Immunization

Delayed immunizations, breastfeeding over age 1 may increase risk for caries

Delayed immunizations, breastfeeding over age 1 may increase risk for caries

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Researchers identify new risk factors for caries in young children.

ACOG recommendations on immunization integration in OB/GYN practices

ACOG recommendations on immunization integration in OB/GYN practices

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Women's health practitioners should offer vaccinations for a wide range of common, preventable diseases.

Improve vaccine adherence by presenting immunization as default option

Improve vaccine adherence by presenting immunization as default option

The resurgence of measles in California accentuates an important need to revisit vaccination policy and practice in the United States.

What ways can providers improve the vaccine delivery process?

What ways can providers improve the vaccine delivery process?

The Clinical Advisor asked Dr. Tan this question: What one thing can a primary-care NP or PA do to improve the vaccine-delivery process in his/her practice?

Tdap vaccine safe for pregnant women

Tdap vaccine safe for pregnant women

Pregnant patients vaccinated with Tdap did not report any vaccine-related adverse results and had higher concentrations of pertussis antibodies.

Tetanus booster failure

Why did immunization fail?

Rash preceded by fever and cough

Rash preceded by fever and cough

After four days with a high fever, cough, and conjunctivitis, a child is brought to the hospital with an extensive, maculopapular rash.

Shingles can be treated—and now prevented

Shingles can be treated—and now prevented

Older patients are at greatest risk for debilitating postherpetic neuralgia, but antiviral therapies ease the pain, and a new vaccine offers hope of prevention.

Factors influencing immunization rates

Factors influencing immunization rates

To reach the goal of providing herd immunity in communities, clinicians must use every patient encounter to determine vaccination status.

Pneumovax may not be effective

Pneumovax may not be effective

But Prevnar may decrease meningitis and pneumonia hospitalizations.

Injection diversion

Three-flu-shot protocol

Should elderly patients be given additional vaccines, or is one shot sufficient?

Flu vaccine in a zoster patient

Can a patient with active herpes zoster recieve the flu vaccine?

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