Factors Associated With Childhood Vaccination Adherence in Kindergartens of the Houston Independent School District

Conclusions: The school characteristics that were found to be significantly associated with kindergarten student vaccination adherence in this study are the ones that have historically been associated with socioeconomic determinants of health and socioeconomic privilege. Hence, the findings of this study suggest the need for development of policies and interventions that can help overcome the barriers associated with low socioeconomic status, language, and marginalization in order to improve vaccination rates in school districts. These include culturally appropriate polices and health promotion, patient navigation, and educational interventions that can overcome the challenges faced by socially and economically vulnerable minorities and immigrant communities in order to improve vaccination rates.
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - Category: Health Management Tags: Research Reports: Research Full Report Source Type: research

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CONCLUSIONS: Influenza-related mortality tends to be lower in countries with higher vaccination rates. Increase in vaccination rates seems to be necessary in Hungary. Orv Hetil. 2020; 161(23): 962-970. PMID: 32453699 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Orvosi Hetilap - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Orv Hetil Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Our results indicate that Fc molecule facilitate immune responses and PEDV harbouring Fc molecule could be a possible vaccine candidate. However, a challenge experiment would be needed to investigate the protective efficacy of PEDV harbouring Fc. PMID: 32448096 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Veterinary Quarterly - Category: Veterinary Research Tags: Vet Q Source Type: research
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Source: Frontiers in Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
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Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tags: Aid Economy & Trade Featured Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations Jomo Kwame Sundaram & Anis Chowdhury Source Type: news
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Source: Frontiers in cellular and infection microbiology - Category: Microbiology Source Type: research
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Source: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases - Category: Tropical Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
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Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
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Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: General Grief and Loss Health-related Mental Health and Wellness Policy and Advocacy coronavirus COVID-19 Source Type: blogs
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Source: Ageing Research Reviews - Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Authors: Tags: Ageing Res Rev Source Type: research
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