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Rotavirus vaccination significantly impacts seizure-related hospitalizations

May 22, 2015

Rotavirus vaccination significantly decreased seizure-related hospitalizations during childhood, which appeared to be highest among the youngest group of infants during the first 2 years of age, according to study results.

“This reduction may mean not only additional prevention of rotavirus disease burden, but further cost saving and avoidance of infant and family suffering,” Jacobo Pardo-Seco, of Translational Pediatrics and Infectious Diseases Section in the pediatric department of the Hospital Clinico Universitario de Santiago de Compostela in Spain, and colleagues wrote.

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Researchers find rotavirus vaccination cost effective in most countries

May 19, 2015
The introduction of rotavirus vaccination with either of the two available vaccines is cost effective and associated with significant decreases in disease burden…
California state legislature votes to eliminate ‘personal belief’ vaccine waiver

California state legislature votes to eliminate ‘personal belief’ vaccine waiver

May 15, 2015
The California state Senate recently passed a bill to eliminate ‘personal belief’ exemptions that currently allow parents to choose to opt their child out of…
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EHR alerts boost HPV vaccine uptake in young women

May 14, 2015
A simple reminder via electronic health records significantly increased HPV vaccine initiation and completion among young women, recent data suggest. “We found…
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Adult Immunization and Its Impact on Children

Pediatric Annals, August 2013, Volume 42 Issue 8
CME Educational Objectives1.Review the incidence of selected vaccine-preventable diseases in the adult…
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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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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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Providers need to continually promote HPV vaccine to parents Meeting News Coverage

Providers need to continually promote HPV vaccine to parents

April 23, 2015
BETHESDA, Md. — The gap between parents who express at least mild interest in having their adolescents vaccinated against HPV and those who…
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Family history, MMR vaccine status do not affect autism occurrence

April 22, 2015
Receipt of measles-mumps-rubella vaccine was not associated with increased risk for autism spectrum disorders, regardless of whether older siblings…
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Sustained investments needed for measles elimination in Philippines

April 22, 2015
Estimated coverage rates for the first dose of the measles-containing vaccine increased from 80% in 1998 to 90% in 2013 and from 10% in 2010 to 53%…
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Lower vaccination rates occur among U.S. military dependent children

April 21, 2015
Despite universal coverage of all recommended childhood vaccinations among U.S. military dependent children, rates were lowest in this population of…

Australia ends religious exemption benefits for vaccinations

April 20, 2015
Effective January 1, Australia will end immunization exemption for families receiving childcare benefits under the grounds of religious belief…
VIDEO: New data on vaccines and vaccination at ACVR 2015 Meeting News CoverageVideo

VIDEO: New data on vaccines and vaccination at ACVR 2015

April 20, 2015
BETHESDA, Md. — Bruce G. Gellin, MD, MPH, the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health and director of the National Vaccine Program Office at…
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Widespread canine rabies vaccination reduces mortality in low-income countries

April 20, 2015
The approximately 59,000 annual human deaths from the rabies virus could be prevented through domestic dog vaccination, according to a recent…
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Recurrent invasive pneumococcal disease predicts pediatric primary immune deficiencies

April 17, 2015
Recurrent invasive pneumococcal disease episodes are a significant indicator for the presence of primary immune deficiencies in children, according…
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N. lactamica may suppress meningococcal outbreaks

April 16, 2015
Nasal inoculation with live Neisseria lactamica inhibited meningococcal carriage in young adults, according to results of a block-randomized human …
VIDEO: Too soon to encourage vaccination in US by withholding state assistance Meeting News CoverageVideo

VIDEO: Too soon to encourage vaccination in US by withholding state assistance

April 15, 2015
BETHESDA, Md. — Walter A. Orenstein, MD, professor of medicine and associate director of the Emory Vaccine Center at Emory University School of…
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