As COVID-19 cases rise globally, adolescents and young adults show hesitancy towards taking the vaccine, putting herd immunity at risk.
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 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.
Experts including AANP President Sophia L. Thomas, DNP, discuss ways to increase childhood immunization uptake and catch-up vaccines.
Insufficient pain management during childhood immunizations may lead to increased fear of needles and later health care avoidance.
The 2020-21 flu season was historically low because of mitigating strategies applied to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
The 2021 updates to the child and adolescent immunization schedule are designed to make immunization easier for parents and health care providers.
Researchers evaluated the immunogenicity and reactogenicity of COVID-19 mRNA vaccines in pregnant and lactating women compared with women who were not pregnant and those who were naturally infected with SARS-CoV-2 during pregnancy.
Infectious diseases expert Joshua Barocas, MD, discusses how the next few months could unfold with COVID-19 variants and vaccine approvals.