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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, according to data presented at IDWeek 2015.

“These phase 2 data, which are part of a substantial global clinical development program for Trumenba, demonstrated that two important routine adolescent vaccines can be coadministrated with Trumenba,” Kathrin U. Jansen, PhD, senior vice president of vaccine research and development at Pfizer, said in a news release. “In particular, the convenience associated with coadministration of these recommended vaccines — including allowing for vaccination against five of the most common meningococcal serogroups — is an important factor in helping to protect as many adolescents and young adults as possible from vaccine-preventable diseases.”

More than 8 million US children, adolescents susceptible to measles Meeting News Coverage

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 for measles…
Nicola P. Klein, MD, PhD Meeting News Coverage

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 presented at IDWeek…
Early preparation aid physician, college students in transition to adult care At Issue

Early preparation aid physician, college students in transition to adult care

Infectious Diseases in Children, October 2015
While children are expected to transition from pediatrician- to adult-oriented health care when aged 18 to 21 years, college students are notoriously lax in finding…

Adult Immunization and Its Impact on Children

Pediatric Annals, August 2013, Volume 42 Issue 8
CME Educational Objectives 1.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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Meeting News Coverage

Novel criteria can be used to verify safety of varicella vaccination in immunosuppressed children

June 16, 2015
Researchers have developed a prescreening checklist of common blood test levels to identify children with rheumatic diseases under immunosuppression…
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The immunization discussion: Combating privilege, entitlement and ignorance

Infectious Diseases in Children, June 2015
William T. Gerson, MD
“This boy is Ignorance and this girl is Want. Beware them both, and all of their degree, but most of all beware this boy for on his brow I see that…
In the Journals

MenB vaccination at R.I. college halts outbreak, carriage

June 11, 2015
The timely use of antibiotic chemoprophylaxis and mass vaccination following a recent Neisseria meningitidis serogroup B outbreak at a Rhode Island…
In the Journals

Cerebrospinal fluid analysis insufficient to rule out meningitis in older infants

June 10, 2015
Cerebrospinal fluid analysis should be used to rule out bacterial meningitis in infants aged 21 days and younger or are not well-appearing, according…
In the Journals

Single dose of bivalent HPV vaccine as effective as three

June 10, 2015
A single dose of bivalent HPV vaccine may be just as effective against HPV types 16 and 18 infections as the two- and three-dose schedules…
In the Journals

WHO global polio eradication effort recovers from setbacks

June 10, 2015
The WHO resolution to eradicate poliovirus worldwide saw significant progress during 2014 and earlier this year, after rebounding from major…
Nora B. Henrikson, PhD In the Journals

Physician-targeted intervention failed to reduce maternal vaccine hesitancy

June 4, 2015
A Washington state physician-targeted communication intervention did not reduce maternal vaccine hesitancy or improve physician self-efficacy…
In the Journals

Postpartum Tdap vaccination remains common despite ACIP recommendation

June 3, 2015
Recent data showed an increased rate of postpartum Tdap vaccination
In the Journals

Poor specificity of TB skin test may lead to overtreatment in children

June 2, 2015
Tuberculin skin testing resulted in poorer specificity when compared with a commercial interferon-gamma release assay in identifying latent…
In the Journals

Lesbian youths less likely to receive HPV vaccination

May 27, 2015
Despite being at an elevated risk for cervical cancer morbidity and mortality, young lesbians are significantly less likely to initiate HPV…
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