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HSA 535 WEEK 6 DISCUSSION DISCUSSION 1 "Vaccinations as a Prophylactic Measure" Please respond to the following: • From the e-Activity, analyze three (3) different types of children’s vaccination in terms of the economic cost to the U.S. Based on your analysis, recommend at least three (3) measures to better disseminate vaccinations to the public. • Analyze the effectiveness of seasonal flu vaccinations and the cost-saving benefits to the U.S. working environment in your home state. DISCUSSION 2 • "Study Designs in Epidemiology” Please respond to the following: • After reviewing this week’s reading material, analyze the various study designs, and recommend the optimum design for studying an outbreak of seasonal flu in your home state. Provide support for your rationale. NOTE: MORE THAN ONE ANSWERS PROVIDED CHOOSE ANY
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DISCUSSION 1

"Vaccinations as a Prophylactic Measure” Please respond to the following:

  • From the e-Activity, analyze three (3) different types of children’s vaccination in terms of the economic cost to the U.S. Based on your analysis, recommend at least three (3) measures to better disseminate vaccinations to the public.

There are different types of vaccinations that are given to children for their immunizations and they are as follows:

• “Attenuated (weakened) live viruses are used in some vaccines such as in the measles,

      mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine.

•    Killed (inactivated) viruses or bacteria are used in some vaccines, such as in IPV.

•    Toxoid vaccines contain an inactivated toxin produced by the bacterium. For

      example, the diphtheria and tetanus vaccines are toxoid vaccines.

•    Conjugate vaccines (such as Hib) contain parts of bacteria combined with proteins.” (Ben-Joseph, 2018)

The vaccinations that children receive are derived from the above four types. When considering the public and vaccinating children the options that can be improved in disbursing them to children in the United States and abroad would be to 1. Have clinics within the school that can administer vaccinations while they are in class; 2. For those that live abroad and in remote locations have personal medical visit these locations and provide free immunizations; lastly, provide extended hours along with weekend hours for convenience so that patients can be immunized.

 

Ben-Joseph, E. P. (2018, February). Your Child's Immunizations. Retrieved from https://kidshealth.org/en/parents/vaccine.html

 

  • Analyze the effectiveness of seasonal flu vaccinations and the cost-saving benefits to the U.S. working environment in your home state.

The state of Florida suggests “people age 65 years and older, people of any age with chronic medical conditions and very young children are more likely to get complications from influenza.” (Florida Health, 2018) These individuals are considered high-risk for contracting this illness and that the vaccine would protect. “The annual direct cost for hospitalizations and outpatient visits is an estimated $10.4 billion. An estimated annual $10.4 billion in direct costs for hospitalizations and outpatient visits for adults. For anyone with health insurance, the flu shot is typically free due to Obamacare, regardless of whether you get it at your doctor's office or in another setting. Without coverage, the retail price of the shot depends on your age and recommended vaccine formulation. At Walgreens, for instance, a shot that most adults and children would get runs $31.99 if you have no insurance. The price for the shot recommended for people age 65 and older is generally $59.99. The average daily cost of a hospital stay is $2,271, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation. The average hourly wage of American workers is $26.55 For those who don't get paid for sick days, that's $212.40 (pre-tax) for each eight-hour workday missed.” (O'Brien, 2018)

 

Florida Health. (2018, November 1). Influenza | Florida Department of Health. Retrieved from http://www.floridahealth.gov/diseases-and-conditions/influenza/index.html

 

O'Brien, S. (2018, July 25). The $10.4 billion cost of the flu on the US economy. Retrieved from https://www.cnbc.com/2017/10/30/the-flu-costs-the-us-economy-10-point-4-billion.html

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From the e-Activity, analyze three (3) different types of children’s vaccination in terms of the economic cost to the U.S.  Based on your analysis, recommend at least three (3) measures to better disseminate treatments to the public.

Three vaccines I strongly recommend for children are flu vaccine, varicella

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