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2023 Immunization Profile Study: A Look at Immunization Capacity among Local Health Departments
Reports survey results from 422 local health departments (LHDs) on immunization workforce capacity, vaccine provision and uptake, funding and reimbursement, immunization data capacity, barriers to vaccination, and more in 2023. Includes data comparisons of small, medium, and large LHDs.
Author(s): Margaret C. Cunningham, Amy Maxson, Robin Mowson, et al.
Date: 06/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Association of County and City Health Officials
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Health Disparities in Tennessee
Examines health disparities experienced by Tennessee residents. Measures include life expectancy, health equity, healthcare access, mental health and trauma, infectious disease, chronic disease, cancer, reproductive health, and age-specific health. Features statistics with breakdowns by race, ethnicity, gender, and urban or rural location.
Date: 05/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Tennessee Department of Health
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COVID-19 Vaccination Site Accessibility, United States, December 11, 2020–March 29, 2022
Analyzes the accessibility of COVID-19 vaccination sites via walking and driving time. Includes state-level graphs and maps that provide visual data on COVID-19 immunization access, as well as comparisons across noncore, metropolitan, small metropolitan, medium metropolitan, large fringe metropolitan, and large central metropolitan locations.
Author(s): Randy Yee, David Carranza, Christine Kim, et al.
Citation: Emerging Infectious Diseases, 30(5), 947-955
Date: 05/2024
Type: Document
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Benefits, Challenges, and Strategies Related to Using Presumptive Recommendations for HPV Vaccination: A Qualitative Study with Rural and Non-Rural-Serving Primary Care Professionals
Examines the use of presumptive recommendations that assume parents will want to vaccinate, a strategy aimed at improving HPV vaccination uptake in rural and non-rural primary care clinics in North Carolina. Analyzes interview data from primary care professionals (PCPs) about the impact of presumptive recommendations, focusing on issues such as patient trust and cultural sensitivity.
Author(s): Olufeyisayo O. Odebunmi, Lisa P. Spees, Caitlin B. Biddell, et al.
Citation: Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics, 20(1)
Date: 05/2024
Type: Document
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Facilitators and Barriers of HPV Vaccination: A Qualitative Study in Rural Georgia
Presents findings from interviews with 40 parents and young adults in rural southwest Georgia on attitudes, knowledge, and preferences related to human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination uptake. Discusses challenges and opportunities related to transportation, knowledge, trust, and stigma.
Author(s): Courtney N. Petagna, Stephen Perez, Erica Hsu, et al.
Citation: BMC Cancer, 24, 592
Date: 05/2024
Type: Document
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COVID-19 Vaccines: Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech Use Varied By Urban, Rural Counties
Examines rural versus urban usage of mRNA COVID-19 vaccines by county. Provides data on first and second dose of vaccines, with data broken down by large central metro, large fringe metro, medium metro, small metro, micropolitan, or noncore location. Includes county-level maps showing Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech spatial usage and discusses geographic implications that impacted access to each vaccine.
Author(s): Katherine Wen, Daniel A. Harris, Preeti Chachlani, et al.
Citation: Health Affairs, 43(5)
Date: 05/2024
Type: Document
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Medicare Part D Enrollee Vaccine Use After Elimination of Cost Sharing for Recommended Vaccines in 2023
A report from the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) Research Series that provides data on Medicare Part D enrollees who received vaccinations after the IRA legislated in 2023 that adult vaccinations recommended by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) would be provided at no cost. Includes data breakdowns of total and type of vaccinations received and Medicare Part D enrollee demographic characteristics, such as state and urban versus rural/unknown location.
Author(s): Bisma A. Sayed, Yevgeniy Feyman, Kristen L. King, et al.
Date: 05/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation
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What Would Shifting To A Single-Dose HPV Vaccine Mean For Health And Access?
Discusses the potential impact of single-dose human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccines on health disparities for rural residents, lower socioeconomic status patients, men, and sexual and gender minorities. Discusses relief of cost barriers for health systems and vaccine shortages.
Author(s): Matthew Najarian, Amanda F. Petrik
Citation: Health Affairs Forefront
Date: 04/2024
Type: Document
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Federal Retail Pharmacy Program Contributions to Bivalent mRNA COVID-19 Vaccinations Across Sociodemographic Characteristics — United States, September 1, 2022–September 30, 2023
Reports on COVID-19 bivalent vaccine doses administered by pharmacies participating in the Federal Retail Pharmacy Program (FRPP) from September 1, 2022–September 30, 2023. Includes data on doses administered in urban and rural settings and discusses urban compared to rural contributions of FRPP pharmacies.
Author(s): Roua El Kalach, Nkenge Jones-Jack, Mattie A. Elam, et al.
Citation: MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 73(13), 286-290
Date: 04/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Who Are Vaccine Champions and What Implementation Strategies Do They Use To Improve Adolescent HPV Vaccination? Findings from a National Survey of Primary Care Professionals
Examines the strategies primary care providers (PCPs) use to improve HPV vaccination rates in their communities. Analyzes issues related to vaccination uptake like quality improvement projects as well as the sharing of information, encouragement, and vaccination data with colleagues. Discusses vaccination issues specific to rural areas and includes data on the likelihood of working with a PCP vaccine champion in a rural location.
Author(s): Micaela K. Brewington, Tara L. Queen, Jennifer Heisler-MacKinnon, et al.
Citation: Implementation Science Communications, 5, 28
Date: 03/2024
Type: Document
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