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Experts: Promotion of HPV vaccination must focus on cancer prevention

Experts: Promotion of HPV vaccination must focus on cancer prevention
Infectious Diseases in Children, February 2016

In December 2014, the FDA approved a next-generation HPV vaccine that protects against nine HPV types among females aged 9 through 26 years and males aged 9 through 15 years.

In 2015, the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recommended the 9-valent HPV vaccine (Gardasil 9, Merck) as one of the three HPV vaccines that may be used for routine vaccination. Then, in December, the FDA expanded the age indication for Gardasil 9 to include boys and men aged 16 to 26 years.

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California vaccine compliance increased ahead of SB 277 enactment

February 10, 2016
The kindergarten vaccination rate has increased in California, ahead of the July 1, 2016 effective date of Senate Bill 277, which will eliminate all non-medical vaccine…
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IBD treatment increases children’s risk for varicella, herpes zoster hospitalization

February 10, 2016
Children who receive immunosuppressive therapy for inflammatory bowel diseases are at an increased risk for varicella- and herpes zoster-related hospitalizations…
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Bexsero vaccine booster effective for waning immunity

February 9, 2016
Recent findings in a phase 2b trial showed that a booster dose for the three-dose serogroup B meningococcal vaccine can overcome waning immunity after early infant…
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Prevention of Meningococcal Infections in the First 2 Years of Life

Pediatric Annals, August 2013, Volume 42 Issue 8
CME Educational Objectives1.Review the current epidemiology of meningococcal disease in…
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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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Vaccine acceptance strategies must affirm safety, efficacy of vaccines

May 6, 2015
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Measles and rubella eliminated in the Americas; more work needed for global elimination

December 8, 2015
NEW YORK – Louis Z. Cooper, MD, of the department of pediatrics at Columbia University, discusses how rubella and measles have been eliminated…
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Two strategies emerge to eradicate polio from Nigeria

December 7, 2015
Researchers from WHO discovered that engaging youth groups and tracking vaccination teams with smartphones were two effective strategies to deliver…
In the Journals

Polio declines in Pakistan; complete immunization remains a challenge

December 3, 2015
While immunization gaps exist, the number of people with polio in Pakistan declined 84% during a 9-month period this year compared with 2014…
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Infection control in day care centers crucial to reducing burden of infection

December 2, 2015
NEW YORK — Infections among children initiated in day care settings can affect the health of parents and staff, requiring greater compliance…

Experts: Promotion of HPV vaccination must focus on cancer prevention

December 2, 2015
In December 2014, the FDA approved a next-generation HPV vaccine that protects against nine HPV types among females aged 9 through 26 years and males…

Vaccine-derived poliovirus emerges in Laos

December 1, 2015
WHO has reported three cases of vaccine-derived poliovirus circulating in the Bolikhan district of Laos, according to a press…
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Measles, other infectious diseases likely to return without vaccine adherence

November 30, 2015
NEW YORK — Without continued vaccination efforts, infectious diseases such as measles, are likely to return to the United States and become…
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Despite measures, infection control in daycare centers remains daunting

November 25, 2015
NEW YORK — In her presentation, Susan Coffin, MD, MPH, clinical director of the Division of Infectious Diseases at The Children's Hospital of…
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Internet misinformation, dated beliefs continue to fuel vaccine hesitancy

November 24, 2015
NEW YORK — Gary S. Marshall, MD, chief of pediatric infectious diseases at the University of Louisville School of Medicine, discusses the root…
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Infections contribute to risk of psoriasis, antibiotics do not

November 24, 2015
Infections contribute to the risk of psoriasis, while antibiotic use does not, according to data presented in JAMA Dermatology.“We found that…
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