Vaccines

Influenza Seroconversion Risk Factors in Adults Hospitalized for Pneumonia

Influenza Seroconversion Risk Factors in Adults Hospitalized for Pneumonia

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.

Recent Nasal Preps Less Effective Than Vaccine for Pediatric Influenza

Recent Nasal Preps Less Effective Than Vaccine for Pediatric Influenza

The quadrivalent LAIV4 is less effective than IIV against influenza A/H1N1pdm09 in all pediatric age groups.

Pregnant Women Commonly Refuse Vaccines

Pregnant Women Commonly Refuse Vaccines

Providers believe stressing fetal protection is most effective strategy against refusal.

Does Gestational Age at Birth Impact Seizure Risk Following Receipt of Measles Vaccine?

Does Gestational Age at Birth Impact Seizure Risk Following Receipt of Measles Vaccine?

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.

Herpes Zoster Recombinant Vaccine Seems Most Effective

Herpes Zoster Recombinant Vaccine Seems Most Effective

However, adjuvant recombinant subunit vaccine tied to more injection site adverse events.

Influenza Vaccines May Protect Against Lab-Confirmed Influenza-Linked Hospitalization During Pregnancy

Influenza Vaccines May Protect Against Lab-Confirmed Influenza-Linked Hospitalization During Pregnancy

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For women who are pregnant, influenza vaccines may moderately protect against laboratory-confirmed influenza-associated hospitalization.

Tdap Vaccine Can Be Administered as a Decennial Booster Dose

Tdap Vaccine Can Be Administered as a Decennial Booster Dose

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 Not Associated With Flu Shot Effectiveness

Prior-Season Vaccination Not Associated With Flu Shot Effectiveness

Prior-season vaccination is not associated with reduced vaccine effectiveness among children aged 2 to 17 years.

Health Officers Express Concerns About Vaccine Exemptions

Health Officers Express Concerns About Vaccine Exemptions

Health officers and immunization staff reported concerns including an increase in medical exemptions.

Influenza Vaccination Rates Vary as Clinic Day Progress

Influenza Vaccination Rates Vary as Clinic Day Progress

Research results indicated vaccination rates declined as clinic day progressed and that active choice intervention was linked with increased vaccinations.

Gap Found in Pneumoccal Vaccine Recommendations Among Primary Care Clinicians

Gap Found in Pneumoccal Vaccine Recommendations Among Primary Care Clinicians

While primary care physicians overwhelmingly recommend pneumococcal vaccines, there is a gap in their knowledge of how to implement related vaccine recommendations.

Postnatal Education Increases Pain Relief Interventions at Vaccinations

Postnatal Education Increases Pain Relief Interventions at Vaccinations

In-hospital postnatal education about infant pain management at vaccinations leads to more frequent use of pain relief interventions

Third Trimester Immunization With Tdap Vaccine Optimal for Pertussis Toxin Antibody Concentrations in Newborns

Third Trimester Immunization With Tdap Vaccine Optimal for Pertussis Toxin Antibody Concentrations in Newborns

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Immunization with Tdap vaccine during the third trimester of pregnancy resulted in higher concentrations of pertussis toxin antibodies in newborns.

Pneumococcal <i>H Influenzae</i> Protein D Conjugate Vaccine Effective in Children

Pneumococcal H Influenzae Protein D Conjugate Vaccine Effective in Children

The burden of childhood and infant pneumonia can be effectively reduced through the use of the pneumococcal Haemophilus influenzae protein D conjugate vaccine.

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.

Monovalent Acellular Pertussis Vaccine Safe and Effective for Neonates With Mothers Unvaccinated for Tdap

Monovalent Acellular Pertussis Vaccine Safe and Effective for Neonates With Mothers Unvaccinated for Tdap

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The monovalent acellular pertussis vaccine may be beneficial to neonates whose mothers did not receive Tdap vaccine during pregnancy.

HPV Vaccination Decreases High-Grade Cervical Lesions in Women

HPV Vaccination Decreases High-Grade Cervical Lesions in Women

From 2008 to 2015, both cervical intraepithelial neoplasia grades 2, 3 and adenocarcinoma in situ rates and cervical cancer screening declined in women age 18 to 24 years.

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.

AAP Updates Recommendations for Pediatric Flu Vaccination

AAP Updates Recommendations for Pediatric Flu Vaccination

All children age 6 months and older, including teens, advised to undergo annual immunization.

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.

CDC: Updated Influenza Vaccination Recommendations for 2018-2019

CDC: Updated Influenza Vaccination Recommendations for 2018-2019

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In general, routine annual vaccination is recommended for all patients ≥6 months of age who have no contraindications.

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.

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?

Parental Influences on HPV Vaccination Among Low-Income Hispanic Adolescent Girls

Parental Influences on HPV Vaccination Among Low-Income Hispanic Adolescent Girls

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Researchers sought to identify parental predictors of HIV vaccination in low-income adolescent Hispanic girls.

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.

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