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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 vaccination compared with heterosexual and bisexual women, according to recently published data in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

“Adolescents and young adult lesbians may be less likely to have initiated HPV vaccination than their heterosexual counterparts because of the knowledge, attitudes and beliefs related to sexual orientation and HPV risk among young women, health care providers and parents and caregivers,” Madina Agénor, ScD, MPH, department of social and behavioral science, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and colleagues wrote.

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Rotavirus vaccination significantly impacts seizure-related hospitalizations

May 22, 2015
Rotavirus vaccination significantly decreased seizure-related hospitalizations during childhood, which appeared to be highest among the youngest group of infants during…
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Researchers find rotavirus vaccination cost effective in most countries

May 19, 2015
The introduction of rotavirus vaccination with either of the two available vaccines is cost effective and associated with significant decreases in disease burden…
California state legislature votes to eliminate ‘personal belief’ vaccine waiver

California state legislature votes to eliminate ‘personal belief’ vaccine waiver

May 15, 2015
The California state Senate recently passed a bill to eliminate ‘personal belief’ exemptions that currently allow parents to choose to opt their child out of…
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The Vicar of Vicarious Vaccine-Preventable Diseases

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Pediatric Annals April 2015

Vaccines: April 2015

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Vaccine refusal and hesitancy to vaccinatehas been a growing problem in the past 2-3decades. Perhaps victims of our…
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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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Half of US teenage girls fail to receive HPV vaccine at recommended age

February 13, 2015
Despite increases, only 55.9% of adolescent girls received the HPV vaccine at the age currently recommended by the CDC’s Advisory Committee on…
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Online comments impact opinions on vaccination

February 12, 2015
Online comments may have an effect on vaccination opinion that is equal to or greater than public service announcements from credible…
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Further development of prevention, treatment options for RSV required

Infectious Diseases in Children, February 2015
According to the CDC, the majority of children in the US will have contracted a respiratory syncytial virus infection by their second birthday — a…
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Possible varicella, pneumonia in an 8-month-old febrile male

Infectious Diseases in Children, February 2015
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An 8-month-old febrile male infant was referred for admission by a regional hospital emergency department with the diagnosis of varicella with…
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Video: Paul A. Offit, MD, discusses religious exemptions from important vaccinations

February 11, 2015
Paul A. Offit, MD, chief of the division of infectious diseases at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, recently sat down with Infectious
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HPV vaccination unlikely to promote risky teen sexual behavior

February 10, 2015
Girls who received HPV vaccination had higher rates of sexually transmitted infections before and after vaccination compared with their unvaccinated…
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Senate health committee discusses measles, vaccination strategies

February 10, 2015
The Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions held a full committee hearing this morning to discuss the re-emergence of…
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Outcomes after meningococcal disease remain poor in Canada

February 9, 2015
Adults and children in Canada continue to experience poor outcomes from invasive meningococcal disease, with 27% of cases leading to death or…
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Physician associations urge vaccination, preparation against measles outbreak

February 6, 2015
In response to the 102 cases of measles reported across 14 states as of Jan. 30 — largely stemming from the outbreak in Disneyland resort theme…
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CDC, AAP approve recommended pediatric immunization schedules for 2015

February 5, 2015
Based on the October 2014 meeting among the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, recommended immunization schedules for children…
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