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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…
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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…
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Vaccine-Preventable Outbreaks: Still with Us After All These Years

Pediatric Annals, April 2015, Volume 44 Issue 4
Outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases continue to occur in the United States, and they have been occurring at…
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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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VIDEO: William Schaffner, MD, discusses ACVR highlights

April 20, 2016
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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…
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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…
In the Journals

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…
In the Journals

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…
In the Journals

Oregon teen’s death linked to rare measles complication

February 8, 2016
The Oregon Health Authority reported that the 2015 death of a boy aged 14 years was the result of subacute sclerosing panencephalitis, a rare but…
In the Journals

Rapidly waning Tdap offers little long-term protection against pertussis

February 5, 2016
Tdap vaccine waned rapidly and provided only limited, short-term protection against pertussis when administered to adolescents as a booster for DTaP…

Chickenpox, shingles vaccine associated with corneal inflammation

February 4, 2016
Analysis of case reports identified an association between the varicella zoster vaccine and keratitis in both children and adults, according to…

Infant among new cases of vaccine-derived polio reported in Laos

February 4, 2016
Two additional cases of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 1 have been reported in Laos, amid ongoing outbreak response activities…

Ruling in Michigan significantly reduces nonmedical vaccine waivers

February 3, 2016
Preliminary data showed that an administrative rule in Michigan, requiring parents to meet with health officials before receiving a nonmedical…
In the Journals

AAP updates policy statement on immunization schedule

February 2, 2016
The AAP has released an updated policy statement to reflect changes made by the CDC to this year’s childhood and adolescent immunization…
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