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Community Immunity in California Healthline

Dr. Ruth Haskins, California Medical Association president-elect, was featured in an article in California Healthline! In her interview Dr. Haskins discussed the importance of vaccines for people at every age and every stage, as well as the recent release of the two adult immunization public service announcements.  To read the article visit: http://californiahealthline.org/news/vaccines-are-not-just-for-kids/  To view the PSAs and other  #CommunityImmunity resources, check out our resources page here.  

CMA Foundation recruiting LA-based practices for pneumococcal vaccination effort

The CMA Foundation was recently awarded funding for a 9-month project to increase the rate of pneumococcal vaccination among ethnic minority and low income adult populations in Los Angeles County.   While pneumococcal vaccination coverage rates in California are close to national rates, coverage rates in LA County are much lower, especially among communities of color and low income populations. Between 2009 and 2014, black residents in LA were over 50% more likely than white residents to experience an incidence of invasive pneumococcal disease (IPD).                                                                   The CMA Foundation and NEPO are currently recruiting 10 primary care practices in LA County ...

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