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Parental perceptions about influenza vaccine inhibit uptake

March 24, 2017

The way in which the childhood influenza vaccine is perceived has a strong connection with uptake, intended uptake and opinion of side effects, according to a recent study published in Vaccine.

“Although acute symptoms are common following many vaccinations, their causes are not always straightforward,” Louise E. Smith, PhD, and colleagues wrote. “While some may be directly attributable to vaccination, others may reflect pre-existing or coincidental symptoms that are misattributed to the vaccine, while still others may occur due to a ‘nocebo’ effect triggered by a self-fulfilling expectation of symptoms. Expectations may be caused by seeing someone else experience symptoms after vaccination or through exposure to information suggesting that side effects are common.”

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March 22, 2017
The American Society of Clinical Oncology, or ASCO, has released the first guideline on primary prevention of cervical cancer that accommodate multiple regions of the…
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Despite decline in mumps encephalitis, all-cause encephalitis continues to rise

March 22, 2017
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Serial influenza vaccination reduces risk for hospitalization

March 22, 2017
In Australia, patients who were vaccinated against influenza during the current and previous season were less likely to develop severe illnesses requiring…
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Prevention and Control of Influenza and Dengue Through Vaccine Development

Pediatric Annals, August 2013, Volume 42 Issue 8
CME Educational Objectives 1.Review the impact of influenza infection in the pediatric population. 2. Discuss the…
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Vaccines: April 2015

Keck School of Medicine of USC and Pediatric Annals

Vaccine refusal and hesitancy to vaccinate has been a growing problem in the past 2-3 decades. Perhaps victims of our…
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HPV vaccination falling short due to providers, not parents

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Pediatricians play key role in debunking vaccine myths

Infectious Diseases in Children, October 2016
The percentage of pediatricians who encounter parental refusal of vaccinations increased from 75% in 2006 to 87% in 2013, according to results of The…

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Tenth anniversary of RotaTeq salutes inventors, success, future global approvals

October 7, 2016
PHILADELPHIA — The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and The Wistar Institute recently celebrated the 10th anniversary of the two…

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Rapid decline in acellular pertussis vaccine protection warrants review

October 5, 2016
The acellular pertussis vaccine offers waning protection over time and was associated with a more than twofold risk for infection compared with…

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Canine vaccine aids in rabies control for Chinese livestock; other vaccines still necessary

October 3, 2016
Canine inactivated vaccine administered in multiple doses to cattle and camels in China provided rabies protection for up to 1 year; however, oral…

Americas becomes first region declared free of measles

September 27, 2016
The Americas became the first WHO region to be declared free of measles after going 14 years without an endemic case. The announcement was made today…

Q&A: Keeping nonimmunizing families in practices

September 27, 2016
According to a recent study in Pediatrics, the percentage of pediatricians who reported parents refusing vaccines for their children rose from 74.5%…

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Prenatal Tdap vaccination more effective than postpartum immunization

September 27, 2016
Tdap vaccination from 27 to 36 weeks’ gestation was 85% more effective than postpartum vaccination at preventing pertussis in infants aged…

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Dengvaxia increases risk for dengue virus in low-transmission areas

September 27, 2016
The dengue virus vaccine Dengvaxia, now available in six countries, may increase disease severity in locations with lower infection rates and in…

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Timely vaccinations, improved recordkeeping may reduce mortality rates in India

September 26, 2016
Timely and accurately recorded vaccination may help to reduce morbidity and mortality of Indian children from vaccine-preventable diseases, according…

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FDA grants fast track designation for malaria vaccine

September 22, 2016
Sanaria announced today that it has received fast track designation from the FDA for its investigational malaria vaccine, the only one of its kind to…

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