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Rapidly waning Tdap offers little long-term protection against pertussis

Rapidly waning Tdap offers little long-term protection against pertussis
February 5, 2016

Tdap vaccine waned rapidly and provided only limited, short-term protection against pertussis when administered to adolescents as a booster for DTaP, according to recent research in Pediatrics.

“This study investigated the effectiveness of Tdap against pertussis in a highly vaccinated population during two successive epidemics,” Nicola P. Klein, MD, PhD, of the Northern California Kaiser Permanente Vaccine Study Center, and colleagues wrote. “We demonstrate that among a cohort of teenagers who have exclusively received acellular pertussis vaccines, Tdap provides moderate protection 1 year after vaccination and then protection wanes rapidly.”

Chickenpox, shingles vaccine associated with corneal inflammation

February 4, 2016
Analysis of case reports identified an association between the varicella zoster vaccine and keratitis in both children and adults, according to recently presented…

Infant among new cases of vaccine-derived polio reported in Laos

February 4, 2016
Two additional cases of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 1 have been reported in Laos, amid ongoing outbreak response activities, according to…

Ruling in Michigan significantly reduces nonmedical vaccine waivers

February 3, 2016
Preliminary data showed that an administrative rule in Michigan, requiring parents to meet with health officials before receiving a nonmedical vaccine waiver…

Maternal Immunization: An Update for Pediatricians

Pediatric Annals, August 2013, Volume 42 Issue 8
CME Educational Objectives1.Discuss the current recommendations for vaccination during pregnancy in the United…
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Immunization Updates 2015: Pediatrics & Adolescents

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Merck & Co. Inc.

Despite the proven remarkable effectiveness of vaccines and the striking global impact of immunization campaigns in…
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Recommendation challenges persist for HPV, influenza, meningoccocal vaccines

November 21, 2015
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Vaccine coverage among teens with chronic health conditions above average

December 18, 2015
Vaccine coverage among adolescents with chronic health conditions was greater than that of healthy adolescents, highlighting important gaps in…
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Incentives improve rabies vaccination coverage

December 17, 2015
Recent findings published in PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases showed that brightly colored dog collars and owner wristbands, which distinguished…
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FDA expands Gardasil 9 HPV vaccine approval to boys, young men

December 16, 2015
The FDA expanded the age indication for Gardasil 9 HPV vaccine to include boys and men aged 16 to 26 years, according to a press release from Merck…
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Investigational hexavalent vaccine safe, effective when given with RotaTeq, Prevnar 13

Infectious Diseases in Children, December 2015
An investigational combination hexavalent vaccine for protection against diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, poliovirus, Haemophilus influenzae type b…
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Home intervention, education improve childhood vaccination rates

December 8, 2015
Among children at high risk for poor health outcomes, home interventions with trained health care workers who provided information and education…
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Measles and rubella eliminated in the Americas; more work needed for global elimination

December 8, 2015
NEW YORK – Louis Z. Cooper, MD, of the department of pediatrics at Columbia University, discusses how rubella and measles have been eliminated…
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Two strategies emerge to eradicate polio from Nigeria

December 7, 2015
Researchers from WHO discovered that engaging youth groups and tracking vaccination teams with smartphones were two effective strategies to deliver…
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Polio declines in Pakistan; complete immunization remains a challenge

December 3, 2015
While immunization gaps exist, the number of people with polio in Pakistan declined 84% during a 9-month period this year compared with 2014…
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Infection control in day care centers crucial to reducing burden of infection

December 2, 2015
NEW YORK — Infections among children initiated in day care settings can affect the health of parents and staff, requiring greater compliance…

Experts: Promotion of HPV vaccination must focus on cancer prevention

December 2, 2015
In December 2014, the FDA approved a next-generation HPV vaccine that protects against nine HPV types among females aged 9 through 26 years and males…
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