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Two-dose chickenpox vaccination program reduces US outbreaks by 78%

August 3, 2015

A routine two-dose varicella vaccination program launched in 2007 has drastically reduced the number of chickenpox outbreaks in the United States, a recent study reported.

“Although varicella outbreaks have declined during the two-dose varicella era, they continue to pose a challenge to manage and control,” Jessica Leung, MPH, of the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases at CDC, and colleagues wrote. “Ongoing surveillance is important to continue monitoring the impact of the varicella vaccination program and the epidemiology of varicella outbreaks to better target control and prevention strategies.”

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Polio vaccination programs face challenges in high-conflict areas

August 3, 2015
The path to polio eradication, especially in high-conflict areas such as Pakistan and Nigeria, is blocked by operational challenges, limited disease awareness and…
Margaret Chan In the Journals

Ebola vaccine candidate highly effective in phase 3 trial

July 31, 2015
Results from an interim analysis of a phase 3 trial of an investigational Ebola vaccine demonstrated 100% efficacy in more than 4,000 adults in Guinea.“This is an…
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Teen Tdap MenACWY HPV vaccine coverage increases nationwide

July 31, 2015
Adolescent Tdap, quadrivalent meningococcal conjugate and HPV vaccination coverage increased in the United States from 2013 to 2014, although HPV vaccination coverage…
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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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Pediatric Annals April 2015

Vaccines: April 2015

Keck School of Medicine of USC and Pediatric Annals

Vaccine refusal and hesitancy to vaccinatehas been a growing problem in the past 2-3decades. 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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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…
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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…
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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…
Evidence-based approaches to parental vaccine hesitancy now available, essential to prevent future outbreaks Meeting News CoverageVideo

Evidence-based approaches to parental vaccine hesitancy now available, essential to prevent future outbreaks

April 28, 2015
SAN DIEGO — Janet A. Englund, MD, a professor of pediatric infectious diseases at the University of Washington and Seattle Children's…
Polio eradication within reach In the Journals

Polio eradication within reach

April 28, 2015
Wild polio virus cases have declined considerably since the 1988 World Health Assembly resolution to eradicate polio, and the final goal appears…
New interventions needed to address parental vaccine hesitancy Meeting News CoverageVideo

New interventions needed to address parental vaccine hesitancy

April 28, 2015
SAN DIEGO — Walter A. Orenstein, MD, an Infectious Diseases in Children Editorial Board member, discusses potential intervention strategies to…
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Transparency key to increasing vaccination rates

April 27, 2015
BETHESDA, Md. — Providing safe immunization programs and reporting them accurately and transparently to the public can be vital to improving…
Natasha Halasa Meeting News Coverage

Population susceptibility to rotavirus may have shifted following vaccine introduction

April 25, 2015
SAN DIEGO — Results from a population-based study presented here suggest that population susceptibility to rotavirus may have shifted following…
VIDEO: Effectiveness of inactivated vs. live flu vaccine currently unclear Meeting News CoverageVideo

VIDEO: Effectiveness of inactivated vs. live flu vaccine currently unclear

April 24, 2015
BETHESDA, Md. — Richard K. Zimmerman, MD, of the University of Pittsburgh, explains the results of his study comparing the cost-effectiveness…
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