Vaccination

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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