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Patients with flu-related pneumonia less likely to receive flu vaccine

October 5, 2015

Children and adults admitted to the hospital with influenza-related pneumonia were less likely to have received an influenza vaccination than those with pneumonia not associated with influenza in a recent study.

“Influenza remains an important cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide,” Carlos G. Grijalva, MD, MPH, of the department of health policy at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, and colleagues wrote. “[Patients] with laboratory-confirmed influenza-associated pneumonia, compared with those with pneumonia not associated with influenza, had lower odds of having received influenza vaccination.”

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Children who miss PCV7 booster place adults at added disease risk

September 28, 2015
Children who did not complete the four-dose Prevnar 7 series put adults in their communities at greater risk for invasive pneumococcal disease, according to study…
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Coadministration of oral polio vaccine reduces rotavirus vaccine efficacy

September 28, 2015
Concomitant administration of oral poliovirus vaccine, in any formulation, and rotavirus vaccine significantly reduced protection against rotavirus among infants in…
Thomas R. Frieden

CDC: Flu vaccine matches early strains; 40 million doses distributed

September 23, 2015
At least 40 million doses of the influenza vaccine have been distributed this season, and early diseases indicate that the vaccine formula is in close correspondence…

Vaccines in the Pipeline: The Path from Development to Use in the United States

Pediatric Annals, August 2013, Volume 42 Issue 8
CME Educational Objectives1.Review the current US Food and Drug Administration licensure process for…
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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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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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EMA approves use of Mosquirix for malaria prevention among sub-Saharan African children

July 27, 2015
The Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use of the European Medicines Agency recently adopted a positive scientific opinion for the malaria…
Sepehr Tabrizi In the Journals

Vaccine program protects Australian women against 4vHPV

July 27, 2015
A national vaccine program has yielded nearly complete control of human papillomavirus types targeted by the quadrivalent vaccine in Australian-born…
In the Journals

Investigational vaccine MenABCWY produces strong immune response

July 21, 2015
Recent data showed that children and adolescents who received two or three doses of MenABCWY had immune responses greater than or comparable to a…
In the Journals

WHO seeks to reduce vaccine-derived polio cases with new vaccines

July 17, 2015
WHO aims to reduce cases of vaccine-derived polioviruses through the replacement of trivalent oral poliovirus vaccine with bivalent vaccine and the…
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Extending catch-up cohort for vaccine reduces HPV prevalence

July 15, 2015
In countries where HPV vaccination was previously targeted only to one or two cohorts of girls, an extended catch-up strategy targeting girls and…
In the Journals

Researchers urge additional investment in global health aid

July 14, 2015
Only $1 of every $5 spent on international health aid in 2013 went to global initiatives as opposed to country-specific aid — a mistake if the…
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Only two states require HPV vaccination

July 14, 2015
Researchers from Princeton University reported that only two states and Washington, D.C., require adolescents to receive the HPV vaccine, and each…
In the Journals

B. pertussis resurgence may be due to asymptomatic, vaccinated carriers

July 13, 2015
The recent resurgence in cases of Bordetella pertussis, or whooping cough, may be caused by vaccinated people who are infectious but do not display…
In the Journals

Vaccines raise risk for adverse events in extremely low birth weight infants

July 13, 2015
Research suggests that routine immunizations of extremely low birth weight infants in neonatal ICUs is associated with increased adverse…
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Parents view vaccine safety, benefits more favorably

July 10, 2015
Parents’ opinions on the safety and effectiveness of vaccines have shifted toward more of a benefit and less of a threat, according to the…
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