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Neither financial nor educational programs improve vaccination rates

May 26, 2016

Recent study data showed that participating in a financial services program or virtual learning collaborative led to self-reports of increased vaccination rates, although there was little change in actual rates.

“Given the modest effects on immunization rates of both [pay-for-performance (P4P)] and virtual learning quality improvement [QI] collaboratives, the question arises as to whether use of either is worthwhile for improving immunization delivery,” Linda Y. Fu, MD, MS, at the George Washington University School of Medicine, and colleagues wrote.

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Infant rotavirus vaccination program reduces hospitalizations by 70%

May 25, 2016
Implementation of a rotavirus vaccination program in Ontario resulted in significant decreases in hospitalizations and ED utilization, according to results published in…
FDA News

FDA approves Flucelvax Quadrivalent

May 24, 2016
The FDA recently approved Flucelvax Quadrivalent — the first seasonal influenza vaccine to be cell-derived and to protect against the four major strains of…

HIV Vaccine Awareness Day: Research continues for effective preventive, therapeutic vaccines

May 18, 2016
National HIV Vaccine Awareness Day is observed annually on May 18 to mark the progress made in developing an effective HIV vaccine, to acknowledge those who have…
CME Article

Navigating Parental Vaccine Hesitancy

Pediatric Annals, August 2010, Volume 39 Issue 8
Pediatricians routinely encounter families who question the safety and necessity of childhood immunizations. Responding…
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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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VIDEO: New approaches needed to address vaccine resistance

April 19, 2016
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Five things to know about the flu vaccine

April 10, 2016
As the 2015-2016 influenza season is coming to an end, Infectious Disease News has compiled a list of five stories that added new information about…


‘Epic fail’: Pediatrician hesitation hinders HPV vaccination

Infectious Diseases in Children, April 2016
Jason V. Terk, MD
A couple of years ago, “epic fail” was the phrase my teenage son used as I unsuccessfully attempted to beat him in a game we were…

In the Journals

Concomitant administration of Trumenba with Menactra, Adacel passes noninferiority trial

April 7, 2016
A phase 2 noninferiority trial suggested that concomitant administration of Trumenba with Menactra and Adacel induced the same immune response as…

Measles case prompts charter school closure, quarantine in California

April 4, 2016
A student diagnosed with measles while attending a charter school in Nevada County, California, which maintains one of the lowest immunization rates…

H1N1 dominates mild 2015-2016 flu season

April 1, 2016
The 2015-2016 influenza season has been milder than the previous three seasons and appears to have peaked later than normal, according to the…

In the Journals

Seasonal influenza vaccination during pregnancy reduces stillbirths

March 31, 2016
Women who received seasonal trivalent influenza vaccine during pregnancy were 51% less likely to experience stillbirth than those who did not receive…

In the Journals

Two-dose varicella vaccine more effective than one dose

March 28, 2016
Recent findings published in Pediatrics suggested that the two-dose varicella vaccine was more effective than the single-dose vaccine.“During…

In the Journals

HPV vaccine effective for low-income minority females

March 24, 2016
Recent findings published in JAMA Pediatrics indicated that the quadrivalent HPV vaccine was effective for low-income, high-risk minority…

In the Journals

Intentional vaccine avoidance causes most measles cases

March 22, 2016
The majority of measles and pertussis cases during outbreaks with comprehensive vaccine data were a result of intentional vaccine refusal, according…

App guides pregnant women on infections, vaccinations

March 20, 2016
Researchers at Imperial College London and Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust developed a mobile application that educates pregnant women and new…

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