Category: Vaccines

August 27, 2019

Chairman’s Blog: Making Vaccinations a Top Priority

James “Jim” G. Scott, Chair, Alliance for Aging Research Board of Directors. As Chairman of the Alliance for Aging Research,…
August 20, 2019

Blog: A Q+A with Dr. William Schaffner on Adult Vaccination Rates

Vaccines are important for people of all ages, including older adults! Yet a new survey distributed to primary care…
April 23, 2019

Blog: Celebrating World Immunization Week With an Expert on Vaccines

Paul A. Offit, MD April 24 through 27 is World Immunization Week, and this year’s theme is “Protected Together: Vaccines…
October 26, 2017

Five Things to Know About Medicare Preventive Visits

It's time for Medicare Open Enrollment! Learn the top five things you need to know about the preventive visits that Medicare covers.
October 26, 2017

Here Are the Facts about Vaccines

Vaccines are a stunning scientific achievement. Yet, amazingly, some people refuse to get themselves and their children vaccinated. Here, we tell the truth about vaccines.
October 23, 2017

HROTW: Learn the Truth About Vaccines

Last week was International Infection Prevention Week (IIPW), an annual campaign that “raises awareness of the role infection prevention plays to improve patient safety.” We recently released new resources that emphasize the importance of vaccines, including a “truth teller” fact sheet that dispels falsehoods about vaccines by providing accurate facts. 
August 25, 2017

HROTW: Infographic Highlights Importance of Vaccines for Older Adults

This week, our Health Resource of the Week is an infographic that visually displays why it's important for older adults to be vaccinated.
August 11, 2017

HROTW: Find Out What Vaccines You Need in This Quiz

Last week’s Health Resource of the Week highlighted the importance of vaccines to kick off National Immunization Awareness Month. This week, we’re sharing a quiz from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that will keep you up-to-date with the vaccines you may need.
August 4, 2017

HROTW: Learn about Vaccines in 60 Seconds

Our Health Resource of the Week highlights the importance of vaccines in just 60 seconds! Learn why it's imperative for older adults to keep their vaccinations up-to-date.
March 20, 2017

Letter on Proposed Changes to Existing Measure for HEDIS 2017: Pneumococcal Vaccination Status for Older Adults (PNU)

The Adult Vaccine Access Coalition (AVAC), which includes the Alliance for Aging Research, offered these comments on the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) proposed modifications to the Pneumococcal Vaccination for Older Adults measure.