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ACIP remains opposed to LAIV

June 21, 2017

The CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, or ACIP, is continuing to advise against using the live-attenuated influenza vaccine.

The ACIP voted unanimously to approve the latest update to its recommendations on influenza vaccination during its meeting at CDC headquarters in Atlanta. That update includes the continued recommendation against the live-attenuated influenza vaccine (LAIV), which is offered as a nasal spray.

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Study indicates potential link between influenza during pregnancy and autism

June 21, 2017
Although researchers found no evidence that maternal influenza alone was associated with autism spectrum disorder among children, they did observe a nonsignificant…
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Prioritizing children, elderly more beneficial during influenza vaccine shortages

June 14, 2017
When vaccine supplies are limited during influenza pandemics, prioritizing high-risk groups, followed by children and the elderly for vaccination improved epidemiologic…
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Year-round maternal influenza vaccination reduced infection rates, improved birth outcomes

June 8, 2017
Maternal influenza vaccinations administered throughout the year significantly reduced influenza infections among infants and influenza-like illnesses in their mothers
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Long-term Outcomes of Primary Intraocular Lens Implantation in Patients Aged 7 to 24 Months

Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, May/June 2017, Volume 54 Issue 3
To report long-term outcomes of primary intraocular lens (IOL) placement in patients aged 7 to 24 months. This was a…
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ACIP remains opposed to LAIV

June 21, 2017
The CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, or ACIP, is continuing to advise against using the live-attenuated influenza

In the Journals Plus

Study indicates potential link between influenza during pregnancy and autism

June 21, 2017
Although researchers found no evidence that maternal influenza alone was associated with autism spectrum disorder among children, they did observe a…

In the Journals

Prioritizing children, elderly more beneficial during influenza vaccine shortages

June 14, 2017
When vaccine supplies are limited during influenza pandemics, prioritizing high-risk groups, followed by children and the elderly for vaccination…

In the Journals

Year-round maternal influenza vaccination reduced infection rates, improved birth outcomes

June 8, 2017
Maternal influenza vaccinations administered throughout the year significantly reduced influenza infections among infants and influenza-like

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VIDEO: Vaccine significantly reduces risk for influenza-related death in children

June 5, 2017
NEW ORLEANS — In this video, Kathleen M. Neuzil, MD, MPH, Infectious Disease News Editorial Board member and director of the Center for Vaccine…

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Child care centers largely unprepared for influenza pandemics

June 5, 2017
Only 7% of child care directors within the United States reported that their centers had taken adequate steps to prevent the spread of influenza…

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Children of immunizing parents three times more likely to receive seasonal influenza vaccine

May 17, 2017
Children whose parents had received an influenza vaccine are 2.77 times more likely to be immunized against seasonal influenza and were more likely…

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LAIV may provide immunity to diverse influenza strains without prior exposure

May 1, 2017
Live-attenuated influenza vaccines increase durable, cross-reactive T-cell responses among children, with potential to provide cross-protective

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Influenza-related death most common in children younger than 2 years

April 27, 2017
ATLANTA — The highest mortality rate regarding influenza-related pediatric death occurs most frequently in children younger than 2 years of

Q&A: A message to clinicians during World Immunization Week

April 24, 2017
World Immunization Week is acknowledged annually during the last week of April to raise awareness of the importance of child and adult immunizations…

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