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Rotavirus vaccination significantly impacts seizure-related hospitalizations

May 22, 2015

Rotavirus vaccination significantly decreased seizure-related hospitalizations during childhood, which appeared to be highest among the youngest group of infants during the first 2 years of age, according to study results.

“This reduction may mean not only additional prevention of rotavirus disease burden, but further cost saving and avoidance of infant and family suffering,” Jacobo Pardo-Seco, of Translational Pediatrics and Infectious Diseases Section in the pediatric department of the Hospital Clinico Universitario de Santiago de Compostela in Spain, and colleagues wrote.

In the Journals

Researchers find rotavirus vaccination cost effective in most countries

May 19, 2015
The introduction of rotavirus vaccination with either of the two available vaccines is cost effective and associated with significant decreases in disease burden…
California state legislature votes to eliminate ‘personal belief’ vaccine waiver

California state legislature votes to eliminate ‘personal belief’ vaccine waiver

May 15, 2015
The California state Senate recently passed a bill to eliminate ‘personal belief’ exemptions that currently allow parents to choose to opt their child out of…
Mack Ruffin IV, MD, MPH In the Journals

EHR alerts boost HPV vaccine uptake in young women

May 14, 2015
A simple reminder via electronic health records significantly increased HPV vaccine initiation and completion among young women, recent data suggest. “We found…

Immunizations Save Lives!

Pediatric Annals, April 2015, Volume 44 Issue 4
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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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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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The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices and the Affordable Care Act

Pediatric Annals, February 2015, Volume 44 Issue 2
Anne Schuchat

As measles count rises, CDC encourages MMR vaccination

January 29, 2015
Since Jan. 1, 84 cases of measles across 14 states have been reported, 67 of which have been linked to the outbreak stemming from Disneyland resort…
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Arizona tracking hundreds of people after possible measles exposure

January 29, 2015
Public health officials in Arizona are monitoring 1,000 people, including 195 children who may have been exposed to measles, stemming from the…
Tracy A. Lieu, MD, MPH

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…
Karen Midthun FDA News

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…
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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…

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…
In the Journals

Pneumonia risk significantly greater among children with HIV

January 20, 2015
HIV-infected children were significantly more likely to die from pneumonia in developing countries where the highest incidence and mortality from…
In the Journals

PsA-TT vaccination reduced meningitis incidence in Chad

January 20, 2015
The second phase of a meningitis vaccination campaign administered in Chad in 2012 yielded a significant reduction in meningitis cases similar to…
Pejman Rohani In the Journals

Efficacy of pertussis booster vaccination varied by resurgence method

January 20, 2015
Efficacy of booster vaccination schedules for pertussis was contingent on how the disease resurged, according to new study findings.“Despite…
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