Vaccination

Analysis of Reasons Behind Continued Measles Outbreaks in US

Analysis of Reasons Behind Continued Measles Outbreaks in US

While measles incidence is extremely low in the US, most cases that do occur happen in unvaccinated patients.

HCPs in Long-Term Care Settings Consistently With Lower Influenza Vaccination Coverage

HCPs in Long-Term Care Settings Consistently With Lower Influenza Vaccination Coverage

More than 78% of health care personnel and 54% of pregnant women received influenza vaccine during the 2016-17 influenza season.

Why Did Nearly 1 in 10 Infants Not Receive Vaccinations in 2016?

Why Did Nearly 1 in 10 Infants Not Receive Vaccinations in 2016?

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The World Health Organization and UNICEF have reported that 12.9 million infants worldwide did not receive any vaccinations in 2016.

More Teens Starting HPV Vaccine, Says CDC

More Teens Starting HPV Vaccine, Says CDC

While more teenagers are now starting the HPV vaccination dose cycle, many still aren't completing the full series.

Newborns Should Receive First Dose of Hep B Vaccine Within 24 Hours of Birth, Says AAP

Newborns Should Receive First Dose of Hep B Vaccine Within 24 Hours of Birth, Says AAP

About 1000 new cases of perinatal hepatitis B infection are identified annually in the United States, says AAP.

High-Dose Flu Vaccine Reduces Respiratory Illness in Nursing Home Residents

High-Dose Flu Vaccine Reduces Respiratory Illness in Nursing Home Residents

High-dose influenza vaccination can reduce risk of respiratory-related hospitalization among nursing home residents.

Public Health Expert Warns of Threat to Vaccination System Under Trump Administration

Public Health Expert Warns of Threat to Vaccination System Under Trump Administration

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"It is foreseeable that in the coming weeks, challenges to our vaccination system will come from three directions at once."

Educational Videos Aim to Increase Adult Vaccine Uptake

Educational Videos Aim to Increase Adult Vaccine Uptake

These new videos focus on influenza, zoster, and pneumococcal vaccine uptake among adults.

Influenza Vaccination Coverage Varies by Occupation and Industry

Influenza Vaccination Coverage Varies by Occupation and Industry

There was wide variation by state in vaccination coverage among tier 1 and health care personnel groups.

Influenza Vaccinations Associated with Decreased Flu-Linked Pediatric Deaths

Influenza Vaccinations Associated with Decreased Flu-Linked Pediatric Deaths

Influenza vaccine effectiveness was 51% among children with high-risk conditions and 65% overall.

Ebola Vaccine Immune Responses Persist After One Year

Ebola Vaccine Immune Responses Persist After One Year

All active vaccine recipients maintained Ebola virus-specific immunoglobulin responses at day 360.

AAP Suggests Adolescent Vaccination Rates Need Improvement

AAP Suggests Adolescent Vaccination Rates Need Improvement

HPV and influenza immunization rates remain well below goals, says AAP.

More Adolescents Get HPV Vaccine with Provider Announcement Training

More Adolescents Get HPV Vaccine with Provider Announcement Training

Training providers in announcements can increase HPV vaccination coverage for adolescents.

Experimental DNA-Based Zika Vaccine Effective Against Infection

Experimental DNA-Based Zika Vaccine Effective Against Infection

The results from animal studies are encouraging and human trials are underway.

New Recommendations for Meningococcal Vaccination in HIV Patients

New Recommendations for Meningococcal Vaccination in HIV Patients

All HIV-positive individuals should receive meningococcal conjugate vaccines covering serogroups A, C, W and Y.

New Therapeutic Vaccine May Help Prevent Transmission of HSV-2

New Therapeutic Vaccine May Help Prevent Transmission of HSV-2

This 3-dose vaccination regimen seems to be just as effective as daily pills, but more research is still needed.

Tdap Vaccine Not Shown to Cause Any Significant Birth Defects

Tdap Vaccine Not Shown to Cause Any Significant Birth Defects

These findings should reassure women to get the Tdap vaccine in order to help protect their infant against pertussis.

Study Shows Up to Half of Health Care Workers Are Not Receiving Annual Influenza Vaccine

Study Shows Up to Half of Health Care Workers Are Not Receiving Annual Influenza Vaccine

This study shows that in some facilities, up to half of their heath care workers are not receiving the annually recommended vaccine against the influenza virus.

New Experimental DNA-Based Vaccine Against Zika Virus Proves Effective

New Experimental DNA-Based Vaccine Against Zika Virus Proves Effective

A new experimental DNA-based vaccine against the Zika virus has already begun in human safety trials.

New Experimental Varicella-Zoster Vaccine May Provide Lasting Immunity for Elderly Adults

New Experimental Varicella-Zoster Vaccine May Provide Lasting Immunity for Elderly Adults

A new experimental varicella-zoster vaccine has been found to protect approximately 90% of adults aged 70 and up.

Pediatricians Encountering More Vaccine Refusals Than Ever Before

Pediatricians Encountering More Vaccine Refusals Than Ever Before

According to a survey published by the AAP, pediatricians are encountering more vaccine refusals from parents than previously recorded.

Many Adolescents Still Not Getting HPV Vaccine

Many Adolescents Still Not Getting HPV Vaccine

The number of 13- to 17-year-old boys and girls getting the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine increased slightly for the second year in a row, according to data from CDCs 2014 National Immunization Survey-Teen (NIS-Teen), published in this weeks Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR).

Measles Is Not the Only Serious Disease We're Failing to Vaccinate Against

Measles Is Not the Only Serious Disease We're Failing to Vaccinate Against

While measles and the human papillomavirus (HPV) are vastly different diseases, failing to get vaccinated against them can have equally serious consequences, suggests Bradley Stoner, PhD, a medical anthropologist who studies infectious disease transmission at Washington University in St. Louis.

Measles Outbreak: What You Need to Know

Measles Outbreak: What You Need to Know

A Rutgers University Infectious Diseases Expert Discusses the Myths and Facts of the Measles Outbreak and the Vaccine Gap That Has Put Certain Adults at Risk

Glass Half-Full or Half-Empty on Flu Vaccine Asks Loyola Infectious Disease Specialist

Glass Half-Full or Half-Empty on Flu Vaccine Asks Loyola Infectious Disease Specialist

In baseball, 3 strikes and youre out. The most common annual vaccine targets 3 strains of flu virus. This year, 2 vaccine strains are spot on and successfully matched. One strain is partially mismatched, but still believed to offer partial coverage for that strain.

Breast Cancer Vaccine Shows Promise in Small Clinical Trial

Breast Cancer Vaccine Shows Promise in Small Clinical Trial

A breast cancer vaccine developed at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis is safe in patients with metastatic breast cancer, results of an early clinical trial indicate.

New Rules for Anticancer Vaccines

New Rules for Anticancer Vaccines

Scientists have found a way to find the proverbial needle in the cancer antigen haystack, according to a report published in The Journal of Experimental Medicine.

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