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Highlighting Grandparents Day and the Importance of Vaccines

Author: Breanna Bishop

Date: September 9th, 2016

This Sunday is Grandparents Day and it's a time to reflect on how much influence grandparents have on the lives of those close to them. One of the ways older adults can positively influence their loved ones is by informing them of the importance of vaccines. Join us for a Twitter chat on the importance of vaccines for older adults on September 22 at 1 p.m. EST.

10 Things to Know about Vaccines

Author: Breanna Bishop

Date: August 11th, 2016

The Alliance has just launched a new "pocket film" called Our Best Shot: The Importance of Vaccines for Older Adults

To help you learn more about this issue, here are 10 things to know about vaccines and older adults.


The Alliance Launches New Video on Vaccine Awareness for Older Adults

Author: Breanna Bishop

Date: August 1st, 2016

To kick off National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM), the Alliance has released a new “pocket film” called Our Best Shot: The Importance of Vaccines in Older Adults.

During the month of August, the Alliance will help spread immunization awareness on social media using the hashtags #OurBestShot and #NIAM16. We encourage you to participate by sharing this vital information across your own social media platforms.

Flu Season Is Here!

Author: Noel Lloyd

Date: December 10th, 2015

While we can't stop flu season, we can fight back.

The Shingles Vaccine: Should I Get It?

Author: Michael Engler

Date: December 1st, 2015

Welcome to the next installment in our series on the importance of vaccinations. Last time we talked about immunosenescence, which refers to the weakening of the immune system that occurs when humans age, and influenza. This time we'll take a look at another disease: shingles.

Today We Recognize World Immunization Day

Author: Michael Engler

Date: November 10th, 2015

Immunizations are extremely important for preventing disease across the globe.

Four Facts about Infection and Its Prevention

Author: Noel Lloyd

Date: October 21st, 2015

Here are some things about infection and its prevention that you should know.

Of Immunosenescence and Influenza: What You Need to Know

Author: Michael Engler

Date: October 19th, 2015

Learn more about influenza and the benefits of the flu vaccine for older adults.

On This Grandparents Day Encourage Vaccination among the Older Adults in Your Life

Author: Sue Peschin

Date: September 13th, 2015

Today is Grandparents Day, an opportunity for families to make a special effort to appreciate their grandparents.

HROTW: Learn More about Vaccinations

Author: Noel Lloyd

Date: August 27th, 2015

Our Health Resource of the Week focuses on some of the ways you can learn about why vaccinations keep us safe, no matter what our age.  

HROTW: Vaccination Stats

Author: Noel Lloyd

Date: August 5th, 2015

With our Health Resource of the Week, we thought we'd give you a glimpse into both the human and economic value vaccines offer to society.

Capitol Hill Briefing Intros New White Paper on Vaccinations in Older Adults

Author: Noel Lloyd

Date: July 29th, 2015

Today we released our new white paper: Our Best Shot: Expanding Prevention through Vaccination in Older Adults.

Resources to Keep You Informed for National Influenza Vaccination Week!

Author: Breanna Bishop

Date: December 6th, 2016

It’s National Influenza Vaccination Week (NIVW) – a national awareness week established by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that focuses on the importance of the flu vaccine. We recognize the importance of vaccines, check out some of our listed resources to learn more!

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