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Disneyland measles outbreak sheds light on vaccine-hesitancy, waning awareness

March 31, 2015

The ongoing measles outbreak linked to Disneyland theme parks exemplifies the increasing prevalence of vaccine hesitancy in the United States and the impact it can have on public health.

“Although the index case has not yet been identified, the outbreak likely started sometime between Dec. 17 and 20, 2014. Rapid growth of cases across the United States indicates that a substantial percentage of the exposed population may be susceptible to infection due to lack of, or incomplete, vaccination,” study researcher Maimuna S. Majumder, MPH, of Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and colleagues wrote in JAMA Pediatrics.

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FDA approves Quadracel as DTaP, IPV vaccine

March 25, 2015
Sanofi Pasteur announced today that the FDA has approved Quadracel, a DTaP and inactivated poliovirus vaccine, for use among children aged 4 through 6 years.The approval…
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Advisory committee calls for further clarification of true pediatric drug indications

March 25, 2015
The Pediatric Advisory Committee of the FDA met Tuesday to review data for numerous drugs to determine their safety for pediatric populations.Based on data that showed…
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Use of Bexsero in early infancy may not provide long-term protection

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Results from a phase 2 open-label, single-center extension study indicated children who received Bexsero as infants had waning immunity against serogroup B meningococcal…
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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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ACIP approves revisions to 2015 childhood immunization schedules

October 30, 2014
The CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices voted unanimously, 13-0 with two members absent from the meeting, to approve various…
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Marshall discusses the safety, efficacy of a potential combination vaccine for infants

October 28, 2014
PHILADELPHIA — At IDWeek 2014, Gary S. Marshall, MD, chief of pediatric infectious diseases at the University of Louisville School of…
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Global polio eradication on horizon, international efforts needed

October 28, 2014
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Safety concerns common reason for hepatitis B vaccine refusal

October 24, 2014
SAN DIEGO — Safety and uncertainty involving the risk for hepatitis B are reasons for barriers to vaccine uptake, according to recent study…
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FDA to review pediatric hexavalent vaccine

October 21, 2014
The FDA has accepted for review a Biologics License Application filed by Merck and Sanofi Pasteur for a pediatric hexavalent combination vaccine…
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NIH awards seven research grants for vaccine adjuvants

October 18, 2014
The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, a division of the NIH, has awarded seven research grants to separate institutions to…

$5.8 million contract awarded for development of third Ebola vaccine

October 17, 2014
The US Department of Health and Human Services announced a $5.8 million contract toward the development of a third Ebola vaccine, according to a…
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Vaccination coverage rates high among US kindergarteners

October 16, 2014
Routine vaccination coverage among children in kindergarten was at or near the 95% national Healthy People 2020 target for DTaP…
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Current tobacco use associated with oral HPV-16 infection

October 14, 2014
Researchers identified a significant relationship between oral HPV-16 infection and behavioral and objective biomarkers of current tobacco use…
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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…
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