Vaccine-Preventable Diseases

Top Story

ACIP recommends that LAIV should not be used

June 23, 2016

In a reversal of its recommendation last year, the CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices has voted to approve an update for the 2016-2017 season stating that the live attenuated influenza vaccine, offered as a nasal spray, should not be used in any setting.

In a 13-1 vote, with one abstention, members of the committee approved the interim recommendation based on the reported ineffectiveness of the live attenuated influenza vaccine (LAIV) over the last three influenza seasons. Data reviewed both by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) and its working group indicated the LAIV had been ineffective against influenza A (H1N1) in children aged 2 to 17 years. It also performed poorly in a study among active military.

ACIP recommends cholera vaccine for travelers

June 22, 2016
The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices voted unanimously today to accept proposed recommendations for a single-dose, live, oral cholera vaccine. The vaccine…
In the Journals

Maternal HBsAg comparable to viral load in predicting HBV in infants

June 21, 2016
Recent findings published in Hepatology showed that quantitative maternal hepatitis B surface antigen predicted chronic hepatitis B virus infection in infants at an…
In the JournalsPerspective

Access to detailed VAERS reports reduces vaccine acceptance

June 20, 2016
Recent research in Vaccine found that exposure to detailed reports from the FDA and CDC’s vaccine adverse events reporting system decreased both trust in the CDC…
CME

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…
More »
CME Video

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…
More »
Featured
PAS 2016

PAS 2016

Video
Meeting News Coverage

Recommendation challenges persist for HPV, influenza, meningoccocal vaccines

November 21, 2015
More »
CommentaryPublication Exclusive

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…

Breaking News

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…

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…

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…

In the Journals

Oregon teen’s death linked to rare measles complication

February 8, 2016
The Oregon Health Authority reported that the 2015 death of a boy aged 14 years was the result of subacute sclerosing panencephalitis, a rare but…

In the Journals

Rapidly waning Tdap offers little long-term protection against pertussis

February 5, 2016
Tdap vaccine waned rapidly and provided only limited, short-term protection against pertussis when administered to adolescents as a booster for DTaP…

Chickenpox, shingles vaccine associated with corneal inflammation

February 4, 2016
Analysis of case reports identified an association between the varicella zoster vaccine and keratitis in both children and adults, according to…

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…

In the Journals

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…

More Headlines »
morganatic-roan morganatic-roan