Top Story

Clusters of underimmunized, vaccine-refusal communities identified in California

January 27, 2015

Underimmunized communities and families that refuse vaccines were found to cluster geographically, which could significantly increase the risk for an outbreak and create barriers in achieving immunization quality benchmarks, according to study data.

Prior studies have found that vaccine refusal and delay are associated with increased risk for measles and pertussis outbreaks, as well as higher individual risks for measles, pertussis, varicella and pneumococcal infections.

Karen Midthun FDA News

FDA approves Bexsero for serogroup B meningococcal disease

January 23, 2015
The FDA today approved the recombinant vaccine, Bexsero, for prevention of Neisseria meningitidis serogroup B among individuals aged 10 to 25 years.Bexsero (Novartis)…
Breaking NewsPerspective

Disneyland measles outbreak spreads; AAP urges vaccination

January 23, 2015
The California Department of Public Health has confirmed 73 cases of measles among California residents, and of these, 50 are linked to Disneyland or Disney…

Measles outbreak in California spreads from Disneyland to high school

January 21, 2015
Eighteen cases of measles have been confirmed in Orange County, Calif., according to the Orange County Health Care Agency.On Jan. 7, the California Department of Public…
5 Questions

A Conversation With Janet Englund, MD

Pediatric Annals, July 2012, Volume 41 Issue 7
More »
CME

Immunization An Update

Keck School of Medicine of USC and Pediatric Annals

In the current environment of increasing vaccine refusal, the pediatrician has a powerful role to play as a trusted…
More »
Meeting News Coverage Video
thumbnail for video 3911388507001

Student education, immunization requirements necessary to prevent outbreaks on college campuses

November 28, 2014
NEW YORK — James C. Turner, MD, executive director of the department of student health and the National Social…
More »

Clusters of underimmunized, vaccine-refusal communities identified in California

January 27, 2015
Underimmunized communities and families that refuse vaccines were found to cluster geographically, which could significantly increase the risk for an…
Karen Midthun FDA News

FDA approves Bexsero for serogroup B meningococcal disease

January 23, 2015
The FDA today approved the recombinant vaccine, Bexsero, for prevention of Neisseria meningitidis serogroup B among individuals aged 10 to 25…
Breaking NewsPerspective

Disneyland measles outbreak spreads; AAP urges vaccination

January 23, 2015
The California Department of Public Health has confirmed 73 cases of measles among California residents, and of these, 50 are linked to…

Measles outbreak in California spreads from Disneyland to high school

January 21, 2015
Eighteen cases of measles have been confirmed in Orange County, Calif., according to the Orange County Health Care Agency.On Jan. 7, the California…
In the Journals

Pneumonia risk significantly greater among children with HIV

January 20, 2015
HIV-infected children were significantly more likely to die from pneumonia in developing countries where the highest incidence and mortality from…
In the Journals

PsA-TT vaccination reduced meningitis incidence in Chad

January 20, 2015
The second phase of a meningitis vaccination campaign administered in Chad in 2012 yielded a significant reduction in meningitis cases similar to…
Pejman Rohani In the Journals

Efficacy of pertussis booster vaccination varied by resurgence method

January 20, 2015
Efficacy of booster vaccination schedules for pertussis was contingent on how the disease resurged, according to new study findings.“Despite…
Lara Danziger-Isakov Cover Story

Infection among pediatric transplant patients requires individualized, continuous care

Infectious Diseases in Children, January 2015
The management of infectious diseases among children who undergo transplantation, whether it be solid organ or hematopoietic stem cell…

CDC: Flu vaccine effectiveness low, antiviral use crucial

January 15, 2015
This season’s influenza vaccine offered reduced protection, having an estimated vaccine effectiveness of 23%, according to data published in…
In the Journals

Low rotavirus vaccine coverage linked to greater rates of rotavirus

January 13, 2015
Locations with the lowest rotavirus vaccine coverage had the highest detected rates of rotavirus, according to study findings in…
More Headlines »
morganatic-roan