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Pertussis incidence highest among infants younger than 2 months

Pertussis incidence highest among infants younger than 2 months
April 27, 2017

ATLANTA — Research presented at the 2017 Epidemic Intelligence Service Conference demonstrates that the age group most severely affected by pertussis are infants younger than 2 months of age, comprising 38.7% of all pertussis cases between 2000 and 2015.

Researchers also suggest that although pediatric pertussis cases resulting in hospitalization and death have declined, there is a possibility that this is caused by a higher rate of reporting in non-severe cases.

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Haiti still prone to cholera despite improved water sources

April 27, 2017
ATLANTA — More than 6 years after a 7.0-magnitude earthquake set the stage for a cholera outbreak in Haiti, people in the resource-poor West Indies nation are…
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Influenza-related death most common in children younger than 2 years

April 27, 2017
ATLANTA — The highest mortality rate regarding influenza-related pediatric death occurs most frequently in children younger than 2 years of age, with minimal
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Vaccine advocacy program effective in reducing parental vaccine hesitancy

April 25, 2017
A community-based intervention using parent advocacy was successful in promoting vaccine-positive attitudes over the course of 3 years in Washington state childcare…
CME

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

Pediatric Annals, August 2013, Volume 42 Issue 8
CME Educational Objectives 1.Review the current US Food and Drug Administration licensure process for vaccines. 2…
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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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American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Annual Meeting

American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Annual Meeting

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VIDEO: Flublok demonstrates superior efficacy over IIV

April 21, 2016
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Fractional-dose IPV noninferior to full-dose IPV

January 17, 2017
Researchers in Cuba reported similar immune responses in recipients administered with fractional-dose inactivated poliovirus vaccine compared with

Healthy Baby/Healthy Child

Human Papillomavirus and the HPV Vaccine: Where Are We Today?

Pediatric Annals, January 2017, Volume 46 Issue 1
Vaccine discussions are an important part of the general pediatrician's day. The human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, in particular, has been slow to…

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Topical lidocaine effective pain reliever during infant vaccination

January 13, 2017
Liposomal lidocaine, when used in combination with parental video instruction and orally administered sucrose, reduced acute pain during routine…

Trump’s meeting with ‘vaccine cynic’ Robert F. Kennedy Jr. raises concerns

January 11, 2017
Robert F. Kennedy Jr., a proponent of scientifically disproven claims about the safety of vaccines, said he was asked by President-elect…

Cancer centers endorse shortened HPV vaccine series, emphasize need for physician advocacy

January 11, 2017
The 69 NCI–designated cancer centers today endorsed the CDC’s revised guideline that calls for administration of the HPV vaccine in two…

WHO reports record-low number of polio cases in Pakistan

January 5, 2017
Cases of wild poliovirus hit a record-low in Pakistan last year, according to WHO. As of Dec. 21, WHO reported 19 confirmed cases of wild poliovirus…

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Researchers observe waning influenza vaccine effectiveness

January 4, 2017
During a recent 4-year period, researchers observed a monthly decrease in protection of the influenza vaccine, including up to 11% per month for one…

In the Journals

Announcements increased HPV vaccine uptake in preteens vs. conversations

January 3, 2017
Pediatricians trained to use presumptive announcements vs. participatory conversation or no training for vaccination campaigns increased HPV…

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Arkansas reports more than 2,300 mumps cases in ongoing outbreak

December 30, 2016
The largest mumps outbreak ever recorded in Arkansas has surpassed 2,300 cases, but there are signs it is slowing down, according to state health…

In the Journals

Maternal influenza vaccination does not increase risk for childhood morbidity

December 30, 2016
Data published in JAMA Pediatrics suggested maternal influenza A(H1N1) vaccination is not associated with an increased risk for early childhood…

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