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Two doses of HPV vaccine effectively prevent genital warts

Two doses of HPV vaccine effectively prevent genital warts
May 22, 2017

Two doses of HPV vaccine gave girls aged 9 to 14 years as much protection as three doses against genital warts, and both regimens provided significantly more protection than one dose or no doses at all, according to research recently published in Sexually Transmitted Diseases.

Researchers suggest that their findings are another piece of the growing body of evidence to support administering HPV vaccinations at a young age.

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Women unlikely to adhere to screening guidelines after HPV vaccination

May 18, 2017
Women who have received the HPV vaccination were less likely to adhere to cervical cancer screening guidelines, suggesting an unintended consequence of the HPV…

Top stories for HIV Vaccine Awareness Day

May 18, 2017
The first HIV vaccine clinical trial was launched in 1987 at the NIH Clinical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, according to the HHS. Thirty years later, researchers…
In the Journals

Children of immunizing parents three times more likely to receive seasonal influenza vaccine

May 17, 2017
Children whose parents had received an influenza vaccine are 2.77 times more likely to be immunized against seasonal influenza and were more likely to be compliant with…

Maternal Immunization: An Update for Pediatricians

Pediatric Annals, August 2013, Volume 42 Issue 8
CME Educational Objectives 1.Discuss the current recommendations for vaccination during pregnancy in the United States…
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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: Recent progress in development of universal flu vaccine

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Washington state mumps outbreak nears 300 cases

January 27, 2017
A widespread mumps outbreak in the state of Washington has sickened 278 people, most of them school-age children, health officials said. The outbreak…

California measles outbreak reportedly involves Orthodox Jewish community

January 25, 2017
An ongoing measles outbreak in California is reportedly affecting a local Orthodox Jewish community. Jeffrey Gunzenhauser, MD, MPH, interim health…

In the Journals Plus

Conflict in Central African Republic interrupts anti-poliovirus activities

January 23, 2017
Researchers are calling for more efforts to improve poliovirus vaccination and surveillance activities in the Central African Republic, which have…

In the Journals

Novel method estimates cholera vaccination costs in low-, middle-income countries

January 23, 2017
Researchers have developed a new standardized methodology to analyze the full costs for oral cholera vaccination implementation in low- and…

Pharmacology Consult

Preventing and responding to college campus outbreaks

Infectious Disease News, January 2017
Leah Molloy, PharmD
Life on a college campus is synonymous with crowded academic and athletic environments, social events and dormitory residences, all of which create…

At Issue

ACIP recommends against using LAIV in US

Infectious Diseases in Children, January 2017
In June, the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, or ACIP, voted not to recommend the live-attenuated influenza vaccine, or…

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Influenza vaccine ‘desperately’ needs improvement

Infectious Diseases in Children, January 2017
The current seasonal influenza vaccine is not perfect, but experts agree that it remains the best available tool for fighting influenza — at…

In the Journals PlusPerspective

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

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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…

In the Journals

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…

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