Vaccines

CDC: 101 influenza deaths in children reported for 2016-17

CDC: 101 influenza deaths in children reported for 2016-17

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A total of 101 influenza-related deaths occurred among children throughout the 2016-17 flu season.

Hepatitis B vaccine reduces risk of non-Hodgkin lymphoma in adolescents

Hepatitis B vaccine reduces risk of non-Hodgkin lymphoma in adolescents

The universal vaccination against hepatitis B virus infection prevented non-Hodgkin lymphoma in adolescents.

Maternal antibodies inhibit antigenic responses to vaccines in infants

Maternal antibodies inhibit antigenic responses to vaccines in infants

Vaccines given shortly after birth demonstrated a strong inhibitory response to maternal antibodies.

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.

CDC finalizes cholera vaccine recommendation for international travelers

CDC finalizes cholera vaccine recommendation for international travelers

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Cholera, an acute, diarrheal illness, is spread by drinking water or eating food that is contaminated with cholera bacteria.

HPV vaccine effective against genital warts in 2 doses

HPV vaccine effective against genital warts in 2 doses

The researchers found that 2 doses of the HPV vaccine were just as protective as 3 doses.

2017 Adult immunization schedule released by the CDC

2017 Adult immunization schedule released by the CDC

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The ACIP has released the 2017 recommended immunization schedule for adults.

CDC: Influenza vaccine rate low this season

CDC: Influenza vaccine rate low this season

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Forty percent of people have reported receiving the flu vaccine thus far, including 37% of children.

Outdated vaccine  protocol

Outdated vaccine protocol

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A child deals with the consequences of a lesser vaccine, because a medical practice did not update its immunization policies.

CDC approves HPV vaccine in 2 doses for preteens

CDC approves HPV vaccine in 2 doses for preteens

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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.

Addressing parental vaccine concerns: AAP provides guidance for clinicians

Addressing parental vaccine concerns: AAP provides guidance for clinicians

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The AAP has released a report to help clinicians address the concerns of parents who are hesitant about their children's vaccination.

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.

Concomitant vaccine administration may increase febrile seizure risk

Concomitant vaccine administration may increase febrile seizure risk

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Children who receive the influenza vaccine at the same time as PCV or a DTaP-containing vaccine have an increased risk for febrile seizure.

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.

ASCO recommendations aim to increase HPV vaccination rates

ASCO recommendations aim to increase HPV vaccination rates

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The American Society of Clinical Oncology has released its recommendations to help improve rates of HPV vaccination worldwide.

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.

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.

CDC reports nearly 60% efficacy for influenza vaccine

CDC reports nearly 60% efficacy for influenza vaccine

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The ACIP announced the latest vaccine effectiveness percentages at their February 24th meeting.

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.

CDC urges rapid antiviral treatment of very ill and high-risk patients suspected of having influenza

CDC urges rapid antiviral treatment of very ill and high-risk patients suspected of having influenza

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Cases of both influenza A and influenza B have been reported since October 2015.

Tdap vaccine moderately effective for 1 year after vaccination

Tdap vaccine moderately effective for 1 year after vaccination

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The Tdap vaccine for adolescents provides moderate protection for 1 year after vaccination, after which efficacy declines.

Flu vaccine in pregnant women

Flu vaccine in pregnant women

A clinician expresses concerns about potentially misleading flu vaccination information for pregnant women.

2016 Recommended adult immunization schedule published by ACIP

2016 Recommended adult immunization schedule published by ACIP

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The ACIP has released the Recommended Adult Immunization Schedule: United States, 2016, available from the Annals of Internal Medicine and the CDC.

2016 Child and adolescent immunization schedules available

2016 Child and adolescent immunization schedules available

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The American Academy of Pediatrics has approved the 2016 immunization schedule for children and adolescents.

A clinician's guide for managing patient perceptions of the flu vaccine

A clinician's guide for managing patient perceptions of the flu vaccine

By presenting research on the safety and efficacy of the flu vaccine, clinicians can successfully promote vaccination to patients in their care.

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