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Two doses of HPV vaccine effectively prevent genital warts

Two doses of HPV vaccine effectively prevent genital warts
May 22, 2017

Two doses of HPV vaccine gave girls aged 9 to 14 years as much protection as three doses against genital warts, and both regimens provided significantly more protection than one dose or no doses at all, according to research recently published in Sexually Transmitted Diseases.

Researchers suggest that their findings are another piece of the growing body of evidence to support administering HPV vaccinations at a young age.

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Women unlikely to adhere to screening guidelines after HPV vaccination

May 18, 2017
Women who have received the HPV vaccination were less likely to adhere to cervical cancer screening guidelines, suggesting an unintended consequence of the HPV…

Top stories for HIV Vaccine Awareness Day

May 18, 2017
The first HIV vaccine clinical trial was launched in 1987 at the NIH Clinical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, according to the HHS. Thirty years later, researchers…
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Children of immunizing parents three times more likely to receive seasonal influenza vaccine

May 17, 2017
Children whose parents had received an influenza vaccine are 2.77 times more likely to be immunized against seasonal influenza and were more likely to be compliant with…
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Childhood Immunization Policies and the Prevention of Communicable Disease

Pediatric Annals, March 2011, Volume 40 Issue 3
1. Review the process through which vaccines are licensed and recommendations are developed for routine use. 2. Discuss…
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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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American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Annual Meeting

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VIDEO: Limited knowledge about Zika poses challenge in vaccine development

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Mumps outbreak reported in suburban Illinois high school

March 10, 2017
Officials from the Lake County Health Department and Community Health Center in northern Illinois have confirmed three cases of mumps at Barrington…

Vaccine breakthrough prevented 10.3 million deaths

March 8, 2017
Several years ago, Leonard Hayflick, PhD, was having dinner with friends in New Orleans when the subject of one of his discoveries came up. It had…

Q&A: The importance of antiviral use for influenza in the ED

March 7, 2017
“Influenza leads to a quarter of a million ER visits every year,” Frank LoVecchio, DO, MPH, FACEP, vice chairman of the…

In the Journals

AAP updates policy statement on immunization schedule

March 1, 2017
The AAP has issued an updated policy statement about changes to this year’s childhood and adolescent immunization schedule made by the CDC…

In the Journals

TB screening assay may detect latent infection, predict TB disease progression

February 28, 2017
Screening children with an updated blood-based assay could aid in the detection of latent tuberculosis infection and predict which patients are

Perspective

Influenza vaccine 48% effective in US

February 24, 2017
New interim estimates indicate that the influenza vaccine is 48% effective in the United States. Meanwhile, influenza activity remains elevated in…

Meeting News

ACIP recommends single-dose revaccination for infants born to HBV-infected mothers

February 22, 2017
The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices voted today in favor of single-dose alternative to 3-dose revaccination for infants born to…

In the Journals

Smear-negative youth screened for TB reveal low risk of transmission in schools

February 21, 2017
Researchers in Italy found that the Mycoplasma tuberculosis transmission rate in school settings from smear-negative index cases were very low

In the Journals

Men-C-Con vaccine more economical vs. Men-4-Con vaccine in Quebec

February 20, 2017
Monovalent C meningococcal conjugate vaccine was a more economical option compared with a quadrivalent ACWY vaccine due to low epidemiologic factors…

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‘Anti-vaxxers’: A menace to public health

Infectious Disease News, February 2017
Marjorie P. Pollack, MD; Donald Kaye, MD, MACP
Vaccines have been a wonderful addition to the medical armamentarium and have made major inroads in reducing morbidity and mortality due to…

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