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ACP states support for eliminating non-medical vaccination exemptions

July 29, 2015

The American College of Physicians has added “eliminating existing exceptions for immunizations,” other than “medical reasons,” to its list of policy recommendations, according to a press release. 

“Allowing exemptions based on non-medical reasons poses a risk both to the unvaccinated person and to public health,” Wayne J. Riley, MD, MPH, MBA, MACP, ACP President, said in a press release. “Intentionally unvaccinated individuals can pose a danger to the public, especially to individuals who cannot be vaccinated for medical reasons.”

EMA approves use of Mosquirix for malaria prevention among sub-Saharan African children

July 27, 2015
The Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use of the European Medicines Agency recently adopted a positive scientific opinion for the malaria candidate vaccine…
Sepehr Tabrizi In the Journals

Vaccine program protects Australian women against 4vHPV

July 27, 2015
A national vaccine program has yielded nearly complete control of human papillomavirus types targeted by the quadrivalent vaccine in Australian-born women aged 21 years…
In the Journals

Investigational vaccine MenABCWY produces strong immune response

July 21, 2015
Recent data showed that children and adolescents who received two or three doses of MenABCWY had immune responses greater than or comparable to a single dose of…
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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 vaccinate has been a growing problem in the past 2-3 decades. 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
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ACP states support for eliminating non-medical vaccination exemptions

ACP states support for eliminating non-medical vaccination exemptions

July 29, 2015
The American College of Physicians has added “eliminating existing exceptions for immunizations,” other than “medical…

EMA approves use of Mosquirix for malaria prevention among sub-Saharan African children

July 27, 2015
The Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use of the European Medicines Agency recently adopted a positive scientific opinion for the malaria…
Sepehr Tabrizi In the Journals

Vaccine program protects Australian women against 4vHPV

July 27, 2015
A national vaccine program has yielded nearly complete control of human papillomavirus types targeted by the quadrivalent vaccine in Australian-born…
In the Journals

Investigational vaccine MenABCWY produces strong immune response

July 21, 2015
Recent data showed that children and adolescents who received two or three doses of MenABCWY had immune responses greater than or comparable to a…
In the Journals

WHO seeks to reduce vaccine-derived polio cases with new vaccines

July 17, 2015
WHO aims to reduce cases of vaccine-derived polioviruses through the replacement of trivalent oral poliovirus vaccine with bivalent vaccine and the…
In the Journals

Extending catch-up cohort for vaccine reduces HPV prevalence

July 15, 2015
In countries where HPV vaccination was previously targeted only to one or two cohorts of girls, an extended catch-up strategy targeting girls and…
In the Journals

Researchers urge additional investment in global health aid

July 14, 2015
Only $1 of every $5 spent on international health aid in 2013 went to global initiatives as opposed to country-specific aid — a mistake if the…
In the Journals

Only two states require HPV vaccination

July 14, 2015
Researchers from Princeton University reported that only two states and Washington, D.C., require adolescents to receive the HPV vaccine, and each…
In the Journals

B. pertussis resurgence may be due to asymptomatic, vaccinated carriers

July 13, 2015
The recent resurgence in cases of Bordetella pertussis, or whooping cough, may be caused by vaccinated people who are infectious but do not display…
In the Journals

Vaccines raise risk for adverse events in extremely low birth weight infants

July 13, 2015
Research suggests that routine immunizations of extremely low birth weight infants in neonatal ICUs is associated with increased adverse…
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