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ACIP: New Recommendations for Herpes Zoster Vaccine Administration

ACIP: New Recommendations for Herpes Zoster Vaccine Administration

The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices has provided 3 new recommendations to supplement its original 2008 report, as well as a cost-effectiveness analysis from the CDC.

Meningococcal Serogroup B Vaccine Safe, Effective Short-Term in Children, Adolescents

Meningococcal Serogroup B Vaccine Safe, Effective Short-Term in Children, Adolescents

In the overall comparative meta-analyses, the multicomponent meningococcal serogroup B vaccine had increased immunogenicity (short-term and persistent) compared with recombinant meningococcal serogroup B vaccine against strain NZ98/254.

ACIP: 2018 Immunization Schedule for Children, Adolescents Released

ACIP: 2018 Immunization Schedule for Children, Adolescents Released

The ACIP has released the 2018 Recommended Immunization Schedule for Children and Adolescents Aged 18 Years or Younger.

ACIP: 2018 Adult Immunization Schedule Now Available

ACIP: 2018 Adult Immunization Schedule Now Available

The ACIP has released the 2018 Recommended Immunization Schedule for Adults Aged 19 Years or Older.

Patient Reminders, Recall Systems Increase Immunization Rates

Patient Reminders, Recall Systems Increase Immunization Rates

Patient reminder and recall systems seem to be effective for improving receipt of immunizations.

ACIP Recommends Third Dose of MMR Vaccine for People With Increased Risk

ACIP Recommends Third Dose of MMR Vaccine for People With Increased Risk

Individuals who have previously received 2 doses of a mumps-containing vaccine should receive a third dose if at increased risk for developing mumps.

Cost-Effectiveness of New Adjuvanted Herpes Zoster Subunit Vaccine

Cost-Effectiveness of New Adjuvanted Herpes Zoster Subunit Vaccine

At a price of $280 per series, the adjuvanted herpes zoster subunit vaccine would cost less than the live attenuated herpes zoster vaccine and has a high probability of offering good value.

Strategies for Preventing Group B Streptococcus in Infants

Strategies for Preventing Group B Streptococcus in Infants

Expert from the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, a division of the CDC, discusses prevention strategies for group B streptococcus in infants, including the development of a maternal vaccine.

State-Mandated Counseling Lowers Vaccine Exemption Rates

State-Mandated Counseling Lowers Vaccine Exemption Rates

Mandated counseling to obtain a vaccine exemption was associated with a decrease in exemption rates and an increase in vaccine coverage.

Trends in Meningococcal Disease Following MenACWY Vaccine Introduction

Trends in Meningococcal Disease Following MenACWY Vaccine Introduction

Incidence of meningococcal disease in the United States has decreased across all age groups.

Improving Campaigns Regarding the Value of Adult Vaccines

Improving Campaigns Regarding the Value of Adult Vaccines

Educational campaigns regarding the value of vaccines should go beyond facts and statistics to integrating social psychological considerations with health communication principles.

Inappropriate Antibiotic Use for Acute Bronchitis Highest in Younger Adults

Inappropriate Antibiotic Use for Acute Bronchitis Highest in Younger Adults

The adult population is a key target of antibiotic stewardship efforts for acute bronchitis, since over half of unnecessary prescribing for bronchitis occurs in adult patients.

Primary HPV Testing Recommendation Among US Physicians

Primary HPV Testing Recommendation Among US Physicians

Many US physicians recommended primary HPV testing for women of all ages, contrary to guidelines which limit this screening approach to women ≥25 years old.

FDA Approves Letermovir for Treatment and Prevention of CMV

FDA Approves Letermovir for Treatment and Prevention of CMV

The FDA has approved letermovir for the treatment and prevention of cytomegalovirus.

Curbing Parental Vaccine Hesitancy With Web-Based, Social Media Intervention

Curbing Parental Vaccine Hesitancy With Web-Based, Social Media Intervention

Providing pregnant women with web-based vaccine information with social media applications during pregnancy is linked to greater proportion of infants up-to-date with vaccination.

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