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

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 of live-attenuated influenza vaccine versus inactivated influenza vaccine in children aged 2 to 10 years at the 2015 Annual Conference on Vaccine Research.

Meta-analysis revealed the live vaccine to be more effective in preventing illness; however, data from the most recent influenza season suggest the inactivated vaccine was more effective. As a result, Zimmerman said that more work will be necessary to determine the superior vaccine.

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 follow through with…
In the Journals

Family history, MMR vaccine status do not affect autism occurrence

April 22, 2015
Receipt of measles-mumps-rubella vaccine was not associated with increased risk for autism spectrum disorders, regardless of whether older siblings had autism, according…
In the Journals

Sustained investments needed for measles elimination in Philippines

April 22, 2015
Estimated coverage rates for the first dose of the measles-containing vaccine increased from 80% in 1998 to 90% in 2013 and from 10% in 2010 to 53% in 2013 for the…

Prevention of Meningococcal Infections in the First 2 Years of Life

Pediatric Annals, August 2013, Volume 42 Issue 8
CME Educational Objectives1.Review the current epidemiology of meningococcal disease in…
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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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VIDEO: New data on vaccines and vaccination at ACVR 2015

VIDEO: New data on vaccines and vaccination at ACVR 2015

April 20, 2015
BETHESDA, Md. — Bruce G. Gellin, MD, MPH, the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health and director of the…
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Ashleigh McGirr, MPH In the Journals

Earlier booster vaccination may be required after DTaP

January 7, 2015
Earlier booster vaccination and repeated boosting strategies for DTaP may be necessary to achieve herd immunity, according to meta-analysis data that…
Nicola P. Klein, MD, PhD In the Journals

MMRV showed higher risk for febrile seizures vs. MMR, varicella

January 6, 2015
Measles-mumps-rubella-varicella vaccine and measles-mumps-rubella and varicella vaccines had comparable risk for numerous adverse events, although…
Daniel M. Weinberger, PhD In the Journals

RSV may increase risk for bacterial pneumonia in infants

January 6, 2015
New study results published in PLOS Medicine suggest respiratory syncytial virus may increase the risk for pneumococcal pneumonia in…

CDC: Aseptic meningitis outbreak among football players linked to echovirus 30

December 31, 2014
Laboratory testing indicated an association between echovirus 30 and an outbreak of aseptic meningitis among high school football players in…

Influenza in US hits epidemic threshold

December 31, 2014
Influenza activity in the United States has reached an epidemic level for the 2014-2015 season, with national incidence of influenza-like illness…
Melissa Stockwell In the Journals

Electronic reminder increased influenza vaccination rates in late winter

December 31, 2014
Study findings indicated that an electronic vaccination reminder that utilized immunization information from a population-based system increased…
Melissa Stockwell In the Journals

Inclusion of vaccine education improved efficacy of text message reminders

December 30, 2014
Embedding vaccine education information within text message vaccine reminders significantly improved timely receipt of a second dose of influenza…
In the Journals

California pertussis epidemic cases reach near 70-year high

December 29, 2014
There have been 9,935 reported cases of pertussis within the current epidemic in California, representing the state’s greatest number of…
Sean O'Leary, MD, MPH

Personalized approach may be key to addressing vaccine-hesitancy

December 26, 2014
NEW YORK — An individualized approach may be best when addressing concerns of vaccine-hesitant parents, according to a presenter at the 2014…
Joseph A. Bocchini Jr., MD, FAAP

NFID: Recommend HPV vaccine strongly with other routine vaccines

December 23, 2014
To increase HPV vaccine uptake, the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases recommends physicians make stronger recommendations to parents and…
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