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Two-dose chickenpox vaccination program reduces US outbreaks by 78%

August 3, 2015

A routine two-dose varicella vaccination program launched in 2007 has drastically reduced the number of chickenpox outbreaks in the United States, a recent study reported.

“Although varicella outbreaks have declined during the two-dose varicella era, they continue to pose a challenge to manage and control,” Jessica Leung, MPH, of the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases at CDC, and colleagues wrote. “Ongoing surveillance is important to continue monitoring the impact of the varicella vaccination program and the epidemiology of varicella outbreaks to better target control and prevention strategies.”

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Polio vaccination programs face challenges in high-conflict areas

August 3, 2015
The path to polio eradication, especially in high-conflict areas such as Pakistan and Nigeria, is blocked by operational challenges, limited disease awareness and…
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Ebola vaccine candidate highly effective in phase 3 trial

July 31, 2015
Results from an interim analysis of a phase 3 trial of an investigational Ebola vaccine demonstrated 100% efficacy in more than 4,000 adults in Guinea.“This is an…
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Teen Tdap MenACWY HPV vaccine coverage increases nationwide

July 31, 2015
Adolescent Tdap, quadrivalent meningococcal conjugate and HPV vaccination coverage increased in the United States from 2013 to 2014, although HPV vaccination coverage…
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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
SAN DIEGO — Kathryn M. Edwards, MD, an Infectious Diseases in Children Editorial Board member, highlights some…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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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Parents view vaccine safety, benefits more favorably

July 10, 2015
Parents’ opinions on the safety and effectiveness of vaccines have shifted toward more of a benefit and less of a threat, according to the…
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Global isoniazid-resistant TB cases in children varies widely

July 10, 2015
More than 120,000 children worldwide are estimated to become infected with isoniazid-resistant forms of tuberculosis annually, with the greatest…
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Gardasil HPV4 vaccine determined safe despite parental concerns

July 9, 2015
Gardasil quadrivalent HPV vaccine was determined to be well-tolerated and safe for routine use in girls and boys as well as young men and women…
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Single measles exposure led to $5,600 in clinic costs

July 9, 2015
Substantial costs were incurred by an ambulatory care pediatric clinic and others that responded to a single measles exposure from an unvaccinated…
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B. pertussis uncommon in infants hospitalized with bronchiolitis

July 7, 2015
Bordetella pertussis was uncommon among infants hospitalized with bronchiolitis during the winter season, as well as during interepidemic periods of…
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Gardasil 9 HPV vaccine also safe, effective in younger boys, girls

June 30, 2015
Recent study data showed that Gardasil 9 HPV vaccine also is safe and effective in boys and girls aged 9 to 15 years, advancing previous research…
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