Friday, September 18, 2009

RAND Vaccine Documents

« on: September 13, 2009, 11:53:48 PM »
Reply with quoteQuote (**Rand on vaccianting ADOLESCENTS)

Obtaining parental consent in other settings, especially those
where adolescents congregate without parents (e.g., schools, after-school
programs, sports events), is substantially more challenging

also mentions the use of "NON TRADITIONAL VACCINATORS" (Tracking 2009 adult vaccinations) (o8 vaccination stats)

H1N1 Swine Flu: (How effective was local control vs UN control) (Response to Chemical/Radiological Incidents)

Non RAND, but admits:

1. Investments in pandemic planning and stockpiling antiviral medications paid off;
2. Public health departments did not have enough resources to carry out plans;
3. Response plans must be adaptable and science-driven;
4. Providing clear, straightforward information to the public was essential for allaying fears
and building trust;
5. School closings have major ramifications for students, parents, and employers;
6. Sick leave and policies for limiting mass gatherings were also problematic;
7. Even with a mild outbreak, the health care delivery system was overwhelmed;
8. Communication between the public health system and health providers was not well coordinated;
9. WHO pandemic alert phases caused confusion; and
10. International coordination was more complicated than expected

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