Adult vaccines, routine immunizations & more with L.J Tan, PhD, MS | COVID-19 Update

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L.J Tan, PhD, MS, chief policy and partnerships officer at (formerly Immunization Action Coalition, or IAC), and the co-chair of the National Adult and Influenza Immunization Summit, discusses the importance of adult immunizations and “community immunity” in both the future of primary care, as well as preventing future pandemics. American Medical Association CXO Todd Unger hosts.

National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM) is an annual observance held in August to highlight the importance of vaccination for people of all ages. Visit the CDC website for more information:
#NationalImmunizationAwarenessMonth #ivax2Protect

0:00 AMA COVID-19 Update for August 22, 2022
1:36 Routine vaccines for adults are declining
3:11 launched on Aug. 8
4:23 Anti-vaccine legislation impacting routine immunizations
6:22 Why are routine vaccines for adults declining?
9:11 Monkeypox vaccine and the Strategic National Stockpile (SNS)
11:48 U.S. public health system is chronically underfunded
12:45 Lacked adult immunization infrastructure
14:19 Public health leadership lessons
15:54 Preparing for the next pandemic
18:17 Primary care giving routine adult vaccines
20:12 Polio comeback: eradicated diseases will reemerge if things do not change

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Disclaimer: This content including advice provides generic information only. It is in no way a substitute for a qualified medical opinion. Always consult a specialist or your own doctor for more information.


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