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Clinic Visits, Costs Decreased by Rotavirus Vaccination in US Children

Clinic Visits, Costs Decreased by Rotavirus Vaccination in US Children

An analysis of the financial burden associated with rotavirus infection revealed a lower cost burden for children receiving complete and incomplete vaccination relative to completely unvaccinated children.

Otopathogen Prevalence Altered Since Pneumococcal Vaccine Introduction

Otopathogen Prevalence Altered Since Pneumococcal Vaccine Introduction

A new longitudinal study updates the epidemiology of acute otitis media in the decade after pneumococcal conjugate vaccine introduction.

Medical Vaccine Exemptions Increase Following California Elimination of Personal Belief Exemptions

Medical Vaccine Exemptions Increase Following California Elimination of Personal Belief Exemptions

Medical exemption can be obtained with a written letter from a licensed physician with an explanation of why vaccination would be unsafe.

FDA: Tetanus and Diphtheria Vaccine Shortage Resolved

FDA: Tetanus and Diphtheria Vaccine Shortage Resolved

The FDA has updated its list of resolved CBER-regulated product shortages to alert the public that the tetanus and diphteria vaccine shortage has been resolves.

HPV Vaccination Rates Lower Among Cancer Survivors

HPV Vaccination Rates Lower Among Cancer Survivors

Human papillomavirus vaccine initiation rates are low among young cancer survivors.

WHO: 12.9 Million Infants Go Unvaccinated Worldwide

WHO: 12.9 Million Infants Go Unvaccinated Worldwide

The World Health Organization reports that 12.9 million infants worldwide did not receive any vaccinations in 2016.

Recurrent UTI Vaccine Granted FDA Fast Track Designation

Recurrent UTI Vaccine Granted FDA Fast Track Designation

FDA has granted Fast Track Designation to investigational vaccine for recurrent urinary track infection.

Stethoscope Hygiene Low Despite Guidelines

Stethoscope Hygiene Low Despite Guidelines

Educating clinicians about the importance of stethoscope hygiene does not appear to increase the practice.

Vaccination Hesitancy May Result in 3-Fold Increase Measles Cases

Vaccination Hesitancy May Result in 3-Fold Increase Measles Cases

Researchers determined that just a 5% drop in MMR vaccine coverage could triple the number of measles cases ever year.

CDC Update: Total Depletion of Yellow Fever Vaccine in US

CDC Update: Total Depletion of Yellow Fever Vaccine in US

Sanofi Pasteur announced the total depletion of their stock of yellow fever vaccine YF-VAX.

Voluntary Recall of Meningitis Vaccine

Voluntary Recall of Meningitis Vaccine

GlaxoSmithKline has initiated a voluntary recall of Menveo vaccine for meningitis for intramuscular injection.

Many Parents Unclear About Additional Vaccines Their Teen May Need

Many Parents Unclear About Additional Vaccines Their Teen May Need

A new national poll suggests that many parents are unaware of when their child's next vaccine is required.

Tuberculosis Vaccine May Reverse Type 1 Diabetes

Tuberculosis Vaccine May Reverse Type 1 Diabetes

The vaccine bacillus Calmette-Guérin for tuberculosis may have the potential to reverse type 1 diabetes.

Progress Made in Global Containment of Poliovirus

Progress Made in Global Containment of Poliovirus

Progress has been made towards containing the poliovirus.

Cochrane Review: Vaccines Not Effective in Preventing the Common Cold

Cochrane Review: Vaccines Not Effective in Preventing the Common Cold

A Cochrane Review has found no evidence to support using vaccines to prevent the common cold.

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