Achieving high serogroup B meningococcal (MenB) vaccination coverage is recommended following university-based outbreaks of meningococcal disease caused by serogroup B.
The United States’ mandatory immunization requirements don’t just benefit the individual, they also benefit the public at large. However, there is still a small chance that someone may react negatively to vaccines, despite overwhelming evidence that they are generally safe. Because of this small risk, the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) was created for individuals…
HealthDay News — Hospitalization for vaccine-preventable infections occurs in more than 15% of pediatric solid organ transplant recipients in the first five years after surgery, according to a study recently published in JAMA Pediatrics. Amy G. Feldman, MD, from Children’s Hospital Colorado in Denver, and colleagues used data from the Pediatric Health Information System to assess hospitalizations for…
The ACIP and CDC have approved and released 2019 recommendations for the adult immunization schedule in the US.
Introduction of the oral rotovirus vaccine in Australia was associated with a decline in the incidence of type 1 diabetes.
Total of 4381 reports of adverse events during first 8 months of use; 3% were serious.
Only 15.7 and 34.8% of teens completed HPV vaccination before turning 13 and 15.
The most cost-effective means of decreasing transmission of Zika virus is administration of the vaccine to young adults and women of childbearing age.
Percentage of US children 19 to 35 months who have not been vaccinated has quadrupled since 2001.
WHO named vaccine hesitancy a top 10 threat to global health in 2019. Hysteresis may describe persistent skepticism.
A new review from the American Medical Association addresses best practices for the evaluation and management of reported penicillin allergies.
Adults hospitalized for pneumonia who received an influenza vaccination during their stay were less likely to seroconvert if they had diabetes, bacterial detection, baseline seropositive titers for influenza B, or influenza vaccination in the previous season.
The quadrivalent LAIV4 is less effective than IIV against influenza A/H1N1pdm09 in all pediatric age groups.
Providers believe stressing fetal protection is most effective strategy against refusal.
The study utilized the Vaccine Safety Datalink and included children who received the first dose of a measles-containing vaccine between 12 and 23 months old during the study period of January 1, 2003 to September 20, 2015.
However, adjuvant recombinant subunit vaccine tied to more injection site adverse events.
For women who are pregnant, influenza vaccines may moderately protect against laboratory-confirmed influenza-associated hospitalization.
A second dose of Tdap, a reduced-antigen-content tetanus-diphtheria-acellular pertussis vaccine, 9 years after initial vaccination was well tolerated and immunogenic.
Prior-season vaccination is not associated with reduced vaccine effectiveness among children aged 2 to 17 years.
Health officers and immunization staff reported concerns including an increase in medical exemptions.