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Two-dose chickenpox vaccination program reduces US outbreaks by 78%

August 3, 2015

A routine two-dose varicella vaccination program launched in 2007 has drastically reduced the number of chickenpox outbreaks in the United States, a recent study reported.

“Although varicella outbreaks have declined during the two-dose varicella era, they continue to pose a challenge to manage and control,” Jessica Leung, MPH, of the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases at CDC, and colleagues wrote. “Ongoing surveillance is important to continue monitoring the impact of the varicella vaccination program and the epidemiology of varicella outbreaks to better target control and prevention strategies.”

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Polio vaccination programs face challenges in high-conflict areas

August 3, 2015
The path to polio eradication, especially in high-conflict areas such as Pakistan and Nigeria, is blocked by operational challenges, limited disease awareness and…
Margaret Chan In the Journals

Ebola vaccine candidate highly effective in phase 3 trial

July 31, 2015
Results from an interim analysis of a phase 3 trial of an investigational Ebola vaccine demonstrated 100% efficacy in more than 4,000 adults in Guinea.“This is an…
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Teen Tdap MenACWY HPV vaccine coverage increases nationwide

July 31, 2015
Adolescent Tdap, quadrivalent meningococcal conjugate and HPV vaccination coverage increased in the United States from 2013 to 2014, although HPV vaccination coverage…

Prevention and Control of Influenza and Dengue Through Vaccine Development

Pediatric Annals, August 2013, Volume 42 Issue 8
CME Educational Objectives 1.Review the impact of influenza infection in the pediatric…
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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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The immunization discussion: Combating privilege, entitlement and ignorance

Infectious Diseases in Children, June 2015
William T. Gerson, MD
“This boy is Ignorance and this girl is Want. Beware them both, and all of their degree, but most of all beware this boy for on his brow I see that…
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MenB vaccination at R.I. college halts outbreak, carriage

June 11, 2015
The timely use of antibiotic chemoprophylaxis and mass vaccination following a recent Neisseria meningitidis serogroup B outbreak at a Rhode Island…
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Cerebrospinal fluid analysis insufficient to rule out meningitis in older infants

June 10, 2015
Cerebrospinal fluid analysis should be used to rule out bacterial meningitis in infants aged 21 days and younger or are not well-appearing, according…
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Single dose of bivalent HPV vaccine as effective as three

June 10, 2015
A single dose of bivalent HPV vaccine may be just as effective against HPV types 16 and 18 infections as the two- and three-dose schedules…
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WHO global polio eradication effort recovers from setbacks

June 10, 2015
The WHO resolution to eradicate poliovirus worldwide saw significant progress during 2014 and earlier this year, after rebounding from major…
Nora B. Henrikson, PhD In the Journals

Physician-targeted intervention failed to reduce maternal vaccine hesitancy

June 4, 2015
A Washington state physician-targeted communication intervention did not reduce maternal vaccine hesitancy or improve physician self-efficacy…
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Postpartum Tdap vaccination remains common despite ACIP recommendation

June 3, 2015
Recent data showed an increased rate of postpartum Tdap vaccination
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Poor specificity of TB skin test may lead to overtreatment in children

June 2, 2015
Tuberculin skin testing resulted in poorer specificity when compared with a commercial interferon-gamma release assay in identifying latent…
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Lesbian youths less likely to receive HPV vaccination

May 27, 2015
Despite being at an elevated risk for cervical cancer morbidity and mortality, young lesbians are significantly less likely to initiate HPV…
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Rotavirus vaccination significantly impacts seizure-related hospitalizations

May 22, 2015
Rotavirus vaccination significantly decreased seizure-related hospitalizations during childhood, which appeared to be highest among the youngest…
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