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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, according to study findings in Pediatrics.

These results indicate a need for evidence-based interventions to increase timely immunization.

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…
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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…
In the Journals

Influenza vaccine found safe in children with egg allergy

February 17, 2015
Live-attenuated influenza vaccine appeared to be safe for use in children with egg allergy and well tolerated in children with asthma, according to recent study…
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Simple Checklist for the Full-Term Healthy Newborn Visit

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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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Margaret Fisher Meeting News Coverage

Education is key to help protect patients from animal bites

November 24, 2014
NEW YORK — Educating patients on animal interaction and pet selection is one way physicians can contribute to the prevention of animal bites…
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Lack of effective strategies available to address vaccine-hesitant parents

November 23, 2014
NEW YORK — Sean T. O'Leary, MD, MPH, from the department of pediatrics at the University of Colorado, discusses the lack of proven…
Walter A. Orenstein, MD Meeting News Coverage

Global polio eradication requires domestic, international support

November 23, 2014
NEW YORK — During his keynote address at the 2014 Infectious Diseases in Children Symposium, Walter A. Orenstein, MD, praised the significant…
IGRA TB tests expected to significantly reduce false-positive results compared with TST Meeting News CoverageVideo

IGRA TB tests expected to significantly reduce false-positive results compared with TST

November 23, 2014
NEW YORK — Jeffrey R. Starke, MD, an Infectious Diseases in Children Editorial Board member, addresses the growing availability of…
In the Journals

Global vaccination coverage progressing, requires further improvement

November 20, 2014
Global vaccination coverage is progressing promisingly, but requires further improvement to ensure all children are protected from…
Sarah J. Clark, MPH

Survey: Parents support routine vaccination checks in daycare centers

November 19, 2014
Many parents feel that daycare centers should require children to be up-to-date on vaccines and that vaccine records should be reviewed every year…
In the Journals

WHO: Progress towards measles elimination stalling

November 14, 2014
Based on current trends of measles vaccination and incidence, 2015 global targets to eliminate measles in four WHO regions will not be achieved on…
In the JournalsPerspective

Tdap, MCV4 vaccination uptake improved compared with HPV vaccination

November 13, 2014
Tdap and the quadrivalent meningococcal conjugate vaccination rates increased more than HPV vaccination rates from 2007 to 2013 among children aged…
In the JournalsPerspective

PCV7, PCV13 significantly decreased risk for sinusitis, pneumonia hospitalization

November 13, 2014
The 7- and 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccines significantly decreased risk for hospitalization due to sinusitis or pneumonia among Swedish…
Mickey Chopra

Leaders call for integrated approach to prevention on World Pneumonia Day

November 12, 2014
In an effort to end preventable pneumonia-associated deaths among children, World Pneumonia Day is being observed on Nov. 12 to encourage leaders to…
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