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Teen Tdap MenACWY HPV vaccine coverage increases nationwide

July 31, 2015

Adolescent Tdap, quadrivalent meningococcal conjugate and HPV vaccination coverage increased in the United States from 2013 to 2014, although HPV vaccination coverage remains comparatively low, according to a recent report in MMWR.

“I am frustrated that in 2014, four out of 10 adolescent girls and six out of 10 adolescent boys had not even started the HPV vaccine series and are vulnerable to cancers caused by HPV,” Anne Schuchat, MD, assistant surgeon general, said at a news conference. “High Tdap and quadrivalent meningococcal conjugate (MenACWY) vaccine rates show that it is possible to achieve high HPV vaccination rates with the current infrastructure.”

ACP states support for eliminating non-medical vaccination exemptions

ACP states support for eliminating non-medical vaccination exemptions

July 29, 2015
The American College of Physicians has added “eliminating existing exceptions for immunizations,” other than “medical reasons,” to its list of…

EMA approves use of Mosquirix for malaria prevention among sub-Saharan African children

July 27, 2015
The Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use of the European Medicines Agency recently adopted a positive scientific opinion for the malaria candidate vaccine…
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Vaccine program protects Australian women against 4vHPV

July 27, 2015
A national vaccine program has yielded nearly complete control of human papillomavirus types targeted by the quadrivalent vaccine in Australian-born women aged 21 years…
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Adolescent Immunization: 2015 and Beyond

Pediatric Annals, April 2015, Volume 44 Issue 4
In the last decade, the approach to adolescent immunizations has changed substantially. At ages 11 or 12 years, routine…
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Pediatric Annals April 2015

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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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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PCV13 protects against S. pneumoniae in term, preterm infants

April 10, 2015
Most term and preterm infants had adequate protection against Streptococcus pneumoniae following a 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine series…
In the Journals

Routine rotavirus vaccine reduced disease circulation in US children

April 9, 2015
Nationwide, the rate of rotavirus detection declined sharply in the United States after routine rotavirus vaccinations were implemented in 2007…
In the Journals

ACIP recommends 9-valent HPV vaccine for routine immunization

April 9, 2015
A 9-valent HPV vaccine is now recommended by the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices as one of the three HPV vaccines that can…
Lori Kestenbaum

Confronting our hesitancy to spend time with vaccine-hesitant parents

April 8, 2015
Last week, one of the medical students I was working with recounted an experience with an interesting patient she had seen. The child was 17 months…
Pediatric Annals April 2015

Vaccines: April 2015

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Vaccine refusal and hesitancy to vaccinate has been a growing problem in the past 2-3 decades. Perhaps victims of our own success in suppressing…

Immunizations Save Lives!

Pediatric Annals, April 2015, Volume 44 Issue 4

Identifying and Addressing Vaccine Hesitancy

Pediatric Annals, April 2015, Volume 44 Issue 4
In the 20th century, the introduction of multiple vaccines significantly reduced childhood morbidity, mortality, and disease outbreaks. Despite, and

Vaccine-Preventable Outbreaks: Still with Us After All These Years

Pediatric Annals, April 2015, Volume 44 Issue 4
Outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases continue to occur in the United States, and they have been occurring at increasing rates over the past…

Adolescent Immunization: 2015 and Beyond

Pediatric Annals, April 2015, Volume 44 Issue 4
In the last decade, the approach to adolescent immunizations has changed substantially. At ages 11 or 12 years, routine administration of four…

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 of acquiring…
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