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94% of surveyed elite US universities require vaccines for enrollment

94% of surveyed elite US universities require vaccines for enrollment
May 5, 2016

BALTIMORE — Data presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting indicated that 94% of 129 surveyed top-ranked universities in the United States have pre-matriculation vaccination requirements and that 46% of these universities disallowed philosophical exemptions.

“We were interested in how nonvaccination in early childhood could affect the adolescent population,” Ada Fenick, MD, associate professor in the department of pediatrics at Yale School of Medicine, told Infectious Diseases in Children. “Jurisdictional requirements (states and the District of Columbia) vary for preschool, school-aged, and college attendees, but parents of small children rarely consider the effect of their actions on their child when college-bound.”

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Trumenba provides strong immune response among adolescents, young adults

May 5, 2016
BALTIMORE — Trumenba, a bivalent vaccine for prevention of Neisseria meningitidis serogroup B, appears to safely elicit a robust bactericidal response among…
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Woman with rabies infection, no PEP delivers healthy baby in China

May 4, 2016
Investigators reported that a woman in rural China who was infected with rabies while pregnant and did not receive post-exposure prophylaxis, or PEP, later gave birth to…
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More effective, timely HPV vaccine recommendations effective at increasing coverage rates

May 2, 2016
BALTIMORE – Improving the quality and increasing the frequency of HPV vaccine recommendations “drastically” increased overall series completion rates…
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Vaccine-Preventable Outbreaks: Still with Us After All These Years

Pediatric Annals, April 2015, Volume 44 Issue 4
Outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases continue to occur in the United States, and they have been occurring at…
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Operation Immunization 2016: Enhancing HPV Immunization

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Merck & Co. Inc.

During the last decade, several new vaccines, including the meningococcal conjugate (MCV4), tetanus, diphtheria…
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94% of surveyed elite US universities require vaccines for enrollment

May 5, 2016
BALTIMORE — Data presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting indicated that 94% of 129 surveyed top-ranked universities in the United…

Meeting News Coverage

Trumenba provides strong immune response among adolescents, young adults

May 5, 2016
BALTIMORE — Trumenba, a bivalent vaccine for prevention of Neisseria meningitidis serogroup B, appears to safely elicit a robust bactericidal…

In the Journals

Woman with rabies infection, no PEP delivers healthy baby in China

May 4, 2016
Investigators reported that a woman in rural China who was infected with rabies while pregnant and did not receive post-exposure prophylaxis, or PEP…

Meeting News Coverage

More effective, timely HPV vaccine recommendations effective at increasing coverage rates

May 2, 2016
BALTIMORE – Improving the quality and increasing the frequency of HPV vaccine recommendations “drastically” increased overall…

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Adolescents with anxiety, depression more likely to exhibit HPV persistence

May 1, 2016
BALTIMORE — Stress and maladaptive coping mechanisms impacted HPV acquisition and persistence among girls and women, indicating a link between…

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Pertussis incidence significantly declines in New York after legislation

April 30, 2016
BALTIMORE — Data presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting showed that pertussis incidence decreased by more than 50% after the…

Six measles cases reported in Tennessee outbreak

April 28, 2016
Tennessee Department of Health officials have reported six cases of measles — five among unvaccinated infants and one in an unvaccinated adult…

Harvard mumps outbreak reaches 41 confirmed cases

April 27, 2016
The current outbreak of mumps among Harvard University students, faculty and staff continues to grow, with 41 confirmed cases, according to Harvard…

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Health workers identify motivators for OPV refusal in Pakistan

April 26, 2016
Health workers reported that parents in regions of Pakistan where polio is still endemic refuse oral polio vaccines for their children due to…

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VIDEO: Limited knowledge about Zika poses challenge in vaccine development

April 25, 2016
BALTIMORE — Col. Paul B. Keiser, MD, from the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, reviews current progress in the development of a Zika…

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