Data support what health experts have been saying for months: COVID-19 vaccines are highly effective at preventing serious illness and death
The FDA has updated the fact sheet for the Janssen COVID-19 vaccine to include information related to an increased risk of Guillain-Barré syndrome.
Previously, the vaccine was only approved for adults 50 years of age and older.
GAPNA discusses findings that Tdap vaccination may reduce dementia, explores vaccine hesitancy in older adults, and looks at the health effects of the COVID-19 lockdown.
As COVID-19 cases rise globally, adolescents and young adults show hesitancy towards taking the vaccine, putting herd immunity at risk.
A patient presenting with sudden-onset dysphagia and vomiting initially is diagnosed with GERD but does not respond to PPIs. What is your diagnosis?
Despite the availability of a highly effective shingles vaccine and almost universal risk among those born before 1980, Americans are not getting vaccinated.
Researchers compared trends in antibiotic prescription rates during the period preceding the pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV), as well as the early and late PCV periods, among Jewish vs Bedouin children.
Vaccinations substantially declined during March to May 2020; increase seen in June to September, but not enough to catch up
Vaxelis is the first hexavalent combination vaccine indicated for active immunization to prevent diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, poliomyelitis, hepatitis B, and invasive disease due to Haemophilus influenzae type b.
This review provides a concise overview of the types, causes, diagnostic criteria, differential diagnosis, and treatment of immunoglobulin E (IgE)-mediated food allergies.
This study looked at Medicaid recipients living in Staten Island to determine their barriers to COVID-19 vaccine acceptance.
Funding is part of the US pandemic response and will provide a steady stream of money rather than the cycle of ‘boom and bust.’
Fully vaccinated individuals may resume indoor and outdoor activities without wearing masks or physical distancing, except under certain circumstances.
Reaction occurred at or near injection site; reactions were pruritic, painful, and edematous pink plaques.
CVST with thrombocytopenia reported after COVID-19 vaccine with adenoviral vector; management similar to heparin-induced thrombocytopenia
The expanded EUA of the COVID-19 vaccine “will be the biggest positive change for adolescents since the beginning of the lockdown in March 2020.” — Mary Koslap-Petraco, DNP, PPCNP-BC, CPNP, FAANP
With many Americans awaiting to be vaccinated, while others indicating they are unlikely to get the jab, we spoke with 2 experts for their perspectives regarding this controversial topic.
Tdap exposure is linked to a reduced risk for upper respiratory, gastrointestinal infections in children up to 6 years of age.
These 2 randomized, partly-masked studies aimed to address the emergence and spread of circulating vaccine-derived type 2 polioviruses and vaccine-associated paralytic poliomyelitis from Sabin monovalent OPV2.