Monthly Archives: August 2013

A 13 Minute DVD Increases HPV Vaccination

Can a strategy to increase HPV vaccination rates be as simple as a 13-minute DVD? To increase HPV vaccination rates in their area, researchers from the University of Kentucky PRC developed a video called “1-2-3 Pap,” a 13-minute educational and … Continue reading

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New Vaccine Information Statement – Rotavirus

Vaccine  Information Statement Update:  Rotavirus  We are pleased to share this VIS update news with our immunization partners. An updated rotavirus VIS has been posted at http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/hcp/vis/vis-statements/rotavirus.html on August 26, 2013. The most significant change is in the estimated rates of … Continue reading

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Back to school?

By now all our Highlands County school students should have their back-to-school shots.  If your student still needs a shot please call your pediatrician’s office or contact the Florida Department of Health in Highlands County.  Call them at: (863) 386-6040 … Continue reading

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Some terrific new information!

With Back to School Shots being the hottest topic in health care this month, we have some terrific information available to help you understand the importance of immunizations. Please take the time to look at these links if you have … Continue reading

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The Most up to date Immunization Information

You can find it here: National Network for Immunization Information

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About the Highlands County Immunization Task Force

Please check our blog site for the latest updates and information about immunizations in Highlands County. Let us tell you about the Mission of the Highlands County Immunization Task Force (HCITF):   The HCITF exists to reduce the spread of vaccine preventable disease … Continue reading

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Twitter Link – NWV

Nurses Who Vaccinate  – NWV promotes knowledge and competency in immunizations and positions nurses as vaccine advocates for colleagues, patients, and the public.   Check it out!

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