Vaccines

CDC Updates Guidelines for Seasonal Influenza Vaccines

CDC Updates Guidelines for Seasonal Influenza Vaccines

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For the 2017-18 season, quadrivalent and trivalent influenza vaccines will be available; live attenuated influenza vaccine is not recommended for use.

FDA Approves New Hepatitis B Vaccine for Adults

FDA Approves New Hepatitis B Vaccine for Adults

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The FDA approves new hepatitis B virus vaccine for adults.

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.

Universal Pneumonia Vaccine in Development

Universal Pneumonia Vaccine in Development

Preclinical tests show the new vaccine stimulated an immune response to 72 of the more than 90 known strains of S pneumoniae.

Temporary Cessation of Methotrexate Improves Influenza Vaccine Response in RA

Temporary Cessation of Methotrexate Improves Influenza Vaccine Response in RA

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Temporary cessation of methotrexate after receiving the influenza vaccine improves the immunogenicity of vaccination in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.

Oral Tablet Influenza Vaccine Shows Promising Results

Oral Tablet Influenza Vaccine Shows Promising Results

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An investigational H1 influenza oral tablet vaccine provides similar protection against influenza as an injectable vaccine.

Typhoid Conjugate Vaccine Protective Against Oral <i>Salmonella</i> Typhi Challenge

Typhoid Conjugate Vaccine Protective Against Oral Salmonella Typhi Challenge

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Investigators review results from the first study to assess the efficacy of a Vi-conjugate vaccine using a controlled human infection model of typhoid fever.

ACIP Votes in Favor of Newly Approved Shingles Vaccine

ACIP Votes in Favor of Newly Approved Shingles Vaccine

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CDC's ACIP approves use of Shingrix, a zoster vaccine recombinant, adjuvanted, for the prevention of shingles.

Maternal Vaccination Reduces Pertussis Incidence in Infants

Maternal Vaccination Reduces Pertussis Incidence in Infants

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In 2012, >48,000 pertussis cases were reported in the US, the largest number since the mid-1950s and waning immunity from acellular pertussis vaccination is a strong contributor.

Two Preclinical Ebola Vaccines Elicit Sustained Immune Responses

Two Preclinical Ebola Vaccines Elicit Sustained Immune Responses

Two vaccines to prevent Ebola virus disease demonstrated immune responses at 1 month.

Influenza Vaccination Crucial for Elderly Patients

Influenza Vaccination Crucial for Elderly Patients

The NFID urges those 65 and older to receive their annual influenza vaccination to protect against the flu.

Link Between Influenza Vaccine, Spontaneous Abortion Further Clarified

Link Between Influenza Vaccine, Spontaneous Abortion Further Clarified

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Pregnant women who received vaccines containing the pH1N1 antigen for 2 consecutive influenza seasons may have increased risk for spontaneous abortion 28 days postvaccination.

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.

Minorities With Low Income and Poor Education Receive Lower Uptake of PCV13

Minorities With Low Income and Poor Education Receive Lower Uptake of PCV13

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Multiple disparities exist in rates of adult vaccination for 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine.

Safety, Immunogenicity of Investigational Zika Vaccine Examined

Safety, Immunogenicity of Investigational Zika Vaccine Examined

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Volunteer participants received either 1 mg or 2 mg doses of the GLS-5700 vaccine over 12 weeks.

Vaccination Nearly Eliminates Hepatitis A Transmission in Alaska

Vaccination Nearly Eliminates Hepatitis A Transmission in Alaska

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The effects of a statewide immunization effort on the transmission of hepatitis A was examined.

Influenza Vaccine in Elderly Adults: Is High-Dose Better Than Standard-Dose?

Influenza Vaccine in Elderly Adults: Is High-Dose Better Than Standard-Dose?

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A higher dose of the flu vaccine provided better protection against respiratory and all-cause hospital admissions.

ACIP Issues New Influenza Guidelines for 2017-2018

ACIP Issues New Influenza Guidelines for 2017-2018

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The ACIP issued new guidelines for the upcoming influenza season including not using live attenuated influenza vaccine because of concerns of effectiveness.

Clinic Visits, Costs Decreased by Rotavirus Vaccination in US Children

Clinic Visits, Costs Decreased by Rotavirus Vaccination in US Children

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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

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

Influenza Vaccine's Effectiveness Following Repeated Vaccination

Influenza Vaccine's Effectiveness Following Repeated Vaccination

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Influenza vaccination is recommended annually because of antigenic drift, which warrants the change of influenza vaccine on a year-to-year basis.

Vaccine-Type HPV Rates Low in Unvaccinated Women

Vaccine-Type HPV Rates Low in Unvaccinated Women

From 2009-2010 to 2013-2014, there was a decrease in the prevalence of vaccine-type human papillomavirus among unvaccinated young women, which suggests they are beginning to benefit from herd immunity.

FDA: Tetanus and Diphtheria Vaccine Shortage Resolved

FDA: Tetanus and Diphtheria Vaccine Shortage Resolved

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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.

Seqirus Begins Shipping 2017-2018 Influenza Vaccines

Seqirus Begins Shipping 2017-2018 Influenza Vaccines

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Both trivalent and quadrivalent formulations of the influenza vaccine will be offered by Seqirus, which were developed using egg- and cell-based technologies.

HPV Vaccine Does Not Increase Risk for Adverse Maternal, Infant Outcomes

HPV Vaccine Does Not Increase Risk for Adverse Maternal, Infant Outcomes

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Inadvertent administration of the quadrivalent HPV vaccine during periconception or pregnancy was not associated with additional risk to mothers and their infants.

Influenza Vaccination Beneficial for Elderly With Asthma

Influenza Vaccination Beneficial for Elderly With Asthma

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The flu vaccine may have benefits by reducing negative outcomes and mortality associated with contracting influenza.

HPV Vaccination Rates Lower Among Cancer Survivors

HPV Vaccination Rates Lower Among Cancer Survivors

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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

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

Hepatitis B: Search for the Cure and Challenges That Remain

Hepatitis B: Search for the Cure and Challenges That Remain

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One of the main challenges in managing and controlling hepatitis B infection today is identifying people who are infected and ensuring that they have access to suitable treatment.

Chasing Serotype Replacement in Pneumococcal Pneumonia

Chasing Serotype Replacement in Pneumococcal Pneumonia

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Increasing rates of non-pneumococcal conjugate vaccine 13 serotypes of invasive pneumococcal disease present a new challenge to the global containment of the infection.

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