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Researchers find rotavirus vaccination cost effective in most countries

May 19, 2015

The introduction of rotavirus vaccination with either of the two available vaccines is cost effective and associated with significant decreases in disease burden, particularly in countries with low or lower-middle income and high child mortality, according to results of a hypothetical cohort study.

Despite the approval of two safe and effective rotavirus vaccines — two-dose monovalent (RV1; Rotarix, GlaxoSmithKline) and three-dose pentavalent (RV5; RotaTeq, Merck) — choosing either vaccine is complicated due to competing effectiveness and cost. This is particularly so in low and significantly low resource settings, according to study background.

California state legislature votes to eliminate ‘personal belief’ vaccine waiver

California state legislature votes to eliminate ‘personal belief’ vaccine waiver

May 15, 2015
The California state Senate recently passed a bill to eliminate ‘personal belief’ exemptions that currently allow parents to choose to opt their child out of…
Mack Ruffin IV, MD, MPH In the Journals

EHR alerts boost HPV vaccine uptake in young women

May 14, 2015
A simple reminder via electronic health records significantly increased HPV vaccine initiation and completion among young women, recent data suggest. “We found…
In the Journals

Vaccination with Bexsero effectively protects individuals from serogroup B meningococcal disease

May 14, 2015
Cases of serogroup B meningococcal disease were not detected among individuals who received one or more doses of Bexsero, indicating that the vaccine may have protected…

Vaccines in the Pipeline: The Path from Development to Use in the United States

Pediatric Annals, August 2013, Volume 42 Issue 8
CME Educational Objectives1.Review the current US Food and Drug Administration licensure process for…
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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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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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Australia to end welfare payments for families rejecting vaccination

April 13, 2015
Starting in 2016, Australian parents who choose not to vaccinate their children will no longer be eligible for certain welfare benefits, according…
In the Journals

Concomitant administration of nine-valent HPV vaccine, Tdap-IPV safe, effective

April 13, 2015
Administering the first dose of the nine-valent HPV vaccine concomitantly with the Tdap-inactivated-poliomyelitis vaccine was generally well…
In the Journals

PCV13 protects against S. pneumoniae in term, preterm infants

April 10, 2015
Most term and preterm infants had adequate protection against Streptococcus pneumoniae following a 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine series…
In the Journals

Routine rotavirus vaccine reduced disease circulation in US children

April 9, 2015
Nationwide, the rate of rotavirus detection declined sharply in the United States after routine rotavirus vaccinations were implemented in 2007…
In the Journals

ACIP recommends 9-valent HPV vaccine for routine immunization

April 9, 2015
A 9-valent HPV vaccine is now recommended by the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices as one of the three HPV vaccines that can…
Lori Kestenbaum

Confronting our hesitancy to spend time with vaccine-hesitant parents

April 8, 2015
Last week, one of the medical students I was working with recounted an experience with an interesting patient she had seen. The child was 17 months…
Pediatric Annals April 2015

Vaccines: April 2015

April 1, 2015 Expires: 4/30/2018
Vaccine refusal and hesitancy to vaccinate has been a growing problem in the past 2-3 decades. Perhaps victims of our own success in suppressing…

Immunizations Save Lives!

Pediatric Annals, April 2015, Volume 44 Issue 4

Identifying and Addressing Vaccine Hesitancy

Pediatric Annals, April 2015, Volume 44 Issue 4
In the 20th century, the introduction of multiple vaccines significantly reduced childhood morbidity, mortality, and disease outbreaks. Despite, and

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 increasing rates over the past…
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