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Influenza vaccinations urged for young, middle-aged adults

September 19, 2014

Influenza vaccination rates have increased overall, but rates among healthy adults younger than 65 years remain less than 40%, according to new data presented at a National Foundation for Infectious Disease press conference.

Tom Frieden, MD, MPH, director of the CDC, presented the latest influenza vaccination coverage estimates, which was published in an MMWR report, during the conference.

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Tdap cocooning against pertussis effective in Australian cohort

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Genetic, structural defects triggered epileptic seizures after vaccination

September 17, 2014
Recent data show that genetic or structural defects were the common underlying cause of epilepsy onset after routine vaccination. Nienke E. Verbeek, MD, MSc, of the…
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Parental, adolescent knowledge of HPV unrelated to vaccination status

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Children with comorbidities more likely to have non-vaccine serotype IPD

July 8, 2014
Non-vaccine serotypes of invasive pneumococcal disease are more common among children with underlying conditions, according to study findings in…
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HPV vaccination not linked to VTE

July 8, 2014
Quadrivalent HPV vaccination was not associated with increased risk for venous thromboembolism, according to results of a self-controlled case-series…

CDC offers interim guidance on polio vaccination for travel

July 8, 2014
The CDC is advising physicians of interim travel recommendations regarding polio vaccination, according to an MMWR report. The guidance was issued…
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Webinar, in-person consultations increased pediatric vaccination coverage

July 7, 2014
Webinar consultations of the CDC’s Assessment, Feedback, Incentives, and eXchange program were just as effective as in-person consultations in…
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Greater abundance of stool microbiota linked to higher vaccine response in infants

July 7, 2014
A significant abundance of stool Actinobacteria, particularly Bifidobacterium, was tied to higher responses to oral and parenteral vaccines and a…

Effective surveillance led to control of 2013 cholera outbreak in Mexico

July 7, 2014
Ongoing microbiologic surveillance of Vibrio cholerae infection in Mexico successfully controlled an outbreak in the La Huasteca region within 13…
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Vaccine transparency can increase confidence, immunization rates

July 3, 2014
Despite the public health triumphs of vaccines, the number of parents who hesitate to immunize their children is increasing, according to a…
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Adjuvanted HPV vaccine promoted long-term antibody persistence in preteen, adolescent girls

July 3, 2014
Data from an ongoing study indicate that the bivalent HPV vaccine induced high anti-HPV antibody levels up to 6 years after vaccination, which were…
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Most shigellosis cases caused by S. flexneri, S. sonnei

July 2, 2014
Data from the Global Enteric Multicenter Study suggest that a vaccine for Shigella must protect against S. sonnei and 15 serotypes of S.
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Routine vaccines rarely associated with adverse events in children

July 1, 2014
Recent data show that some vaccines recommended for routine use in children are associated with adverse events. However, these events are rare and…
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