Is there a resurgence of vaccine preventable diseases in the U.S.?

Date

2019

Authors

Kubin, Laura

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Journal ISSN

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Publisher

Elsevier

Abstract

Immunizations are a safe and effective means of promoting health and preventing disease. Vaccine programs prevent millions of cases of disease and save thousands of lives in the U.S. each year; however, the threat of vaccine-preventable diseases remains. Recent years have seen a resurgence in certain vaccine-preventable diseases which can be attributed to vaccine refusals, under-vaccination, waning immunity, less effective immunizations, and imported cases. Nurses must stay informed about the current state of vaccine compliance and disease resurgence in order to best educate families. Understanding why families refuse or delay vaccinations provides a basis for nurses to plan educational interventions designed to best meet the needs of each family.

Description

Article originally published in Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 44, 115–118. English. Published 2019. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pedn.2018.11.011

Keywords

Immunization, Vaccines, Parental refusal, Vaccine-preventable diseases

Citation

This is a post-print version of an article that is available at: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pedn.2018.11.011. Recommended citation: Kubin, L. (2019). Is there a resurgence of vaccine preventable diseases in the U.S.? Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 44, 115–118. This item has been deposited in accordance with publisher copyright and licensing terms and with the author’s permission.

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