Vaccines

Quadrivalent Influenza Vaccine Found to be Safe

Quadrivalent Influenza Vaccine Found to be Safe

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No safety signals associated with the administration of quadrivalent live attenuated influenza vaccine were observed, according to a large population study.

Efficacy of 23-Valent Pneumococcal Vaccine in Rheumatoid Arthritis Questioned

Efficacy of 23-Valent Pneumococcal Vaccine in Rheumatoid Arthritis Questioned

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A prospective, multicenter, randomized, placebo-controlled trial evaluates efficacy of the 23-valent pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine in preventing pneumonia in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.

CDC Reports on Seasonal Influenza Vaccine Effectiveness

CDC Reports on Seasonal Influenza Vaccine Effectiveness

For the predominant circulating influenza A type H3N2 flu strain, the vaccine effectiveness comes in at 43%.

Respiratory Vaccination Reduces Heart Failure Outcomes

Respiratory Vaccination Reduces Heart Failure Outcomes

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Vaccination may be able to prevent significant morbidity and mortality associated with heart failure, according to a study.

ACIP Issues 2017 Updated Immunization Schedule

ACIP Issues 2017 Updated Immunization Schedule

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The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices has issued updated 2017 immunization schedules for for children, adolescents, and adults.

Early Study Shows Great Potential for Genital Herpes Vaccine

Early Study Shows Great Potential for Genital Herpes Vaccine

The new trivalent vaccine targets 3 different parts of the virus, shutting down its ability to enter cells and to evade detection by the immune system.

AAP: Better Strategies Needed to Increase Adolescent Vaccination Rates

AAP: Better Strategies Needed to Increase Adolescent Vaccination Rates

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, HPV and influenza immunization rates remain well below the Healthy People 2020 goals.

Quadracel Vaccine Now Available in the US

Quadracel Vaccine Now Available in the US

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Quadracel was approved for active immunization against diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis and poliomyelitis in children aged 4 to 6 years old.

Efficacy of Pneumococcal Vaccines for Preventing Pneumonia in COPD

Efficacy of Pneumococcal Vaccines for Preventing Pneumonia in COPD

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A Cochrane review found that polyvalent pneumococcal vaccines offered significant protection against CAP in patients with COPD but did not lower the risk of confirmed pneumococcal pneumonia.

Double-Dose Influenza Vaccine Safe, Effective in Young Children

Double-Dose Influenza Vaccine Safe, Effective in Young Children

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Doubling the standard dose of the inactivated quadrivalent influenza vaccine in children younger than 3 years old had similar efficacy and safety to the standard dose of the vaccine licensed in the United States.

Prevalence of Genital HPV in US High Among Men

Prevalence of Genital HPV in US High Among Men

Overall genital HPV infection prevalence widespread among all age groups of men, and the HPV vaccination coverage is low.

LAIV Safe in Children With Underlying Medical Conditions

LAIV Safe in Children With Underlying Medical Conditions

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A CDC study found no significant differences in risks of hospitalization following vaccination with LAIV in children who had underlying illnesses compared to healthy children.

Study Finds Single-Dose <i>S aureus</i> Vaccine Effective and Durable

Study Finds Single-Dose S aureus Vaccine Effective and Durable

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A 4-antigen vaccine for Staphylococcus aureus disease demonstrates robust functional immune responses durable through month 12.

How Effective is the Meningococcal Conjugate Vaccine Over Time?

How Effective is the Meningococcal Conjugate Vaccine Over Time?

Vaccine efficiency began decreasing as soon as 1-year post-vaccination.

Influenza Activity Picks Up Pace Across US

Influenza Activity Picks Up Pace Across US

The most common strain is H3N2, which is contained in the 2016-2017 influenza vaccine.

Lidocaine Provides Consistent Pain Relief in Infant Vaccination

Lidocaine Provides Consistent Pain Relief in Infant Vaccination

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In a randomized controlled trial, researchers found that liposomal lidocaine provided consistent analgesia during infant vaccination.

New Ebola Vaccine Highly Effective in Preventing Spread of Disease

New Ebola Vaccine Highly Effective in Preventing Spread of Disease

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A new vaccine for Ebola showed high efficacy in preventing the development of Ebola in clusters of people exposed to the virus, and protection was also conferred to those who were not vaccinated.

Quadrivalent Meningococcal Vaccine Linked to Bell's Palsy Risk

Quadrivalent Meningococcal Vaccine Linked to Bell's Palsy Risk

Bell's palsy is the only prespecified adverse event associated with the quadrivalent meningococcal conjugate vaccine.

When Should the Influenza Vaccine Be Administered in Chemotherapy?

When Should the Influenza Vaccine Be Administered in Chemotherapy?

Antibody responses were comparable at multiple points during the chemotherapy cycle.

Positive Messages Prevail on Twitter About HPV Vaccine

Positive Messages Prevail on Twitter About HPV Vaccine

Conversations about HPV vaccination on social media can aid health organizations in having a significant impact on vaccine uptake.

Influenza Vaccine: Safe for Patients With SLE?

Influenza Vaccine: Safe for Patients With SLE?

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Investigators assessed the effect of annual influenza vaccination on morbidity and mortality in patients with lupus.

Flu Vaccination in Diabetes: A Missed Opportunity

Flu Vaccination in Diabetes: A Missed Opportunity

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Patients with type 2 diabetes who refuse the flu vaccine cite not feeling at risk for flu and fear of adverse events.

Dengvaxia Most Effective in High-Transmission Areas

Dengvaxia Most Effective in High-Transmission Areas

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Models predicted dengue vaccine would reduce rates of hospitalization in high-transmission areas but increase rates in lower-transmission areas.

CDC Reports Low Influenza Vaccination Rates for 2016

CDC Reports Low Influenza Vaccination Rates for 2016

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Only 40% of people report receiving the 2016 influenza vaccine.

Influenza Vaccination Rates in Pregnancy Fall Short of ACIP Target

Influenza Vaccination Rates in Pregnancy Fall Short of ACIP Target

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During the 2015-2016 influenza season, 63% of pregnant women received the flu vaccine if their clinician recommended it.

No Association Between ASD and Maternal Flu Infection or Vaccination

No Association Between ASD and Maternal Flu Infection or Vaccination

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Neither getting flu infection nor vaccine during pregnancy is associated with risk of autism in the child.

Fewer Pediatric Empyema Hospitalizations Seen With Pneumococcal Vaccine

Fewer Pediatric Empyema Hospitalizations Seen With Pneumococcal Vaccine

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Annualized rates of hospitalization for parapneumonic empyema fell after introduction of the 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine.

HPV Vaccination Rates May Increase With 'Announcement' Training

HPV Vaccination Rates May Increase With 'Announcement' Training

Training providers to use announcements can increase HPV vaccination coverage.

Protection From Seasonal Flu Vaccines Due to Boosting of Previous Immunity

Protection From Seasonal Flu Vaccines Due to Boosting of Previous Immunity

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A new study finds that most of the immunity of new vaccines comes from a boosting effect on pre-existing antibodies.

NYS Influenza Vaccine Mandate for Healthcare Workers Effective

NYS Influenza Vaccine Mandate for Healthcare Workers Effective

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Among healthcare workers, influenza vaccination rates increased and ILI/ARI decreased.

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