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.
Improving influenza vaccination rates will require a much greater commitment to preventative public health to change public perception of the importance and efficacy of flu vaccination.
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.
A child deals with the consequences of a lesser vaccine, because a medical practice did not update its immunization policies.
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.
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.
Timing of a recent administration of the meningococcal vaccination cannot be ignored.
Women's health practitioners should offer vaccinations for a wide range of common, preventable diseases.