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RotaTeq reduces RV gastroenteritis hospitalizations in Finnish children

August 23, 2016

Since the advent of universal RotaTeq vaccination in Finland in 2009, data have indicated a 90% reduction in pediatric hospitalizations for rotavirus acute gastroenteritis and no resurgence after 5 years, according to recent data.

“With a high [rotavirus (RV)] vaccination coverage in Finland, a dramatic reduction of RV acute gastroenteritis [RVGE] has been observed, as in Belgium,” Maria Hemming-Harlo, MD, PhD, of the vaccine research center at the University of Tampere in Finland, and colleagues wrote. “With lower vaccine coverage in the U.S. (about 75%), the overall protection has been about 84% against severe RVGE.”

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Pneumococcal conjugate vaccine reduces disease in Native American children

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Operation Immunization 2016: Enhancing HPV Immunization

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

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Gardasil 9 yields greater coverage with similar safety profile to Gardasil

August 1, 2016
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Maternal immunization protects infants against influenza for 8 weeks

July 25, 2016
Influenza vaccination during pregnancy protected infants against the illness for a limited duration of 8 weeks, a recent study reported.

Complications common in Spanish children with extrapulmonary TB

July 15, 2016
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Meningococcal B outbreak response reveals higher frequency of vaccine-related health events

July 14, 2016
Data from research conducted during an outbreak of serogroup B meningococcal disease on a university campus revealed that vaccine-related health…

Arizona measles outbreak grows to 22 confirmed cases

July 12, 2016
An outbreak of measles associated with a private Arizona immigration detention center has grown to 22 confirmed cases, according to news releases…

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Maternal influenza vaccination linked to reduced respiratory illness among infants

July 11, 2016
Infants born to mothers who received influenza vaccine during pregnancy were less likely to be hospitalized for acute respiratory illnesses during…

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CDC: Number of HPV–associated cancers on the rise

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Approximately 39,000 new cases of HPV–associated cancers were diagnosed per year in the United States between 2008 and 2012, according to data…

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HPV vaccination may lead to perceived need for safer sexual behaviors

June 30, 2016
After receiving HPV vaccine, adolescent girls demonstrated a greater perceived need for safer sexual behaviors and an increased perception of the…

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Single dose of oral cholera vaccine less effective in younger children

June 29, 2016
Recent findings showed that a single dose of oral cholera vaccine was 40% effective for individuals aged 5 years and older in Bangladesh, although…

ACIP recommends that LAIV should not be used

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