Vaccine Information Center Feature Archive
A clinician questions wonders if there is a connection between cardiac arrhythmia and the flu vaccine.
A clinician expresses concerns about potentially misleading flu vaccination information for pregnant women.
By presenting research on the safety and efficacy of the flu vaccine, clinicians can successfully promote vaccination to patients in their care.
Vaccinations cannot be equated to antibiotics.
While having a celebrity spokesperson can benefit a cause, they may also end up spreading misinformation about a particular cause.
Herpes zoster, more commonly known as shingles, may occur in anyone previously infected with chicken pox, but is most common in adults 60 years and older due to an age-related decline in immunity.
Human papillomavirus vaccination not linked to increase in sexually transmitted infections in adolescent females
The HPV vaccination is not associated with an increase in sexually transmitted infections in adolescent females, study results suggest. The vaccine is recommended for all children 11 to 12 years old.
Whole cell pertussis vaccines are more effective than newer, acellular versions.
Review the basics on measles, including risk factors, symptoms, treatment, and prevention.
To reduce the discomfort or pain of vaccinations, apply firm, but comfortable, pressure on the intended site for 30 seconds.
The current infectious-disease focus is on ebola and enterovirus D68, but an old foe, rubella, is once again demanding attention.
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?
Patients at risk for HBV infection include HIV-positive individuals, injection-drug users, and household contacts of those with HBV.
Do blood transfusions affect implementation of the routine immunization schedule?
Administration route depends on the pharmacokinetic properties of the medication.
Up-to-date CDC recommendations for vaccines for adults with specific medical conditions.
Up-to-date CDC recommendations for patients aged 4 months through 18 years who start late or are more than one month behind on immunizations.
Up-to-date information from the CDC on contraindications and precautions for adult vaccines.
Current CDC immunization schedule and footnotes for vaccinating adults.
Current CDC immunization schedule and footnotes for vaccinating children aged 0 through 18 years.
In response to a federal initiative, a school clinician immunizes a child—but without parental consent.
Often at increased risk for disease transmission, many teens and preteens do not receive the recommended immunizations in a timely manner.
To reduce the mortality and incidence of this disease, clinicians must be aware of the most recent vaccination and screening guidelines.
Dizziness, photophobia, nausea and an unsteady gait develop following a routine annual check up.
Is it common to see renal failure triggered by high doses of topical acyclovir?
An elderly patient presented with an acute reaction of shingles. How soon after treatment is it advisable to administer the zoster vaccine (Zostavax)?
Parents today are more likely than ever to have questions or concerns about the safety of immunizations, and clinicians must be prepared to have effective discussions about the benefits and risks of vaccination.
In adolescents aged 11 to 14 years, must the human papillomavirus; meningococcal (MCV4); tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis (Tdap); and, if needed, varicella vaccines be given simultaneously?
Current FDA indications for tetanus, diptheria and pertussis vaccine call for only one dose between ages 11 and 64 years. What strategies or processes have been employed to communicate to the patient whether he or she has received the one-time-only tetanus shot?
What vaccines and vaccination schedule are recommended for splenectomy patients?
Clinicians asks advice for appropriate vaccine procedure for health care workers who received childhood vaccines, but cannot supply documentation and no longer have immunity to measles, mumps or rubella.
Given the number of immigrants from Third World countries, why are medical providers still teaching that BCG vaccine provides lifelong protection against TB?
Should the clinicians be held responsible for failing to offer revaccination to a high-risk patient?
The CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices has released its 2010 recommendations for the prevention and control of influenza.
Is there any advantage to one type of vaccine over another?
Why did immunization fail?
After four days with a high fever, cough, and conjunctivitis, a child is brought to the hospital with an extensive, maculopapular rash.
What does a woman with a history of cervical dysplasia need to know about Gardasil?
Is it safe for a patient who underwent chemotherapy to receive the herpes zoster vaccine?
Most sexually active people have been exposed to the human papillomavirus, which causes genital warts and cervical cancer. Here's what you should do.
In a major public-health advance, a new vaccine has been approved to protect against four viral strains. Two experts tell the best way to use it.
Older patients are at greatest risk for debilitating postherpetic neuralgia, but antiviral therapies ease the pain, and a new vaccine offers hope of prevention.
To reach the goal of providing herd immunity in communities, clinicians must use every patient encounter to determine vaccination status.
Should elderly patients be given additional vaccines, or is one shot sufficient?
Can the shingles vaccine cause lesions?
Are we more or less likely to get shingles?
Can a patient with active herpes zoster recieve the flu vaccine?