Vaccines

Tuberculosis Vaccine May Reverse Type 1 Diabetes

Tuberculosis Vaccine May Reverse Type 1 Diabetes

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

Clinician Communication Impacts Parental Decision-Making With Flu Vaccination

Clinician Communication Impacts Parental Decision-Making With Flu Vaccination

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Clinician communication in recommending influenza vaccination in children impacts parental vaccine decision-making.

Influenza Vaccination With Microneedle Patches on the Horizon

Influenza Vaccination With Microneedle Patches on the Horizon

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An experimental microneedle patch has demonstrated the ability to safely administer an influenza vaccine.

Influenza Risk Higher Among Vaccinated Patients With Obesity

Influenza Risk Higher Among Vaccinated Patients With Obesity

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Obesity may increase the risk of influenza and influenza-like illness.

CDC: Influenza Deaths in Children High for 2016-17 Season

CDC: Influenza Deaths in Children High for 2016-17 Season

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Over 100 influenza-associated deaths in children occurred throughout the 2016-2017 flu season.

Recombinant Influenza Vaccine Better Protects Elderly Patients

Recombinant Influenza Vaccine Better Protects Elderly Patients

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Flublok Quadrivalent, developed without the use of eggs, is a recombinant protein-based vaccine.

Cochrane Review: Vaccines Not Effective in Preventing the Common Cold

Cochrane Review: Vaccines Not Effective in Preventing the Common Cold

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

Maternal Antibodies Hinder Antigenic Responses to Vaccines in Infants

Maternal Antibodies Hinder Antigenic Responses to Vaccines in Infants

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Infant vaccine responses are affected by maternal antibody concentrations and infant age at first vaccination.

Predictors of Parental Intent to Vaccinate Against HPV

Predictors of Parental Intent to Vaccinate Against HPV

Maternal education, Hispanic ethnicity, and provider recommendations are associated with parental intent to vaccinate adolescents against HPV.

HBV Vaccine Prevents Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma in Adolescents

HBV Vaccine Prevents Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma in Adolescents

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Universal vaccination against hepatitis B virus infection prevented non-Hodgkin lymphoma in adolescents in Taiwan, an endemic area for hepatitis B virus infection.

Updated Guidelines to MenB Vaccine Reflect More Dosing Options

Updated Guidelines to MenB Vaccine Reflect More Dosing Options

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The ACIP released updated guidelines to include recommendations for a newly approved 3-dose formulation of serogroup B meningococcal vaccine.

Repeat Influenza Vaccination Yields Reduced Antibody Response

Repeat Influenza Vaccination Yields Reduced Antibody Response

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Health care workers who had multiple annual vaccinations for influenza demonstrated lower serologic responses to the most current vaccination compared with those who had less than 2 previous vaccinations.

 Improving Seasonal Influenza Vaccine Efficacy in Patients With RA

Improving Seasonal Influenza Vaccine Efficacy in Patients With RA

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Temporarily stopping methotrexate in patients with rheumatoid arthritis improves the efficacy of seasonal influenza vaccine.

Live Attenuated Influenza Vaccine Does Not Worsen Risk of Asthma

Live Attenuated Influenza Vaccine Does Not Worsen Risk of Asthma

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Using live attenuated influenza vaccine in young children does not increase risk for exacerbation of asthma.

New HPV Vaccination Recommendations Effective Against Genital Warts

New HPV Vaccination Recommendations Effective Against Genital Warts

Two rather than 3 doses of the human papillomavirus vaccine is enough to protect against genital warts in preteens and teens.

Novel Adjuvanted H7N1 Vaccine Safe, Immunogenic in Older Adults

Novel Adjuvanted H7N1 Vaccine Safe, Immunogenic in Older Adults

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The adjuvanted H7N1 vaccine was safe and immunogenic after 2 doses in adults age 65 and older, according to a new study.

New Hope For Immunity Against Polio: An Effective, Reduced-Dose Vaccine

New Hope For Immunity Against Polio: An Effective, Reduced-Dose Vaccine

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Three new aluminum hydroxide adjuvanted, reduced-dose, inactivated polio vaccines (IPV-Al) were found to be noninferior to standard IPV in healthy infants age 6 weeks.

Oral HPV Risk Substantially Reduced With HPV Vaccine

Oral HPV Risk Substantially Reduced With HPV Vaccine

The human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine offers a higher degree of protection in oral HPV infections.

Boosting Vaccination Rates Among the Elderly

Boosting Vaccination Rates Among the Elderly

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A survey presented at the American Academy of Physician Assistants says a healthcare providers vaccination recommendation for elderly patients is greater than media influence.

Low MMR Vaccination Rates in US Adult Travelers

Low MMR Vaccination Rates in US Adult Travelers

More than half of eligible traveling Americans don't get the measles, mumps, rubella vaccine.

Influenza Vaccine Dose-Sparing Possible Without Compromising Safety

Influenza Vaccine Dose-Sparing Possible Without Compromising Safety

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A prospective multicenter study examined the optimal dose of seasonal trivalent influenza vaccines.

Cholera Vaccine Recommendations Issued by ACIP

Cholera Vaccine Recommendations Issued by ACIP

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Report provides new recommendations and guidance for vaccination providers and travelers about the use of lyophilized CVD 103-HgR (Vaxchora, PaxVax, Redwood City, California).

Pediatric Influenza Armamentarium Bolstered by New Investigational Vaccine

Pediatric Influenza Armamentarium Bolstered by New Investigational Vaccine

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Seqirus IIV4, an investigational quadrivalent inactivated influenza vaccine, was found to be noninferior to US-licensed comparator IIV4 in children aged 5 to 17 years.

Higher Risk for Pneumonia in HIV Does Not Mean Worse Outcomes

Higher Risk for Pneumonia in HIV Does Not Mean Worse Outcomes

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A Barcelona study found that patients with HIV required no special treatment for pneumonia compared with healthy individuals.

CDC: Ensuring a Continuous Yellow Fever Vaccine Supply in US

CDC: Ensuring a Continuous Yellow Fever Vaccine Supply in US

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Sanofi Pasteur submitted an investigational new drug application to the Food and Drug Administration of an alternative to the yellow fever vaccine, Stamaril, after recent shortages of YF-VAX.

Pertussis Booster Dose Safe in Pediatric Patients With IBD

Pertussis Booster Dose Safe in Pediatric Patients With IBD

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A booster dose of pertussis vaccine is safe and immunogenic for pediatric patients with inflammatory bowel disease.

Tdap Vaccine More Effective in Second Trimester of Pregnancy

Tdap Vaccine More Effective in Second Trimester of Pregnancy

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Maternal vaccination of tetanus-diphtheria-acellular pertussis (Tdap) was found to be more effective in the second rather than the third trimester of pregnancy.

NIH Begins Phase 2 Zika Vaccine Trials

NIH Begins Phase 2 Zika Vaccine Trials

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The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases began phase 2/2b of a multisite clinical trial of an investigational vaccine against the Zika virus.

Three Cases of Mumps Complications Investigated

Three Cases of Mumps Complications Investigated

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Patients who received at least 2 doses of the recommended measles-mumps-rubella vaccine still suffered complications during an outbreak at the University of Iowa.

AAFP Hoping to Boost Adult Vaccination Rates With Educational Videos

AAFP Hoping to Boost Adult Vaccination Rates With Educational Videos

The American Academy of Family Physicians created 3 online videos to educate vaccine-hesitant, adult patients on the benefits of vaccination.

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