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Ebola vaccine candidate highly effective in phase 3 trial

July 31, 2015

Results from an interim analysis of a phase 3 trial of an investigational Ebola vaccine demonstrated 100% efficacy in more than 4,000 adults in Guinea.

“This is an extremely promising development,” WHO Director-General Margaret Chan, MD, said in a press release. “The credit goes to the Guinean government, the people living in the communities and our partners in this project. An effective vaccine will be another very important tool for both current and future Ebola outbreaks.”

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Teen Tdap MenACWY HPV vaccine coverage increases nationwide

July 31, 2015
Adolescent Tdap, quadrivalent meningococcal conjugate and HPV vaccination coverage increased in the United States from 2013 to 2014, although HPV vaccination coverage…
ACP states support for eliminating non-medical vaccination exemptions

ACP states support for eliminating non-medical vaccination exemptions

July 29, 2015
The American College of Physicians has added “eliminating existing exceptions for immunizations,” other than “medical reasons,” to its list of…

EMA approves use of Mosquirix for malaria prevention among sub-Saharan African children

July 27, 2015
The Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use of the European Medicines Agency recently adopted a positive scientific opinion for the malaria candidate vaccine…
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Adolescent Immunization: 2015 and Beyond

Pediatric Annals, April 2015, Volume 44 Issue 4
In the last decade, the approach to adolescent immunizations has changed substantially. At ages 11 or 12 years, routine…
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Pediatric Annals April 2015

Vaccines: April 2015

Keck School of Medicine of USC and Pediatric Annals

Vaccine refusal and hesitancy to vaccinatehas been a growing problem in the past 2-3decades. Perhaps victims of our…
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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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One More Shot for the Road: A Review and Update of Vaccinations for Pediatric International Travelers

Pediatric Annals, April 2015, Volume 44 Issue 4
Increasing numbers of children are traveling to developing countries where they are often at a higher risk than adults of acquiring…
Samuel Katz

Disneyland measles outbreak sheds light on vaccine-hesitancy, waning awareness

March 31, 2015
The ongoing measles outbreak linked to Disneyland theme parks exemplifies the increasing prevalence of vaccine hesitancy in the United States and the…
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FDA approves Quadracel as DTaP, IPV vaccine

March 25, 2015
Sanofi Pasteur announced today that the FDA has approved Quadracel, a DTaP and inactivated poliovirus vaccine, for use among children aged 4 through…
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Advisory committee calls for further clarification of true pediatric drug indications

March 25, 2015
The Pediatric Advisory Committee of the FDA met Tuesday to review data for numerous drugs to determine their safety for pediatric populations.Based…
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Use of Bexsero in early infancy may not provide long-term protection

March 23, 2015
Results from a phase 2 open-label, single-center extension study indicated children who received Bexsero as infants had waning immunity against…
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Encouraging male HPV vaccination may extend protection against HPV infection

March 17, 2015
Mathematical analyses suggest that public health officials may be able to protect a broader range of the population against HPV infection and related…
Maimuna S. Majumder, MPH In the Journals

Estimated MMR vaccination rates as low as 50% among Disneyland outbreak population

March 16, 2015
Vaccination rates among those exposed to the recent measles outbreak linked to Disneyland theme parks are estimated to be as low as 50% and no higher…
Are there sufficient data to implement wide-scale dengue vaccination in endemic countries? Point/Counter

Are there sufficient data to implement wide-scale dengue vaccination in endemic countries?

Infectious Diseases in Children, March 2015
As a leading cause of serious illness and death among Latin American and Asian children and with more than 40% of the world’s population at…
Ram Sasisekharan, PhD In the Journals

H1N1 variant suspected in Indian influenza outbreak

March 13, 2015
An outbreak of influenza A(H1N1) in India with more than 8,000 reported cases and 800 deaths is suspected to be a drifted strain from the 2009…
Ebola outbreak leaves West Africa more susceptible to measles In the JournalsPerspective

Ebola outbreak leaves West Africa more susceptible to measles

March 12, 2015
Disruptions in local health care services in countries heavily affected by the Ebola crisis have led to significant decreases in childhood…
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