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Parent-requested delays in pediatric vaccinations require intervention

March 2, 2015

Many pediatricians and family physicians report receiving parental requests to spread out children’s immunization schedules, and despite concerns, agree to do so, according to study findings in Pediatrics.

These results indicate a need for evidence-based interventions to increase timely immunization.

ACIP confirms recommendation for annual influenza vaccination

February 27, 2015
In a unanimous decision, the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices supported the recommendation that all people aged 6 months and older be vaccinated…
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Prenatal, early infant pertussis vaccination may decrease disease severity, mortality

February 22, 2015
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Infants aged younger than 3 months were affected by pertussis more frequently and severely compared with older infants, and prenatal and early…
In the Journals

Influenza vaccine found safe in children with egg allergy

February 17, 2015
Live-attenuated influenza vaccine appeared to be safe for use in children with egg allergy and well tolerated in children with asthma, according to recent study…

Prevention of Meningococcal Infections in the First 2 Years of Life

Pediatric Annals, August 2013, Volume 42 Issue 8
CME Educational Objectives1.Review the current epidemiology of meningococcal disease in…
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Immunization An Update

Keck School of Medicine of USC and Pediatric Annals

In the current environment of increasing vaccine refusal, the pediatrician has a powerful role to play as a trusted…
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Update on promising vaccines in the pipeline

December 3, 2014
NEW YORK — Mark H. Sawyer, MD, professor of clinical pediatrics at University of California San Diego, offers…
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Further development of prevention, treatment options for RSV required

Infectious Diseases in Children, February 2015
According to the CDC, the majority of children in the US will have contracted a respiratory syncytial virus infection by their second birthday — a…
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Video: Paul A. Offit, MD, discusses religious exemptions from important vaccinations

February 11, 2015
Paul A. Offit, MD, chief of the division of infectious diseases at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, recently sat down with Infectious
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HPV vaccination unlikely to promote risky teen sexual behavior

February 10, 2015
Girls who received HPV vaccination had higher rates of sexually transmitted infections before and after vaccination compared with their unvaccinated…
Anne Schuchat

Senate health committee discusses measles, vaccination strategies

February 10, 2015
The Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions held a full committee hearing this morning to discuss the re-emergence of…
In the Journals

Outcomes after meningococcal disease remain poor in Canada

February 9, 2015
Adults and children in Canada continue to experience poor outcomes from invasive meningococcal disease, with 27% of cases leading to death or…
David A. Fleming, MD

Physician associations urge vaccination, preparation against measles outbreak

February 6, 2015
In response to the 102 cases of measles reported across 14 states as of Jan. 30 — largely stemming from the outbreak in Disneyland resort theme…
Carrie Byington

CDC, AAP approve recommended pediatric immunization schedules for 2015

February 5, 2015
Based on the October 2014 meeting among the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, recommended immunization schedules for children…
Sandra G. Hassink, MD, FAAP

AAP president advises vaccination amid multistate measles outbreak

February 3, 2015
Ninety-nine cases of measles have been confirmed in California, of which 65 have been epidemiologically linked to Disneyland resort theme parks…

The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices and the Affordable Care Act

Pediatric Annals, February 2015, Volume 44 Issue 2
Anne Schuchat

As measles count rises, CDC encourages MMR vaccination

January 29, 2015
Since Jan. 1, 84 cases of measles across 14 states have been reported, 67 of which have been linked to the outbreak stemming from Disneyland resort…
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