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National vaccine coverage of children remains high

August 31, 2015

Nationwide vaccination of children aged 19 to 35 months remained high for almost all recommended vaccinations between 2013 and 2014, according to a report in MMWR.

“Collaborative efforts from a number of key stakeholders involving federal, state, and local governments, clinicians, parents and community organizations, have allowed us to achieve such high vaccination rates among children,” Anne Schuchat, MD, assistant surgeon general, said at a news conference. “Achieving these high levels has greatly reduced infectious diseases, like polio and bacterial meningitis that once routinely killed or harmed many infants and children.”

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Vaccine coverage for kindergartners remains high; exemptions stay low

August 27, 2015
Nationwide vaccination coverage of children entering kindergarten in the 2014-2015 school year remained high, while exemption rates for medical, philosophical and…
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IPV safety reinforced ahead of worldwide adoption

August 26, 2015
In anticipation of the worldwide replacement of live oral polio vaccine with inactivated polio vaccine, a comprehensive study has confirmed that the replacement vaccine…
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One-dose cholera vaccine may be more effective during epidemic

August 25, 2015
When vaccine supplies are limited, a single dose of oral cholera vaccine may effectively prevent more cases and deaths than a standard two-dose strategy, according to…
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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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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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Erythema, swelling after insect sting in a 3-year-old female

Infectious Diseases in Children, May 2015
James H. Brien, DO
A few years ago, a 3-year-old female came running into her house one May evening, crying to her mother that a bee had stung her on her left foot. The…
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Quadrivalent HPV vaccine provides early benefit in adolescent girls

May 1, 2015
Girls aged between 14 and 17 years experienced early beneficial effects with the quadrivalent HPV vaccine; therefore, offering additional…
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Passive surveillance fails to detect pertussis in adults, older children

April 30, 2015
Passive surveillance may be associated with failure to detect symptomatic pertussis, particularly among adults and adolescents.These findings suggest…
Evidence-based approaches to parental vaccine hesitancy now available, essential to prevent future outbreaks Meeting News CoverageVideo

Evidence-based approaches to parental vaccine hesitancy now available, essential to prevent future outbreaks

April 28, 2015
SAN DIEGO — Janet A. Englund, MD, a professor of pediatric infectious diseases at the University of Washington and Seattle Children's…
Polio eradication within reach In the Journals

Polio eradication within reach

April 28, 2015
Wild polio virus cases have declined considerably since the 1988 World Health Assembly resolution to eradicate polio, and the final goal appears…
New interventions needed to address parental vaccine hesitancy Meeting News CoverageVideo

New interventions needed to address parental vaccine hesitancy

April 28, 2015
SAN DIEGO — Walter A. Orenstein, MD, an Infectious Diseases in Children Editorial Board member, discusses potential intervention strategies to…
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Transparency key to increasing vaccination rates

April 27, 2015
BETHESDA, Md. — Providing safe immunization programs and reporting them accurately and transparently to the public can be vital to improving…
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Population susceptibility to rotavirus may have shifted following vaccine introduction

April 25, 2015
SAN DIEGO — Results from a population-based study presented here suggest that population susceptibility to rotavirus may have shifted following…
VIDEO: Effectiveness of inactivated vs. live flu vaccine currently unclear Meeting News CoverageVideo

VIDEO: Effectiveness of inactivated vs. live flu vaccine currently unclear

April 24, 2015
BETHESDA, Md. — Richard K. Zimmerman, MD, of the University of Pittsburgh, explains the results of his study comparing the cost-effectiveness…
Providers need to continually promote HPV vaccine to parents Meeting News Coverage

Providers need to continually promote HPV vaccine to parents

April 23, 2015
BETHESDA, Md. — The gap between parents who express at least mild interest in having their adolescents vaccinated against HPV and those who…
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