Y. Cheeks

Y. Cheeks

Newest Threat to Global Health: Vaccine Hesitancy

Every year, the World Health Organization lists its top threats to global health. Alongside usual suspects like air pollution, cancer and heart disease, a newcomer has joined the 2019 edition: vaccine hesitancy. The anti-vaccine movement has gained momentum in recent…

Measles Outbreak:

Details of situation: Five measles cases, four between the ages of 12 to 21 months, have been reported in three different counties within Southeast Texas. Vaccination remains the most effective method for preventing measles. Genotyping has revealed the cases were…

CURRENT VACCINE EXEMPTION INFORMATION

Herd immunity is a fundamental concept that contributes to the success of many vaccination programs. Control of many vaccine preventable diseases is contingent on a significant proportion of the population in a community being immune. Depending on the disease, the…

Vaccine Testing prior to approval

Vaccine development is a long and arduous process, often lasting many years and involving a combination of public and private partnerships. The current system for developing, testing, and regulating vaccines requires that the vaccines demonstrate both safety and efficacy before…

HPV-9/Gardasil

Can HPV-9/Gardasil prevent skin cancer? Can it heal warts? The HPV vaccine, which protects against several strains of the Human Paplloma virus shows potential for preventing new spots of skin cancer from popping up in people who have had skin…

UNDERSTANDING HPV VACCINES

Who’s your favorite Superhero? Superman, Spiderman, Hulk, Black Panther and the list goes on? In the Immunization Work it is Jason Mendelsohn, a quiet father of 3 who defeated Stage IV HPC throat cancer and wants you to hear his…

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