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94% of surveyed elite US universities require vaccines for enrollment

94% of surveyed elite US universities require vaccines for enrollment
May 5, 2016

BALTIMORE — Data presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting indicated that 94% of 129 surveyed top-ranked universities in the United States have pre-matriculation vaccination requirements and that 46% of these universities disallowed philosophical exemptions.

“We were interested in how nonvaccination in early childhood could affect the adolescent population,” Ada Fenick, MD, associate professor in the department of pediatrics at Yale School of Medicine, told Infectious Diseases in Children. “Jurisdictional requirements (states and the District of Columbia) vary for preschool, school-aged, and college attendees, but parents of small children rarely consider the effect of their actions on their child when college-bound.”

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Trumenba provides strong immune response among adolescents, young adults

May 5, 2016
BALTIMORE — Trumenba, a bivalent vaccine for prevention of Neisseria meningitidis serogroup B, appears to safely elicit a robust bactericidal response among…
In the Journals

Woman with rabies infection, no PEP delivers healthy baby in China

May 4, 2016
Investigators reported that a woman in rural China who was infected with rabies while pregnant and did not receive post-exposure prophylaxis, or PEP, later gave birth to…
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More effective, timely HPV vaccine recommendations effective at increasing coverage rates

May 2, 2016
BALTIMORE – Improving the quality and increasing the frequency of HPV vaccine recommendations “drastically” increased overall series completion rates…
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Prevention of Meningococcal Infections in the First 2 Years of Life

Pediatric Annals, August 2013, Volume 42 Issue 8
CME Educational Objectives 1.Review the current epidemiology of meningococcal disease in children. 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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Internet misinformation, dated beliefs continue to fuel vaccine hesitancy

November 24, 2015
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HPV vaccination increases among teens with health-seeking behaviors

April 21, 2016
BALTIMORE — HPV vaccination rates increased among high-risk urban youth with health-seeking behaviors, highlighting the significant influence…

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VIDEO: Flublok demonstrates superior efficacy over IIV

April 21, 2016
BALTIMORE — Lisa M. Dunkle, MD, chief medical officer and head of clinical research at Protein Sciences Corp., discusses results from a recent…

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VIDEO: William Schaffner, MD, discusses ACVR highlights

April 20, 2016
BALTIMORE — William Schaffner, MD, an Infectious Disease News Editorial Board member and medical director of the National Foundation for…

Top stories for National Infant Immunization Week 2016

April 20, 2016
This week National Infant Immunization Week is being held to promote awareness for the vital role vaccinations play in protecting infants from…

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VIDEO: Recent progress in development of universal flu vaccine

April 19, 2016
BALTIMORE — Peter Palese, PhD, professor and chair of microbiology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, discusses recent progress…

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VIDEO: New approaches needed to address vaccine resistance

April 19, 2016
BALTIMORE — Gregory A. Poland, MD, head of the Vaccine Research Group at the Mayo Clinic, discusses the reasons for vaccine resistance and…

World marks switchover to bivalent oral polio vaccine

April 15, 2016
Between April 17 and May 1, 155 countries and territories around the world will stop using the trivalent oral polio vaccine and begin using a…

In the Journals

PCV13 vaccine deemed effective in preventing pneumococcal disease

April 13, 2016
The majority of pediatric patients who received the 13-valuent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine in this study showed no signs of pneumococcal disease…

In the Journals

Rotavirus gastroenteritis creates $50 million annual burden in Malaysia

April 12, 2016
Recent findings published in The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal showed that annual rotavirus gastroenteritis incidence in Malaysia resulted in…

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Operation Immunization 2016: Enhancing HPV Immunization

April 28, 2016 Expires: 4/27/2017
During the last decade, several new vaccines, including the meningococcal conjugate (MCV4), tetanus, diphtheria, acellular pertussis (Tdap), human…

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