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ACIP recommends that LAIV should not be used

June 23, 2016

In a reversal of its recommendation last year, the CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices has voted to approve an update for the 2016-2017 season stating that the live attenuated influenza vaccine, offered as a nasal spray, should not be used in any setting.

In a 13-1 vote, with one abstention, members of the committee approved the interim recommendation based on the reported ineffectiveness of the live attenuated influenza vaccine (LAIV) over the last three influenza seasons. Data reviewed both by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) and its working group indicated the LAIV had been ineffective against influenza A (H1N1) in children aged 2 to 17 years. It also performed poorly in a study among active military.

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ACIP recommends that LAIV should not be used

June 23, 2016
In a reversal of its recommendation last year, the CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices has voted to approve an update for the 2016-2017…

ACIP recommends cholera vaccine for travelers

June 22, 2016
The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices voted unanimously today to accept proposed recommendations for a single-dose, live, oral cholera…

In the Journals

Maternal HBsAg comparable to viral load in predicting HBV in infants

June 21, 2016
Recent findings published in Hepatology showed that quantitative maternal hepatitis B surface antigen predicted chronic hepatitis B virus infection…

In the JournalsPerspective

Access to detailed VAERS reports reduces vaccine acceptance

June 20, 2016
Recent research in Vaccine found that exposure to detailed reports from the FDA and CDC’s vaccine adverse events reporting system decreased…

In the Journals

Meningococcal bacterial load varies by wide magnitude in adolescents

June 17, 2016
Recent findings published in Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal suggest that the bacterial load of meningococcus in adolescents varies by up to…

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Rapid response reported in university meningococcal B outbreak

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A recent report published in MMWR detailed the deployment of a rapid incident command system and vaccination campaign in response to an outbreak of…

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Combined RotaTeq, Rotarix vaccine series as effective as single series

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Recent research found that completing a three-dose rotavirus vaccine series using both RotaTeq and Rotarix was nearly as effective as completing a…

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Continued pertussis outbreaks call vaccine effectiveness into question

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