Routine Childhood Vaccination Rates Fell as Misinformation About the COVID-19 Shot Rose
Anti-vaccine sentiments have been simmering in the U.S. since at least 1998, when the Lancet, a prestigious medical journal, published—and later retracted—a fraudulent paper falsely linking childhood vaccines to autism. They’ve grown even stronger in the past two years, thanks to disinformation about the COVID-19 vaccines. Though the development of the COVID-19 vaccines happened at an unprecedented pace, they’ve been rigorously tested, and have proven both safe and effective. Nevertheless, falsehoods about them—that the vaccines contained microchips, that they would alter the DNA of recipients...
Source: TIME: Health - May 5, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

How Can Health Leaders Improve Respect and Recognition for Midwives?
By Olajumoke Adebayo, Midwife, advocate, and founder of Reprolife Olajumoke giving a tetanus toxoid vaccine during a client ' s antenatal visit. Photo provide by Olajumoke Adebayo for IntraHealth International.May 04, 2022Imagine if midwives’ voices were heard, they were fairly compensated, had safe working conditions, and could perform their full scope of practice.Unfortunately, lack of respect and recognition for frontline health workers lie at the heart of many workforce-related challenges that impede progress toward ending the global Covid-19 pandemic, eliminating preventable maternal and child deaths, and ...
Source: IntraHealth International - May 4, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: kseaton Tags: Policy & Advocacy International Day of the Midwife Health Workers Midwives Nurses Source Type: news

Don ’t call them anti-vaxxers – that just further erodes people’s trust | Gary Finnegan
There ’s been a worrying decline in diphtheria, polio and measles jabs. We should heed the lessons of Covid-19We forgot about measles. And tetanus and diphtheria. And polio. In the race to vaccinate the world against Covid-19, the global drive to suppress some of the biggest killers in history has fallen back.Almost12n doses of Covid-19 vaccine have been administered in less than 18 months – a stunning achievement, even if the global distribution has been uneven. Yet more than30 million children have missed out on other basic vaccinations during the pandemic, with south-east Asia and the eastern Mediterranean region be...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 25, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Gary Finnegan Tags: Vaccines and immunisation Coronavirus Infectious diseases World news Health Society Science Immunology Source Type: news

Kindergarten Vaccination Rates For Measles, Mumps, Tetanus Fell Due To Pandemic Disruptions, CDC Says
Mandatory vaccine coverage for diseases like whooping cough and chickenpox decreased among kindergarteners last year as kids fell behind on their shots, according to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - April 21, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Zachary Snowdon Smith, Forbes Staff Tags: Business /business Innovation /innovation Healthcare /healthcare Science /science Leadership /leadership Education /education Breaking breaking-news Source Type: news

Tetanus Immunity Protects Mice Against Pancreatic Cancer
Because most people are vaccinated against tetanus as children, delivering benign bacteria carrying a tetanus antigen into pancreatic tumors makes them visible to memory cells in the immune system,... (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - March 24, 2022 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Progress Toward Achieving and Sustaining Maternal and Neonatal Tetanus Elimination - Worldwide, 2000-2020
This report describes progress toward elimination of maternal and neonatal tetanus. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - March 17, 2022 Category: American Health Tags: MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Tetanus Tetanus Vaccination Source Type: news

What is the Difference Between a Paronychia and a Felon?
Discussion The hands are one of the most important parts of the body for interacting with the world. They are remarkably adapted having sensitive sensory receptors as well as feedback receptors for grasping, holding, and manipulating objects. Hands, especially with an opposable thumb, multiple joints within the hand, along with the wrist and elbow, allow the hand to move in multiple positions to manipulate the world. Hands also symbolize an emotional caring and sharing between individuals as hands are used to provide a true “human touch” in personal and social situations. Due to their important interactions in ...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - December 6, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Schools Could Help More Kids Get the COVID-19 Vaccine. But History Has Some Warnings
Now that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has authorized Pfizer-BioNTech’s vaccine for kids aged 5 to 11, the Biden Administration has signaled that it will rely on a “trusted messenger” to get information to parents and provide access to vaccines once they’re approved by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: schools. As part of the plan to deliver COVID-19 vaccines to the youngest population yet, schools will again take on a role they’ve assumed during health crises throughout American history: promoting vaccination to keep kids and communities safe from infectious disease. &ld...
Source: TIME: Health - November 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tara Law Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

Schools Could Help More Kids Get the COVID-19 Vaccine. But History Has Some Warnings
Now that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has authorized Pfizer-BioNTech’s vaccine for kids aged 5 to 11, the Biden Administration has signaled that it will rely on a “trusted messenger” to get information to parents and provide access to vaccines once they’re approved by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: schools. As part of the plan to deliver COVID-19 vaccines to the youngest population yet, schools will again take on a role they’ve assumed during health crises throughout American history: promoting vaccination to keep kids and communities safe from infectious disease. &ld...
Source: TIME: Science - November 1, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Tara Law Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

Certiva (Diphtheria and Tetanus Toxoids and Acellular Pertussis Vaccine Adsorbed) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - November 1, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

The Big Number: At least 27 vaccines are available in the U.S.
They include ones to prevent polio, diphtheria, hepatitis, tetanus, whooping cough, mumps, measles, the flu and other diseases. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - October 30, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Linda Searing Source Type: news

National, Regional, State, and Selected Local Area Vaccination Coverage Among Adolescents Aged 13-17 Years - United States, 2020
This report describes adolescent vaccination coverage in 2020. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - September 2, 2021 Category: American Health Tags: Adolescent Health HPV Vaccination (Human Papillomavirus) MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Tetanus Vaccination Vaccines Source Type: news

Can Rusty Nails Cause Tetanus?
Discussion Clostridium tetani is a gram-positive bacillus that is anaerobic and spore forming. Tetanus spores are found universally worldwide in the soil and the stool of animals and people. The spores are hardy and can persist in a variety of environments. Contamination through the skin in wounds (especially deep puncture wounds) and the umbilicus are the primary entry points. It is not unusual for the organism not to grow in cultures. The bacteria grow in low oxygen environments and produces a potential neurotoxin which blocks the myoneural junction. Incubation period is 3-21 days, averaging 10 days. Neonatal tetanus gen...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - August 2, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Africa: COVID-19 Widens Routine Immunization Gaps in Africa
[WHO-AFRO] Brazzaville -- Around 7.7 million African children missed out on vital first doses of Diphtheria-Tetanus-Pertussis, Measles and Polio vaccines in 2020. The nearly 10% rise in missed vaccinations on the previous year in Africa was driven by disruptions to health services by the COVID-19 pandemic, new data by the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and World health Organization (WHO) show. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 30, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Routine childhood vaccinations plummeted during the early days of pandemic, CDC report finds
Childhood vaccinations dropped during the spring 2020 lockdowns, the CDC finds. Vaccination rates for diphtheria, tetanus, measles, and other diseases fell up to 60%. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news