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Meningococcal disease declines 70% in US

Meningococcal disease declines 70% in US
November 16, 2017

New surveillance data demonstrated a steady decline in the incidence of meningococcal disease over the past 2 decades in the United States.

Substantial reductions in serogroups covered by the meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MenACWY) reflect the impact of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices’ (ACIP) 2005 recommendation to vaccinate individuals aged 11 to 18 years, and the committee’s 2010 recommendation to administer a booster dose to adolescents aged 16 years and older, according to Jessica R. MacNeil, MPH, epidemiologist at the CDC’s National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, and colleagues.

In the Journals

Influenza vaccination in pediatric EDs cost-effective

November 15, 2017
Administering immunization against influenza in pediatric ED settings to all eligible patients demonstrates cost-efficacy and can reduce the number of infections by 27…
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Investigational acellular pertussis vaccine effective in adolescents, approved in Thailand

October 31, 2017
Recent phase 2/3 data showed that a new recombinant acellular pertussis booster vaccine administered alone or in combination with tetanus and reduced-dose diphtheria…
Meeting News

ACIP simplifies child, adolescent immunization schedules for ‘busy clinician’

October 26, 2017
Mindful of the many demands on clinician schedules, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices unanimously approved several formatting changes to its recommended…
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CME Article

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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CME

Unusual Diagnoses: Part 1: January 2015

Keck School of Medicine of USC and Pediatric Annals

Index of suspicion—a term used daily by clinicians in general practice who must, in a sea of “normal”…
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American Heart Association Scientific Sessions

American Heart Association Scientific Sessions

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

November 22, 2015
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