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Effective implementation of nine-valent HPV vaccination could prevent majority of cervical cancers

October 1, 2014

Most cervical precancers appear to be caused by one of nine types of HPV, according to study results.

The findings suggest an investigational nine-valent HPV vaccine — manufactured by Merck and currently under review by the FDA — could prevent cervical cancers more effectively than current vaccines, according to study results.

NIH, FDA win award for meningitis vaccine licensing deal

September 30, 2014
The technology transfer of a low-cost meningitis vaccine earned the NIH and FDA an award for the year’s most outstanding intellectual property licensing deal…
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Pertussis vaccination did not increase risk for asthma medication use

September 25, 2014
Receipt of pertussis vaccine in infancy did not increase risk for asthma medication use in adolescence, according to study findings in Pediatrics.Hartmut Vogt, MD
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HPV vaccine initiation, parental awareness influenced by provider

September 24, 2014
Provider recommendation facilitates parental awareness of HPV vaccination and vaccination initiation among adolescents, according to study findings in Clinical

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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Immunization An Update

Keck School of Medicine of USC and Pediatric Annals

In the current environment of increasing vaccine refusal, the pediatrician has a powerful role to play as a trusted…
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CDC offers interim guidance on polio vaccination for travel

July 8, 2014
The CDC is advising physicians of interim travel recommendations regarding polio vaccination, according to an MMWR report. The guidance was issued…
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Webinar, in-person consultations increased pediatric vaccination coverage

July 7, 2014
Webinar consultations of the CDC’s Assessment, Feedback, Incentives, and eXchange program were just as effective as in-person consultations in…
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Greater abundance of stool microbiota linked to higher vaccine response in infants

July 7, 2014
A significant abundance of stool Actinobacteria, particularly Bifidobacterium, was tied to higher responses to oral and parenteral vaccines and a…

Effective surveillance led to control of 2013 cholera outbreak in Mexico

July 7, 2014
Ongoing microbiologic surveillance of Vibrio cholerae infection in Mexico successfully controlled an outbreak in the La Huasteca region within 13…
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Vaccine transparency can increase confidence, immunization rates

July 3, 2014
Despite the public health triumphs of vaccines, the number of parents who hesitate to immunize their children is increasing, according to a…
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Adjuvanted HPV vaccine promoted long-term antibody persistence in preteen, adolescent girls

July 3, 2014
Data from an ongoing study indicate that the bivalent HPV vaccine induced high anti-HPV antibody levels up to 6 years after vaccination, which were…
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Most shigellosis cases caused by S. flexneri, S. sonnei

July 2, 2014
Data from the Global Enteric Multicenter Study suggest that a vaccine for Shigella must protect against S. sonnei and 15 serotypes of S.
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Routine vaccines rarely associated with adverse events in children

July 1, 2014
Recent data show that some vaccines recommended for routine use in children are associated with adverse events. However, these events are rare and…
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AAP releases non-viral STI screening recommendations

July 1, 2014
The AAP’s Committee on Adolescence and Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine published recommendations on screening adolescents for…
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HCPs have significant role in prevention of health care-associated pertussis

June 30, 2014
Health care professionals should take advantage of their significant role in the prevention of health care-associated pertussis, as the country…
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