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Clusters of underimmunized, vaccine-refusal communities identified in California

January 27, 2015

Underimmunized communities and families that refuse vaccines were found to cluster geographically, which could significantly increase the risk for an outbreak and create barriers in achieving immunization quality benchmarks, according to study data.

Prior studies have found that vaccine refusal and delay are associated with increased risk for measles and pertussis outbreaks, as well as higher individual risks for measles, pertussis, varicella and pneumococcal infections.

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FDA approves Bexsero for serogroup B meningococcal disease

January 23, 2015
The FDA today approved the recombinant vaccine, Bexsero, for prevention of Neisseria meningitidis serogroup B among individuals aged 10 to 25 years.Bexsero (Novartis)…
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Disneyland measles outbreak spreads; AAP urges vaccination

January 23, 2015
The California Department of Public Health has confirmed 79 cases of measles among California residents, and of these, 52 are linked to Disneyland or Disney…

Measles outbreak in California spreads from Disneyland to high school

January 21, 2015
Eighteen cases of measles have been confirmed in Orange County, Calif., according to the Orange County Health Care Agency.On Jan. 7, the California Department of Public…
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Vaccines in the Pipeline: The Path from Development to Use in the United States

Pediatric Annals, August 2013, Volume 42 Issue 8
CME Educational Objectives1.Review the current US Food and Drug Administration licensure process for…
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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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Student education, immunization requirements necessary to prevent outbreaks on college campuses

November 28, 2014
NEW YORK — James C. Turner, MD, executive director of the department of student health and the National Social…
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In the Journals

Study on link between MMR vaccine and autism redacted from publication

August 28, 2014
A recently published study that assessed timing of measles-mumps-rubella vaccination and autism among young black boys has been removed from the…
In the Journals

Mutated polio virus can resist vaccination

August 25, 2014
A mutated poliovirus was able to resist the protection of vaccination in victims of a large outbreak in the Congo in 2010, researchers from Germany…
Elizabeth R. Wolf, MD, MPH In the JournalsPerspective

Pertussis vaccination rates unchanged after epidemic

August 22, 2014
Recent data show no increase in pertussis vaccination rates occurred following the 2011-2012 pertussis outbreak in Washington State.Elizabeth R
Rebecca B. Perkins, MD, MSc In the JournalsPerspective

Changing focus of HPV vaccine discussion could increase immunization rates

August 21, 2014
Missed opportunities for HPV vaccination are related to parents’ and physicians’ assumptions about the timing of vaccination relative to…
Kristin Hendrix In the Journals

Emphasis on child’s direct benefit increased parents’ intent to vaccinate with MMR

August 18, 2014
Parents’ intentions to vaccinate their infants with the measles-mumps-rubella vaccine increased if their physician emphasized benefits directly…
In the Journals

MenC vaccine demonstrates significant, long-lasting herd immunity

August 15, 2014
The meningococcal serogroup C conjugate vaccine provided herd immunity for unvaccinated individuals that lasted at least 10 years, according to…
In the Journals

PCV13 linked to decreased IPD incidence in Denmark

August 4, 2014
Use of the 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine reduced the incidence of invasive pneumococcal disease and related deaths in Denmark, according…
In the Journals

Pertussis outbreak in Florida highlights outbreak risk in vaccine-averse communities

July 31, 2014
An outbreak of pertussis in a school and religious community in Florida demonstrates the challenges of protecting vaccine-averse communities against…
In the Journals

Children with HIV have increased risk for IPD, varicella zoster hospitalization

July 30, 2014
Children with HIV have an increased risk for hospitalization with invasive pneumococcal disease or varicella zoster compared with children who do not…
In the Journals

WHO: Rotavirus surveillance network requires additional resources

July 30, 2014
Nearly half of WHO’s Global Rotavirus Surveillance Network sites met 2008 criteria for documenting disease presence and describing disease…
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