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Patients with flu-related pneumonia less likely to receive flu vaccine

October 5, 2015

Children and adults admitted to the hospital with influenza-related pneumonia were less likely to have received an influenza vaccination than those with pneumonia not associated with influenza in a recent study.

“Influenza remains an important cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide,” Carlos G. Grijalva, MD, MPH, of the department of health policy at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, and colleagues wrote. “[Patients] with laboratory-confirmed influenza-associated pneumonia, compared with those with pneumonia not associated with influenza, had lower odds of having received influenza vaccination.”

Daniel M. Weinberger, PhD In the Journals

Children who miss PCV7 booster place adults at added disease risk

September 28, 2015
Children who did not complete the four-dose Prevnar 7 series put adults in their communities at greater risk for invasive pneumococcal disease, according to study…
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Coadministration of oral polio vaccine reduces rotavirus vaccine efficacy

September 28, 2015
Concomitant administration of oral poliovirus vaccine, in any formulation, and rotavirus vaccine significantly reduced protection against rotavirus among infants in…
Thomas R. Frieden

CDC: Flu vaccine matches early strains; 40 million doses distributed

September 23, 2015
At least 40 million doses of the influenza vaccine have been distributed this season, and early diseases indicate that the vaccine formula is in close correspondence…

Adult Immunization and Its Impact on Children

Pediatric Annals, August 2013, Volume 42 Issue 8
CME Educational Objectives 1.Review the incidence of selected vaccine-preventable diseases in the adult…
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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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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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