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Vaccine coverage for kindergartners remains high; exemptions stay low

August 27, 2015

Nationwide vaccination coverage of children entering kindergarten in the 2014-2015 school year remained high, while exemption rates for medical, philosophical and religious reasons remained low for most states, according to a report in MMWR.

“For our nation’s immunization system, today is report card day, even before many schools even open,” Anne Schuchat, MD, assistant surgeon general, said at a news conference. “Overall, the news is gratifying. Though they may not always get the headlines, the overwhelming majority of parents continue to protect their children with recommended vaccinations.”

Walter A. Orenstein, MD In the Journals

IPV safety reinforced ahead of worldwide adoption

August 26, 2015
In anticipation of the worldwide replacement of live oral polio vaccine with inactivated polio vaccine, a comprehensive study has confirmed that the replacement vaccine…
In the Journals

One-dose cholera vaccine may be more effective during epidemic

August 25, 2015
When vaccine supplies are limited, a single dose of oral cholera vaccine may effectively prevent more cases and deaths than a standard two-dose strategy, according to…
In the Journals

New guidelines aim to reduce vaccine injection pain

August 25, 2015
New guidelines published in CMAJ propose recommendations for all health care workers to employ to minimize the amount of pain induced by vaccines, in both children and…
CME Article

Navigating Parental Vaccine Hesitancy

Pediatric Annals, August 2010, Volume 39 Issue 8
Pediatricians routinely encounter families who question the safety and necessity of childhood immunizations. Responding…
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Pediatric Annals April 2015

Vaccines: April 2015

Keck School of Medicine of USC and Pediatric Annals

Vaccine refusal and hesitancy to vaccinatehas been a growing problem in the past 2-3decades. Perhaps victims of our…
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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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Margaret Chan In the Journals

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…
image of Anne Schuchat In the Journals

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…
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…

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…
Sepehr Tabrizi In the Journals

Vaccine program protects Australian women against 4vHPV

July 27, 2015
A national vaccine program has yielded nearly complete control of human papillomavirus types targeted by the quadrivalent vaccine in Australian-born…
In the Journals

Investigational vaccine MenABCWY produces strong immune response

July 21, 2015
Recent data showed that children and adolescents who received two or three doses of MenABCWY had immune responses greater than or comparable to a…
In the Journals

WHO seeks to reduce vaccine-derived polio cases with new vaccines

July 17, 2015
WHO aims to reduce cases of vaccine-derived polioviruses through the replacement of trivalent oral poliovirus vaccine with bivalent vaccine and the…
In the Journals

Extending catch-up cohort for vaccine reduces HPV prevalence

July 15, 2015
In countries where HPV vaccination was previously targeted only to one or two cohorts of girls, an extended catch-up strategy targeting girls and…
In the Journals

Researchers urge additional investment in global health aid

July 14, 2015
Only $1 of every $5 spent on international health aid in 2013 went to global initiatives as opposed to country-specific aid — a mistake if the…
In the Journals

Only two states require HPV vaccination

July 14, 2015
Researchers from Princeton University reported that only two states and Washington, D.C., require adolescents to receive the HPV vaccine, and each…
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