Vaccines

Outdated vaccine  protocol

Outdated vaccine protocol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.

Influenza vaccine may reduce all-cause mortality rates in patients with heart failure

Influenza vaccine may reduce all-cause mortality rates in patients with heart failure

Patients with heart failure who receive the influenza vaccine may have a lower risk for all-cause mortality compared with those who do not get the vaccine.

The flu shot remains a vital healthcare tool

The flu shot remains a vital healthcare tool

Even if the flu shot "misses," as it did last year, it remains one of the best tools we have to help our patients live healthier lives.

FDA approves adjuvant flu vaccine for use in the elderly

FDA approves adjuvant flu vaccine for use in the elderly

The FDA has approved Fluad, a trivalent flu vaccine with the adjuvant MF59, for use in patients aged 65 and older.

Parents make vaccination decisions before pregnancy

Parents make vaccination decisions before pregnancy

According to data presented at the Academy of Pediatrics National Conference and Exhibition, nearly 75% of parents decide on child vaccination preferences before becoming pregnant.

Multidisciplinary team launches new HIV vaccine initiative

Multidisciplinary team launches new HIV vaccine initiative

Scientists from 22 institutions are launching a new research initiative with the goal of taking a new HIV vaccine through human trials in the next 5 years.

Vaccination, parents, and children

Vaccination, parents, and children

Vaccinations cannot be equated to antibiotics.

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.

Are immunization schedules negotiable?

Are immunization schedules negotiable?

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Providers should consider both medical ethics and scientific evidence when parents want to delay the vaccine schedule for their child.

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