Vaccine-Preventable Diseases

Mumps outbreak controlled by third dose of MMR vaccine

Mumps outbreak controlled by third dose of MMR vaccine

A third dose of the MMR vaccine should be administered in cases of a mumps outbreak.

Predicting viral mutations may improve flu vaccine efficacy

Predicting viral mutations may improve flu vaccine efficacy

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Natural viral mutations ensure that the seasonal flu vaccine must be updated on a yearly basis.

Vaccines administered in the morning may be more effective

Vaccines administered in the morning may be more effective

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Vaccines administered between 9 and 11 AM showed a significant increase in patients' antibody concentration

Vaccine refusal key factor in measles, pertussis risk

Vaccine refusal key factor in measles, pertussis risk

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Of 970 measles cases studied, 574 were eligible to receive the vaccine but chose not to.

Increased use of Gardasil 9 for HPV prevention would reduce cervical cancer rates, healthcare costs

Increased use of Gardasil 9 for HPV prevention would reduce cervical cancer rates, healthcare costs

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The new vaccine protects against 9 types of HPV and 5 cancer-causing strains.

Timing of meningococcal vaccine

Timing of meningococcal vaccine

Timing of a recent administration of the meningococcal vaccination cannot be ignored.

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.

Second dose of varicella vaccine boots vaccine efficacy

Second dose of varicella vaccine boots vaccine efficacy

A second inoculation administered between 4 and 6 years of age is nearly 100% effective in preventing varicella.

ACIP recommends minor changes in flu vaccination practices

ACIP recommends minor changes in flu vaccination practices

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An ACIP panel recommended adding live-attenuated influenza vaccination as an option for individuals with egg allergy of any severity.

A side effect of the flu vaccine?

A side effect of the flu vaccine?

A clinician questions wonders if there is a connection between cardiac arrhythmia and the flu vaccine.

HPV prevalence declines since introduction of vaccine in young females

HPV prevalence declines since introduction of vaccine in young females

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Data collected between 2009 and 2012 show a significant decline in cases of HPV in females aged 14-19 and 20-24.

Male adolescents not receiving HPV vaccine with other inoculations

Male adolescents not receiving HPV vaccine with other inoculations

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.

High number of U.S. children remain unvaccinated against measles

High number of U.S. children remain unvaccinated against measles

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 celebrity effect on healthcare

The celebrity effect on healthcare

While having a celebrity spokesperson can benefit a cause, they may also end up spreading misinformation about a particular cause.

Children with HIV may lack measles, mumps, rubella immunity

Children with HIV may lack measles, mumps, rubella immunity

Children with HIV may not have adequate immunity against measles, mumps, and rubella, even after vaccination.

Poll indicates many people are unaware of hepatitis B vaccine

Poll indicates many people are unaware of hepatitis B vaccine

More than half of Americans polled were unsure or unaware of the existence of a hepatitis B vaccine.

California votes to reduce vaccine exemptions

California votes to reduce vaccine exemptions

A bill passed in California bans vaccine exemptions due to religious and personal reasons.

Intradermal HBV vaccine safe, effective for intramuscular nonresponders

Intradermal HBV vaccine safe, effective for intramuscular nonresponders

No reports of adverse events with intradermal recombinant HBsAg-based vaccine.

Pertussis vaccine efficacy


Pertussis vaccine efficacy


Whole cell pertussis vaccines are more effective than newer, acellular versions.

Prioritize HPV, meningitis, Tdap and MMR vaccines in 2015

Prioritize HPV, meningitis, Tdap and MMR vaccines in 2015

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New HPV and meningitis B vaccines offer better protection for adolescents.

Communicating vaccine safety to parents

Communicating vaccine safety to parents

Clinicians should inform parents about the safety of vaccines to encourage them to vaccinate their children.

Investigational meningococcal vaccine may protect patients during outbreak

Investigational meningococcal vaccine may protect patients during outbreak

In the target population, 89.1% coverage with the two-dose vaccination series was obtained through May 14, 2014.

Experimental microneedle patch may be game changer for vaccine delivery

Experimental microneedle patch may be game changer for vaccine delivery

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.

Poll: More Americans favor vaccination

Poll: More Americans favor vaccination

Survey results indicate that more people feel positively toward childhood vaccination in the wake of the measles outbreak.

Easing pain during vaccination


Easing pain during vaccination


To reduce the discomfort or pain of vaccinations, apply firm, but comfortable, pressure on the intended site for 30 seconds.

Despite risk, many providers yield to parental vaccine delay requests

Despite risk, many providers yield to parental vaccine delay requests

While most providers believe that veering from the recommended vaccine schedule is risky, they often agree to parents' wishes.

Centralized reminder system aids vaccination outreach

Centralized reminder system aids vaccination outreach

Centralized notification system might be more effective than messages from health care provider offices.

Biggest rise in measles cases reported in Illinois

Biggest rise in measles cases reported in Illinois

The majority of patients who have gotten the measles in the current outbreak were unvaccinated.

Anti-vaccination movement fueled by fear

Anti-vaccination movement fueled by fear

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Diseases such as measles and whooping cough are making a comeback because a growing number of people choose to follow a movement based in fear mongering.

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.

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