Published on in Vaccine Update for Healthcare Providers
Meningitis Angels, a well-known meningitis advocacy group, recently released a new public service announcement (PSA) featuring some of their members who are also meningitis survivors. The one-minute PSA talks about the new meningitis B vaccine and why it is important for it to be recommended and possibly mandated.
A new documentary, Someone You Love: The HPV Epidemic, features five women whose lives have been affected by cervical cancer. Narrated by Vanessa Williams and featuring Tamika Felder, founder of Tamika and Friends, an organization of survivors, the documentary is available for hosting screenings throughout the country. Since January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month — and we celebrate those we love in February — you might consider taking advantage of this opportunity by either attending or hosting a screening.
CDC updates vaccine prices and introduces new parent resources
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently updated the vaccine pricing list and introduced new parent resources:
- Vaccine price list – The published price list shows CDC vaccine contract prices as well as private sector pricing. Archived price lists are also available.
- New parent resources – Two new resources are now available for use with parents. Vaccines When Your Child is Sick helps parents determine when their child should and should not be vaccinated during illness. The second new resource, Combination Vaccines, provides information about why combination vaccines are used as well as their safety. These and other resources that can be printed for use with parents can be found on the Provider Resources for Conversations with Parents page of the CDC’s website.
Materials in this section are updated as new information and vaccines become available. The Vaccine Education Center staff regularly reviews materials for accuracy.
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