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Influenza vaccinations urged for young, middle-aged adults

September 19, 2014

Influenza vaccination rates have increased overall, but rates among healthy adults younger than 65 years remain less than 40%, according to new data presented at a National Foundation for Infectious Disease press conference.

Tom Frieden, MD, MPH, director of the CDC, presented the latest influenza vaccination coverage estimates, which was published in an MMWR report, during the conference.

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Tdap cocooning against pertussis effective in Australian cohort

September 18, 2014
Recent data show a government-funded cocoon program was effective in protecting newborns from pertussis during an epidemic in New South Wales, Australia.Helen E. Quinn
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Genetic, structural defects triggered epileptic seizures after vaccination

September 17, 2014
Recent data show that genetic or structural defects were the common underlying cause of epilepsy onset after routine vaccination. Nienke E. Verbeek, MD, MSc, of the…
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Parental, adolescent knowledge of HPV unrelated to vaccination status

September 16, 2014
Recent data show parental and adolescent knowledge of HPV and HPV vaccination was not associated with adolescent vaccination among a predominantly low-income, black…
Healthy Baby

Taking a ‘PASS’ on Alternative Immunization Schedules

Pediatric Annals, October 2013, Volume 42 Issue 10
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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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Gastroenteritis symptoms more severe in children with rotavirus vs. norovirus

Infectious Diseases in Children, June 2014
BETHESDA, Md. — Children with rotavirus develop more severe gastroenteritis symptoms and are more likely to experience fever, dehydration and…
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Adjuvanted vaccine approval requires careful consideration

May 2, 2014
BETHESDA, Md. — Kathryn M. Edwards, MD, of Vanderbilt University, discusses the use of adjuvants to boost vaccine efficacy. She was part of a…

It’s time for more public schools to join the 
fight against cervical cancer

Infectious Diseases in Children, May 2014
Lawren D. Wellisch, MD; Benjamin P. Brown, MD
Since the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices first recommended routine use of the HPV vaccine in 2006, uptake has been discouragingly poor…
Pharmacology Consult

Vigilance needed for antibiotic prescribing

Infectious Diseases in Children, May 2014
Edward A. Bell, PharmD, BCPS
Antibiotics are frequently given to children and adults and are the most common class of therapeutic medications used in the pediatric population…
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Infection control in hospitals: The role of environmental disinfection

Infectious Diseases in Children, May 2014
According to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, health care-associated infections are the most common complication among people…
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Many parents who intend to vaccinate their adolescents against HPV do not do so

April 30, 2014
BETHESDA, Md. — Slightly more than half of parents who said they intended to vaccinate their adolescents against HPV actually followed through…
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Japanese encephalitis vaccine gains international support

April 30, 2014
BETHESDA, Md. — Kathleen M. Neuzil, MD, MPH, director of vaccine access and delivery at PATH in Seattle, discusses her presentation on…
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DNA influenza vaccine safe, immunogenic in children

April 29, 2014
BETHESDA, Md. — A DNA-based influenza vaccine regimen was safe and well tolerated in children and adolescents and evoked higher immune…
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Vaccination with DTaP, Tdap lowers risk for pertussis

April 28, 2014
Despite the growing evidence of waning immunity of acellular pertussis vaccines, unvaccinated children are more likely to contract pertussis than…
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PCV13 related to decrease in pneumococcal disease across all ages

April 28, 2014
After the introduction of the 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine, the incidence of invasive pneumococcal disease related to the six added…
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