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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 acute gastroenteritis and no resurgence after 5 years, according to recent data.

“With a high [rotavirus (RV)] vaccination coverage in Finland, a dramatic reduction of RV acute gastroenteritis [RVGE] has been observed, as in Belgium,” Maria Hemming-Harlo, MD, PhD, of the vaccine research center at the University of Tampere in Finland, and colleagues wrote. “With lower vaccine coverage in the U.S. (about 75%), the overall protection has been about 84% against severe RVGE.”

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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 to results of a…
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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 influenza vaccine or…
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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, according to findings…

Adolescent Immunization: 2015 and Beyond

Pediatric Annals, April 2015, Volume 44 Issue 4
In the last decade, the approach to adolescent immunizations has changed substantially. At ages 11 or 12 years, routine…
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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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Measles and rubella eliminated in the Americas; more work needed for global elimination

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Operation Immunization 2016: Enhancing HPV Immunization

January 22, 2016 Expires: 1/21/2017
During the last decade, several new vaccines, including the meningococcal conjugate (MCV4), tetanus, diphtheria, acellular pertussis (Tdap), human…

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LAIV inferior to inactivated vaccine for influenza AH1N1 in children

January 21, 2016
Live-attenuated influenza vaccine was not as effective as inactivated vaccine at protecting children and adolescents against the influenza…

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Journalists mobilize to improve polio vaccination in northern Nigeria

January 19, 2016
Recent findings published in the Journal of Infectious Diseases showed that acceptance of the polio vaccine improved in northern Nigeria due to the…

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HPV vaccination in teen girls highest in poor Hispanic communities

January 15, 2016
HPV vaccination rates among teenage girls are highest in the poorest communities and among those who are Hispanic and living in predominantly…

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Pediatric vaccines substantially reduce bacterial meningitis in adults

January 14, 2016
The incidence of adult bacterial meningitis has decreased substantially in the Netherlands, partly due to herd protection offered by pediatric…

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Trial supports use of novel IPV during outbreak response

January 14, 2016
A novel, monovalent high-dose inactivated vaccine for poliovirus type 2 may be a viable option during an outbreak or for primary protection in areas…

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LAIV ineffective in 2013-2014 flu season

January 12, 2016
Data from the U.S. Flu Vaccine Effectiveness Network showed that quadrivalent live-attenuated influenza vaccine offered little protection to children…

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Polio surveillance improves in security-challenged Nigerian states

January 11, 2016
Strategies implemented in the security-challenged Nigerian states of Adamawa, Borno and Yobe, which have weathered the brunt of the Boko Haram…

‘Pox parties’ still pose risk for severe chickenpox complications

January 8, 2016
Despite the role that vaccines play in drastically reducing the incidence of varicella cases since the vaccination became available in 1995…

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Strong recommendations for HPV vaccine lacking among pediatricians, family practitioners

January 5, 2016
Nearly one-third of physicians reported not strongly recommending HPV vaccination at patients’ 11-12 year well visit, and they were even less…

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