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Female clinicians more likely to initiate vaccinations at acute visits

May 27, 2016

Recent research in the Journal of Adolescent Health found that, along with other clinical characteristics related to vaccination, female clinicians were more likely to administer vaccinations to adolescents during acute care visits.

“Because little is known about gender-related differences in delivery of adolescent preventive care, we examined the relationship between clinician, child, and guardian gender and receipt of HPV vaccine compared to Tdap and MCV4 vaccines, which are not associated with a sexually transmitted infection or gender-specific diseases,” Laura Johnson Faherty, MD, MPH, of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars Program at the University of Pennsylvania, and colleagues wrote.

In the Journals

Neither financial nor educational programs improve vaccination rates

May 26, 2016
Recent study data showed that participating in a financial services program or virtual learning collaborative led to self-reports of increased vaccination rates…
In the Journals

Infant rotavirus vaccination program reduces hospitalizations by 70%

May 25, 2016
Implementation of a rotavirus vaccination program in Ontario resulted in significant decreases in hospitalizations and ED utilization, according to results published in…
FDA News

FDA approves Flucelvax Quadrivalent

May 24, 2016
The FDA recently approved Flucelvax Quadrivalent — the first seasonal influenza vaccine to be cell-derived and to protect against the four major strains of…
CME

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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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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VIDEO: William Schaffner, MD, discusses ACVR highlights

April 20, 2016
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VIDEO: Limited knowledge about Zika poses challenge in vaccine development

April 25, 2016
BALTIMORE — Col. Paul B. Keiser, MD, from the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, reviews current progress in the development of a Zika…

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HPV vaccination increases among teens with health-seeking behaviors

April 21, 2016
BALTIMORE — HPV vaccination rates increased among high-risk urban youth with health-seeking behaviors, highlighting the significant influence…

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VIDEO: Flublok demonstrates superior efficacy over IIV

April 21, 2016
BALTIMORE — Lisa M. Dunkle, MD, chief medical officer and head of clinical research at Protein Sciences Corp., discusses results from a recent…

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VIDEO: William Schaffner, MD, discusses ACVR highlights

April 20, 2016
BALTIMORE — William Schaffner, MD, an Infectious Disease News Editorial Board member and medical director of the National Foundation for…

Top stories for National Infant Immunization Week 2016

April 20, 2016
This week National Infant Immunization Week is being held to promote awareness for the vital role vaccinations play in protecting infants from…

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VIDEO: Recent progress in development of universal flu vaccine

April 19, 2016
BALTIMORE — Peter Palese, PhD, professor and chair of microbiology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, discusses recent progress…

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VIDEO: New approaches needed to address vaccine resistance

April 19, 2016
BALTIMORE — Gregory A. Poland, MD, head of the Vaccine Research Group at the Mayo Clinic, discusses the reasons for vaccine resistance and…

World marks switchover to bivalent oral polio vaccine

April 15, 2016
Between April 17 and May 1, 155 countries and territories around the world will stop using the trivalent oral polio vaccine and begin using a…

In the Journals

PCV13 vaccine deemed effective in preventing pneumococcal disease

April 13, 2016
The majority of pediatric patients who received the 13-valuent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine in this study showed no signs of pneumococcal disease…

In the Journals

Rotavirus gastroenteritis creates $50 million annual burden in Malaysia

April 12, 2016
Recent findings published in The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal showed that annual rotavirus gastroenteritis incidence in Malaysia resulted in…

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