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Influenza vaccinations urged for young, middle-aged adults

September 19, 2014

Influenza vaccination rates have increased overall, but rates among healthy adults younger than 65 years remain less than 40%, according to new data presented at a National Foundation for Infectious Disease press conference.

Tom Frieden, MD, MPH, director of the CDC, presented the latest influenza vaccination coverage estimates, which was published in an MMWR report, during the conference.

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Tdap cocooning against pertussis effective in Australian cohort

September 18, 2014
Recent data show a government-funded cocoon program was effective in protecting newborns from pertussis during an epidemic in New South Wales, Australia.Helen E. Quinn
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Genetic, structural defects triggered epileptic seizures after vaccination

September 17, 2014
Recent data show that genetic or structural defects were the common underlying cause of epilepsy onset after routine vaccination. Nienke E. Verbeek, MD, MSc, of the…
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Parental, adolescent knowledge of HPV unrelated to vaccination status

September 16, 2014
Recent data show parental and adolescent knowledge of HPV and HPV vaccination was not associated with adolescent vaccination among a predominantly low-income, black…
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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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AAP updates recommendations on meningococcal vaccines

July 28, 2014
The AAP’s Red Book Committee updated recommendations on the use of meningococcal vaccines and addressed immunization of younger children at…
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Hypertension-associated mortality high among infants with congenital rubella syndrome

July 25, 2014
Infants with congenital rubella syndrome had a high pulmonary hypertension-associated mortality rate, according to study findings in…
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CDC: HPV vaccination rates unsatisfactory among teens

July 24, 2014
HPV vaccination coverage is unacceptably low among adolescents, despite a slight increase in coverage since 2012, according to data presented in a…
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MenACWY-CRM booster dose elicited robust immune response

July 18, 2014
Recent data show children who received a booster dose of MenACWY-CRM following primary immunization with either MenACWY-CRM-D or MenACWY-D had strong…
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Poverty, poor health, exposure are risk factors for IPD among South African children

July 16, 2014
Recent data shows previously identified risk factors related to poverty, poor health, and intense exposure continue to be risk factors for invasive…
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IPV improved intestinal immunity among children given OPV

July 15, 2014
An additional dose of inactivated poliovirus vaccine increased intestinal immunity among children who previously received oral poliovirus vaccine and…
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Dengue vaccine efficacious in phase 3 trial

July 15, 2014
Sanofi Pasteur’s investigational quadrivalent dengue vaccine demonstrated an overall efficacy of 56.5% and led to an 88.5% reduction of severe…
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Congress called to address health, safety of illegal immigrants

July 9, 2014
The Association of American Physicians and Surgeons has sent an open letter to Congress, requesting they address the health and safety of illegal…
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