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Experts: Promotion of HPV vaccination must focus on cancer prevention

Experts: Promotion of HPV vaccination must focus on cancer prevention
Infectious Diseases in Children, February 2016

In December 2014, the FDA approved a next-generation HPV vaccine that protects against nine HPV types among females aged 9 through 26 years and males aged 9 through 15 years.

In 2015, the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recommended the 9-valent HPV vaccine (Gardasil 9, Merck) as one of the three HPV vaccines that may be used for routine vaccination. Then, in December, the FDA expanded the age indication for Gardasil 9 to include boys and men aged 16 to 26 years.

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California vaccine compliance increased ahead of SB 277 enactment

February 10, 2016
The kindergarten vaccination rate has increased in California, ahead of the July 1, 2016 effective date of Senate Bill 277, which will eliminate all non-medical vaccine…
In the Journals

IBD treatment increases children’s risk for varicella, herpes zoster hospitalization

February 10, 2016
Children who receive immunosuppressive therapy for inflammatory bowel diseases are at an increased risk for varicella- and herpes zoster-related hospitalizations…
In the Journals

Bexsero vaccine booster effective for waning immunity

February 9, 2016
Recent findings in a phase 2b trial showed that a booster dose for the three-dose serogroup B meningococcal vaccine can overcome waning immunity after early infant…
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One More Shot for the Road: A Review and Update of Vaccinations for Pediatric International Travelers

Pediatric Annals, April 2015, Volume 44 Issue 4
Increasing numbers of children are traveling to developing countries where they are often at a higher risk than adults…
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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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Internet misinformation, dated beliefs continue to fuel vaccine hesitancy

November 24, 2015
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RTS,S/AS01-induced antibody titers predict long-term vaccine efficacy

October 22, 2015
Antibody titers generated from RTS,S/AS01, a malaria vaccine that targets Plasmodium falciparum circumsporozoite protein, predicted the efficacy of…

ACIP approves updates to 2016 child, adolescent immunization schedule

October 21, 2015
The CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices voted unanimously today to approve various updates to the 2016 child and adolescent…
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Infant vaccine schedule with bOPV noninferior to IPV

October 19, 2015
Sequential schedules of inactivated poliovirus vaccines and bivalent oral poliovirus vaccines appeared to be noninferior compared with an inactivated…
In the Journals

Recommendation for routine HPV4 vaccination leads to increased uptake

October 15, 2015
Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recommendations for routine quadrivalent HPV vaccination appears to have increased uptake among boys in…
In the Journals

Global rubella elimination lags behind WHO goals

October 13, 2015
While cases of rubella have declined dramatically worldwide since 2000, reported elimination and control in 2014 lags behind WHO goals to eliminate…
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Clinical, demographic factors identify patients at risk for measles transmission

October 12, 2015
SAN DIEGO — Clinical and demographic features of patients in particular regions may be used to identify those at risk for measles transmission…
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Rotavirus burden decreases, epidemiology changes after 2006 vaccination implementation

October 12, 2015
SAN DIEGO — Data presented here at IDWeek 2015 suggest that population vaccination policies implemented in 2006 reduced the burden of rotavirus…
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Trumenba found safe, effective when administered with Menactra, Adacel

October 9, 2015
SAN DIEGO — Trumenba met all noninferiority immunogenicity criteria when concomitantly administered with Menactra and Adacel vaccines…
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More than 8 million US children, adolescents susceptible to measles

October 8, 2015
SAN DIEGO — Analysis of measles vaccination coverage data in the United States indicated that one in eight children and adolescents are at risk…
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Pertussis protection diminishes similarly after five doses of DTaP 3

October 8, 2015
SAN DIEGO — Waning of three-component DTaP 3 after five doses is similar to that of any other DTaP vaccines after five doses, according to data…
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