The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices updated its immunization recommendations for adults.
The updates contain new or revised ACIP recommendations for poliovirus, influenza, and measles, mumps, and rubella vaccines, as well as a clarification of the recommendations for rotavirus and pneumococcal vaccines.
Researchers identify new risk factors for caries in young children.
Women's health practitioners should offer vaccinations for a wide range of common, preventable diseases.
The resurgence of measles in California accentuates an important need to revisit vaccination policy and practice in the United States.
The Clinical Advisor asked Dr. Tan this question: What one thing can a primary-care NP or PA do to improve the vaccine-delivery process in his/her practice?
Pregnant patients vaccinated with Tdap did not report any vaccine-related adverse results and had higher concentrations of pertussis antibodies.
Why did immunization fail?
After four days with a high fever, cough, and conjunctivitis, a child is brought to the hospital with an extensive, maculopapular rash.
Older patients are at greatest risk for debilitating postherpetic neuralgia, but antiviral therapies ease the pain, and a new vaccine offers hope of prevention.
To reach the goal of providing herd immunity in communities, clinicians must use every patient encounter to determine vaccination status.
But Prevnar may decrease meningitis and pneumonia hospitalizations.
Should elderly patients be given additional vaccines, or is one shot sufficient?
Can a patient with active herpes zoster recieve the flu vaccine?