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Parent-requested delays in pediatric vaccinations require intervention

March 2, 2015

Many pediatricians and family physicians report receiving parental requests to spread out children’s immunization schedules, and despite concerns, agree to do so, according to study findings in Pediatrics.

These results indicate a need for evidence-based interventions to increase timely immunization.

ACIP confirms recommendation for annual influenza vaccination

February 27, 2015
In a unanimous decision, the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices supported the recommendation that all people aged 6 months and older be vaccinated…
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Prenatal, early infant pertussis vaccination may decrease disease severity, mortality

February 22, 2015
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Infants aged younger than 3 months were affected by pertussis more frequently and severely compared with older infants, and prenatal and early…
In the Journals

Influenza vaccine found safe in children with egg allergy

February 17, 2015
Live-attenuated influenza vaccine appeared to be safe for use in children with egg allergy and well tolerated in children with asthma, according to recent study…
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Simple Checklist for the Full-Term Healthy Newborn Visit

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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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Update on promising vaccines in the pipeline

December 3, 2014
NEW YORK — Mark H. Sawyer, MD, professor of clinical pediatrics at University of California San Diego, offers…
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CDC: Aseptic meningitis outbreak among football players linked to echovirus 30

December 31, 2014
Laboratory testing indicated an association between echovirus 30 and an outbreak of aseptic meningitis among high school football players in…

Influenza in US hits epidemic threshold

December 31, 2014
Influenza activity in the United States has reached an epidemic level for the 2014-2015 season, with national incidence of influenza-like illness…
Melissa Stockwell In the Journals

Electronic reminder increased influenza vaccination rates in late winter

December 31, 2014
Study findings indicated that an electronic vaccination reminder that utilized immunization information from a population-based system increased…
Melissa Stockwell In the Journals

Inclusion of vaccine education improved efficacy of text message reminders

December 30, 2014
Embedding vaccine education information within text message vaccine reminders significantly improved timely receipt of a second dose of influenza…
In the Journals

California pertussis epidemic cases reach near 70-year high

December 29, 2014
There have been 9,935 reported cases of pertussis within the current epidemic in California, representing the state’s greatest number of…
Sean O'Leary, MD, MPH

Personalized approach may be key to addressing vaccine-hesitancy

December 26, 2014
NEW YORK — An individualized approach may be best when addressing concerns of vaccine-hesitant parents, according to a presenter at the 2014…
Joseph A. Bocchini Jr., MD, FAAP

NFID: Recommend HPV vaccine strongly with other routine vaccines

December 23, 2014
To increase HPV vaccine uptake, the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases recommends physicians make stronger recommendations to parents and…

Misplaced fear

December 18, 2014
When it comes to Ebola, the public is demonstrating its fear and paranoia with measures ranging from buying personal hazmat suits to excluding…
Astride Jules In the Journals

Despite increase, full influenza vaccination coverage remained below 50%

December 15, 2014
From 2000 to 2001 through 2010 to 2011, influenza vaccination increased among children living in Tennessee, but the proportion of fully vaccinated…
Leah Smith In the Journals

HPV vaccination status, adolescent sexual behavior unrelated

December 12, 2014
HPV vaccination did not have a significant effect on indicators of sexual behavior among adolescent girls, according to recent study findings.Leah
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