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VIDEO: Effectiveness of inactivated vs. live flu vaccine currently unclear

VIDEO: Effectiveness of inactivated vs. live flu vaccine currently unclear
April 24, 2015

BETHESDA, Md. — Richard K. Zimmerman, MD, of the University of Pittsburgh, explains the results of his study comparing the cost-effectiveness of live-attenuated influenza vaccine versus inactivated influenza vaccine in children aged 2 to 10 years at the 2015 Annual Conference on Vaccine Research.

Meta-analysis revealed the live vaccine to be more effective in preventing illness; however, data from the most recent influenza season suggest the inactivated vaccine was more effective. As a result, Zimmerman said that more work will be necessary to determine the superior vaccine.

Providers need to continually promote HPV vaccine to parents Meeting News Coverage

Providers need to continually promote HPV vaccine to parents

April 23, 2015
BETHESDA, Md. — The gap between parents who express at least mild interest in having their adolescents vaccinated against HPV and those who follow through with…
In the Journals

Family history, MMR vaccine status do not affect autism occurrence

April 22, 2015
Receipt of measles-mumps-rubella vaccine was not associated with increased risk for autism spectrum disorders, regardless of whether older siblings had autism, according…
In the Journals

Sustained investments needed for measles elimination in Philippines

April 22, 2015
Estimated coverage rates for the first dose of the measles-containing vaccine increased from 80% in 1998 to 90% in 2013 and from 10% in 2010 to 53% in 2013 for the…

Prevention of Meningococcal Infections in the First 2 Years of Life

Pediatric Annals, August 2013, Volume 42 Issue 8
CME Educational Objectives1.Review the current epidemiology of meningococcal disease in…
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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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VIDEO: New data on vaccines and vaccination at ACVR 2015

VIDEO: New data on vaccines and vaccination at ACVR 2015

April 20, 2015
BETHESDA, Md. — Bruce G. Gellin, MD, MPH, the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health and director of the…
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Misplaced fear

December 18, 2014
When it comes to Ebola, the public is demonstrating its fear and paranoia with measures ranging from buying personal hazmat suits to excluding…
Astride Jules In the Journals

Despite increase, full influenza vaccination coverage remained below 50%

December 15, 2014
From 2000 to 2001 through 2010 to 2011, influenza vaccination increased among children living in Tennessee, but the proportion of fully vaccinated…
Leah Smith In the Journals

HPV vaccination status, adolescent sexual behavior unrelated

December 12, 2014
HPV vaccination did not have a significant effect on indicators of sexual behavior among adolescent girls, according to recent study findings.Leah
FDA News

FDA approves Sanofi's quadrivalent flu vaccine

December 12, 2014
The FDA today approved an intradermal quadrivalent influenza vaccine containing two influenza A and two influenza B strains, according to a press…
Karen Midthun, MD FDA approvals

FDA approves 9-valent HPV vaccine for certain cancers

December 10, 2014
The FDA today approved a new vaccine for the prevention of certain diseases caused by HPV that has the potential to prevent approximately 90% of…

Experimental Ebola vaccines granted US legal immunity

December 9, 2014
Three experimental Ebola vaccines have received legal protection from liability and compensation claims, according to a press release. Under the…
In the Journals

Single clone responsible for most MenW cases in England, Wales

December 8, 2014
The increase of invasive meningococcal group W cases throughout England and Wales is the result of a single clone that belongs to the ST-11…
Thomas Frieden Perspective

CDC: Unprotected influenza strain prevalent; severe season expected

December 4, 2014
The high prevalence of a drifted influenza A(H3N2) strain could lead to a worse influenza season, CDC Director Thomas R. Frieden, MD, MPH,
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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 his insight on the vaccines in…
In the Journals

AAP, ACIP revise recommendation for PCV13 among children at high risk for IPD

December 1, 2014
The CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices and the AAP have updated recommendations for use of the 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate…
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