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N “Nurses Who Vaccinate” WV
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Promoting Education and Evidence-Based Science
Promoting Education and Evidence-Based Science

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An Important Change this Flu Season: The Injectable Vaccine is Better than the Nasal Spray
Each year, the Centers for Disease control recommends that all healthy people ages 6 months and older get their annual influenza vaccines as early into the season as possible. For this 2016-2017 influenza season, there is one important change: everyone shou...

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Ashley McCormick’s Flu Story
On December 27, 2013, I lost my only daughter, Ashley, to the flu. She was only 23 years old. A few days before Christmas 2013 , Ashley came home from work not feeling well, she had a sore throat, a fever and just felt achy. She was taken to an urgent care,...

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The Longest 7 Weeks
The coughing was mild at first. Not a nagging cough, not a juicy or wet cough, just a mild cough. I stared at my 16 year old son across the table from dinner and asked him if he was feeling well, he shrugged and said yes, he was fine. That night the cough c...

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3 reasons to get your flu shot. 

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Families Advocate for Meningitis Vaccine on both sides of the Ocean
The nurses and members of Nurses Who Vaccinate would like to offer sincere support and our deepest gratitude to Lee Booth, of the UK, for bringing attention to a serious and life-threatening communicable disease: meningitis B. As news of the tragic death of...

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Public Health is Everybody's Responsibility
On Wednesday April 8th, 2015, NBC aired an episode of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit entitled “Granting Immunity” which took the anti-vaccine movement head on. A Jenny McCarthy-look-alike fictional mother “Trudy” falsified immunization records for her so...

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Nurses Are Standing Up for Children Everywhere
Earlier this month, Shot@Life Champions gathered in our nation's capitol, Washington, D.C., to advocate for global childhood immunization programs. Over one hundred volunteers were there to help more children celebrate their 5th birthday by protecting them ...

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Immunization Action Coalition provides Free Measles Educational Materials for Healthcare Professionals and Patients
During this measles outbreak, Nurses Who Vaccinate would like to encourage our readers to utilize Immunization Actions Coalitions’s free educational materials for healthcare professionals and patients; many available in other languages.   Please refer to th...

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Measles- What Do Nurses Need to Know
Measles was declared eliminated in the US in 2000 but now we are in the midst of a measles outbreak that is pretty near in numbers to an epidemic. So what happened?  There has been a small but growing number of parents who refuse or delay MMR vaccine based ...

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Guest Blog: When Patients Speak Out Against Anti-Vaccine Nurses
Vaccines are safe and save lives. That is the determination of decades of research into and development of vaccines. Vaccines are considered by the vast majority of people to be one of the, if not THE, most important medical breakthrough during the last cen...
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