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Travel nursing jobs leader, Aureus Medical Group, encourages vaccinations for children as a travel nurse

Omaha, NE, (August 7, 2014) - As a travel nurse, you may be at the front line when it comes to ensuring that infants are getting the vaccinations they need to live happy and healthy lives. Aureus Medical Group, a nationwide leader in healthcare staffing, talks about the importance of encouraging vaccinations for children as a travel nurse.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there are 14 different vaccinations that children should get by age 2 to help prevent an array of diseases. These include:
  • Chickenpox
  • Diphtheria
  • Hib
  • Hepatitis A and B
  • Flu
  • Measles
  • Mumps
  • Pertussis
  • Polio
  • Pneumococcal
  • Rotavirus
  • Rubella
  • Tetanus

However, as you may have heard in the news, many new parents are opting not to have their kids vaccinated for these serious diseases. Steve Calandrillo from the University of Washington School of Law published his findings as to why vaccinations are vanishing in America in the 2004 winter issue of the University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform. At the time of Calandrillo's research, many moms and dads were avoiding vaccination due to the belief it was somehow linked to autism. In the last 10 years, however, that myth has been debunked on numerous occasions. Yet, still, children aren't getting vaccinated – and that's where you come in as a travel nursing professional.

Read the full article to learn how you can make a difference.

About Aureus Medical Group:

Aureus Medical Group is a national leader in healthcare staffing specializing in the successful placement of Nursing, Advanced Practice, Cardiopulmonary, Diagnostic Imaging, Medical Laboratory, Neurodiagnostics, Radiation Oncology, and Rehabilitation Therapy professionals, as well as Physicians, in hospitals and medical facilities nationwide. With more than 30 years of experience, Aureus Medical offers a full range of staffing options, including national contract (travel), local contract, and direct hire.  Aureus Medical is the largest affiliate of Omaha-based C&A Industries, a leading provider of human capital management solutions for more than 45 years.