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Parental perceptions about influenza vaccine inhibit uptake

March 24, 2017

The way in which the childhood influenza vaccine is perceived has a strong connection with uptake, intended uptake and opinion of side effects, according to a recent study published in Vaccine.

“Although acute symptoms are common following many vaccinations, their causes are not always straightforward,” Louise E. Smith, PhD, and colleagues wrote. “While some may be directly attributable to vaccination, others may reflect pre-existing or coincidental symptoms that are misattributed to the vaccine, while still others may occur due to a ‘nocebo’ effect triggered by a self-fulfilling expectation of symptoms. Expectations may be caused by seeing someone else experience symptoms after vaccination or through exposure to information suggesting that side effects are common.”

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1. Review the process through which vaccines are licensed and recommendations are developed for routine use. 2. Discuss…
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Vaccines: April 2015

Keck School of Medicine of USC and Pediatric Annals

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American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Annual Meeting

American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Annual Meeting

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Influenza vaccine 48% effective in US

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Meeting News

ACIP recommends single-dose revaccination for infants born to HBV-infected mothers

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Smear-negative youth screened for TB reveal low risk of transmission in schools

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Men-C-Con vaccine more economical vs. Men-4-Con vaccine in Quebec

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‘Anti-vaxxers’: A menace to public health

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Canadian pediatricians should be wary of TB among Aboriginal children

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Pediatricians in Canada should consider tuberculosis disease in children with epidemiologic risk factors and suggestive symptoms or signs of organ…

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Infectious Diseases and Immunizations in International Adoption

Pediatric Annals, February 2017, Volume 46 Issue 2
Children who are adopted internationally have an increased risk of infectious diseases due to endemic conditions and variable access to preventive…

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Concomitant administration of Menveo, other vaccines linked to Bell’s palsy

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Researchers detected a temporal association between occurrences of Bell’s palsy and concomitant administration of Menveo vaccine with HPV…

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Modeling shows invasive Salmonella vaccine reduces cases, deaths among children

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Zika vaccine may not be available until 2020

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