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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…
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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…
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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…
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Adult Immunization and Its Impact on Children

Pediatric Annals, August 2013, Volume 42 Issue 8
CME Educational Objectives 1.Review the incidence of selected vaccine-preventable diseases in the adult…
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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 vaccinate has been a growing problem in the past 2-3 decades. 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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B. pertussis resurgence may be due to asymptomatic, vaccinated carriers

July 13, 2015
The recent resurgence in cases of Bordetella pertussis, or whooping cough, may be caused by vaccinated people who are infectious but do not display…
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Vaccines raise risk for adverse events in extremely low birth weight infants

July 13, 2015
Research suggests that routine immunizations of extremely low birth weight infants in neonatal ICUs is associated with increased adverse…
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Parents view vaccine safety, benefits more favorably

July 10, 2015
Parents’ opinions on the safety and effectiveness of vaccines have shifted toward more of a benefit and less of a threat, according to the…
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Global isoniazid-resistant TB cases in children varies widely

July 10, 2015
More than 120,000 children worldwide are estimated to become infected with isoniazid-resistant forms of tuberculosis annually, with the greatest…
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Gardasil HPV4 vaccine determined safe despite parental concerns

July 9, 2015
Gardasil quadrivalent HPV vaccine was determined to be well-tolerated and safe for routine use in girls and boys as well as young men and women…
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Single measles exposure led to $5,600 in clinic costs

July 9, 2015
Substantial costs were incurred by an ambulatory care pediatric clinic and others that responded to a single measles exposure from an unvaccinated…
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B. pertussis uncommon in infants hospitalized with bronchiolitis

July 7, 2015
Bordetella pertussis was uncommon among infants hospitalized with bronchiolitis during the winter season, as well as during interepidemic periods of…
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Gardasil 9 HPV vaccine also safe, effective in younger boys, girls

June 30, 2015
Recent study data showed that Gardasil 9 HPV vaccine also is safe and effective in boys and girls aged 9 to 15 years, advancing previous research…
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WHO measles eradication effort progresses in South-East Asia

June 30, 2015
WHO made significant progress toward its goal of eliminating measles and controlling congenital rubella syndrome in the South-East Asia Region by…

ACIP recommends changes to smallpox guidelines

June 26, 2015
The CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices unanimously recommended that anyone with possible exposure to orthopoxvirus be evaluated…
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