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ACP states support for eliminating non-medical vaccination exemptions

July 29, 2015

The American College of Physicians has added “eliminating existing exceptions for immunizations,” other than “medical reasons,” to its list of policy recommendations, according to a press release. 

“Allowing exemptions based on non-medical reasons poses a risk both to the unvaccinated person and to public health,” Wayne J. Riley, MD, MPH, MBA, MACP, ACP President, said in a press release. “Intentionally unvaccinated individuals can pose a danger to the public, especially to individuals who cannot be vaccinated for medical reasons.”

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 candidate vaccine…
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 women aged 21 years…
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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 single dose of…
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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…
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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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Teenage girls gain early protection from qHPV vaccine

May 13, 2015
Recent data suggest receipt of the quadrivalent HPV vaccine conferred significant early protection against HPV in girls aged 14 years to 17…
New mothers preferred to receive vaccine information from pediatrician vs. obstetrician Meeting News CoverageVideo

New mothers preferred to receive vaccine information from pediatrician vs. obstetrician

May 12, 2015
SAN DIEGO — Sean O’Leary, MD, MPH, from the department of pediatrics at the University of Colorado, highlighted study results which…
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Despite controversial year, vaccine development, updates continue in US

May 7, 2015
BOSTON — Each year there are updates to available vaccines, and 2014 was no exception. In a year which saw the re-emergence of some vaccine…
Vaccine acceptance strategies must affirm safety, efficacy of vaccines Meeting News CoverageVideo

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 helpful tips for how physicians…
In the Journals

Immune responses from adjuvanted pandemic flu vaccine persist into following season

May 6, 2015
Either one full dose or two half doses of the trivalent inactivated 2009 H1N1 influenza vaccine, that included the AS03 adjuvant, elicited robust…
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Combination asthma criteria identifies patients at risk for herpes zoster

May 5, 2015
SAN DIEGO — A combination of the two known asthma criteria, the Asthma Predictive Index and the Predetermined Asthma Criteria, identified a…
In the Journals

Rotavirus vaccines carry increased short-term intussusception risk

May 5, 2015
Both currently available rotavirus vaccines appear to carry increased risk of intussusception, mainly during the first 7 days after administration of…
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Erythema, swelling after insect sting in a 3-year-old female

Infectious Diseases in Children, May 2015
James H. Brien, DO
A few years ago, a 3-year-old female came running into her house one May evening, crying to her mother that a bee had stung her on her left foot. The…
In the Journals

Quadrivalent HPV vaccine provides early benefit in adolescent girls

May 1, 2015
Girls aged between 14 and 17 years experienced early beneficial effects with the quadrivalent HPV vaccine; therefore, offering additional…
In the Journals

Passive surveillance fails to detect pertussis in adults, older children

April 30, 2015
Passive surveillance may be associated with failure to detect symptomatic pertussis, particularly among adults and adolescents.These findings suggest…
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