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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

Maternal Immunization: An Update for Pediatricians

Pediatric Annals, August 2013, Volume 42 Issue 8
CME Educational Objectives 1.Discuss the current recommendations for vaccination during pregnancy in the United States…
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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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VIDEO: William Schaffner, MD, discusses ACVR highlights

April 20, 2016
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European Commission expands indication of Nimenrix for infants with meningococcal disease

December 20, 2016
The European Commission has approved an expanded indication for the meningococcal vaccine, Nimenrix, for the prevention of Neisseria meningitidis

In the Journals Plus

Antivirals address threat to polio eradication

December 20, 2016
Researchers found that treatment with pocapavir was safe and accelerated virus clearance in immunodeficient individuals who excrete vaccine-derived…

CDC reports influenza vaccine coverage too low

December 15, 2016
The CDC recently reported that only 40% of people in the United States are currently vaccinated against influenza. “We are glad to see that…

In the Journals

Hexaxim exhibited comparable safety, immunogenicity to Infanrix Hexa in infants

December 9, 2016
An investigational fully-liquid hexavalent vaccine for protection against diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, poliovirus, Haemophilus influenzae type b…

In the Journals

Intestinal microbiome composition associated with rotavirus vaccine efficacy in children

December 6, 2016
Gut microbiota composition was similar in both Ghanaian and Dutch infants who responded to the oral live-attenuated rotavirus vaccine, according to…


French GPs show vaccine hesitancy, discrepancy in recommendations

December 5, 2016
In France, where the public is highly skeptical of vaccines, 14% of general practitioners, or GPs, are at least moderately vaccine-hesitant and many…

ID experts anxious, uncertain about Trump presidency

December 2, 2016
Days after winning the White House, President-elect Donald J. Trump declared during a TV interview that he would try to keep in place parts of the…

Meeting News

Debating the benefits and risks of vaccination against meningococcal disease

December 1, 2016
Although many pediatricians in the U.S. recommend vaccinating against serogroup B meningococcal disease to the parents of their patients, questions…

In the Journals

Association with Tdap, meningococcal vaccine requirements could increase HPV vaccination uptake

November 29, 2016
School-entry HPV vaccination requirements had a minimal impact in HPV prevention coverage for adolescent girls, though state vaccination requirements…

Meeting News

Enhanced diagnostic methods, treatment imperative for TB elimination

November 28, 2016
The CDC reported that tuberculosis is the leading pathogen killer in the world again, with between 1.8 million to 10.4 million people infected…

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