Clinicians using communication training and fact sheets to inform adolescents about HPV, significantly increased vaccination initiation and completion rates among their patients.
NIH's National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases is researching ways to develop a universal influenza vaccine against multiple strains.
The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices released updated guidelines to include recommendations for the 3-dose formulation of serogroup B meningococcal vaccine.
A third dose of the MMR vaccine should be administered in cases of a mumps outbreak.
Natural viral mutations ensure that the seasonal flu vaccine must be updated on a yearly basis.
Vaccines administered between 9 and 11 AM showed a significant increase in patients' antibody concentration
Of 970 measles cases studied, 574 were eligible to receive the vaccine but chose not to.
The new vaccine protects against 9 types of HPV and 5 cancer-causing strains.
Timing of a recent administration of the meningococcal vaccination cannot be ignored.
Women's health practitioners should offer vaccinations for a wide range of common, preventable diseases.
A second inoculation administered between 4 and 6 years of age is nearly 100% effective in preventing varicella.
An ACIP panel recommended adding live-attenuated influenza vaccination as an option for individuals with egg allergy of any severity.
A clinician questions wonders if there is a connection between cardiac arrhythmia and the flu vaccine.
Data collected between 2009 and 2012 show a significant decline in cases of HPV in females aged 14-19 and 20-24.
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.
Due to a dip in the number of vaccinated individuals, almost a quarter of children under the age of 3 are currently susceptible to the measles.
While having a celebrity spokesperson can benefit a cause, they may also end up spreading misinformation about a particular cause.
Children with HIV may not have adequate immunity against measles, mumps, and rubella, even after vaccination.
More than half of Americans polled were unsure or unaware of the existence of a hepatitis B vaccine.
A bill passed in California bans vaccine exemptions due to religious and personal reasons.
No reports of adverse events with intradermal recombinant HBsAg-based vaccine.
Whole cell pertussis vaccines are more effective than newer, acellular versions.
New HPV and meningitis B vaccines offer better protection for adolescents.
Clinicians should inform parents about the safety of vaccines to encourage them to vaccinate their children.
In the target population, 89.1% coverage with the two-dose vaccination series was obtained through May 14, 2014.
A recently completed study on the patch found that it produced a strong immune response to the measles virus in rhesus macaques with no adverse effects or health issues.
Survey results indicate that more people feel positively toward childhood vaccination in the wake of the measles outbreak.
To reduce the discomfort or pain of vaccinations, apply firm, but comfortable, pressure on the intended site for 30 seconds.
While most providers believe that veering from the recommended vaccine schedule is risky, they often agree to parents' wishes.
Centralized notification system might be more effective than messages from health care provider offices.