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Neither financial nor educational programs improve vaccination rates

May 26, 2016

Recent study data showed that participating in a financial services program or virtual learning collaborative led to self-reports of increased vaccination rates, although there was little change in actual rates.

“Given the modest effects on immunization rates of both [pay-for-performance (P4P)] and virtual learning quality improvement [QI] collaboratives, the question arises as to whether use of either is worthwhile for improving immunization delivery,” Linda Y. Fu, MD, MS, at the George Washington University School of Medicine, and colleagues wrote.

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Infant rotavirus vaccination program reduces hospitalizations by 70%

May 25, 2016
Implementation of a rotavirus vaccination program in Ontario resulted in significant decreases in hospitalizations and ED utilization, according to results published in…
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FDA approves Flucelvax Quadrivalent

May 24, 2016
The FDA recently approved Flucelvax Quadrivalent — the first seasonal influenza vaccine to be cell-derived and to protect against the four major strains of…

HIV Vaccine Awareness Day: Research continues for effective preventive, therapeutic vaccines

May 18, 2016
National HIV Vaccine Awareness Day is observed annually on May 18 to mark the progress made in developing an effective HIV vaccine, to acknowledge those who have…
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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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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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Infant among new cases of vaccine-derived polio reported in Laos

February 4, 2016
Two additional cases of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 1 have been reported in Laos, amid ongoing outbreak response activities…

Ruling in Michigan significantly reduces nonmedical vaccine waivers

February 3, 2016
Preliminary data showed that an administrative rule in Michigan, requiring parents to meet with health officials before receiving a nonmedical…

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AAP updates policy statement on immunization schedule

February 2, 2016
The AAP has released an updated policy statement to reflect changes made by the CDC to this year’s childhood and adolescent immunization…

In the Journals

Booster vaccine against HBV not needed, researchers find

February 1, 2016
A majority of Alaska natives showed signs of protection against hepatitis B virus infection 30 years after receiving a primary vaccination series…

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Operation Immunization 2016: Enhancing HPV Immunization

January 22, 2016 Expires: 1/21/2017
During the last decade, several new vaccines, including the meningococcal conjugate (MCV4), tetanus, diphtheria, acellular pertussis (Tdap), human…

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

In the Journals

LAIV inferior to inactivated vaccine for influenza AH1N1 in children

January 21, 2016
Live-attenuated influenza vaccine was not as effective as inactivated vaccine at protecting children and adolescents against the influenza…

In the Journals

Journalists mobilize to improve polio vaccination in northern Nigeria

January 19, 2016
Recent findings published in the Journal of Infectious Diseases showed that acceptance of the polio vaccine improved in northern Nigeria due to the…

In the Journals

HPV vaccination in teen girls highest in poor Hispanic communities

January 15, 2016
HPV vaccination rates among teenage girls are highest in the poorest communities and among those who are Hispanic and living in predominantly…

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Pediatric vaccines substantially reduce bacterial meningitis in adults

January 14, 2016
The incidence of adult bacterial meningitis has decreased substantially in the Netherlands, partly due to herd protection offered by pediatric…

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Trial supports use of novel IPV during outbreak response

January 14, 2016
A novel, monovalent high-dose inactivated vaccine for poliovirus type 2 may be a viable option during an outbreak or for primary protection in areas…

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