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More effective, timely HPV vaccine recommendations effective at increasing coverage rates

More effective, timely HPV vaccine recommendations effective at increasing coverage rates
May 2, 2016

BALTIMORE – Improving the quality and increasing the frequency of HPV vaccine recommendations “drastically” increased overall series completion rates, according to data presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting.

“By now, many people are probably aware that the HPV vaccination rates for teenagers in this country are quite low, lagging way behind our goals as clinicians,” Landon B. Krantz, MD, of the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, in Ohio, said in an interview. “Our clinic performed a quality improvement project to increase HPV vaccination rates by first doing a self-audit of our own barriers to vaccination, and then implementing interventions to improve our providers' recommendations for the vaccine.”

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Adolescents with anxiety, depression more likely to exhibit HPV persistence

May 1, 2016
BALTIMORE — Stress and maladaptive coping mechanisms impacted HPV acquisition and persistence among girls and women, indicating a link between psychosocial…
Meeting News Coverage

Pertussis incidence significantly declines in New York after legislation

April 30, 2016
BALTIMORE — Data presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting showed that pertussis incidence decreased by more than 50% after the Neonatal Pertussis…

Six measles cases reported in Tennessee outbreak

April 28, 2016
Tennessee Department of Health officials have reported six cases of measles — five among unvaccinated infants and one in an unvaccinated adult — with that…
CME Article

Vaccinating Teens: Current Guidelines, Challenges, and Opportunities

Pediatric Annals, August 2010, Volume 39 Issue 8
The widespread use of vaccines and consequent reductions in vaccine-preventable illnesses has been heralded as one of…
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Immunization Updates 2015: Pediatrics & Adolescents

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Merck & Co. Inc.

Despite the proven remarkable effectiveness of vaccines and the striking global impact of immunization campaigns in…
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PAS 2016

PAS 2016

Meeting News Coverage

Measles and rubella eliminated in the Americas; more work needed for global elimination

December 8, 2015
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EditorialPublication Exclusive

Hardly harmless: The dangerous tradition of ‘pox parties’

Infectious Diseases in Children, March 2016
Walter A. Orenstein, MD; Julie R. Garon, MPH
Varicella, more commonly known as chickenpox, was previously thought of as a harmless rite of passage for all children. Before the development of an…
In the Journals

Norovirus-driven gastroenteritis in Quebec more common after start of rotavirus vaccine

March 3, 2016
After Quebec initiated a rotavirus vaccination program in 2011, norovirus became more prevalent than rotavirus in cases of pediatric gastroenteritis…
In the Journals

Discount voucher intervention fails to increase Tdap cocooning

March 2, 2016
Retail pharmacy vouchers, distributed with a video public service announcement, did not successfully promote Tdap vaccination among adult parents of…
In the Journals

Increased vaccines decrease overall childhood mortality in Netherlands

March 1, 2016
Increasing vaccination coverage led to a decrease in overall childhood mortality, according to a historical analysis published in Lancet Infectious
In the Journals

Gardasil significantly reduces prevalence of HPV strains among females

February 29, 2016
Implementation of Gardasil quadrivalent HPV vaccine in 2006 significantly reduced the prevalence of HPV-6, -11, -16 and -18 strains among girls and…
Breaking News

ACIP: Flu vaccine 59% effective to date

February 25, 2016
The CDC’s Advisory Committee for Immunization Practices continued to recommend that all people aged 6 months and older be vaccinated annually…
In the JournalsPerspective

Timely DTaP vaccination could reduce infant pertussis, hospitalizations

February 22, 2016
Timely DTaP vaccination among newborn infants could reduce cases of pertussis-related hospitalization and death, according to recent research in the…
In the Journals

No increased risk for death at 30 days after adolescent vaccination

February 17, 2016
The risk for death was not increased during the 30 days following vaccination of adolescents, with no deaths found to be causally associated with…
In the Journals

MOC program improves HPV vaccination rates

February 16, 2016
An American Board of Pediatrics maintenance of certification program led to improved HPV vaccination rates by participating pediatricians, according…
In the Journals

Mixed RotaTeq, Rotarix vaccine schedules safe, effective in children

February 15, 2016
Vaccine schedules for infants who used two different rotavirus vaccines were safe and produced immune responses comparable to single-vaccine…
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