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Effective implementation of nine-valent HPV vaccination could prevent majority of cervical cancers

October 1, 2014

Most cervical precancers appear to be caused by one of nine types of HPV, according to study results.

The findings suggest an investigational nine-valent HPV vaccine — manufactured by Merck and currently under review by the FDA — could prevent cervical cancers more effectively than current vaccines, according to study results.

NIH, FDA win award for meningitis vaccine licensing deal

September 30, 2014
The technology transfer of a low-cost meningitis vaccine earned the NIH and FDA an award for the year’s most outstanding intellectual property licensing deal…
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Pertussis vaccination did not increase risk for asthma medication use

September 25, 2014
Receipt of pertussis vaccine in infancy did not increase risk for asthma medication use in adolescence, according to study findings in Pediatrics.Hartmut Vogt, MD
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HPV vaccine initiation, parental awareness influenced by provider

September 24, 2014
Provider recommendation facilitates parental awareness of HPV vaccination and vaccination initiation among adolescents, according to study findings in Clinical
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Vaccines in the Pipeline: The Path from Development to Use in the United States

Pediatric Annals, August 2013, Volume 42 Issue 8
CME Educational Objectives 1.Review the current US Food and Drug Administration licensure process for…
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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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Pertussis vaccination rates unchanged after epidemic

August 22, 2014
Recent data show no increase in pertussis vaccination rates occurred following the 2011-2012 pertussis outbreak in Washington State.Elizabeth R
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Changing focus of HPV vaccine discussion could increase immunization rates

August 21, 2014
Missed opportunities for HPV vaccination are related to parents’ and physicians’ assumptions about the timing of vaccination relative to…
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Emphasis on child’s direct benefit increased parents’ intent to vaccinate with MMR

August 18, 2014
Parents’ intentions to vaccinate their infants with the measles-mumps-rubella vaccine increased if their physician emphasized benefits directly…
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MenC vaccine demonstrates significant, long-lasting herd immunity

August 15, 2014
The meningococcal serogroup C conjugate vaccine provided herd immunity for unvaccinated individuals that lasted at least 10 years, according to…
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PCV13 linked to decreased IPD incidence in Denmark

August 4, 2014
Use of the 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine reduced the incidence of invasive pneumococcal disease and related deaths in Denmark, according…
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Pertussis outbreak in Florida highlights outbreak risk in vaccine-averse communities

July 31, 2014
An outbreak of pertussis in a school and religious community in Florida demonstrates the challenges of protecting vaccine-averse communities against…
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Children with HIV have increased risk for IPD, varicella zoster hospitalization

July 30, 2014
Children with HIV have an increased risk for hospitalization with invasive pneumococcal disease or varicella zoster compared with children who do not…
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WHO: Rotavirus surveillance network requires additional resources

July 30, 2014
Nearly half of WHO’s Global Rotavirus Surveillance Network sites met 2008 criteria for documenting disease presence and describing disease…
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Web-based decision aid for parents improved MMR vaccine uptake

July 30, 2014
A website offering information to parents about the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine was the most cost-effective means of increasing vaccine…

Blog: Protect your patients traveling to polio-infected countries

July 29, 2014
In his blog, Walter A. Orenstein, MD, professor and associate director of the Emory Vaccine Center at Emory University School of Medicine, reviews…
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