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Increase in pertussis linked to nonmedical vaccine exemptions, waning immunity

June 24, 2017

Data from five U.S. states with a high incidence rate of pertussis revealed geospatial links between nonmedical vaccine exemptions among kindergarteners and illnesses among children and young adolescents.

In addition, Carlin Aloe, of Harvard University Extension School, and colleagues also found evidence of waning immunity with the acellular pertussis vaccine among children aged 10 to 14 years.

US yellow fever vaccine to disappear in July; alternative vaccine supplied

June 23, 2017
Expecting the supply of the United States’ only licensed yellow fever vaccine to disappear in July, officials are distributing another brand to sites nationwide
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Barriers to HPV vaccine uptake identified, suggestions to overcome such obstacles offered

June 23, 2017
PHILADELPHIA — HPV vaccine rates in 2015 were below the Healthy People 2020 target of 80%, suggesting an opportunity for nurse practitioners to help improve these…

No science needed to blame vaccines for illness, EU court rules

June 22, 2017
The European Union Court of Justice has ruled that illnesses can be attributed to vaccines during litigation without scientific proof. The judges decided that factors
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Vaccine-Preventable Outbreaks: Still with Us After All These Years

Pediatric Annals, April 2015, Volume 44 Issue 4
Outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases continue to occur in the United States, and they have been occurring at…
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Vaccines: April 2015

Keck School of Medicine of USC and Pediatric Annals

Vaccine refusal and hesitancy to vaccinate has been a growing problem in the past 2-3 decades. Perhaps victims of our…
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Increase in pertussis linked to nonmedical vaccine exemptions, waning immunity

June 24, 2017
Data from five U.S. states with a high incidence rate of pertussis revealed geospatial links between nonmedical vaccine exemptions among…

US yellow fever vaccine to disappear in July; alternative vaccine supplied

June 23, 2017
Expecting the supply of the United States’ only licensed yellow fever vaccine to disappear in July, officials are distributing another brand

Meeting News

Barriers to HPV vaccine uptake identified, suggestions to overcome such obstacles offered

June 23, 2017
PHILADELPHIA — HPV vaccine rates in 2015 were below the Healthy People 2020 target of 80%, suggesting an opportunity for nurse practitioners to…

No science needed to blame vaccines for illness, EU court rules

June 22, 2017
The European Union Court of Justice has ruled that illnesses can be attributed to vaccines during litigation without scientific proof. The

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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

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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…

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Healthy food options, vaccine awareness, top latest policy updates from AMA

June 15, 2017
Delegates at this week’s AMA annual meeting in Chicago adopted new policies intended to increase access to healthier food, continue support of…

In the Journals

Indigenous infants at greater risk for hospitalization during first year

June 15, 2017
Infants born in First Nations and Inuit populations were at significantly elevated risk for hospitalization compared with other ethnicities, due in…

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…

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Consistent advocacy needed to thwart resurgence: Measles over 3 decades

Infectious Diseases in Children, June 2017
Between 1987 and 1988, the number of measles cases reported to the CDC decreased by 7%, from 3,652 cases in 1987 to 3,411 in 1988. However, in 1989…

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