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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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Internet misinformation, dated beliefs continue to fuel vaccine hesitancy

November 24, 2015
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Human Papillomavirus and the HPV Vaccine: Where Are We Today?

Pediatric Annals, January 2017, Volume 46 Issue 1
Vaccine discussions are an important part of the general pediatrician's day. The human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, in particular, has been slow to…

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Topical lidocaine effective pain reliever during infant vaccination

January 13, 2017
Liposomal lidocaine, when used in combination with parental video instruction and orally administered sucrose, reduced acute pain during routine…

Trump’s meeting with ‘vaccine cynic’ Robert F. Kennedy Jr. raises concerns

January 11, 2017
Robert F. Kennedy Jr., a proponent of scientifically disproven claims about the safety of vaccines, said he was asked by President-elect…

Cancer centers endorse shortened HPV vaccine series, emphasize need for physician advocacy

January 11, 2017
The 69 NCI–designated cancer centers today endorsed the CDC’s revised guideline that calls for administration of the HPV vaccine in two…

WHO reports record-low number of polio cases in Pakistan

January 5, 2017
Cases of wild poliovirus hit a record-low in Pakistan last year, according to WHO. As of Dec. 21, WHO reported 19 confirmed cases of wild poliovirus…

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Researchers observe waning influenza vaccine effectiveness

January 4, 2017
During a recent 4-year period, researchers observed a monthly decrease in protection of the influenza vaccine, including up to 11% per month for one…

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Announcements increased HPV vaccine uptake in preteens vs. conversations

January 3, 2017
Pediatricians trained to use presumptive announcements vs. participatory conversation or no training for vaccination campaigns increased HPV…


Arkansas reports more than 2,300 mumps cases in ongoing outbreak

December 30, 2016
The largest mumps outbreak ever recorded in Arkansas has surpassed 2,300 cases, but there are signs it is slowing down, according to state health…

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Maternal influenza vaccination does not increase risk for childhood morbidity

December 30, 2016
Data published in JAMA Pediatrics suggested maternal influenza A(H1N1) vaccination is not associated with an increased risk for early childhood…

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Japanese encephalitis vaccination yields high protection rates in at-risk toddlers

December 29, 2016
Live-attenuated Japanese encephalitis vaccine provided seroprotection for up to 5 years against Japanese encephalitis wild-type virus after…

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