FOR HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS
The Arkansas Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics and Arkansas Children's Hospital have created a Resource for Providers and Organizations to Promote Pediatric Wellness & Preventative Care. Practices can download the documents and add their logos. They can also customize it based on their own safety protocols or visitor management policies. Spanish and Marshallese versions are coming soon.
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CDC recently launched an app to help vaccination providers quickly and easily determine which pneumococcal vaccines a patient needs and when.
The PneumoRecs VaxAdvisor mobile app:
Incorporates recommendations for all ages
Will especially help pediatric providers interpret schedules for catch-up vaccination
Will help all providers with vaccination based on medical indications
Users simply enter a patient’s age, note if the patient has specific underlying medical conditions, and answer questions about the patient’s pneumococcal vaccination history. Then the app provides patient-specific guidance consistent with the U.S. Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recommended immunization schedule.
Get the PneumoRecs VaxAdvisor mobile app now for iOS and Android devices.
The CDC has created this printable handout to train staff on how to address parents’ questions about vaccines for infants.
Click here to download the printable handout to train staff on how to address parents’ questions about vaccines for infants.
Healthy Living with Diabetes
It is important for people who have diabetes to be up to date on their vaccines. Because diabetes can make it harder for a person's immune system to fight some infections, people with diabetes may be at higher risk of getting certain diseases. In addition, people with diabetes are also at higher risk of serious problems from some vaccine-preventable diseases.
CDC has posted a new infographic to help healthcare professionals talk to their patients about vaccines and other tips for staying healthy.
Click here for the Adult Immunization Resource Guide
The National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners, HealthyWomen, and Families Fighting Flu has developed a flu education toolkit for healthcare professionals. Research shows that a strong recommendation for annual flu vaccination from healthcare professionals is an important factor to improving vaccination rates. It is our shared responsibility to #FightFlu to help keep our communities safe and healthy.
A comprehensive toolkit is now available to help prenatal care providers increase rates of maternal immunizations. This resource includes vaccine recommendations from CDC, practice implementation guidance, and other relevant information about vaccinating pregnant women.
Arkansas Dentistry, Summer 2017
Article written by Dr. Lindy Bollen, Dental Director, Office of Oral Health and Dr. Jennifer Dillaha, Medical Director, Immunizations
Arkansas Department of Health
Reprinted from December 2017 Journal of the Arkansas Medical Society The Case for HPV Vaccination in Arkansas Article written by Dr. Jennifer Dillaha, Medical Director, Immunizations and Dr. Dirk Haselow, State Epidemiologist and Outbreak Response Medical Director
Arkansas Department of Health