Vaccine hesitancy is listed as one of the Ten threats to global health in 2019 according to the World Health Organization (WHO). If you would like more information on vaccines you can find multiple reliable resources in Vaxopedia’s article 50 Ways to Get Educated About Vaccines.

VACCINE APPS

  • Shots Immunization app has been updated for the new 2019 CDC schedules. This app was created by American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) and Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM). With this app you can find detailed information on each vaccine, dosing schedules, potential adverse reactions, contraindications, and more!! Recommended vaccines can even be tailored to the patients specific age, condition, and special circumstances.

  • Vaccines on the Go: What you Should Know—An app designed as a resource for parents by The Vaccine Education Center at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Specific vaccines and the diseases they protect against are easily accessible through the app. Want more information on vaccine safety, ingredients, or the vaccine schedule? This app addresses each of those topics and also offers informational videos. There are even a few games to help pass the time!!

  • The Vaccine Handbook (The Purple Book)—The complete 7th edition text of The Purple Book written by Gary Marshal, M.D. is included within the app, allowing the user to scroll through different topics such as vaccinology, vaccine practices, vaccine concerns, and disease information.

According to the KDHE Sheridan County is in high alert for West Nile Virus. Be sure to take precautions to prevent disease. Refer to the CDC website for guidelines and/or stop into your local Health Department for more information.