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Clusters of underimmunized, vaccine-refusal communities identified in California

January 27, 2015

Underimmunized communities and families that refuse vaccines were found to cluster geographically, which could significantly increase the risk for an outbreak and create barriers in achieving immunization quality benchmarks, according to study data.

Prior studies have found that vaccine refusal and delay are associated with increased risk for measles and pertussis outbreaks, as well as higher individual risks for measles, pertussis, varicella and pneumococcal infections.

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FDA approves Bexsero for serogroup B meningococcal disease

January 23, 2015
The FDA today approved the recombinant vaccine, Bexsero, for prevention of Neisseria meningitidis serogroup B among individuals aged 10 to 25 years.Bexsero (Novartis)…
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Disneyland measles outbreak spreads; AAP urges vaccination

January 23, 2015
The California Department of Public Health has confirmed 73 cases of measles among California residents, and of these, 50 are linked to Disneyland or Disney…

Measles outbreak in California spreads from Disneyland to high school

January 21, 2015
Eighteen cases of measles have been confirmed in Orange County, Calif., according to the Orange County Health Care Agency.On Jan. 7, the California Department of Public…
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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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Student education, immunization requirements necessary to prevent outbreaks on college campuses

November 28, 2014
NEW YORK — James C. Turner, MD, executive director of the department of student health and the National Social…
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Global polio eradication requires domestic, international support

November 23, 2014
NEW YORK — During his keynote address at the 2014 Infectious Diseases in Children Symposium, Walter A. Orenstein, MD, praised the significant…
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IGRA TB tests expected to significantly reduce false-positive results compared with TST

November 23, 2014
NEW YORK — Jeffrey R. Starke, MD, an Infectious Diseases in Children Editorial Board member, addresses the growing availability of…
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Global vaccination coverage progressing, requires further improvement

November 20, 2014
Global vaccination coverage is progressing promisingly, but requires further improvement to ensure all children are protected from…
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Survey: Parents support routine vaccination checks in daycare centers

November 19, 2014
Many parents feel that daycare centers should require children to be up-to-date on vaccines and that vaccine records should be reviewed every year…
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WHO: Progress towards measles elimination stalling

November 14, 2014
Based on current trends of measles vaccination and incidence, 2015 global targets to eliminate measles in four WHO regions will not be achieved on…
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Tdap, MCV4 vaccination uptake improved compared with HPV vaccination

November 13, 2014
Tdap and the quadrivalent meningococcal conjugate vaccination rates increased more than HPV vaccination rates from 2007 to 2013 among children aged…
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PCV7, PCV13 significantly decreased risk for sinusitis, pneumonia hospitalization

November 13, 2014
The 7- and 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccines significantly decreased risk for hospitalization due to sinusitis or pneumonia among Swedish…
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Leaders call for integrated approach to prevention on World Pneumonia Day

November 12, 2014
In an effort to end preventable pneumonia-associated deaths among children, World Pneumonia Day is being observed on Nov. 12 to encourage leaders to…
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PCV7, PCV13 linked with fewer pneumonia hospitalizations

November 6, 2014
Recent data indicate the 7- and 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccines have significantly contributed to a decreased prevalence of pneumonia among…
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ACIP approves revisions to 2015 childhood immunization schedules

October 30, 2014
The CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices voted unanimously, 13-0 with two members absent from the meeting, to approve various…
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