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Ebola vaccine candidate highly effective in phase 3 trial

July 31, 2015

Results from an interim analysis of a phase 3 trial of an investigational Ebola vaccine demonstrated 100% efficacy in more than 4,000 adults in Guinea.

“This is an extremely promising development,” WHO Director-General Margaret Chan, MD, said in a press release. “The credit goes to the Guinean government, the people living in the communities and our partners in this project. An effective vaccine will be another very important tool for both current and future Ebola outbreaks.”

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Teen Tdap MenACWY HPV vaccine coverage increases nationwide

July 31, 2015
Adolescent Tdap, quadrivalent meningococcal conjugate and HPV vaccination coverage increased in the United States from 2013 to 2014, although HPV vaccination coverage…
ACP states support for eliminating non-medical vaccination exemptions

ACP states support for eliminating non-medical vaccination exemptions

July 29, 2015
The American College of Physicians has added “eliminating existing exceptions for immunizations,” other than “medical reasons,” to its list of…

EMA approves use of Mosquirix for malaria prevention among sub-Saharan African children

July 27, 2015
The Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use of the European Medicines Agency recently adopted a positive scientific opinion for the malaria candidate vaccine…
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Adult Immunization and Its Impact on Children

Pediatric Annals, August 2013, Volume 42 Issue 8
CME Educational Objectives1.Review the incidence of selected vaccine-preventable diseases in the adult…
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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…
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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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California Assembly passes mandatory vaccination bill

June 26, 2015
The California Assembly has passed Senate Bill 277, legislation that eliminates the “personal belief” exemption and requires all…
ACIP recommends changes in pneumococcal, influenza vaccines

ACIP recommends changes in pneumococcal, influenza vaccines

June 25, 2015
The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices voted to accept recommendation proposals concerning the interval between receipt of pneumococcal…
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ACIP recommends meningitis B vaccine as category B

June 25, 2015
The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices voted 14-1 to accept proposed recommendations for serogroup B meningococcal vaccine.Serogroup B…
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ACIP votes to update general recommendations

June 25, 2015
The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices voted unanimously to support several changes to the general recommendations for immunizations.These…
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Prompt deployment effectively contained 2013 school TB outbreak

June 23, 2015
A recent report published in MMWR highlights the effectiveness of rapid incident command system deployment at suppressing the spread of tuberculosis…
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Rotavirus vaccine reduces hospitalization rates of acute gastroenteritis

June 22, 2015
Results from a recent study show that hospitalization rates of pediatric patients aged younger than 5 years with acute gastroenteritis declined…
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ACIP updates recommendations for two serogroup B meningococcal vaccines

June 22, 2015
The Advisory Committee on Immunizations Practices has updated its recommendations to include the implementation of two serogroup B meningococcal…
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Novel criteria can be used to verify safety of varicella vaccination in immunosuppressed children

June 16, 2015
Researchers have developed a prescreening checklist of common blood test levels to identify children with rheumatic diseases under immunosuppression…
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The immunization discussion: Combating privilege, entitlement and ignorance

Infectious Diseases in Children, June 2015
William T. Gerson, MD
“This boy is Ignorance and this girl is Want. Beware them both, and all of their degree, but most of all beware this boy for on his brow I see that…
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MenB vaccination at R.I. college halts outbreak, carriage

June 11, 2015
The timely use of antibiotic chemoprophylaxis and mass vaccination following a recent Neisseria meningitidis serogroup B outbreak at a Rhode Island…
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