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Maternal immunization protects infants against influenza for 8 weeks

July 25, 2016

Influenza vaccination during pregnancy protected infants against the illness for a limited duration of 8 weeks, a recent study reported.

“The incidence of influenza illness among infants is high and is associated with a substantial increase in outpatient visits and hospitalizations during the influenza season, especially among infants younger than 6 months of age,” Marta C. Nunes, PhD, of the respiratory and meningeal pathogens research unit at Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital in Johannesburg, South Africa, and colleagues wrote. “While active annual influenza vaccination is the most efficient mode for the prevention of influenza, current vaccines are poorly immunogenic and not licensed for use for infants younger than 6 months of age.”

Complications common in Spanish children with extrapulmonary TB

July 15, 2016
Recent findings from a Spanish study showed that immigrant status, immune disorders and drug resistance were linked to pediatric extrapulmonary tuberculosis, with 40% of…
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Meningococcal B outbreak response reveals higher frequency of vaccine-related health events

July 14, 2016
Data from research conducted during an outbreak of serogroup B meningococcal disease on a university campus revealed that vaccine-related health events occurred more…

Arizona measles outbreak grows to 22 confirmed cases

July 12, 2016
An outbreak of measles associated with a private Arizona immigration detention center has grown to 22 confirmed cases, according to news releases from the Arizona…
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Vaccinating Teens: Current Guidelines, Challenges, and Opportunities

Pediatric Annals, August 2010, Volume 39 Issue 8
The widespread use of vaccines and consequent reductions in vaccine-preventable illnesses has been heralded as one of…
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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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LAIV inferior to inactivated vaccine for influenza AH1N1 in children

January 21, 2016
Live-attenuated influenza vaccine was not as effective as inactivated vaccine at protecting children and adolescents against the influenza…

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Journalists mobilize to improve polio vaccination in northern Nigeria

January 19, 2016
Recent findings published in the Journal of Infectious Diseases showed that acceptance of the polio vaccine improved in northern Nigeria due to the…

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HPV vaccination in teen girls highest in poor Hispanic communities

January 15, 2016
HPV vaccination rates among teenage girls are highest in the poorest communities and among those who are Hispanic and living in predominantly…

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Pediatric vaccines substantially reduce bacterial meningitis in adults

January 14, 2016
The incidence of adult bacterial meningitis has decreased substantially in the Netherlands, partly due to herd protection offered by pediatric…

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Trial supports use of novel IPV during outbreak response

January 14, 2016
A novel, monovalent high-dose inactivated vaccine for poliovirus type 2 may be a viable option during an outbreak or for primary protection in areas…

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LAIV ineffective in 2013-2014 flu season

January 12, 2016
Data from the U.S. Flu Vaccine Effectiveness Network showed that quadrivalent live-attenuated influenza vaccine offered little protection to children…

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Polio surveillance improves in security-challenged Nigerian states

January 11, 2016
Strategies implemented in the security-challenged Nigerian states of Adamawa, Borno and Yobe, which have weathered the brunt of the Boko Haram…

‘Pox parties’ still pose risk for severe chickenpox complications

January 8, 2016
Despite the role that vaccines play in drastically reducing the incidence of varicella cases since the vaccination became available in 1995…

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Strong recommendations for HPV vaccine lacking among pediatricians, family practitioners

January 5, 2016
Nearly one-third of physicians reported not strongly recommending HPV vaccination at patients’ 11-12 year well visit, and they were even less…

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BCG vaccine demonstrates long-lasting effectiveness

December 28, 2015
Recent data showed the bacille Calmette-Guérin vaccine reduced the risk for tuberculosis after 40 years of vaccination, suggesting the vaccine…

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