Influenza

Top Story

Children of immunizing parents three times more likely to receive seasonal influenza vaccine

May 17, 2017

Children whose parents had received an influenza vaccine are 2.77 times more likely to be immunized against seasonal influenza and were more likely to be compliant with other recommended immunizations, including HPV, according to recent study findings.

“Most parents voluntarily follow the recommended childhood immunization schedule, although a substantial minority of parents are vaccine hesitant and likely to miss [at least] one recommended immunization,” Steve G. Robison, MPH, and Andrew W. Osborn, MBA, from the Oregon Immunization Program at the Oregon Health Division, wrote. “Parental vaccine hesitancy is a common and well-recognized factor in incomplete childhood immunizations.”

In the Journals

LAIV may provide immunity to diverse influenza strains without prior exposure

May 1, 2017
Live-attenuated influenza vaccines increase durable, cross-reactive T-cell responses among children, with potential to provide cross-protective immunity among drifted
Meeting News

Influenza-related death most common in children younger than 2 years

April 27, 2017
ATLANTA — The highest mortality rate regarding influenza-related pediatric death occurs most frequently in children younger than 2 years of age, with minimal

Q&A: A message to clinicians during World Immunization Week

April 24, 2017
World Immunization Week is acknowledged annually during the last week of April to raise awareness of the importance of child and adult immunizations, which prevent an…
Original Article

Combined Surgery for Simultaneous Treatment of Congenital Ptosis and Coexisting Strabismus

Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
Online Advanced Release, May 17, 2017
To evaluate the clinical outcomes of single-stage surgery for treatment of patients with congenital ptosis and…
More »
CME

Pediatric Hematology, Oncology, and Stem Cell Transplantation: July 2015

Keck School of Medicine of USC and Pediatric Annals

Hematology and oncology are areas where all pediatric trainees get exposure during residency. Yet, these few weeks in…
More »
Featured
American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Annual Meeting

American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Annual Meeting

Video
Meeting News Coverage

Maternal immunization encouraged as part of prudent health strategy

April 29, 2013
More »
In the Journals

Children of immunizing parents three times more likely to receive seasonal influenza vaccine

May 17, 2017
Children whose parents had received an influenza vaccine are 2.77 times more likely to be immunized against seasonal influenza and were more likely…

In the Journals

LAIV may provide immunity to diverse influenza strains without prior exposure

May 1, 2017
Live-attenuated influenza vaccines increase durable, cross-reactive T-cell responses among children, with potential to provide cross-protective

Meeting News

Influenza-related death most common in children younger than 2 years

April 27, 2017
ATLANTA — The highest mortality rate regarding influenza-related pediatric death occurs most frequently in children younger than 2 years of

Q&A: A message to clinicians during World Immunization Week

April 24, 2017
World Immunization Week is acknowledged annually during the last week of April to raise awareness of the importance of child and adult immunizations…

In the JournalsPerspective

Vaccination reduced risk of pediatric influenza-related death by 65%

April 10, 2017
Influenza vaccination reduces the risk of lab-confirmed influenza-associated pediatric death by 65% among healthy children and 51% among children…

In the Journals

Influenza susceptibility higher among patients with asthma

April 6, 2017
Patients with asthma are at increased risk for more severe influenza disease, according to research published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical

CDC: Incidence of influenza-like illnesses, deaths remain elevated in US

March 28, 2017
Despite a decrease in influenza activity in the United States, the number of outpatient visits and deaths attributed to pneumonia and influenza…

In the Journals

Parental perceptions about influenza vaccine inhibit uptake

March 24, 2017
The way in which the childhood influenza vaccine is perceived has a strong connection with uptake, intended uptake and opinion of side effects

In the Journals Plus

Serial influenza vaccination reduces risk for hospitalization

March 22, 2017
In Australia, patients who were vaccinated against influenza during the current and previous season were less likely to develop severe illnesses…

Q&A: The importance of antiviral use for influenza in the ED

March 7, 2017
“Influenza leads to a quarter of a million ER visits every year,” Frank LoVecchio, DO, MPH, FACEP, vice chairman of the…

More Headlines »
Advertisement
Advertisement