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Researchers find rotavirus vaccination cost effective in most countries

May 19, 2015

The introduction of rotavirus vaccination with either of the two available vaccines is cost effective and associated with significant decreases in disease burden, particularly in countries with low or lower-middle income and high child mortality, according to results of a hypothetical cohort study.

Despite the approval of two safe and effective rotavirus vaccines — two-dose monovalent (RV1; Rotarix, GlaxoSmithKline) and three-dose pentavalent (RV5; RotaTeq, Merck) — choosing either vaccine is complicated due to competing effectiveness and cost. This is particularly so in low and significantly low resource settings, according to study background.

California state legislature votes to eliminate ‘personal belief’ vaccine waiver

California state legislature votes to eliminate ‘personal belief’ vaccine waiver

May 15, 2015
The California state Senate recently passed a bill to eliminate ‘personal belief’ exemptions that currently allow parents to choose to opt their child out of…
Mack Ruffin IV, MD, MPH In the Journals

EHR alerts boost HPV vaccine uptake in young women

May 14, 2015
A simple reminder via electronic health records significantly increased HPV vaccine initiation and completion among young women, recent data suggest. “We found…
In the Journals

Vaccination with Bexsero effectively protects individuals from serogroup B meningococcal disease

May 14, 2015
Cases of serogroup B meningococcal disease were not detected among individuals who received one or more doses of Bexsero, indicating that the vaccine may have protected…
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Taking a ‘PASS’ on Alternative Immunization Schedules

Pediatric Annals, October 2013, Volume 42 Issue 10
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Pediatric Annals April 2015

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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Vaccine acceptance strategies must affirm safety, efficacy of vaccines

Vaccine acceptance strategies must affirm safety, efficacy of vaccines

May 6, 2015
SAN DIEGO — Kathryn M. Edwards, MD, an Infectious Diseases in Children Editorial Board member, highlights some…
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Adolescent Immunization: 2015 and Beyond

Pediatric Annals, April 2015, Volume 44 Issue 4
In the last decade, the approach to adolescent immunizations has changed substantially. At ages 11 or 12 years, routine administration of four…

One More Shot for the Road: A Review and Update of Vaccinations for Pediatric International Travelers

Pediatric Annals, April 2015, Volume 44 Issue 4
Increasing numbers of children are traveling to developing countries where they are often at a higher risk than adults of acquiring…
Samuel Katz

Disneyland measles outbreak sheds light on vaccine-hesitancy, waning awareness

March 31, 2015
The ongoing measles outbreak linked to Disneyland theme parks exemplifies the increasing prevalence of vaccine hesitancy in the United States and the…
FDA News

FDA approves Quadracel as DTaP, IPV vaccine

March 25, 2015
Sanofi Pasteur announced today that the FDA has approved Quadracel, a DTaP and inactivated poliovirus vaccine, for use among children aged 4 through…
FDA News

Advisory committee calls for further clarification of true pediatric drug indications

March 25, 2015
The Pediatric Advisory Committee of the FDA met Tuesday to review data for numerous drugs to determine their safety for pediatric populations.Based…
In the Journals

Use of Bexsero in early infancy may not provide long-term protection

March 23, 2015
Results from a phase 2 open-label, single-center extension study indicated children who received Bexsero as infants had waning immunity against…
In the Journals

Encouraging male HPV vaccination may extend protection against HPV infection

March 17, 2015
Mathematical analyses suggest that public health officials may be able to protect a broader range of the population against HPV infection and related…
Maimuna S. Majumder, MPH In the Journals

Estimated MMR vaccination rates as low as 50% among Disneyland outbreak population

March 16, 2015
Vaccination rates among those exposed to the recent measles outbreak linked to Disneyland theme parks are estimated to be as low as 50% and no higher…
Are there sufficient data to implement wide-scale dengue vaccination in endemic countries? Point/Counter

Are there sufficient data to implement wide-scale dengue vaccination in endemic countries?

Infectious Diseases in Children, March 2015
As a leading cause of serious illness and death among Latin American and Asian children and with more than 40% of the world’s population at…
Ram Sasisekharan, PhD In the Journals

H1N1 variant suspected in Indian influenza outbreak

March 13, 2015
An outbreak of influenza A(H1N1) in India with more than 8,000 reported cases and 800 deaths is suspected to be a drifted strain from the 2009…
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