Vaccine-Preventable Diseases

Gardasil 9 Approved for Use in Women and Men 27 Through 45 Years Old

Gardasil 9 Approved for Use in Women and Men 27 Through 45 Years Old

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The approval of the expanded age range was based on data from a clinical trial which evaluated the efficacy of Gardasil (quadrivalent human papillomavirus recombinant vaccine) in 3253 women 27-45 years of age with a median duration of follow-up of 3.5 years post-dose 3.

Variations in Influenza Vaccination Coverage Among Healthcare Employees Reported

Variations in Influenza Vaccination Coverage Among Healthcare Employees Reported

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Wide variations in influenza vaccine coverage have been noted across healthcare personnel based on occupation and worksite.

More Than 14 Million Preteens Need to Receive HPV Vaccine

More Than 14 Million Preteens Need to Receive HPV Vaccine

14 million need to receive two doses of vaccine to reach goal of 80% vaccination by 2026.

Active Choice Intervention Effective in Increasing Influenza Vaccination Rates at Primary Care Practices

Active Choice Intervention Effective in Increasing Influenza Vaccination Rates at Primary Care Practices

Influenza vaccination rates decline as the clinic day progresses.

80,000 Americans Died From Influenza Over Last Year

80,000 Americans Died From Influenza Over Last Year

2017 to 2018 flu strains hit the very young and elderly especially hard; poor vaccine/strain match-up.

High Population Immunity Aids in Global Elimination of Sabin-2 Poliovirus

High Population Immunity Aids in Global Elimination of Sabin-2 Poliovirus

High population immunity is an indicator of the decline in serotype 2 Sabin vaccine poliovirus after serotype 2 oral poliovirus vaccine withdrawal.

Prenatal Tdap Vaccination Not Associated With an Increased Risk of Autism

Prenatal Tdap Vaccination Not Associated With an Increased Risk of Autism

No association was observed between prenatal vaccination of Tdap vaccination and an increased risk of autism spectrum disorder risk in children.

HBV Antibody Persistence in Adolescents Vaccinated With DTPa-HBV-IPV/Hib as Infants

HBV Antibody Persistence in Adolescents Vaccinated With DTPa-HBV-IPV/Hib as Infants

A robust anamnestic response was mounted in most adolescents when challenged with a dose of monovalent HBV vaccine.

China Withholding H7N9 Bird Flu Virus Samples From US

China Withholding H7N9 Bird Flu Virus Samples From US

Specimens of the rapidly evolving virus are needed to develop vaccines and treatments.

Serogroup B Meningococcal Vaccine, Disease Knowledge Gaps Apparent in Primary Care

Serogroup B Meningococcal Vaccine, Disease Knowledge Gaps Apparent in Primary Care

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Due to a gap in knowledge regarding serogroup B meningococcal (MenB) disease and vaccination, the majority of clinicians are not discussing MenB vaccines with their adolescent patients during routine visits.

Novel Malaria Vaccine Shows Activity Only at Peak Titers

Novel Malaria Vaccine Shows Activity Only at Peak Titers

A malaria transmission-blocking vaccine, Pfs25H-EPA in Alhydrogel®, was well tolerated and safe and induced significant blockage of parasite transmission, but this activity was only seen at peak titers after 4 vaccine doses.

Does Adolescent Vaccination Increase Primary Ovarian Insufficiency Risk?

Does Adolescent Vaccination Increase Primary Ovarian Insufficiency Risk?

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For this study, researchers investigated the incidence of primary ovarian insufficiency incidence and estimated risk for POI after vaccination with human papillomavirus, Tdap, influenza and meningococcal conjugate using Kaiser Permanente Northwest electronic health records from 2006 to 2014.

How to Tell Your Anti-Vaccine Patients the Truth About Vaccines

How to Tell Your Anti-Vaccine Patients the Truth About Vaccines

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What's the best way to tell your anti-vaccine patients the truth about vaccines?

Safety and Immunogenicity of Tdap Vaccine Immunization During Pregnancy

Safety and Immunogenicity of Tdap Vaccine Immunization During Pregnancy

Immunization with Tdap vaccine during pregnancy results in higher levels of antibodies early in infancy but lower levels after the primary vaccine series.

