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EMA approves immunization schedule for pediatric 6-in-1 vaccine

March 5, 2015

The European Medicines Agency has approved a “2+1” immunization schedule for Hexyon, a pediatric vaccine that protects against multiple viruses, including hepatitis B virus infection, according to a press release.

Hexyon (DTaP-IPV-HB-Hib, Sanofi) is a vaccine containing active substances derived from diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis and Haemophilus influenzae type-b bacteria, HBV and inactivated polioviruses, according to the EMA website. The vaccine is used in children from age 6 weeks to 2 years to protect against diphtheria, HBV, tetanus, pertussis, poliomyelitis and invasive diseases caused by H. influenzae type-b bacteria.

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Most pneumonia hospitalizations occur in children aged younger than 5 years

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Parent-requested delays in pediatric vaccinations require intervention

March 2, 2015
Many pediatricians and family physicians report receiving parental requests to spread out children’s immunization schedules, and despite concerns, agree to do so…

ACIP confirms recommendation for annual influenza vaccination

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In a unanimous decision, the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices supported the recommendation that all people aged 6 months and older be vaccinated…
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Taking a ‘PASS’ on Alternative Immunization Schedules

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Immunization An Update

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Update on promising vaccines in the pipeline

December 3, 2014
NEW YORK — Mark H. Sawyer, MD, professor of clinical pediatrics at University of California San Diego, offers…
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The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices and the Affordable Care Act

Pediatric Annals, February 2015, Volume 44 Issue 2
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As measles count rises, CDC encourages MMR vaccination

January 29, 2015
Since Jan. 1, 84 cases of measles across 14 states have been reported, 67 of which have been linked to the outbreak stemming from Disneyland resort…
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Arizona tracking hundreds of people after possible measles exposure

January 29, 2015
Public health officials in Arizona are monitoring 1,000 people, including 195 children who may have been exposed to measles, stemming from the…
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Clusters of underimmunized, vaccine-refusal communities identified in California

January 27, 2015
Underimmunized communities and families that refuse vaccines were found to cluster geographically, which could significantly increase the risk for an…
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FDA approves Bexsero for serogroup B meningococcal disease

January 23, 2015
The FDA today approved the recombinant vaccine, Bexsero, for prevention of Neisseria meningitidis serogroup B among individuals aged 10 to 25…
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Disneyland measles outbreak spreads; AAP urges vaccination

January 23, 2015
The California Department of Public Health has confirmed 79 cases of measles among California residents, and of these, 52 are linked to…

Measles outbreak in California spreads from Disneyland to high school

January 21, 2015
Eighteen cases of measles have been confirmed in Orange County, Calif., according to the Orange County Health Care Agency.On Jan. 7, the California…
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Pneumonia risk significantly greater among children with HIV

January 20, 2015
HIV-infected children were significantly more likely to die from pneumonia in developing countries where the highest incidence and mortality from…
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PsA-TT vaccination reduced meningitis incidence in Chad

January 20, 2015
The second phase of a meningitis vaccination campaign administered in Chad in 2012 yielded a significant reduction in meningitis cases similar to…
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Efficacy of pertussis booster vaccination varied by resurgence method

January 20, 2015
Efficacy of booster vaccination schedules for pertussis was contingent on how the disease resurged, according to new study findings.“Despite…
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