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Resources by Topic: Vaccination

Cervical Cancer in Arkansas Update
Offers surveillance data for cervical cancer in Arkansas. Discusses risk factors, screening recommendations, mortality, vaccination, and Arkansas-specific trends over time. Includes county-level data and rural and urban comparisons.
Author(s): Daniela Ramirez Aguilar
Date: 04/2023
Type: Presentation Slides
Sponsoring organization: Arkansas Department of Health
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The State of the World's Children 2023 - For Every Child, Vaccination: Regional Brief: East Asia and the Pacific
Explores reasons behind a sharp drop worldwide in routine vaccination coverage during the COVID-19 pandemic. Offers suggestions for steps to be taken for the protection of children's health. Features statistics on zero-dose and under-vaccinated children in East Asian and Pacific countries including Palau, Samoa, Federated States of Micronesia, and the Marshall Islands.
Date: 04/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)
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Best Practices for COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing
Summarizes findings of an environmental scan of testing and vaccination policies and programs serving people who are medically or socially at disproportionate risk for COVID-19 and related adverse outcomes. Identifies populations at disproportionate risk, including rural residents, and their barriers to COVID-19 testing, COVID-19 vaccination, and routine vaccination. Describes programs that aim to overcome these barriers and increase access to testing and vaccination services. Discuss the implications of these programs' strategies and approaches for future pandemics and public health crises.
Date: 04/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, Mathematica
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Bridging the Gap: Ensuring Vaccine Equity for Native Communities
A podcast that discusses COVID-19 vaccine equity in American Indian and Alaskan Native (AI/AN) communities. Discusses the importance of culturally appropriate, local, community-driven public health efforts to reduce vaccine hesitancy in AI/AN populations.
Author(s): Anne Zink, Gary Lankford, Johnny Delgado
Date: 04/2023
Type: Audio
Sponsoring organization: Association of State and Territorial Health Officials
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Preventing HPV Cancers with Rural Communities Fact Sheet
Highlights guidance for preventing HPV cancers in rural communities. Discusses some of the challenges to prevention and vaccination uptake among rural populations.
Date: 03/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
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A Narrative Review of HPV Vaccination Interventions in Rural U.S. Communities
Provides a literature review of research related to intervention strategies to improve adolescent human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine uptake in rural communities. Examines 15 studies taking place from 2011 to 2019 that discuss HPV vaccine receipt, HPV vaccine knowledge, cervical cancer knowledge, interventions in rural settings, and more.
Author(s): Heather M. Brandt, Robin C. Vanderpool, Meagan Pilar, Maria Zubizarreta, Lindsay R. Stradtman
Citation: Preventive Medicine, 145, 106407
Date: 03/2023
Type: Document
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Inflation Reduction Act Research Series: Medicare Part D Enrollee Savings from Elimination of Vaccine Cost-Sharing
Explains new vaccine payment policies for Medicare Part D effective January 1, 2023. Examines vaccine related data for people covered by Medicare Part D. Vaccines included are shingles, tetanus/diphtheria/pertussis, hepatitis A, hepatitis B and more. Shows breakdown of demographics receiving both any vaccine and specific vaccines through Medicare Part D including a urban-rural comparison.
Date: 03/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation
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JYNNEOS Vaccination Coverage Among Persons at Risk for Mpox — United States, May 22, 2022–January 31, 2023
Reports on vaccination coverage for monkeypox (mpox). Includes data on characteristics of those who've received first and second mpox vaccination doses, with data for rural, suburban, and rural areas.
Author(s): Lauren E. Owens, Dustin W. Currie, Ellen A. Kramarow, et al.
Citation: MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 72(13), 342-347
Date: 03/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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COVID-19 Vaccination Rates
Compares COVID-19 vaccination rates across metropolitan, micropolitan, and noncore populations in the United States over time through December 7, 2022.
Author(s): Fred Ullrich, Keith Mueller
Date: 03/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: RUPRI Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis
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Addressing the Long-Term Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Children and Families
Report discusses the long-term physical, mental, and social outcomes of the COVID-19 pandemic. Explores the effects of social isolation, school closures, financial hardships, and physical illness caused by the pandemic and highlights the groups that have been disproportionately affected, such as American Indian and Alaska Native communities.
Additional links: Read Online, Report Highlights
Author(s): Board on Children, Youth, and Families
Date: 03/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
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