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Parent-requested delays in pediatric vaccinations require intervention

March 2, 2015

Many pediatricians and family physicians report receiving parental requests to spread out children’s immunization schedules, and despite concerns, agree to do so, according to study findings in Pediatrics.

These results indicate a need for evidence-based interventions to increase timely immunization.

ACIP confirms recommendation for annual influenza vaccination

February 27, 2015
In a unanimous decision, the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices supported the recommendation that all people aged 6 months and older be vaccinated…
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Prenatal, early infant pertussis vaccination may decrease disease severity, mortality

February 22, 2015
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Infants aged younger than 3 months were affected by pertussis more frequently and severely compared with older infants, and prenatal and early…
In the Journals

Influenza vaccine found safe in children with egg allergy

February 17, 2015
Live-attenuated influenza vaccine appeared to be safe for use in children with egg allergy and well tolerated in children with asthma, according to recent study…
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The Vicar of Vicarious Vaccine-Preventable Diseases

Pediatric Annals, June 2014, Volume 43 Issue 6
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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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Student education, immunization requirements necessary to prevent outbreaks on college campuses

November 28, 2014
NEW YORK — James C. Turner, MD, executive director of the department of student health and the National Social…
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In the Journals

Low rotavirus vaccine coverage linked to greater rates of rotavirus

January 13, 2015
Locations with the lowest rotavirus vaccine coverage had the highest detected rates of rotavirus, according to study findings in…
In the Journals

Tetravalent dengue vaccine safe, effective in Latin American children

January 13, 2015
A tetravalent dengue vaccine was effective against severe virologically confirmed dengue and significantly reduced the risk for hospitalization from…
In the Journals

Tetravalent dengue vaccine safe, effective in Latin American children

Infectious Diseases in Children, February 2015
A tetravalent dengue vaccine was effective against severe virologically confirmed dengue and significantly reduced the risk for hospitalization from…
In the Journals

US incidence of meningococcal disease highest among infants

January 12, 2015
Incidence of meningococcal disease was at historic lows in the United States from 2006 through 2012 yet it remained greatest among infants aged…
In the Journals

Family members likely sources of RSV in infants

January 12, 2015
Older siblings or parents appear to be the likely source of respiratory syncytial virus infections in infants, according to researchers from the…

CDC: Severe flu season continues; antivirals underused

January 9, 2015
Approximately halfway through the season, influenza remains severe but antiviral drugs are significantly underused despite their proven benefit on…

WHO approves meningitis A vaccine for infants in sub-Saharan Africa

January 8, 2015
WHO has approved an affordable meningitis A vaccine for infants in Africa, allowing for routine immunization of millions of additional people in a…
Ashleigh McGirr, MPH In the Journals

Earlier booster vaccination may be required after DTaP

January 7, 2015
Earlier booster vaccination and repeated boosting strategies for DTaP may be necessary to achieve herd immunity, according to meta-analysis data that…
Nicola P. Klein, MD, PhD In the Journals

MMRV showed higher risk for febrile seizures vs. MMR, varicella

January 6, 2015
Measles-mumps-rubella-varicella vaccine and measles-mumps-rubella and varicella vaccines had comparable risk for numerous adverse events, although…
Daniel M. Weinberger, PhD In the Journals

RSV may increase risk for bacterial pneumonia in infants

January 6, 2015
New study results published in PLOS Medicine suggest respiratory syncytial virus may increase the risk for pneumococcal pneumonia in…
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