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Most pneumonia hospitalizations occur in children aged younger than 5 years

March 4, 2015

Seventy percent of pneumonia hospitalizations were among children aged younger than 5 years, according to study findings published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

“Pneumonia puts thousands of young children in the hospital each year at a cost in the U.S. of about $1 billion, not to mention suffering of kids and hardship for their families,” CDC Director Thomas R. Frieden, MD, MPH, said in a press release. “This groundbreaking study shows how badly we need faster, less expensive diagnostic tests for doctors to accurately diagnose the cause of pneumonia so they can effectively treat it.”

Allison Kempe In the Journals

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…

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…
Meeting News Coverage

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…

Maternal Immunization: An Update for Pediatricians

Pediatric Annals, August 2013, Volume 42 Issue 8
CME Educational Objectives1.Discuss the current recommendations for vaccination during pregnancy in the United…
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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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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
FDA News

FDA approves Sanofi's quadrivalent flu vaccine

December 12, 2014
The FDA today approved an intradermal quadrivalent influenza vaccine containing two influenza A and two influenza B strains, according to a press…
Karen Midthun, MD FDA approvals

FDA approves 9-valent HPV vaccine for certain cancers

December 10, 2014
The FDA today approved a new vaccine for the prevention of certain diseases caused by HPV that has the potential to prevent approximately 90% of…

Experimental Ebola vaccines granted US legal immunity

December 9, 2014
Three experimental Ebola vaccines have received legal protection from liability and compensation claims, according to a press release. Under the…
In the Journals

Single clone responsible for most MenW cases in England, Wales

December 8, 2014
The increase of invasive meningococcal group W cases throughout England and Wales is the result of a single clone that belongs to the ST-11…
Thomas Frieden Perspective

CDC: Unprotected influenza strain prevalent; severe season expected

December 4, 2014
The high prevalence of a drifted influenza A(H3N2) strain could lead to a worse influenza season, CDC Director Thomas R. Frieden, MD, MPH,
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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 his insight on the vaccines in…
In the Journals

AAP, ACIP revise recommendation for PCV13 among children at high risk for IPD

December 1, 2014
The CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices and the AAP have updated recommendations for use of the 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate…
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Student education, immunization requirements necessary to prevent outbreaks on college campuses

November 28, 2014
NEW YORK — James C. Turner, MD, executive director of the department of student health and the National Social Norms Institute at the…
James C. Turner, MD Meeting News Coverage

Risky behavior, crowded settings increased risk for college campus outbreaks

November 26, 2014
NEW YORK — Crowded environments, increased risky behavior and diverse populations typical within the college setting were associated with…
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