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Vaccine coverage for kindergartners remains high; exemptions stay low

August 27, 2015

Nationwide vaccination coverage of children entering kindergarten in the 2014-2015 school year remained high, while exemption rates for medical, philosophical and religious reasons remained low for most states, according to a report in MMWR.

“For our nation’s immunization system, today is report card day, even before many schools even open,” Anne Schuchat, MD, assistant surgeon general, said at a news conference. “Overall, the news is gratifying. Though they may not always get the headlines, the overwhelming majority of parents continue to protect their children with recommended vaccinations.”

Walter A. Orenstein, MD In the Journals

IPV safety reinforced ahead of worldwide adoption

August 26, 2015
In anticipation of the worldwide replacement of live oral polio vaccine with inactivated polio vaccine, a comprehensive study has confirmed that the replacement vaccine…
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One-dose cholera vaccine may be more effective during epidemic

August 25, 2015
When vaccine supplies are limited, a single dose of oral cholera vaccine may effectively prevent more cases and deaths than a standard two-dose strategy, according to…
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New guidelines aim to reduce vaccine injection pain

August 25, 2015
New guidelines published in CMAJ propose recommendations for all health care workers to employ to minimize the amount of pain induced by vaccines, in both children and…
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Identifying and Addressing Vaccine Hesitancy

Pediatric Annals, April 2015, Volume 44 Issue 4
In the 20th century, the introduction of multiple vaccines significantly reduced childhood morbidity, mortality, and…
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Pediatric Annals April 2015

Vaccines: April 2015

Keck School of Medicine of USC and Pediatric Annals

Vaccine refusal and hesitancy to vaccinatehas been a growing problem in the past 2-3decades. Perhaps victims of our…
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Vaccine acceptance strategies must affirm safety, efficacy of vaccines

Vaccine acceptance strategies must affirm safety, efficacy of vaccines

May 6, 2015
SAN DIEGO — Kathryn M. Edwards, MD, an Infectious Diseases in Children Editorial Board member, highlights some…
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Vaccine coverage for kindergartners remains high; exemptions stay low

August 27, 2015
Nationwide vaccination coverage of children entering kindergarten in the 2014-2015 school year remained high, while exemption rates for medical…
Walter A. Orenstein, MD In the Journals

IPV safety reinforced ahead of worldwide adoption

August 26, 2015
In anticipation of the worldwide replacement of live oral polio vaccine with inactivated polio vaccine, a comprehensive study has confirmed that the…
In the Journals

One-dose cholera vaccine may be more effective during epidemic

August 25, 2015
When vaccine supplies are limited, a single dose of oral cholera vaccine may effectively prevent more cases and deaths than a standard two-dose…
In the Journals

New guidelines aim to reduce vaccine injection pain

August 25, 2015
New guidelines published in CMAJ propose recommendations for all health care workers to employ to minimize the amount of pain induced by vaccines…
Sheldon Kaplan In the Journals

Pneumococcal meningitis remains steady since Prevnar 13 introduction

August 18, 2015
According to recent research published in Clinical Infectious Diseases, the introduction of Prevnar 13 vaccine did not reduce cases of meningitis…
Automated reminders for Tdap drastically improve vaccination rates In the Journals

Automated reminders for Tdap drastically improve vaccination rates

August 18, 2015
Primary care clinics that had electronic reminders in place for administration of Tdap booster vaccination had triple the vaccination rates, compared…
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Gardasil 9 safe, effective when taken with other routine vaccines

August 18, 2015
Simultaneous administration of Gardasil 9-valent HPV vaccine with Menactra and Adacel vaccines was safe and well-tolerated in boys and girls…
Lax vaccination laws lead to more infectious disease In the Journals

Lax vaccination laws lead to more infectious disease

August 17, 2015
States with strict vaccine exemption policies have lower incidence of vaccine preventable disease, whereas states with lax vaccination policies have…
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2013-2014 influenza season records indicate greater H1N1 immunity among younger people

August 17, 2015
Unlike the 2009 pandemic influenza season when influenza A(H1N1) pmd09 was last predominant, the 2013-2014 season’s mortality risk factors…

5 vaccine stories to consider for National Immunization Awareness Month

August 17, 2015
Early in 2015, a measles outbreak at California’s Disneyland infected 52 people with the vaccine-preventable disease. Since then, calls for…
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