Posts Tagged immunization

COVID-19’s toll on childhood immunizations

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August is National Immunization Awareness Month What’s another casualty of life during a pandemic? Childhood immunizations.  According to the Centers for Disease and Prevention (CDC), as parents put off well visits and preventive care amidst stay-at-home orders and lockdowns, the rates of nearly all childhood vaccinations have declined. The CDC […]

Worth a shot: COPH students advocate for childhood immunization on Capitol Hill

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Vaccines and immunizations have become a hot—and somewhat controversial—topic in the United States recently. But despite the debate, childhood vaccines remain an important part of maintaining herd immunity among the general population. Herd immunity occurs when a significant portion of the population is vaccinated against a disease, thereby limiting its […]

From vaccinations to occupational health, students showcase their public health passion

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The USF Office of Graduate Studies presented its 10th Annual Graduate Research Symposium on March 21 at the Marshall Student Center. The event, sponsored by the Graduate and Professional Student Counsel and Research One, showcased graduate students across all disciplines. This year, 17 USF College of Public Health students participated. […]

Demonstrating an immunization compliance strategy

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Lack of immunization compliance is commonly due to lack of awareness, according to USF College of Public Health’s Dr. Jill Roberts, assistant professor in the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health. Roberts’ new research, “An Evidence-Based Project Demonstrating Increased School Immunization Compliance Following a School Nurse-Initiated Vaccine Compliance Strategy” is […]

Public Health joins U.S. Rep. Castor and CDC top immunization specialist to boost HPV vaccine campaign

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U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor today hosted the nation’s top immunizations specialist, Dr. Anne Schuchat, who warned that while recent outbreaks of infectious diseases have garnered international attention, the public should not forget about those infections like HPV that can be prevented with vaccines.  The human papilloma virus still causes thousands of deaths each year nationwide.  […]