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There are two vaccines that protect against polio: IPV and OPV. This vaccine should be given to patients at two months, four months, and 6 to 8 months of age. A booster dose is administered in patients aged 4 to 6 years.

No Association Between Influenza Severity and Pediatric Vaccination Rate

Vaccine effectiveness and severity of current and prior seasons of influenza have demonstrated no association with vaccination rate in children, according to a study published in JAMA Pediatrics. Compared with other pediatric and adolescent vaccines, the influenza vaccination rate remains low in children. Although many reasons may affect whether a child is vaccinated, the extent…

Zika virus

Norovirus Burden May Decrease With Pediatric Vaccinations

Childhood vaccination for norovirus may reduce the community burden of norovirus outbreaks, according to a study published in Clinical Infectious Diseases. Norovirus is the leading cause of acute gastroenteritis in the United States, causing an estimated 20 million illnesses each year. Norovirus affects all age groups; however, severe illness is most likely to occur in…

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