What you'll learn
Trends that affect immunization rates and public health in Texas and how primary care providers can promote administration of vaccines according to the ACIP schedule.
Immunizations are necessary for two reasons: to protect the individual and to protect communities. Vaccines protect entire populations by preventing the spread of disease from one individual to another. The more people immunized, the less chance for a disease to spread.Public Health and Its Impacts, Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO), 2016
Vaccine hesitancy—the reluctance or refusal to vaccinate despite the availability of vaccines–threatens to reverse progress made in tackling vaccine—preventable diseases.Ten threats to global health in 2019, World Health Organization