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Experts: Promotion of HPV vaccination must focus on cancer prevention

Experts: Promotion of HPV vaccination must focus on cancer prevention
Infectious Diseases in Children, February 2016

In December 2014, the FDA approved a next-generation HPV vaccine that protects against nine HPV types among females aged 9 through 26 years and males aged 9 through 15 years.

In 2015, the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recommended the 9-valent HPV vaccine (Gardasil 9, Merck) as one of the three HPV vaccines that may be used for routine vaccination. Then, in December, the FDA expanded the age indication for Gardasil 9 to include boys and men aged 16 to 26 years.

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California vaccine compliance increased ahead of SB 277 enactment

February 10, 2016
The kindergarten vaccination rate has increased in California, ahead of the July 1, 2016 effective date of Senate Bill 277, which will eliminate all non-medical vaccine…
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IBD treatment increases children’s risk for varicella, herpes zoster hospitalization

February 10, 2016
Children who receive immunosuppressive therapy for inflammatory bowel diseases are at an increased risk for varicella- and herpes zoster-related hospitalizations…
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Bexsero vaccine booster effective for waning immunity

February 9, 2016
Recent findings in a phase 2b trial showed that a booster dose for the three-dose serogroup B meningococcal vaccine can overcome waning immunity after early infant…
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Adult Immunization and Its Impact on Children

Pediatric Annals, August 2013, Volume 42 Issue 8
CME Educational Objectives1.Review the incidence of selected vaccine-preventable diseases in the adult…
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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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New mothers preferred to receive vaccine information from pediatrician vs. obstetrician

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Experts: Promotion of HPV vaccination must focus on cancer prevention

Infectious Diseases in Children, February 2016
In December 2014, the FDA approved a next-generation HPV vaccine that protects against nine HPV types among females aged 9 through 26 years and males…
Breaking News

California vaccine compliance increased ahead of SB 277 enactment

February 10, 2016
The kindergarten vaccination rate has increased in California, ahead of the July 1, 2016 effective date of Senate Bill 277, which will eliminate all…
In the Journals

IBD treatment increases children’s risk for varicella, herpes zoster hospitalization

February 10, 2016
Children who receive immunosuppressive therapy for inflammatory bowel diseases are at an increased risk for varicella- and herpes zoster-related…
In the Journals

Bexsero vaccine booster effective for waning immunity

February 9, 2016
Recent findings in a phase 2b trial showed that a booster dose for the three-dose serogroup B meningococcal vaccine can overcome waning immunity…
In the Journals

Oregon teen’s death linked to rare measles complication

February 8, 2016
The Oregon Health Authority reported that the 2015 death of a boy aged 14 years was the result of subacute sclerosing panencephalitis, a rare but…
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Rapidly waning Tdap offers little long-term protection against pertussis

February 5, 2016
Tdap vaccine waned rapidly and provided only limited, short-term protection against pertussis when administered to adolescents as a booster for DTaP…

Chickenpox, shingles vaccine associated with corneal inflammation

February 4, 2016
Analysis of case reports identified an association between the varicella zoster vaccine and keratitis in both children and adults, according to…

Infant among new cases of vaccine-derived polio reported in Laos

February 4, 2016
Two additional cases of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 1 have been reported in Laos, amid ongoing outbreak response activities…

Ruling in Michigan significantly reduces nonmedical vaccine waivers

February 3, 2016
Preliminary data showed that an administrative rule in Michigan, requiring parents to meet with health officials before receiving a nonmedical…
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AAP updates policy statement on immunization schedule

February 2, 2016
The AAP has released an updated policy statement to reflect changes made by the CDC to this year’s childhood and adolescent immunization…
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