Category: Vaccines (Page 3)

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.
February 7, 2017

Letter to President Trump on Vaccine Safety

The Alliance for Aging Research joined more than 350 organizations in this letter to President Donald Trump in support of the safety of vaccines.
December 6, 2016

Resources to Keep You Informed for National Influenza Vaccination Week!

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!
September 9, 2016

Highlighting Grandparents Day and the Importance of Vaccines

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.
August 11, 2016

10 Things to Know about Vaccines

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.  
August 1, 2016

The Alliance Launches New Video on Vaccine Awareness for Older Adults

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.
December 10, 2015

Flu Season Is Here!

While we can't stop flu season, we can fight back.
December 1, 2015

The Shingles Vaccine: Should I Get It?

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.