Vaccine-Preventable Diseases

Public Health Vaccine Opposition Growing in the United States

Public Health Vaccine Opposition Growing in the United States

Inverse association identified between NME rate and MMR vaccine coverage of kindergarteners.

New AAP Policy on Patient Dismissal for Vaccine Refusal May "Erode Solidarity" Among Pediatricians

New AAP Policy on Patient Dismissal for Vaccine Refusal May "Erode Solidarity" Among Pediatricians

Others have argued that dismissal is ethically problematic because it can deprive children of comprehensive pediatric care and undermine public health.

Platform Manufacturing May Speed Pandemic Vaccine Development

Platform Manufacturing May Speed Pandemic Vaccine Development

With the advent of platform manufacturing technology, vaccines can be developed quickly to stop the spread of outbreaks.

CDC Surveillance Information for the 2017-2018 Influenza Season in the United States

CDC Surveillance Information for the 2017-2018 Influenza Season in the United States

The 2017-2018 influenza season in the United States (October 1, 2017-May 19, 2018) was a high-severity season.

No Association Between Rotavirus Vaccination and Intussusception in New Study

No Association Between Rotavirus Vaccination and Intussusception in New Study

The risk of intussusception within 1 to 7 days and 8 to 21 days after rotavirus vaccination was assessed in infants age 28 to 245 days.

Provider Engagement With Hesitant Parents May Increase HPV Vaccination Rates

Provider Engagement With Hesitant Parents May Increase HPV Vaccination Rates

Investigators examined parental hesitancy when discussing human papillomavirus vaccination with providers.

Varicella Zoster Vaccine Effective for Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant Recipients

Varicella Zoster Vaccine Effective for Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant Recipients

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In a phase 3 clinical trial, early vaccination effectively prevented herpes zoster in auto-HSCT recipients.

Is Current Hib Vaccine Effectiveness Decreasing in Children?

Is Current Hib Vaccine Effectiveness Decreasing in Children?

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The hexavalent DTPa-HBV-IPV/Hib vaccine may not affect Hib vaccine efficacy.

CDC: Get Vaccinated for Measles Before Traveling

CDC: Get Vaccinated for Measles Before Traveling

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The CDC recommends 2 doses of the MMR vaccine, which provides 97% protection against measles, prior to international travel.

Clinician HPV interventions facilitate adolescent HPV vaccination

Clinician HPV interventions facilitate adolescent HPV vaccination

Clinicians using communication training and fact sheets to inform adolescents about HPV, significantly increased vaccination initiation and completion rates among their patients.

The race to develop a universal influenza vaccine

The race to develop a universal influenza vaccine

NIH's National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases is researching ways to develop a universal influenza vaccine against multiple strains.

Updated meningococcal vaccine guidelines reflect more dosing options

Updated meningococcal vaccine guidelines reflect more dosing options

The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices released updated guidelines to include recommendations for the 3-dose formulation of serogroup B meningococcal vaccine.

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.

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