Vaccination

Parents Say Cancer Prevention Best Reason for HPV Vaccination

Parents Say Cancer Prevention Best Reason for HPV Vaccination

Parents view cancer prevention as the best reason for guideline-consistent human papillomavirus vaccination.

Examining the Effects of Nonmedical Exemptions for Vaccinations

Examining the Effects of Nonmedical Exemptions for Vaccinations

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An increasing amount of families choose to opt out their children from vaccinations required for school entry by obtaining nonmedical exemptions based on religious or philosophical beliefs.

Pharmacists Are Well Placed to Improve Adult Vaccination Rates

Pharmacists Are Well Placed to Improve Adult Vaccination Rates

Pharmacists can help increase adult vaccination rates by offering vaccination at lower cost and greater convenience.

No Association Between Rotavirus Vaccination and Intussusception in New Study

No Association Between Rotavirus Vaccination and Intussusception in New Study

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The risk of intussusception within 1 to 7 days and 8 to 21 days after rotavirus vaccination was assessed in infants age 28 to 245 days.

HPV Vaccine Under Priority Review for Expanded Age Range

HPV Vaccine Under Priority Review for Expanded Age Range

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Specifically, the types the vaccine protects against are HPV 16, 18, 31, 33, 45, 52, 58 (which cause ~90% of cervical cancer cases worldwide), and types 6 and 11 which case genital warts.

Provider Engagement With Hesitant Parents May Increase HPV Vaccination Rates

Provider Engagement With Hesitant Parents May Increase HPV Vaccination Rates

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Investigators examined parental hesitancy when discussing human papillomavirus vaccination with providers.

Surveillance of DTaP Vaccines Reveals No New Safety Concerns

Surveillance of adverse events after diphtheria-tetanus-acellular pertussis (DTaP) vaccine administration reported to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) between 1991 and 2016 revealed no new or unexpected adverse events. The vast majority of reported adverse events were non-serious, and local injection site reactions were the most frequently reported events.

No New Adverse Events Reported for DTaP Vaccination

No New Adverse Events Reported for DTaP Vaccination

No new or unexpected safety issues have been identified in association with DTaP vaccines in the US

Healthcare Workers Fired for Refusing Influenza Vaccination

Healthcare Workers Fired for Refusing Influenza Vaccination

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Several employees were fired from a Minnesota-based hospital chain for refusing to receive flu vaccination.

Influenza Vaccine Effectiveness Enhanced With Positive Mood

Influenza Vaccine Effectiveness Enhanced With Positive Mood

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Positive mood on the day of influenza vaccination in older adults is associated with enhanced vaccine effectiveness.

Majority of US Measles Cases From Lack of Vaccination

Majority of US Measles Cases From Lack of Vaccination

Most measles cases in the United States occur in unvaccinated patients.

Infant Vaccine Response Not Affected by Prenatal Biologic Therapy

Infant Vaccine Response Not Affected by Prenatal Biologic Therapy

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Infant vaccination effectiveness against HiB and tetanus toxin does not appear to be affected by exposure to biologic therapy taken by mothers with IBD.

Influenza Vaccination Among Health Care Personnel Reviewed

Influenza Vaccination Among Health Care Personnel Reviewed

Only 78% of health care personnel and only 53.6% of pregnant women received influenza vaccination during the 2016-2017 influenza season.

HSV-2 Infection May Increase Risk of HIV Acquisition

HSV-2 Infection May Increase Risk of HIV Acquisition

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A systematic review analyzed whether infection with HSV-2 increases risk of HIV acquisition.

CDC: HPV Vaccination Rate Improves in Teens

CDC: HPV Vaccination Rate Improves in Teens

About 60% of teens in the US received 1 or more HPV vaccines in 2016, but did not complete the series.

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