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Vaccine coverage for kindergartners remains high; exemptions stay low

August 27, 2015

Nationwide vaccination coverage of children entering kindergarten in the 2014-2015 school year remained high, while exemption rates for medical, philosophical and religious reasons remained low for most states, according to a report in MMWR.

“For our nation’s immunization system, today is report card day, even before many schools even open,” Anne Schuchat, MD, assistant surgeon general, said at a news conference. “Overall, the news is gratifying. Though they may not always get the headlines, the overwhelming majority of parents continue to protect their children with recommended vaccinations.”

Walter A. Orenstein, MD In the Journals

IPV safety reinforced ahead of worldwide adoption

August 26, 2015
In anticipation of the worldwide replacement of live oral polio vaccine with inactivated polio vaccine, a comprehensive study has confirmed that the replacement vaccine…
In the Journals

One-dose cholera vaccine may be more effective during epidemic

August 25, 2015
When vaccine supplies are limited, a single dose of oral cholera vaccine may effectively prevent more cases and deaths than a standard two-dose strategy, according to…
In the Journals

New guidelines aim to reduce vaccine injection pain

August 25, 2015
New guidelines published in CMAJ propose recommendations for all health care workers to employ to minimize the amount of pain induced by vaccines, in both children and…
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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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Pediatric Annals April 2015

Vaccines: April 2015

Keck School of Medicine of USC and Pediatric Annals

Vaccine refusal and hesitancy to vaccinatehas been a growing problem in the past 2-3decades. Perhaps victims of our…
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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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Concomitant administration of nine-valent HPV vaccine, Tdap-IPV safe, effective

April 13, 2015
Administering the first dose of the nine-valent HPV vaccine concomitantly with the Tdap-inactivated-poliomyelitis vaccine was generally well…
In the Journals

PCV13 protects against S. pneumoniae in term, preterm infants

April 10, 2015
Most term and preterm infants had adequate protection against Streptococcus pneumoniae following a 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine series…
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Routine rotavirus vaccine reduced disease circulation in US children

April 9, 2015
Nationwide, the rate of rotavirus detection declined sharply in the United States after routine rotavirus vaccinations were implemented in 2007…
In the Journals

ACIP recommends 9-valent HPV vaccine for routine immunization

April 9, 2015
A 9-valent HPV vaccine is now recommended by the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices as one of the three HPV vaccines that can…
Lori Kestenbaum

Confronting our hesitancy to spend time with vaccine-hesitant parents

April 8, 2015
Last week, one of the medical students I was working with recounted an experience with an interesting patient she had seen. The child was 17 months…
Pediatric Annals April 2015

Vaccines: April 2015

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Vaccine refusal and hesitancy to vaccinate has been a growing problem in the past 2-3 decades. Perhaps victims of our own success in suppressing…

Immunizations Save Lives!

Pediatric Annals, April 2015, Volume 44 Issue 4

Identifying and Addressing Vaccine Hesitancy

Pediatric Annals, April 2015, Volume 44 Issue 4
In the 20th century, the introduction of multiple vaccines significantly reduced childhood morbidity, mortality, and disease outbreaks. Despite, and

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 increasing rates over the past…

Adolescent Immunization: 2015 and Beyond

Pediatric Annals, April 2015, Volume 44 Issue 4
In the last decade, the approach to adolescent immunizations has changed substantially. At ages 11 or 12 years, routine administration of four…
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