physicals is crucial to their overall health. But did you also you know preteen and teens need vaccines that protect against serious and potentially life-threatening diseases like meningitis, whooping cough and cancers caused by the [...]

Adults Need Vaccines, Too!

By | August 4th, 2016|Preparedness|

Every year, tens of thousands of adults in the United States suffer serious health problems, are hospitalized, or even die from diseases that could have been prevented by vaccination. Arizona has had 22 cases of measles in adults this year, making it the biggest measles outbreak of 2016 in the US. To celebrate the importance [...]