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RotaTeq reduces RV gastroenteritis hospitalizations in Finnish children

August 23, 2016

Since the advent of universal RotaTeq vaccination in Finland in 2009, data have indicated a 90% reduction in pediatric hospitalizations for rotavirus acute gastroenteritis and no resurgence after 5 years, according to recent data.

“With a high [rotavirus (RV)] vaccination coverage in Finland, a dramatic reduction of RV acute gastroenteritis [RVGE] has been observed, as in Belgium,” Maria Hemming-Harlo, MD, PhD, of the vaccine research center at the University of Tampere in Finland, and colleagues wrote. “With lower vaccine coverage in the U.S. (about 75%), the overall protection has been about 84% against severe RVGE.”

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Most parents support school-entry HPV vaccination requirements if opt-outs exist

August 19, 2016
A majority of parents supported laws that would make HPV vaccination mandatory for school entry if their state offered opt-out provisions, according to results of a…
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Nasal spray, flu shot confer similar protection against influenza

August 16, 2016
There was no difference in community protection against influenza when vaccinating children and adolescents with either intranasal live attenuated influenza vaccine or…
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Pneumococcal conjugate vaccine reduces disease in Native American children

August 16, 2016
Pneumococcal conjugate vaccines successfully reduced PCV13-specific and 6C carriage among Native American children aged 5 years or younger, according to findings…
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Navigating Parental Vaccine Hesitancy

Pediatric Annals, August 2010, Volume 39 Issue 8
Pediatricians routinely encounter families who question the safety and necessity of childhood immunizations. Responding…
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Operation Immunization 2016: Enhancing HPV Immunization

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Merck & Co., Inc.

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VIDEO: Recent progress in development of universal flu vaccine

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H1N1 dominates mild 2015-2016 flu season

April 1, 2016
The 2015-2016 influenza season has been milder than the previous three seasons and appears to have peaked later than normal, according to the CDC…

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Seasonal influenza vaccination during pregnancy reduces stillbirths

March 31, 2016
Women who received seasonal trivalent influenza vaccine during pregnancy were 51% less likely to experience stillbirth than those who did not receive…

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Two-dose varicella vaccine more effective than one dose

March 28, 2016
Recent findings published in Pediatrics suggested that the two-dose varicella vaccine was more effective than the single-dose vaccine. “During…

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HPV vaccine effective for low-income minority females

March 24, 2016
Recent findings published in JAMA Pediatrics indicated that the quadrivalent HPV vaccine was effective for low-income, high-risk minority females…

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Intentional vaccine avoidance causes most measles cases

March 22, 2016
The majority of measles and pertussis cases during outbreaks with comprehensive vaccine data were a result of intentional vaccine refusal, according…

App guides pregnant women on infections, vaccinations

March 20, 2016
Researchers at Imperial College London and Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust developed a mobile application that educates pregnant women and new…

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Expert opinions on measles-specific vaccine exemptions vary widely

March 18, 2016
While conventional approaches to mandating vaccine compliance have focused on broadly eliminating all nonmedical vaccine exemptions for school…

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Nepal makes significant progress toward measles elimination

March 17, 2016
Measles elimination strategies in Nepal have significantly reduced the annual number of suspected cases and increased national single-dose measles…

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Dengue vaccine shows full protection in human challenge model

March 16, 2016
A dengue vaccine currently in phase 3 development was 100% effective at preventing the disease, according to the results of a small clinical trial in…

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Hardly harmless: The dangerous tradition of ‘pox parties’

Infectious Diseases in Children, March 2016
Walter A. Orenstein, MD; Julie R. Garon, MPH
Varicella, more commonly known as chickenpox, was previously thought of as a harmless rite of passage for all children. Before the development of an…

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