Vaccine Information Center Archive
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Heplisav-B for the prevention of infection caused by all known subtypes of hepatitis B virus.
New virus mutations make antibody binding difficult as mismatches in vaccines and viruses emerge.
A pneumonia vaccine under development provides the most comprehensive coverage to date and alleviates antimicrobial concerns.
Infants aged 19-35 months had vaccination rates above 90%.
CDC voted for Shingrix over Zostavax as herpes zoster vaccine of choice
The AMA STEPS Forward module helps health care professionals save time by creating a team-based approach for an adult immunization program.
In the 1 to 10 days after flu vaccine administration, there was no increased risk for VTE.
Greater positive mood significantly predicted greater antibody responses to the influenza vaccination.
With a continuing resurgence in pertussis, efforts should focus on maximizing Tdap uptake among pregnant women.
The researchers found that 42% of the estimated 12 million ever-employed adults with current asthma had received a pneumococcal vaccine.
The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices has released the guidelines for the 2017-2018 season.
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that the first dose of the hepatitis B vaccine should be given within the first 24 hours of life.
Information about vaccines received during pregnancy could influence infant immunization.
The live attenuated vaccine was ineffective among children between 2 and 17 years of age during the 2015-2016 season.
Researchers found that in a cohort of pregnant women, receipt of influenza vaccine the previous year predicts higher baseline antibody titers and decreased peak antibody responses against all influenza strains.
Nearly 1 in 10 infants did not receive any vaccinations in 2016, according to the World Health Organization.
Most measles cases in the United States are the result of international travel.
About half of patients accepted influenza vaccination for their child if the clinician used a presumptive vs participatory initiation format.
The investigators found that after 32 weeks, HIV remained suppressed in 91% percent of those taking the drugs orally, 94% of those receiving monthly injections, and 95% of patients receiving injections every two months.
A total of 101 influenza-related deaths occurred among children throughout the 2016-17 flu season.
The universal vaccination against hepatitis B virus infection prevented non-Hodgkin lymphoma in adolescents.
Vaccines given shortly after birth demonstrated a strong inhibitory response to maternal antibodies.
The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices released updated guidelines to include recommendations for the 3-dose formulation of serogroup B meningococcal vaccine.
Cholera, an acute, diarrheal illness, is spread by drinking water or eating food that is contaminated with cholera bacteria.
The researchers found that 2 doses of the HPV vaccine were just as protective as 3 doses.
The ACIP has released the 2017 recommended immunization schedule for adults.
Forty percent of people have reported receiving the flu vaccine thus far, including 37% of children.
Children younger than 15 may be given 2 HPV vaccine doses instead of 3, and the shots should be spaced at least 6 months apart.
The AAP has released a report to help clinicians address the concerns of parents who are hesitant about their children's vaccination.
A third dose of the MMR vaccine should be administered in cases of a mumps outbreak.
Children who receive the influenza vaccine at the same time as PCV or a DTaP-containing vaccine have an increased risk for febrile seizure.
Natural viral mutations ensure that the seasonal flu vaccine must be updated on a yearly basis.
Researchers identify new risk factors for caries in young children.
Vaccines administered between 9 and 11 AM showed a significant increase in patients' antibody concentration
Of 970 measles cases studied, 574 were eligible to receive the vaccine but chose not to.
The new vaccine protects against 9 types of HPV and 5 cancer-causing strains.
The American Society of Clinical Oncology has released its recommendations to help improve rates of HPV vaccination worldwide.
Women's health practitioners should offer vaccinations for a wide range of common, preventable diseases.
A second inoculation administered between 4 and 6 years of age is nearly 100% effective in preventing varicella.
An ACIP panel recommended adding live-attenuated influenza vaccination as an option for individuals with egg allergy of any severity.
The ACIP announced the latest vaccine effectiveness percentages at their February 24th meeting.
Data collected between 2009 and 2012 show a significant decline in cases of HPV in females aged 14-19 and 20-24.
CDC urges rapid antiviral treatment of very ill and high-risk patients suspected of having influenza
Cases of both influenza A and influenza B have been reported since October 2015.
The Tdap vaccine for adolescents provides moderate protection for 1 year after vaccination, after which efficacy declines.
The ACIP has released the Recommended Adult Immunization Schedule: United States, 2016, available from the Annals of Internal Medicine and the CDC.
The American Academy of Pediatrics has approved the 2016 immunization schedule for children and adolescents.
Patients with heart failure who receive the influenza vaccine may have a lower risk for all-cause mortality compared with those who do not get the vaccine.
The FDA has approved Fluad, a trivalent flu vaccine with the adjuvant MF59, for use in patients aged 65 and older.
According to data presented at the Academy of Pediatrics National Conference and Exhibition, nearly 75% of parents decide on child vaccination preferences before becoming pregnant.
