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Experts: Promotion of HPV vaccination must focus on cancer prevention

Experts: Promotion of HPV vaccination must focus on cancer prevention
Infectious Diseases in Children, February 2016

In December 2014, the FDA approved a next-generation HPV vaccine that protects against nine HPV types among females aged 9 through 26 years and males aged 9 through 15 years.

In 2015, the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recommended the 9-valent HPV vaccine (Gardasil 9, Merck) as one of the three HPV vaccines that may be used for routine vaccination. Then, in December, the FDA expanded the age indication for Gardasil 9 to include boys and men aged 16 to 26 years.

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California vaccine compliance increased ahead of SB 277 enactment

February 10, 2016
The kindergarten vaccination rate has increased in California, ahead of the July 1, 2016 effective date of Senate Bill 277, which will eliminate all non-medical vaccine…
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IBD treatment increases children’s risk for varicella, herpes zoster hospitalization

February 10, 2016
Children who receive immunosuppressive therapy for inflammatory bowel diseases are at an increased risk for varicella- and herpes zoster-related hospitalizations…
In the Journals

Bexsero vaccine booster effective for waning immunity

February 9, 2016
Recent findings in a phase 2b trial showed that a booster dose for the three-dose serogroup B meningococcal vaccine can overcome waning immunity after early infant…
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Navigating Parental Vaccine Hesitancy

Pediatric Annals, August 2010, Volume 39 Issue 8
Pediatricians routinely encounter families who question the safety and necessity of childhood immunizations. Responding…
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Immunization Updates 2015: Pediatrics & Adolescents

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Merck & Co. Inc.

Despite the proven remarkable effectiveness of vaccines and the striking global impact of immunization campaigns in…
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New mothers preferred to receive vaccine information from pediatrician vs. obstetrician

May 12, 2015
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Dispelling vaccination 'myths' aroused by GOP debate

September 17, 2015
During the recent Republican presidential debate, the topic of vaccination once again was thrust into the spotlight, as candidates discussed the…
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Pertussis now passes most commonly from siblings to infants

September 16, 2015
According to recently published data, the most common source of pertussis transmission in the United States has shifted from mother to child and now…
In the Journals

RV3-BB improves rotavirus protection at birth in high-burden regions

September 16, 2015
The administration of monovalent human neonatal rotavirus vaccine RV3-BB at birth or during infancy is effective, well-tolerated and has the…
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A preterm neonate presents with seizures and meningitis

Infectious Diseases in Children, September 2015
James H. Brien, DO
A 7-day-old, 34-week premature male in the neonatal ICU became irritable with fever and underwent a full sepsis workup. His exam was unremarkable…
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Pregnant women surveyed in second trimester report confidence in childhood vaccines

September 14, 2015
Data from a baseline survey demonstrate that in the second trimester, most first-time mothers felt confident about the safety, effectiveness and…
CMECNECE

Immunization Updates 2015: Pediatrics & Adolescents

September 15, 2015 Expires: 9/15/2016
Despite the proven remarkable effectiveness of vaccines and the striking global impact of immunization campaigns in eradicating/reducing incidence of…
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PHiD-CV10 vaccine slightly reduces use of tubes for ear infections

September 7, 2015
Pneumococcal Haemophilus influenzae protein D conjugate vaccine had a slight effect on the amount of tympanostomy tube placement procedures, a…
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Children infected with vaccine-derived polio in Ukraine

September 2, 2015
Two children have contracted circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 1 with accompanying paralysis in southwestern Ukraine, according to…
In the Journals

Interventions increase vaccination rates for pediatric rheumatology patients

September 2, 2015
Simple practice-level interventions increased the pneumococcal vaccination coverage rate of pediatric patients with systemic lupus erythematosus and…
In the Journals

National vaccine coverage of children remains high

August 31, 2015
Nationwide vaccination of children aged 19 to 35 months remained high for almost all recommended vaccinations between 2013 and 2014, according to a…
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