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Officials say $1.5 billion needed to finish job of polio eradication

Officials say $1.5 billion needed to finish job of polio eradication
October 25, 2016

Finishing the job of eradicating polio will cost an additional $1.5 billion and will require enhanced vaccination and surveillance efforts in hard-to-reach places where security is a concern, officials said.

“We know what we need to do, it’s a matter of doing it,” John F. Germ, president of Rotary International, said during a news conference on Monday marking World Polio Day.

Meeting News

Pediatric vaccination updates: The latest news physicians should know

October 22, 2016
Following a meeting last week in which the CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practice approved several updates to its 2016-17 vaccination guideline, Joseph A
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Routine influenza vaccination at EDs reduces cost

October 22, 2016
SAN FRANCISCO — Offering influenza vaccination regularly to patients presenting to a pediatric emergency department lessens the financial and patient burden of
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CDC recommends preteens receive only two HPV vaccinations

October 20, 2016
The CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices is recommending younger adolescents aged 11 to 12 years receive only two doses of HPV vaccine six months or…

Prevention and Control of Influenza and Dengue Through Vaccine Development

Pediatric Annals, August 2013, Volume 42 Issue 8
CME Educational Objectives 1.Review the impact of influenza infection in the pediatric population. 2. Discuss the…
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CME Video

Operation Immunization 2016: Enhancing HPV Immunization

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Merck & Co. Inc.

During the last decade, several new vaccines, including the meningococcal conjugate (MCV4), tetanus, diphtheria…
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PAS 2016

PAS 2016

Meeting News Coverage

HPV vaccination falling short due to providers, not parents

November 22, 2015
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ACIP recommends that LAIV should not be used

June 23, 2016
In a reversal of its recommendation last year, the CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices has voted to approve an update for the 2016-2017…

ACIP recommends cholera vaccine for travelers

June 22, 2016
The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices voted unanimously today to accept proposed recommendations for a single-dose, live, oral cholera…

In the Journals

Maternal HBsAg comparable to viral load in predicting HBV in infants

June 21, 2016
Recent findings published in Hepatology showed that quantitative maternal hepatitis B surface antigen predicted chronic hepatitis B virus infection…

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Access to detailed VAERS reports reduces vaccine acceptance

June 20, 2016
Recent research in Vaccine found that exposure to detailed reports from the FDA and CDC’s vaccine adverse events reporting system decreased…

In the Journals

Meningococcal bacterial load varies by wide magnitude in adolescents

June 17, 2016
Recent findings published in Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal suggest that the bacterial load of meningococcus in adolescents varies by up to…

In the Journals

Rapid response reported in university meningococcal B outbreak

June 14, 2016
A recent report published in MMWR detailed the deployment of a rapid incident command system and vaccination campaign in response to an outbreak of…

In the Journals

Combined RotaTeq, Rotarix vaccine series as effective as single series

June 14, 2016
Recent research found that completing a three-dose rotavirus vaccine series using both RotaTeq and Rotarix was nearly as effective as completing a…

Pharmacology Consult

Continued pertussis outbreaks call vaccine effectiveness into question

Infectious Diseases in Children, June 2016
Edward A. Bell, PharmD, BCPS
Immunization strategies to control pertussis infection and disease in infants and children have been in use for more than 70 years, yet large…

In the Journals

Males more frequently infected with invasive pneumococcal diseases

June 13, 2016
A recent analysis of CDC surveillance data suggested that male invasive pneumococcal disease rates were significantly greater than those of females…

In the Journals

Varicella vaccination still cost-effective despite hypothesized shortened asthma onset

June 13, 2016
Recent findings published in The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal showed that chickenpox vaccination in the United States remained…

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