In the Journals

High-risk HPV prevalent in American Indian women

October 22, 2018
A study conducted on one of the largest American Indian reservations in the United States found that women from the tribal community had a high…

Meeting News

High-dose flu vaccine improves immune response in RA

October 21, 2018
CHICAGO — The use of a high-dose trivalent inactivated influenza vaccine significantly improved immune response among patients with rheumatoid…

In the Journals

Personal touch critical for mobile phone-based HPV awareness strategy

October 19, 2018
Although college-aged adults were hesitant to learn about HPV and HPV vaccination via text messages and mobile apps, they expressed more willingness…

In the Journals

West African Ebola epidemic cost $53 billion, according to new estimate

October 19, 2018
The Ebola virus epidemic in West Africa was the largest of its kind, resulting in more cases and deaths than all previous outbreaks combined…

In the Journals

Prenatal Tdap most effective early in third trimester

October 18, 2018
Maternal immunization with Tdap during pregnancy can provide neonates with higher levels of pertussis toxin antibodies, which protect them from…

Ebola outbreak in Congo not a global public health emergency, committee says

October 17, 2018
Today, an emergency committee convened by WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, PHD, MSc, determined that the current Ebola virus…

How to encourage influenza vaccination in primary care

October 17, 2018
Influenza season is underway and proper protection against the disease is imperative to stave off its harmful effects. After a well-publicized down…

Point/Counter

Should pregnant women receive an Ebola vaccine despite WHO recommendations?

Infectious Diseases in Children, October 2018
Inclusion of pregnant women in live vaccine trials is an ethical imperative. The nearly universal fetal, neonatal and maternal mortality associated…

In the Journals

Teen girls did not engage in riskier sex after HPV vaccination

October 16, 2018
Adolescent girls reported sexual behaviors that were the same or safer after the launch of a school-based routine HPV vaccination program in British…

Feature

Q&A: HPV vaccine coverage lacking among rural teens

October 15, 2018
More teenagers aged between 13 and 17 years received the HPV vaccine in 2017 than 2016, with 65.5% administered at least one dose and 48.6%…

Meeting News

Maternal RSV nanoparticle vaccine transfers antibodies through placenta

October 12, 2018
SAN FRANCISCO — A respiratory syncytial virus F nanoparticle vaccine was immunogenic in pregnant women and elicited antibodies that were…

In the Journals

Vaccination reduces flu-related hospitalization risk in pregnant women by 40%

October 12, 2018
Vaccination reduced the risk that pregnant women would experience influenza-related hospitalization by 40% during six recent influenza seasons…

Perspective

Kindergarteners maintain high vaccination rates despite increasing exemptions

October 11, 2018
Although kindergarteners enrolled in the 2017-2018 school year were able to maintain high rates of vaccination coverage — specifically with the…

Meeting News

MF59-adjuvanted flu vaccine improves immune response in children

October 11, 2018
SAN FRANCISCO — Young children who were revaccinated with an MF59-adjuvanted, quadrivalent influenza vaccine, or aQIV, continued to show…

Meeting News

Adjuvanted flu vaccine may reduce hospitalization risk in nursing home residents

October 11, 2018
SAN FRANCISCO — Giving long-stay nursing home residents an adjuvanted trivalent influenza vaccine may reduce their risk for hospitalization…

Meeting News

Flu in older patients peaked earlier during 2017-2018 season

October 10, 2018
SAN FRANCISCO — During the 2017-2018 influenza season, amid reduced vaccine effectiveness and a preponderance of H3N2 cases, the CDC reported…

Meeting News

CME program leads to increased pediatric influenza vaccinations

October 9, 2018
SAN FRANCISCO — Health care providers who completed an online continuing medical education program on seasonal influenza in young children and…

In the Journals

Seasonal flu vaccine does not significantly impact efficacy of pandemic vaccine

October 9, 2018
The seasonal influenza vaccine had no significant clinical impact on the effectiveness of the 2009 pandemic influenza vaccine in patients who…

In the Journals

Some HCWs in past Ebola outbreak may be able to ‘neutralize’ virus

October 9, 2018
Health care workers are on the front lines of patient care during Ebola virus outbreaks and at an increased risk for disease due to occupational…

FDA News

FDA expands approval of Gardasil 9 for adults aged 27 to 45 years

October 5, 2018
The FDA expanded the approval the HPV 9-valent vaccine, recombinant to include women and men aged 27 to 45 years for the prevention of certain…