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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

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.

HPV Vaccine Under Priority Review for Expanded Age Range

HPV Vaccine Under Priority Review for Expanded Age Range

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

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

Many AKI Reports in FAERS Linked to Drugs Not Recognized as Nephrotoxic

Many AKI Reports in FAERS Linked to Drugs Not Recognized as Nephrotoxic

According to the authors, this is the first study to identify medications most commonly reported for a specific adverse reaction using this database.

Active Failures Seen in Proper Use of Personal Protective Equipment

Active Failures Seen in Proper Use of Personal Protective Equipment

Active failures frequently occur in infectious agent transmission-based precautions, including personal protective equipment use.

Kitchen Towels Are Source of Possibly Pathogenic Bacteria

Kitchen Towels Are Source of Possibly Pathogenic Bacteria

Family composition and hygiene practices are associated with the microbial load of kitchen towels.

CDC: Get Vaccinated for Measles Before Traveling

CDC: Get Vaccinated for Measles Before Traveling

The CDC recommends 2 doses of the MMR vaccine, which provides 97% protection against measles, prior to international travel.

NCI Cancer Centers Endorse Goal of Eliminating HPV Cancers

NCI Cancer Centers Endorse Goal of Eliminating HPV Cancers

NCI-designated cancer centers are endorsing the goal of eliminating cancers caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV) through HPV vaccination and evidence-based cancer screening.

Varicella Zoster Vaccine Effective for Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant Recipients

Varicella Zoster Vaccine Effective for Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant Recipients

In a phase 3 clinical trial, early vaccination effectively prevented herpes zoster in auto-HSCT recipients.

Pegfilgrastim Biosimilar FDA Approved to Decrease Infection Risk in Febrile Neutropenia

Pegfilgrastim Biosimilar FDA Approved to Decrease Infection Risk in Febrile Neutropenia

Fulphila will be available as a 6mg/0.6mL single-dose prefilled syringe for subcutaneous (SC) injection.

Micafungin Prophylaxis Effective for Chemotherapy-Induced Neutropenia in ALL, MDS

Micafungin Prophylaxis Effective for Chemotherapy-Induced Neutropenia in ALL, MDS

A study sought to compare the effectiveness of micafungin vs posaconazole prophylaxis during chemotherapy-induced neutropenia for ALL and MDS.

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

CDC: Administration Errors Reported With New Shingles Vaccine

CDC: Administration Errors Reported With New Shingles Vaccine

Between October 20, 2017 and February 20, 2018, the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) received 155 reports involving RZV, with 13 (8%) involving an administrative error.

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