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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…

Identifying and Addressing Vaccine Hesitancy

Pediatric Annals, April 2015, Volume 44 Issue 4
In the 20th century, the introduction of multiple vaccines significantly reduced childhood morbidity, mortality, and…
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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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HPV vaccination falling short due to providers, not parents

November 22, 2015
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In the Journals

Quadrivalent influenza vaccine may save lives, lower medical costs

February 1, 2017
An age-stratified static model showed that if the quadrivalent influenza vaccine was used instead of the trivalent vaccine, dozens of influenza…

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Exposure to patients with influenza persists despite hospital surveillance

January 30, 2017
A large community hospital in Toronto failed to diagnose one in six patients with influenza until they had exposed other patients and health care…

Washington state mumps outbreak nears 300 cases

January 27, 2017
A widespread mumps outbreak in the state of Washington has sickened 278 people, most of them school-age children, health officials said. The outbreak…

California measles outbreak reportedly involves Orthodox Jewish community

January 25, 2017
An ongoing measles outbreak in California is reportedly affecting a local Orthodox Jewish community. Jeffrey Gunzenhauser, MD, MPH, interim health…

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Conflict in Central African Republic interrupts anti-poliovirus activities

January 23, 2017
Researchers are calling for more efforts to improve poliovirus vaccination and surveillance activities in the Central African Republic, which have…

In the Journals

Novel method estimates cholera vaccination costs in low-, middle-income countries

January 23, 2017
Researchers have developed a new standardized methodology to analyze the full costs for oral cholera vaccination implementation in low- and…

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Preventing and responding to college campus outbreaks

Infectious Disease News, January 2017
Leah Molloy, PharmD
Life on a college campus is synonymous with crowded academic and athletic environments, social events and dormitory residences, all of which create…

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ACIP recommends against using LAIV in US

Infectious Diseases in Children, January 2017
In June, the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, or ACIP, voted not to recommend the live-attenuated influenza vaccine, or…

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Influenza vaccine ‘desperately’ needs improvement

Infectious Diseases in Children, January 2017
The current seasonal influenza vaccine is not perfect, but experts agree that it remains the best available tool for fighting influenza — at…

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Fractional-dose IPV noninferior to full-dose IPV

January 17, 2017
Researchers in Cuba reported similar immune responses in recipients administered with fractional-dose inactivated poliovirus vaccine compared with

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