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Female clinicians more likely to initiate vaccinations at acute visits

May 27, 2016

Recent research in the Journal of Adolescent Health found that, along with other clinical characteristics related to vaccination, female clinicians were more likely to administer vaccinations to adolescents during acute care visits.

“Because little is known about gender-related differences in delivery of adolescent preventive care, we examined the relationship between clinician, child, and guardian gender and receipt of HPV vaccine compared to Tdap and MCV4 vaccines, which are not associated with a sexually transmitted infection or gender-specific diseases,” Laura Johnson Faherty, MD, MPH, of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars Program at the University of Pennsylvania, and colleagues wrote.

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Neither financial nor educational programs improve vaccination rates

May 26, 2016
Recent study data showed that participating in a financial services program or virtual learning collaborative led to self-reports of increased vaccination rates…
In the Journals

Infant rotavirus vaccination program reduces hospitalizations by 70%

May 25, 2016
Implementation of a rotavirus vaccination program in Ontario resulted in significant decreases in hospitalizations and ED utilization, according to results published in…
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FDA approves Flucelvax Quadrivalent

May 24, 2016
The FDA recently approved Flucelvax Quadrivalent — the first seasonal influenza vaccine to be cell-derived and to protect against the four major strains of…
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Prevention and Control of Influenza and Dengue Through Vaccine Development

Pediatric Annals, August 2013, Volume 42 Issue 8
CME Educational Objectives 1.Review the impact of influenza infection in the pediatric population. 2. Discuss the…
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Immunization Updates 2015: Pediatrics & Adolescents

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

Despite the proven remarkable effectiveness of vaccines and the striking global impact of immunization campaigns in…
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In the Journals

Female clinicians more likely to initiate vaccinations at acute visits

May 27, 2016
Recent research in the Journal of Adolescent Health found that, along with other clinical characteristics related to vaccination, female clinicians…

In the Journals

Neither financial nor educational programs improve vaccination rates

May 26, 2016
Recent study data showed that participating in a financial services program or virtual learning collaborative led to self-reports of increased…

In the Journals

Infant rotavirus vaccination program reduces hospitalizations by 70%

May 25, 2016
Implementation of a rotavirus vaccination program in Ontario resulted in significant decreases in hospitalizations and ED utilization, according to…

FDA News

FDA approves Flucelvax Quadrivalent

May 24, 2016
The FDA recently approved Flucelvax Quadrivalent — the first seasonal influenza vaccine to be cell-derived and to protect against the four…

HIV Vaccine Awareness Day: Research continues for effective preventive, therapeutic vaccines

May 18, 2016
National HIV Vaccine Awareness Day is observed annually on May 18 to mark the progress made in developing an effective HIV vaccine, to acknowledge…

In the Journals

Uniformity in male HPV vaccinations encouraged in Canada

May 18, 2016
A recent Canadian analysis published in CMAJ reported that male vaccination programs are necessary in order to ensure equality in protection from…

Perspective

Ongoing varicella outbreak affects 75 children in New York

May 17, 2016
The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene recently issued an advisory to physicians concerning an ongoing investigation into 75 cases…

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Electronic data exchange improves child, adolescent vaccine status

May 16, 2016
Exchanging data between a city-run immunization registry system and patients’ electronic medical health records helped to improve child and…

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Abstinence-only pledgers at increased risk for HPV, nonmarital pregnancy

May 12, 2016
Risk for human papillomavirus and nonmarital pregnancy increased among adolescents who took “virginity pledges” as part of…

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Perceived nonefficacy cited for mumps vaccine refusals in Japan

May 11, 2016
Recent findings published in Public Health indicated that perceived nonefficacy was significantly associated with mothers in Japan refusing the…

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