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Men-C-Con vaccine more economical vs. Men-4-Con vaccine in Quebec

February 20, 2017

Monovalent C meningococcal conjugate vaccine was a more economical option compared with a quadrivalent ACWY vaccine due to low epidemiologic factors for disease risk among children and adolescents in Quebec, according to a compartmental static simulation model.

However, the switch to a quadrivalent ACWY vaccine — Men-4-Con — would be more economical among Canadian provinces with an increased burden of disease.

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‘Anti-vaxxers’: A menace to public health

Infectious Disease News, February 2017
Marjorie P. Pollack, MD; Donald Kaye, MD, MACP
Vaccines have been a wonderful addition to the medical armamentarium and have made major inroads in reducing morbidity and mortality due to infectious diseases. They…
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Canadian pediatricians should be wary of TB among Aboriginal children

February 15, 2017
Pediatricians in Canada should consider tuberculosis disease in children with epidemiologic risk factors and suggestive symptoms or signs of organ involvement…
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Concomitant administration of Menveo, other vaccines linked to Bell’s palsy

February 13, 2017
Researchers detected a temporal association between occurrences of Bell’s palsy and concomitant administration of Menveo vaccine with HPV, influenza or Tdap…
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Maternal Immunization: An Update for Pediatricians

Pediatric Annals, August 2013, Volume 42 Issue 8
CME Educational Objectives 1.Discuss the current recommendations for vaccination during pregnancy in the United States…
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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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Complications common in Spanish children with extrapulmonary TB

July 15, 2016
Recent findings from a Spanish study showed that immigrant status, immune disorders and drug resistance were linked to pediatric extrapulmonary…

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Meningococcal B outbreak response reveals higher frequency of vaccine-related health events

July 14, 2016
Data from research conducted during an outbreak of serogroup B meningococcal disease on a university campus revealed that vaccine-related health…

Arizona measles outbreak grows to 22 confirmed cases

July 12, 2016
An outbreak of measles associated with a private Arizona immigration detention center has grown to 22 confirmed cases, according to news releases…

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Maternal influenza vaccination linked to reduced respiratory illness among infants

July 11, 2016
Infants born to mothers who received influenza vaccine during pregnancy were less likely to be hospitalized for acute respiratory illnesses during…

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CDC: Number of HPV–associated cancers on the rise

July 8, 2016
Approximately 39,000 new cases of HPV–associated cancers were diagnosed per year in the United States between 2008 and 2012, according to data…

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HPV vaccination may lead to perceived need for safer sexual behaviors

June 30, 2016
After receiving HPV vaccine, adolescent girls demonstrated a greater perceived need for safer sexual behaviors and an increased perception of the…

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Single dose of oral cholera vaccine less effective in younger children

June 29, 2016
Recent findings showed that a single dose of oral cholera vaccine was 40% effective for individuals aged 5 years and older in Bangladesh, although…

ACIP recommends that LAIV should not be used

June 23, 2016
In a reversal of its recommendation last year, the CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices has voted to approve an update for the 2016-2017…

ACIP recommends cholera vaccine for travelers

June 22, 2016
The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices voted unanimously today to accept proposed recommendations for a single-dose, live, oral cholera…

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Maternal HBsAg comparable to viral load in predicting HBV in infants

June 21, 2016
Recent findings published in Hepatology showed that quantitative maternal hepatitis B surface antigen predicted chronic hepatitis B virus infection…

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