Vaccine-Preventable Diseases

Top Story

National vaccine coverage of children remains high

August 31, 2015

Nationwide vaccination of children aged 19 to 35 months remained high for almost all recommended vaccinations between 2013 and 2014, according to a report in MMWR.

“Collaborative efforts from a number of key stakeholders involving federal, state, and local governments, clinicians, parents and community organizations, have allowed us to achieve such high vaccination rates among children,” Anne Schuchat, MD, assistant surgeon general, said at a news conference. “Achieving these high levels has greatly reduced infectious diseases, like polio and bacterial meningitis that once routinely killed or harmed many infants and children.”

image of Anne Schuchat In the Journals

Vaccine coverage for kindergartners remains high; exemptions stay low

August 27, 2015
Nationwide vaccination coverage of children entering kindergarten in the 2014-2015 school year remained high, while exemption rates for medical, philosophical and…
Walter A. Orenstein, MD In the Journals

IPV safety reinforced ahead of worldwide adoption

August 26, 2015
In anticipation of the worldwide replacement of live oral polio vaccine with inactivated polio vaccine, a comprehensive study has confirmed that the replacement vaccine…
In the Journals

One-dose cholera vaccine may be more effective during epidemic

August 25, 2015
When vaccine supplies are limited, a single dose of oral cholera vaccine may effectively prevent more cases and deaths than a standard two-dose strategy, according to…

Vaccine-Preventable Outbreaks: Still with Us After All These Years

Pediatric Annals, April 2015, Volume 44 Issue 4
Outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases continue to occur in the United States, and they have been occurring at…
More »

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…
More »
Meeting News Coverage Video
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…
More »