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Inexpensive, oral bovine rotavirus vaccine effective for children

Inexpensive, oral bovine rotavirus vaccine effective for children
March 28, 2017

Three doses of a live, low-cost and heat-stable oral bovine rotavirus pentavalent vaccine could prevent cases of severe rotavirus gastroenteritis in 66.7% of children in Niger, according to a recent study published in The New England Journal of Medicine.

“Sub-Saharan Africa has the highest rate of death associated with rotavirus disease, but vaccination on a large scale presents challenges,” Sheila Isanaka, ScD, assistant professor of nutrition within the department of global health and population, T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Harvard University, and colleagues wrote. “Current prices of the two licensed vaccines [used by WHO] are probably unsustainable without external subsidies. In addition, the global supply of the vaccines is constrained, and unreliable transportation and storage systems make delivery of vaccines that require refrigeration difficult.”

CDC: incidence of influenza-like illnesses, deaths remain elevated in US

March 28, 2017
Despite a decrease in influenza activity in the United States, the number of outpatient visits and deaths attributed to pneumonia and influenza remain high, according to…

NIH investigates single vaccine to protect against several mosquito-borne viruses

March 27, 2017
With mosquito-borne illnesses posing an ongoing public health threat around the world, there is a significant need for advances in combating and controlling mosquito…
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Parental perceptions about influenza vaccine inhibit uptake

March 24, 2017
The way in which the childhood influenza vaccine is perceived has a strong connection with uptake, intended uptake and opinion of side effects, according to a recent
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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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American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Annual Meeting

American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Annual Meeting

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AAP publishes updates for seasonal influenza vaccination

September 6, 2016
The AAP’s Committee on Infectious Diseases recommends all persons aged 6 months and older receive an annual seasonal influenza vaccination…

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AAP issues meningococcal B vaccine guidelines for adolescents

August 31, 2016
Trumenba and Bexsero have both been approved for the prevention of serogroup B meningococcal disease in individuals aged 10 through 25 years by the…

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IgG levels among preterm infants contingent on Prevnar 13 schedules

August 30, 2016
A reduced primary schedule for the Prevnar 13 vaccine yielded higher post-booster immunoglobulin G concentrations in premature babies, but the best…

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AAP recommends elimination of nonmedical immunization exemptions for school, day care

August 29, 2016
The AAP’s committees on practice and ambulatory medicine, infectious diseases and state government affairs recently released a policy statement…

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RotaTeq reduces RV gastroenteritis hospitalizations in Finnish children

August 23, 2016
Since the advent of universal RotaTeq vaccination in Finland in 2009, data have indicated a 90% reduction in pediatric hospitalizations for rotavirus…

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Most parents support school-entry HPV vaccination requirements if opt-outs exist

August 19, 2016
A majority of parents supported laws that would make HPV vaccination mandatory for school entry if their state offered opt-out provisions, according…

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Nasal spray, flu shot confer similar protection against influenza

August 16, 2016
There was no difference in community protection against influenza when vaccinating children and adolescents with either intranasal live attenuated…

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Pneumococcal conjugate vaccine reduces disease in Native American children

August 16, 2016
Pneumococcal conjugate vaccines successfully reduced PCV13-specific and 6C carriage among Native American children aged 5 years or younger…

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CDC offers guidance on third MMR dose after campus mumps outbreak

August 15, 2016
The CDC suggested administration of a third dose of the measles-mumps-rubella vaccine to adolescents and young adults after a recent mumps outbreak…

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Meningococcal B vaccine shows limited efficacy in college outbreak

August 11, 2016
College students vaccinated with two doses of meningococcal serogroup B during a university outbreak of meningococcal B experienced a lower level of…

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