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Rotavirus vaccination significantly impacts seizure-related hospitalizations

May 22, 2015

Rotavirus vaccination significantly decreased seizure-related hospitalizations during childhood, which appeared to be highest among the youngest group of infants during the first 2 years of age, according to study results.

“This reduction may mean not only additional prevention of rotavirus disease burden, but further cost saving and avoidance of infant and family suffering,” Jacobo Pardo-Seco, of Translational Pediatrics and Infectious Diseases Section in the pediatric department of the Hospital Clinico Universitario de Santiago de Compostela in Spain, and colleagues wrote.

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Researchers find rotavirus vaccination cost effective in most countries

May 19, 2015
The introduction of rotavirus vaccination with either of the two available vaccines is cost effective and associated with significant decreases in disease burden…
California state legislature votes to eliminate ‘personal belief’ vaccine waiver

California state legislature votes to eliminate ‘personal belief’ vaccine waiver

May 15, 2015
The California state Senate recently passed a bill to eliminate ‘personal belief’ exemptions that currently allow parents to choose to opt their child out of…
Mack Ruffin IV, MD, MPH In the Journals

EHR alerts boost HPV vaccine uptake in young women

May 14, 2015
A simple reminder via electronic health records significantly increased HPV vaccine initiation and completion among young women, recent data suggest. “We found…
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Adult Immunization and Its Impact on Children

Pediatric Annals, August 2013, Volume 42 Issue 8
CME Educational Objectives1.Review the incidence of selected vaccine-preventable diseases in the adult…
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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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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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EMA approves immunization schedule for pediatric 6-in-1 vaccine

March 5, 2015
The European Medicines Agency has approved a “2+1” immunization schedule for Hexyon, a pediatric vaccine that protects against multiple…
Thomas Frieden, MD

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
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…

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…
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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…
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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…
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…
Jason L. Freedman, MD, MSCE In the Journals

Multifaceted intervention improved influenza vaccination in pediatric cancer cases

February 17, 2015
The use of an intervention consisting of technology, education, and clinical process changes effectively increased influenza vaccination uptake in…

Nearly half of California, Disneyland measles cases unvaccinated

February 16, 2015
Forty-five percent of measles cases in California that are part of an ongoing, multistate outbreak linked to Disneyland theme parks were unvaccinated…
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Half of US teenage girls fail to receive HPV vaccine at recommended age

February 13, 2015
Despite increases, only 55.9% of adolescent girls received the HPV vaccine at the age currently recommended by the CDC’s Advisory Committee on…
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