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Female clinicians more likely to initiate vaccinations at acute visits

May 27, 2016

Recent research in the Journal of Adolescent Health found that, along with other clinical characteristics related to vaccination, female clinicians were more likely to administer vaccinations to adolescents during acute care visits.

“Because little is known about gender-related differences in delivery of adolescent preventive care, we examined the relationship between clinician, child, and guardian gender and receipt of HPV vaccine compared to Tdap and MCV4 vaccines, which are not associated with a sexually transmitted infection or gender-specific diseases,” Laura Johnson Faherty, MD, MPH, of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars Program at the University of Pennsylvania, and colleagues wrote.

In the Journals

Neither financial nor educational programs improve vaccination rates

May 26, 2016
Recent study data showed that participating in a financial services program or virtual learning collaborative led to self-reports of increased vaccination rates…
In the Journals

Infant rotavirus vaccination program reduces hospitalizations by 70%

May 25, 2016
Implementation of a rotavirus vaccination program in Ontario resulted in significant decreases in hospitalizations and ED utilization, according to results published in…
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FDA approves Flucelvax Quadrivalent

May 24, 2016
The FDA recently approved Flucelvax Quadrivalent — the first seasonal influenza vaccine to be cell-derived and to protect against the four major strains of…
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Vaccine-Preventable Outbreaks: Still with Us After All These Years

Pediatric Annals, April 2015, Volume 44 Issue 4
Outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases continue to occur in the United States, and they have been occurring at…
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Vaccines: April 2015

Keck School of Medicine of USC and Pediatric Annals

Vaccine refusal and hesitancy to vaccinate has been a growing problem in the past 2-3 decades. Perhaps victims of our…
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VIDEO: New approaches needed to address vaccine resistance

April 19, 2016
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Measles, other infectious diseases likely to return without vaccine adherence

November 30, 2015
NEW YORK — Without continued vaccination efforts, infectious diseases such as measles, are likely to return to the United States and become…

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Despite measures, infection control in daycare centers remains daunting

November 25, 2015
NEW YORK — In her presentation, Susan Coffin, MD, MPH, clinical director of the Division of Infectious Diseases at The Children's Hospital of…

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Internet misinformation, dated beliefs continue to fuel vaccine hesitancy

November 24, 2015
NEW YORK — Gary S. Marshall, MD, chief of pediatric infectious diseases at the University of Louisville School of Medicine, discusses the root…

In the Journals

Infections contribute to risk of psoriasis, antibiotics do not

November 24, 2015
Infections contribute to the risk of psoriasis, while antibiotic use does not, according to data presented in JAMA Dermatology.“We found that…

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Elimination of vaccine exemptions serves children's best interests

November 23, 2015
NEW YORK — The elimination of personal belief exemptions to vaccination, which have no scientific or medical basis, is required to protect…

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Anaphylaxis rare after vaccinations

November 23, 2015
Anaphylaxis after vaccination appeared rare, according to results of a data analysis.“Vaccination is one of the best ways parents can protect…

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HPV vaccination falling short due to providers, not parents

November 22, 2015
NEW YORK — Kenneth A. Alexander, MD, PhD, professor of pediatrics and chief of the section of pediatric infectious diseases at the University…

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Day 2 at IDC New York 2015: Vaccine-preventable diseases set for a comeback

November 22, 2015
NEW YORK — Meg Fisher, MD, medical director at The Children's Hospital at Monmouth Medical Center and Infectious Diseases in Children

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Misinformation, false perception of risk contribute to vaccine hesitancy

November 21, 2015
NEW YORK — Barriers to modifying vaccine hesitancy include misguided thinking, misinformation and a false perception of fear based on anecdotal…

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Recommendation challenges persist for HPV, influenza, meningoccocal vaccines

November 21, 2015
NEW YORK — Mark H. Sawyer, MD, professor of clinical pediatrics at University of California San Diego, discusses new developments in vaccines…

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