Combined Meningococcal-Tdap Vaccine May Increase Adolescent Vaccination Coverage

Combined Meningococcal-Tdap Vaccine May Increase Adolescent Vaccination Coverage

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For adolescents and young adults, the co-administration of quadrivalent meningococcal conjugate vaccine with incorporated tetanus toxoid with diphtheria-tetanus-acellular pertussis vaccine is noninferior to isolated vaccination and does not compromise immunity.

Lack of Vaccination in High-Exempt Areas Linked to Medical Distrust

Lack of Vaccination in High-Exempt Areas Linked to Medical Distrust

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Exemption from vaccination is common in Arizona school districts due to lack of trust in medical establishments.

Public Health Vaccine Opposition Growing in the United States

Public Health Vaccine Opposition Growing in the United States

Inverse association identified between NME rate and MMR vaccine coverage of kindergarteners.

New AAP Policy on Patient Dismissal for Vaccine Refusal May "Erode Solidarity" Among Pediatricians

New AAP Policy on Patient Dismissal for Vaccine Refusal May "Erode Solidarity" Among Pediatricians

Others have argued that dismissal is ethically problematic because it can deprive children of comprehensive pediatric care and undermine public health.

Platform Manufacturing May Speed Pandemic Vaccine Development

Platform Manufacturing May Speed Pandemic Vaccine Development

With the advent of platform manufacturing technology, vaccines can be developed quickly to stop the spread of outbreaks.

CDC Surveillance Information for the 2017-2018 Influenza Season in the United States

CDC Surveillance Information for the 2017-2018 Influenza Season in the United States

The 2017-2018 influenza season in the United States (October 1, 2017-May 19, 2018) was a high-severity season.

No Association Between Rotavirus Vaccination and Intussusception in New Study

No Association Between Rotavirus Vaccination and Intussusception in New Study

The risk of intussusception within 1 to 7 days and 8 to 21 days after rotavirus vaccination was assessed in infants age 28 to 245 days.

Provider Engagement With Hesitant Parents May Increase HPV Vaccination Rates

Provider Engagement With Hesitant Parents May Increase HPV Vaccination Rates

Investigators examined parental hesitancy when discussing human papillomavirus vaccination with providers.

Varicella Zoster Vaccine Effective for Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant Recipients

Varicella Zoster Vaccine Effective for Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant Recipients

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In a phase 3 clinical trial, early vaccination effectively prevented herpes zoster in auto-HSCT recipients.

Is Current Hib Vaccine Effectiveness Decreasing in Children?

Is Current Hib Vaccine Effectiveness Decreasing in Children?

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The hexavalent DTPa-HBV-IPV/Hib vaccine may not affect Hib vaccine efficacy.

CDC: Get Vaccinated for Measles Before Traveling

CDC: Get Vaccinated for Measles Before Traveling

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The CDC recommends 2 doses of the MMR vaccine, which provides 97% protection against measles, prior to international travel.

Clinician HPV interventions facilitate adolescent HPV vaccination

Clinician HPV interventions facilitate adolescent HPV vaccination

Clinicians using communication training and fact sheets to inform adolescents about HPV, significantly increased vaccination initiation and completion rates among their patients.

The race to develop a universal influenza vaccine

The race to develop a universal influenza vaccine

NIH's National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases is researching ways to develop a universal influenza vaccine against multiple strains.

Updated meningococcal vaccine guidelines reflect more dosing options

Updated meningococcal vaccine guidelines reflect more dosing options

The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices released updated guidelines to include recommendations for the 3-dose formulation of serogroup B meningococcal vaccine.

Mumps outbreak controlled by third dose of MMR vaccine

Mumps outbreak controlled by third dose of MMR vaccine

A third dose of the MMR vaccine should be administered in cases of a mumps outbreak.

Predicting viral mutations may improve flu vaccine efficacy

Predicting viral mutations may improve flu vaccine efficacy

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Natural viral mutations ensure that the seasonal flu vaccine must be updated on a yearly basis.

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