Nationwide HPV Vaccination Percentages

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This map depicts the HPV vaccination percentages in the United States as of August 2017. It is easy to see the vast differences in HPV vaccination rates in the West and Northeast versus that of the Central states and the Southeast. For more information, you can visit the CDC’s web page covering the HPV vaccine.

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The Influence of Anti-Vaccination Movements

Vaccine Preventable Outbreak

The Council of Foreign Relations Global Health Program produced an interactive map that tracks the number of recorded cases of disease such as measles, mumps and whooping cough since 2008.

Surprisingly there were number vaccine-preventable diseases in developed countries with access to vaccinations. However, the map shows a rise in preventable diseases in the US, Europe and Australasia where access to vaccines is easy to find.

The majority of vaccine-preventable disease outbreaks since 2008 took place in less economically developed regions of the world. Measles and cholera epidemics were prevalent in west Africa. Zimbabwe suffered from more than 3,000 cases of typhoid. Measles was the most prevalent of the vaccine-preventable diseases during this four-year period: more than 20,000 cases of measles were reported in India, Pakistan, Indonesia, and the Philippines from 2008 to the present day.

Read the full article here and check out the map.

Juhi Mawla, Intern, gis@vertices.com

Flu Shot Finder

Health Map Vaccine Finder

It’s here! Flu season reaches it peak during December, January, February. If you’re trying to prevent the onslaught of symptoms but don’t know where it find a flu vaccine look no further than the HealthMap Vaccine Finder. It’s a free, online service where users can search for locations that offer immunizations. It was developed by HealthMap, a team of researchers, epidemiologists and software developers at Boston Children’s Hospital

Check out the map.

Juhi Mawla, Intern, gis@vertices.com