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Two-dose Cervarix HPV vaccine remains noninferior to three doses at 36 months

June 26, 2017

A two-dose regimen of the Cervarix HPV vaccine in girls remained noninferior to the three-dose regimen in young women 3 years after vaccination, according to researchers.

The findings complete a study that previously showed the two-dose Cervarix (2vHPV, GlaxoSmithKine) regimen was noninferior after 1 month, they wrote in The Journal of Infectious Diseases.

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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…

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…
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One More Shot for the Road: A Review and Update of Vaccinations for Pediatric International Travelers

Pediatric Annals, April 2015, Volume 44 Issue 4
Increasing numbers of children are traveling to developing countries where they are often at a higher risk than adults…
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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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Vaccination reduced risk of pediatric influenza-related death by 65%

April 10, 2017
Influenza vaccination reduces the risk of lab-confirmed influenza-associated pediatric death by 65% among healthy children and 51% among children…

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Influenza susceptibility higher among patients with asthma

April 6, 2017
Patients with asthma are at increased risk for more severe influenza disease, according to research published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical

Recent surge in European measles cases driven by vaccination gaps

April 5, 2017
Health officials warned that a recent surge in measles cases in Europe is being driven by below-target vaccination rates and is threatening the…

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Gardasil safe for pregnant women, researchers say

March 31, 2017
Exposure to the Gardasil quadrivalent HPV vaccine during pregnancy appears to be safe, according to a large nationwide cohort study in Denmark. …

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Inexpensive, oral bovine rotavirus vaccine effective for children

March 28, 2017
Three doses of a live, low-cost and heat-stable oral bovine rotavirus pentavalent vaccine could prevent cases of severe rotavirus gastroenteritis in…

CDC: Incidence of influenza-like illnesses, deaths remain elevated in US

March 28, 2017
Despite a decrease in influenza activity in the United States, the number of outpatient visits and deaths attributed to pneumonia and influenza…

NIH investigates single vaccine to protect against several mosquito-borne viruses

March 27, 2017
With mosquito-borne illnesses posing an ongoing public health threat around the world, there is a significant need for advances in combating and…

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Parental perceptions about influenza vaccine inhibit uptake

March 24, 2017
The way in which the childhood influenza vaccine is perceived has a strong connection with uptake, intended uptake and opinion of side effects

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ASCO issues global guidance on HPV vaccination to prevent cervical cancer

March 22, 2017
The American Society of Clinical Oncology, or ASCO, has released the first guideline on primary prevention of cervical cancer that accommodate…

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Despite decline in mumps encephalitis, all-cause encephalitis continues to rise

March 22, 2017
Although hospital admissions for encephalitis related to measles and mumps has decreased significantly in England, the incidence of all-cause

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