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Americas becomes first region declared free of measles

Americas becomes first region declared free of measles
September 27, 2016

The Americas became the first WHO region to be declared free of measles after going 14 years without an endemic case.

The announcement was made today during the annual Directing Council of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)/WHO in Washington, D.C.

Q&A: Keeping nonimmunizing families in practices

September 27, 2016
According to a recent study in Pediatrics, the percentage of pediatricians who reported parents refusing vaccines for their children rose from 74.5% in 2006 to 87% in…
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Prenatal Tdap vaccination more effective than postpartum immunization

September 27, 2016
Tdap vaccination from 27 to 36 weeks’ gestation was 85% more effective than postpartum vaccination at preventing pertussis in infants aged younger than 8 weeks…
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Dengvaxia increases risk for dengue virus in low-transmission areas

September 27, 2016
The dengue virus vaccine Dengvaxia, now available in six countries, may increase disease severity in locations with lower infection rates and in younger children…
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Vaccine-Preventable Outbreaks: Still with Us After All These Years

Pediatric Annals, April 2015, Volume 44 Issue 4
Outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases continue to occur in the United States, and they have been occurring at…
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Operation Immunization 2016: Enhancing HPV Immunization

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

During the last decade, several new vaccines, including the meningococcal conjugate (MCV4), tetanus, diphtheria…
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Meningococcal B outbreak response reveals higher frequency of vaccine-related health events

July 14, 2016
Data from research conducted during an outbreak of serogroup B meningococcal disease on a university campus revealed that vaccine-related health…

Arizona measles outbreak grows to 22 confirmed cases

July 12, 2016
An outbreak of measles associated with a private Arizona immigration detention center has grown to 22 confirmed cases, according to news releases…

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Maternal influenza vaccination linked to reduced respiratory illness among infants

July 11, 2016
Infants born to mothers who received influenza vaccine during pregnancy were less likely to be hospitalized for acute respiratory illnesses during…

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CDC: Number of HPV–associated cancers on the rise

July 8, 2016
Approximately 39,000 new cases of HPV–associated cancers were diagnosed per year in the United States between 2008 and 2012, according to data…

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HPV vaccination may lead to perceived need for safer sexual behaviors

June 30, 2016
After receiving HPV vaccine, adolescent girls demonstrated a greater perceived need for safer sexual behaviors and an increased perception of the…

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Single dose of oral cholera vaccine less effective in younger children

June 29, 2016
Recent findings showed that a single dose of oral cholera vaccine was 40% effective for individuals aged 5 years and older in Bangladesh, although…

ACIP recommends that LAIV should not be used

June 23, 2016
In a reversal of its recommendation last year, the CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices has voted to approve an update for the 2016-2017…

ACIP recommends cholera vaccine for travelers

June 22, 2016
The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices voted unanimously today to accept proposed recommendations for a single-dose, live, oral cholera…

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Maternal HBsAg comparable to viral load in predicting HBV in infants

June 21, 2016
Recent findings published in Hepatology showed that quantitative maternal hepatitis B surface antigen predicted chronic hepatitis B virus infection…

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Access to detailed VAERS reports reduces vaccine acceptance

June 20, 2016
Recent research in Vaccine found that exposure to detailed reports from the FDA and CDC’s vaccine adverse events reporting system decreased…

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