Posts connected to "Vaccination"

August 18, 2020

Blog: During the COVID-19 Pandemic, It Is More Important Than Ever for Older Adults to Stay Current on Recommended Vaccinations

William Schaffner, MD William Schaffner, MD, medical director of the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases, explains the importance of…
June 26, 2020

Alliance for Aging Research Provides Comments to Senator Alexander’s “Preparing for the Next Pandemic” White Paper

On June 26, 2020, the Alliance for Aging Research submitted comments on the white paper “Preparing for the Next Pandemic”…
December 3, 2019

Blog: Why You Need A Flu Shot—A Q+A With Dr. Keipp Talbot

December 1 through 7 is National Influenza Vaccination Week. If you haven’t gotten your flu shot yet or need to…
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

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 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.
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 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.
October 21, 2015

Four Facts about Infection and Its Prevention

Here are some things about infection and its prevention that you should know.
October 19, 2015

Of Immunosenescence and Influenza: What You Need to Know

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