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Resources by Topic: Vaccination

Strategies Adopted by Gay, Bisexual, and Other Men Who Have Sex with Men to Prevent Monkeypox virus Transmission — United States, August 2022
Reports on monkeypox vaccination among men who have sex with men (MSM), with data by location for urban, suburban, small/medium metro, and rural areas. Information is based on a monkeypox-specific follow-up survey to the annual American Men's Internet Survey, completed by a convenience sample of 824 MSM.
Author(s): Kevin P. Delaney, Travis Sanchez, Marissa Hannah, et al.
Citation: MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 71(35), 1126-1130
Date: 09/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Booster COVID-19 Vaccinations Among Persons Aged ≥5 Years and Second Booster COVID-19 Vaccinations Among Persons Aged ≥50 Years — United States, August 13, 2021–August 5, 2022
Reports on booster and second booster vaccination coverage among eligible populations, with data by urban and rural location by age group for those age 5-11, 12-17, 18-39, 40-64, and 65 and older. Includes discussion of vaccination barriers in rural areas.
Author(s): Hannah E. Fast, Bhavini Patel Murthy, Elizabeth Zell, et al.
Citation: MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 71(35), 1121-1125
Date: 09/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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National Vaccination Coverage Among Adolescents Aged 13–17 Years — National Immunization Survey-Teen, United States, 2021
Reports on trends in vaccination coverage among U.S. adolescents by age for ages 13 through 17. Includes discussion of rural vaccination coverage concerns but does not provide rural-specific data.
Author(s): Cassandra Pingali, David Yankey, Laurie D. Elam-Evans, et al.
Citation: MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 71(35), 1101-1108
Date: 09/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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COVID-19 Vaccination Intentions, Concerns, and Facilitators Among US Parents of Children Ages 6 Months Through 4 Years
Examines parental intentions to proceed with COVID-19 vaccinations for their children aged 6 months through 4 years and potential concerns or facilitators related to vaccination choices. Surveys 2,031 U.S. adults in February 2022 to see if they definitely or probably will, are unsure if they will, or probably or definitely will not vaccinate their children. Includes demographic breakdowns by parents' gender, race/ethnicity, education, U.S. region, vaccination status, age of children, and metropolitan versus nonmetropolitan location.
Author(s): Aaron M. Scherer, Courtney A. Gidengil, Amber M. Gedlinske, et al.
Citation: JAMA Network Open, 5(8), e2227437
Date: 08/2022
Type: Document
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RHC COVID-19 Program Updates
Recording of an August 18, 2022, webinar discussing and answering questions about COVID-19 therapeutics, testing and mitigation, vaccine, and provider relief programs available to Rural Health Clinics (RHCs). Part of the Rural Health Clinic Technical Assistance Series.
Additional links: Presentation Slides, Transcript
Date: 08/2022
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: National Association of Rural Health Clinics
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Staffing Hurdles Chip Away at Access to Care
Summarizes the results of a survey of rural hospital leaders between March 2-April 15, 2022. Explores how rural hospitals are navigating COVID-19 vaccination mandates and the continued impact of nurse staffing shortages on the delivery of care. Discusses drivers of nurse turnover at rural hospitals.
Author(s): Michael Topchik, Troy Brown, Melanie Pinette, Billy Balfour
Date: 08/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Chartis Center for Rural Health
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TRAIN Learning Network: COVID-19 Vaccination Training
A collection of online learning opportunities for healthcare professionals related to COVID-19 vaccination. Registration required to access courses.
Date: 08/2022
Type: Tutorial/Training
Sponsoring organization: Public Health Foundation
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COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on Medicare Fee-for-Service (FFS) Billing
Addresses issues related to Medicare fee-for-service (FFS) billing during the COVID-19 public health emergency. Covers COVID-19 test specimen collection, diagnostic laboratory services, hospital services, ambulance services, Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) and Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), telehealth, skilled nursing facility services, home health, vaccination, and other services.
Date: 08/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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Increasing Access to Routine Child Immunizations: State Approaches for Increasing Pharmacy Enrollment in the VFC Program
Discusses how increasing pharmacy participation in the Vaccines for Children Program (VFC) can promote access to childhood vaccinations and reduce disparities. Outlines steps states can take to identify and address barriers to enrollment, including examining reimbursement policies, aligning program requirements with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) requirements, addressing common provider misconceptions about the VFC program, and addressing pediatrician concerns.
Date: 07/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Academy for State Health Policy
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Digging into the Reasons for Puerto Rico's Successful COVID-19 Response
Highlights the public health response to the COVID-19 pandemic in Puerto Rico. Discusses the methods used to mitigate the impact of COVID-19, vaccination efforts, and government messaging, among other factors.
Author(s): Priya Bathija, Julia Resnick
Date: 07/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: American Hospital Association
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