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ACIP recommends that LAIV should not be used

June 23, 2016

In a reversal of its recommendation last year, the CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices has voted to approve an update for the 2016-2017 season stating that the live attenuated influenza vaccine, offered as a nasal spray, should not be used in any setting.

In a 13-1 vote, with one abstention, members of the committee approved the interim recommendation based on the reported ineffectiveness of the live attenuated influenza vaccine (LAIV) over the last three influenza seasons. Data reviewed both by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) and its working group indicated the LAIV had been ineffective against influenza A (H1N1) in children aged 2 to 17 years. It also performed poorly in a study among active military.

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Operation Immunization 2016: Enhancing HPV Immunization

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April 20, 2016
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World marks switchover to bivalent oral polio vaccine

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Between April 17 and May 1, 155 countries and territories around the world will stop using the trivalent oral polio vaccine and begin using a…

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PCV13 vaccine deemed effective in preventing pneumococcal disease

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The majority of pediatric patients who received the 13-valuent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine in this study showed no signs of pneumococcal disease…

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Rotavirus gastroenteritis creates $50 million annual burden in Malaysia

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Recent findings published in The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal showed that annual rotavirus gastroenteritis incidence in Malaysia resulted in…


Operation Immunization 2016: Enhancing HPV Immunization

April 28, 2016 Expires: 4/27/2017
During the last decade, several new vaccines, including the meningococcal conjugate (MCV4), tetanus, diphtheria, acellular pertussis (Tdap), human…

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Merck & Co., Inc.

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