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Two doses of HPV vaccine effectively prevent genital warts

Two doses of HPV vaccine effectively prevent genital warts
May 22, 2017

Two doses of HPV vaccine gave girls aged 9 to 14 years as much protection as three doses against genital warts, and both regimens provided significantly more protection than one dose or no doses at all, according to research recently published in Sexually Transmitted Diseases.

Researchers suggest that their findings are another piece of the growing body of evidence to support administering HPV vaccinations at a young age.

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Women unlikely to adhere to screening guidelines after HPV vaccination

May 18, 2017
Women who have received the HPV vaccination were less likely to adhere to cervical cancer screening guidelines, suggesting an unintended consequence of the HPV…

Top stories for HIV Vaccine Awareness Day

May 18, 2017
The first HIV vaccine clinical trial was launched in 1987 at the NIH Clinical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, according to the HHS. Thirty years later, researchers…
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Children of immunizing parents three times more likely to receive seasonal influenza vaccine

May 17, 2017
Children whose parents had received an influenza vaccine are 2.77 times more likely to be immunized against seasonal influenza and were more likely to be compliant with…
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Childhood Immunization Policies and the Prevention of Communicable Disease

Pediatric Annals, March 2011, Volume 40 Issue 3
1. Review the process through which vaccines are licensed and recommendations are developed for routine use. 2. Discuss…
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Vaccines: April 2015

Keck School of Medicine of USC and Pediatric Annals

Vaccine refusal and hesitancy to vaccinate has been a growing problem in the past 2-3 decades. Perhaps victims of our…
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American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Annual Meeting

American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Annual Meeting

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VIDEO: Researchers make progress in norovirus vaccine development

October 30, 2016
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Trump’s meeting with ‘vaccine cynic’ Robert F. Kennedy Jr. raises concerns

January 11, 2017
Robert F. Kennedy Jr., a proponent of scientifically disproven claims about the safety of vaccines, said he was asked by President-elect…

Cancer centers endorse shortened HPV vaccine series, emphasize need for physician advocacy

January 11, 2017
The 69 NCI–designated cancer centers today endorsed the CDC’s revised guideline that calls for administration of the HPV vaccine in two…

WHO reports record-low number of polio cases in Pakistan

January 5, 2017
Cases of wild poliovirus hit a record-low in Pakistan last year, according to WHO. As of Dec. 21, WHO reported 19 confirmed cases of wild poliovirus…

In the Journals Plus

Researchers observe waning influenza vaccine effectiveness

January 4, 2017
During a recent 4-year period, researchers observed a monthly decrease in protection of the influenza vaccine, including up to 11% per month for one…

In the Journals

Announcements increased HPV vaccine uptake in preteens vs. conversations

January 3, 2017
Pediatricians trained to use presumptive announcements vs. participatory conversation or no training for vaccination campaigns increased HPV…

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Arkansas reports more than 2,300 mumps cases in ongoing outbreak

December 30, 2016
The largest mumps outbreak ever recorded in Arkansas has surpassed 2,300 cases, but there are signs it is slowing down, according to state health…

In the Journals

Maternal influenza vaccination does not increase risk for childhood morbidity

December 30, 2016
Data published in JAMA Pediatrics suggested maternal influenza A(H1N1) vaccination is not associated with an increased risk for early childhood…

In the Journals

Japanese encephalitis vaccination yields high protection rates in at-risk toddlers

December 29, 2016
Live-attenuated Japanese encephalitis vaccine provided seroprotection for up to 5 years against Japanese encephalitis wild-type virus after…

In the Journals

Despite reductions in childhood mortality, infectious diseases, childbirth carry significant risk

December 27, 2016
Although child mortality decreased between 2000 and 2015, efforts to reach a two-thirds reduction based on the Millennium Development Goal target…

European Commission expands indication of Nimenrix for infants with meningococcal disease

December 20, 2016
The European Commission has approved an expanded indication for the meningococcal vaccine, Nimenrix, for the prevention of Neisseria meningitidis

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