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Parent-requested delays in pediatric vaccinations require intervention

March 2, 2015

Many pediatricians and family physicians report receiving parental requests to spread out children’s immunization schedules, and despite concerns, agree to do so, according to study findings in Pediatrics.

These results indicate a need for evidence-based interventions to increase timely immunization.

ACIP confirms recommendation for annual influenza vaccination

February 27, 2015
In a unanimous decision, the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices supported the recommendation that all people aged 6 months and older be vaccinated…
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Prenatal, early infant pertussis vaccination may decrease disease severity, mortality

February 22, 2015
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Infants aged younger than 3 months were affected by pertussis more frequently and severely compared with older infants, and prenatal and early…
In the Journals

Influenza vaccine found safe in children with egg allergy

February 17, 2015
Live-attenuated influenza vaccine appeared to be safe for use in children with egg allergy and well tolerated in children with asthma, according to recent study…
Editorial

The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices and the Affordable Care Act

Pediatric Annals, February 2015, Volume 44 Issue 2
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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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Update on promising vaccines in the pipeline

December 3, 2014
NEW YORK — Mark H. Sawyer, MD, professor of clinical pediatrics at University of California San Diego, offers…
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In the Journals

More evidence may be needed to confirm long-term HPV vaccine efficacy

October 7, 2014
Study data from long-term observation did not indicate any loss of antiviral protection after vaccination against HPV types 16 and 18, but stronger…
In the Journals

Tdap vaccination rate low among pregnant women on Medicaid

October 2, 2014
Only 14.3% of women on Medicaid in Michigan received the Tdap vaccine during their pregnancies from November 2011 to February 2013, according to…
Elmar Joura, MD In the Journals

Effective implementation of nine-valent HPV vaccination could prevent majority of cervical cancers

October 1, 2014
Most cervical precancers appear to be caused by one of nine types of HPV, according to study results.The findings suggest an investigational…
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Meningococcal disease: An update on meningococcal B vaccination

Infectious Diseases in Children, October 2014
Steven B. Black, MD
Meningococcal disease may be relatively rare, but it remains a serious public health concern because of the high risk for mortality and severe…
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Preteen presents with erythema of her right foot

Infectious Diseases in Children, October 2014
James H. Brien, DO
An 11-year-old female is admitted to the hospital with swelling, pain and erythema of her right foot. James H. BrienThe history of this problem began…

NIH, FDA win award for meningitis vaccine licensing deal

September 30, 2014
The technology transfer of a low-cost meningitis vaccine earned the NIH and FDA an award for the year’s most outstanding intellectual property…
In the Journals

Pertussis vaccination did not increase risk for asthma medication use

September 25, 2014
Receipt of pertussis vaccine in infancy did not increase risk for asthma medication use in adolescence, according to study findings in…
In the Journals

HPV vaccine initiation, parental awareness influenced by provider

September 24, 2014
Provider recommendation facilitates parental awareness of HPV vaccination and vaccination initiation among adolescents, according to study findings…

Live poliovirus released into Belgian river

September 23, 2014
The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control announced that on Sept. 2, about 45 liters of concentrated live poliovirus was “released…
St. Louis University to test sofosbuvir/ribavirin in pediatric HCV cases

St. Louis University to test sofosbuvir/ribavirin in pediatric HCV cases

September 23, 2014
Researchers at Saint Louis University will begin study enrollment to test the safety and efficacy of sofosbuvir with ribavirin to treat hepatitis C…
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