Scientists from 22 institutions are launching a new research initiative with the goal of taking a new HIV vaccine through human trials in the next 5 years.
A variety of factors have led to low rates of teenage boys being vaccinated for the human papillomavirus (HPV), said a report published in Pediatrics.
Due to a dip in the number of vaccinated individuals, almost a quarter of children under the age of 3 are currently susceptible to the measles.
The influenza vaccine may be able to prevent approximately 57% of hospitalizations due to influenza pneumonia.
The makers of the egg-free flu vaccine, Flublok, have announced that it is now available nationwide.
The introduction of pneumococcal conjugate and rotavirus vaccines has helped to reduce hospitalizations from respiratory infections and diarrhea.
Clinicians are advised to lead by example and encourage all patients to get their annual influenza vaccine.
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that flu vaccines should be mandatory for children and health care workers.
For every 1,000 people aged 50 years that get the vaccine, only 25 cases of herpes zoster are prevented.
On average, 94% of children entering kindergarten received vaccinations.
Children with HIV may not have adequate immunity against measles, mumps, and rubella, even after vaccination.
A new study provides evidence that yearly influenza vaccination benefited residents of nursing homes.
Approximately 40% of girls and 60% of boys aged 13 to 17 have not received the HPV vaccine.
More than half of Americans polled were unsure or unaware of the existence of a hepatitis B vaccine.
Researchers may be able to make HIV vaccines that are effective for specific genetic makeups.
The Cervarix vaccine may be as effective in one or two doses as it is with three.
Series of immunizations might encourage HIV-fighting antibodies.
The strain of H3N2 used in last year's flu vaccine differed from the circulating strain.
No reports of adverse events with intradermal recombinant HBsAg-based vaccine.
In survey, more than half didn't get vaccinated; many were unaware of risk
Vaccine adherence didn't increase with a provider-targeted intervention; personal medical and belief exemption rates tended to overlap in California.
New HPV and meningitis B vaccines offer better protection for adolescents.
While not statistically significant, participants who noted they had received the HPV vaccine also reported that they used condoms without fail at every sexual encounter.
The prompted cohort was significantly more likely to complete the vaccine series in a timely manner compared with the unprompted cohort.
Children's immune systems appeared to be weakened for as long as 28 months following a measles infection, during which time they were at increased risk for death from a viral or bacterial disease
The CDC does not recommend any shift in vaccine protocols at this time.
In the target population, 89.1% coverage with the two-dose vaccination series was obtained through May 14, 2014.
A recently completed study on the patch found that it produced a strong immune response to the measles virus in rhesus macaques with no adverse effects or health issues.
Finding held true even for children at risk for the developmental disorder
At day 91, 85.4% of children in the aerosol group and 94.6% in the subcutaneous group were seropositive.
Roughly 6,000 health workers will get shots in country hit hard by current outbreak
Survey results indicate that more people feel positively toward childhood vaccination in the wake of the measles outbreak.
Hepatitis E vaccine offers nearly five years of protection. Long-term efficacy still needs to be assessed.
While most providers believe that veering from the recommended vaccine schedule is risky, they often agree to parents' wishes.
Centralized notification system might be more effective than messages from health care provider offices.
The majority of patients who have gotten the measles in the current outbreak were unvaccinated.
There was a nearly identical increase in STIs among girls who received the HPV vaccine and girls who did not.
More education is needed to increase influenza vaccination rates among nursing home workers.
The spike in measles cases stemmed from an outbreak at Disney theme parks in December 2014.
Changes in the 2015 childhood and adolescent immunization schedule include column changes to reflect the availability of influenza vaccines.
After vaccination, 62% to 88% of patients treated with the vaccine had antibodies in their blood that killed three different N. meningitidis serogroup B strains.
Almost half of American girls receive the HPV vaccine after the recommended age.
88.1% of the participants in the rifapentine and isoniazid group completed treatment compared with 80.9% of participants assigned to the isoniazid-only group.
Most years, the effectiveness of the flu vaccine ranges from 10% to 60%.
In a survey conducted by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), 33% of clinicians routinely recommend the HPV4 vaccine to 11- and 12-year-old males.
In primary and secondary analyses, vaccination was not associated with an increased risk of multiple sclerosis or other demyelinating diseases.
The proportion of outpatient visits for flu-like symptoms rose nearly 4% by the end of December 2014.
Patients with certain autoimmune diseases have a higher risk for varicella zoster infection, but the rates were not significant among patients with psoriasis.
Patients given paramivir had flu symptoms ease 21 hours sooner compared with patients left untreated.
Stronger improvement in the immune response was seen in frail senior patients living in nursing homes who received a high-dose flu vaccine.
CDC officials are urging the public to get the flu vaccine even though it may not be as effective against the mutated H3N2 strain.