Between 69,000 to 84,000 people have been hospitalized for flu-related illness.
To investigate the safety of influenza vaccination during hospitalization, researchers from Kaiser Permanente assessed the health records of >250,000 patients, 6 months of age and older, who were hospitalized during any of the 3 flu seasons from 2011 to 2014 and were admitted and discharged between September 1 and March 31.
A growing number of patients are requesting exemptions from vaccinations, posing a public health concern across the country and challenging states to form a response.
Phase 4 study confirmed good safety profile for 2 doses of an inactivated hepatitis A vaccine (Avaxim® 80U Pediatric) in children age 12 months to 15 years in China.
Following diagnosis, 66.2% of women with the disease survive 5 or more years.1 HPV causes the majority of cervical cancer cases.
Vaccine hesitancy has been linked to an increase in recent outbreaks of measles, pertussis, and other serious illnesses.
The anti-vaccine movement has proliferated over recent years, thanks in part to its most vocal proponents using social media to churn out often misleading information.
Overall vaccination coverage is high among the nation's kindergarten students.
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Influenza vaccination rates decline as the clinic day progresses.
The relatively low rates of MenB immunization may be associated with the challenges in getting adolescents and young adults in for a routine doctor's visit.
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Pharmacies can offer greater convenience, including expanded hours of operation, more flexible scheduling, and multiple locations.
Results still indicate a trajectory toward stricter infection prevention at hospitals in general, and highlight a possible need for increased vaccine mandates.
With the advent of platform manufacturing technology, vaccines can be developed quickly to stop the spread of outbreaks.
The CDC recommends 2 doses of the MMR vaccine, which provides 97% protection against measles, prior to international travel.
Dismissing the children of vaccine-refusing families does not address the fundamental issue of vaccine refusal.
Although efforts to debunk antivaccination beliefs often rely on fact-based strategies, emerging evidence suggests it may be more effective to target the psychological roots of these beliefs.
Optimal distribution of the influenza vaccine across age groups can increase the impact of even low-efficacy vaccines.
Healthcare providers contend that allowing adolescents to consent to HPV vaccination without parental approval is ethically justifiable.
Cumulative vaccine antigen exposure was not found to be detrimental in young children.
Lawyers make things complicated — including policies requiring mandatory influenza vaccinations for healthcare workers.
Several updates have been made to the 2017 immunization schedule, including revised recommendations for poliovirus, influenza, and MMR vaccines.
Major changes to the adult immunization schedule include new recommendations for the recombinant zoster vaccine and additional doses of the MMR vaccine in a mumps outbreak setting.
The ZIK-101 trial has enrolled 240 adults to test the safety and immunogenicity of TAK-426.
Use of postcards, text messages, and auto-dialer reminders correlated with improved receipt of immunizations.
The vaccine is cost-effective compared with the currently recommended live attenuated herpes zoster vaccine.
The National Vaccine Advisory Committee has highlighted 5 core concepts and strategies that can increase integration of social psychological components with health communication principles to improve the perceived benefits of adult vaccination.
Vaccine exemption rates decreased and vaccine coverage increased for vaccines required for school entrance.
Current vaccines are likely to be effective against H3N2 flu viruses in the 2017/2018 flu season.
The vaccine elicits bactericidal responses against diverse meningococcal B strains after 2 and 3 doses in adolescents and young adults.
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