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Two doses of HPV vaccine effectively prevent genital warts

Two doses of HPV vaccine effectively prevent genital warts
May 22, 2017

Two doses of HPV vaccine gave girls aged 9 to 14 years as much protection as three doses against genital warts, and both regimens provided significantly more protection than one dose or no doses at all, according to research recently published in Sexually Transmitted Diseases.

Researchers suggest that their findings are another piece of the growing body of evidence to support administering HPV vaccinations at a young age.

Meeting News

Women unlikely to adhere to screening guidelines after HPV vaccination

May 18, 2017
Women who have received the HPV vaccination were less likely to adhere to cervical cancer screening guidelines, suggesting an unintended consequence of the HPV…

Top stories for HIV Vaccine Awareness Day

May 18, 2017
The first HIV vaccine clinical trial was launched in 1987 at the NIH Clinical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, according to the HHS. Thirty years later, researchers…
In the Journals

Children of immunizing parents three times more likely to receive seasonal influenza vaccine

May 17, 2017
Children whose parents had received an influenza vaccine are 2.77 times more likely to be immunized against seasonal influenza and were more likely to be compliant with…

Maternal Immunization: An Update for Pediatricians

Pediatric Annals, August 2013, Volume 42 Issue 8
CME Educational Objectives 1.Discuss the current recommendations for vaccination during pregnancy in the United States…
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Vaccines: April 2015

Keck School of Medicine of USC and Pediatric Annals

Vaccine refusal and hesitancy to vaccinate has been a growing problem in the past 2-3 decades. Perhaps victims of our…
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American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Annual Meeting

American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Annual Meeting

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VIDEO: Recent progress in development of universal flu vaccine

April 19, 2016
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In the Journals

Vaccine advocacy program effective in reducing parental vaccine hesitancy

April 25, 2017
A community-based intervention using parent advocacy was successful in promoting vaccine-positive attitudes over the course of 3 years in Washington…

Q&A: A message to clinicians during World Immunization Week

April 24, 2017
World Immunization Week is acknowledged annually during the last week of April to raise awareness of the importance of child and adult immunizations…

World Meningitis Day: Parents urged to 'trust their instincts' with symptoms, seek medical help

April 24, 2017
Vaccination against meningitis and knowledge of the disease’s symptoms and progression are stressed on this year’s theme for World

In the Journals

Stringent state-level vaccine exemption policies reduced measles outbreak risk

April 24, 2017
Strengthening relaxed non-medical vaccine exemption policies in states and localities within the United States to increase coverage can reduce the

Texas mumps cases, some involving spring breakers, reach 23-year high

April 19, 2017
Texas is advising health care providers about a surge in mumps cases in the state, including some that have been linked to a popular spring break…

In the JournalsPerspective

Maternal Tdap vaccine reduced infant pertussis risk by 91% in first 2 months

April 18, 2017
Children whose mothers received the tetanus-diphtheria-acellular pertussis vaccine during pregnancy exhibited a 91% reduced risk of pertussis within

In the Journals Plus

Rate of fatal measles complication high in unvaccinated children

April 12, 2017
Researchers reported that the incidence of a rare but fatal measles complication known as subacute sclerosing panencephalitis, or SSPE, in…

On the brink of eradication: Polio over 30 years

Infectious Diseases in Children, April 2017
To mark our 30th anniversary, Infectious Diseases in Children will be examining some of the chronic conditions and infectious diseases that have

In the JournalsPerspective

Vaccination reduced risk of pediatric influenza-related death by 65%

April 10, 2017
Influenza vaccination reduces the risk of lab-confirmed influenza-associated pediatric death by 65% among healthy children and 51% among children…

In the Journals

Influenza susceptibility higher among patients with asthma

April 6, 2017
Patients with asthma are at increased risk for more severe influenza disease, according to research published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical

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