Vaccines

Zika Vaccine Cost-Effective for Young Adults and Childbearing-Age Women

Zika Vaccine Cost-Effective for Young Adults and Childbearing-Age Women

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The most cost-effective means of decreasing transmission of Zika virus is administration of the vaccine to young adults and women of childbearing age.

Supply Updates Announced for Recombivax HBV Vaccines

Supply Updates Announced for Recombivax HBV Vaccines

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The information, posted to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) website, states that both the Recombivax HB adult (10mcg/mL) and dialysis (40mcg/mL) formulations are not expected to be available in 2019.

Incidence of Herpes Zoster Higher Among Women and Older Adults

Incidence of Herpes Zoster Higher Among Women and Older Adults

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Herpes zoster virus continues to be prevalent in certain patient demographics in the United States.

Challenges in Monitoring Vaccine Exemptions: A Real-World Example From California

Challenges in Monitoring Vaccine Exemptions: A Real-World Example From California

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A growing number of patients are requesting exemptions from vaccinations, posing a public health concern across the country and challenging states to form a response.

Flu Vaccination During Hospitalization Is Safe and Convenient, Says Study

Flu Vaccination During Hospitalization Is Safe and Convenient, Says Study

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To investigate the safety of influenza vaccination during hospitalization, researchers from Kaiser Permanente assessed the health records of >250,000 patients, 6 months of age and older, who were hospitalized during any of the 3 flu seasons from 2011 to 2014 and were admitted and discharged between September 1 and March 31.

USPSTF Affirms Guidance for Hep B Screening at First Prenatal Visit

USPSTF Affirms Guidance for Hep B Screening at First Prenatal Visit

The USPSTF recommends hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection screening in pregnant women at their first prenatal visit.

Fractional Yellow Fever Vaccine Dose Protective for 10 Years

Fractional Yellow Fever Vaccine Dose Protective for 10 Years

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A one-fifth dose of the 17D-YFV vaccine against yellow fever induced a protective immune response that lasted for 10 years.

Pneumococcal Vaccine May Reduce Resistant <i>Streptococcus Pneumoniae</i> Carriage

Pneumococcal Vaccine May Reduce Resistant Streptococcus Pneumoniae Carriage

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A marked and rapid reduction in PCV13 serotype, the most common antibiotic-nonsusceptible S pneumoniae, carriage was observed in both ethnic populations included in this study.

Antibody Response to Flu Vaccine Evaluated in Asthma Patients Treated With Benralizumab

Antibody Response to Flu Vaccine Evaluated in Asthma Patients Treated With Benralizumab

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The trial analyzed the antibody response of 103 asthmatic patients to the seasonal influenza vaccine.

Prenatal Malaria Exposure Modulates Innate Immune Responses at Birth

Prenatal Malaria Exposure Modulates Innate Immune Responses at Birth

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Placental malaria has a profound effect on the fetal immune system, and prenatal malaria exposure categories may drive heterogeneity to malaria susceptibility.

Pregnant Women Commonly Refuse Vaccines

Pregnant Women Commonly Refuse Vaccines

Providers believe stressing fetal protection is most effective strategy against refusal.

Invasive Pneumococcal Disease Risk Higher in Premature Infants

Invasive Pneumococcal Disease Risk Higher in Premature Infants

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Invasive pneumococcal disease was significantly higher in premature infants than in infants born at term.

PCV13 Vaccine Protects Against Serotype 3 Invasive Pneumococcal Disease in Children

PCV13 Vaccine Protects Against Serotype 3 Invasive Pneumococcal Disease in Children

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A meta-analysis of case-control studies supports the use of the 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine in children as it protects against serotype 3.

Statin Use Does Not Modify Flu Vaccine Effectiveness in Adults

Statin Use Does Not Modify Flu Vaccine Effectiveness in Adults

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Statin use did not modify the effect of vaccination on influenza in adults ≥45 years.

CDC Updates Recommendations for Hepatitis A Vaccination for International Travel

CDC Updates Recommendations for Hepatitis A Vaccination for International Travel

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The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices Hepatitis Vaccines Work Group updated recommendations for the use of hepatitis A vaccine for PEP and PrEP.

Dengue Vaccine Candidate Gets FDA's Priority Review

Dengue Vaccine Candidate Gets FDA's Priority Review

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Two Phase 3 trials conducted in Asia and Latin America assessed the efficacy of the vaccine in >35,000 individuals aged 2 to 16 years.

Health Officers Express Concerns About Vaccine Exemptions

Health Officers Express Concerns About Vaccine Exemptions

With new California law eliminating nonmedical exemptions, rise in medical exemptions reported.

Social Medicine: The Effect of Social Media on the Anti-Vaccine Movement

Social Medicine: The Effect of Social Media on the Anti-Vaccine Movement

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The anti-vaccine movement has proliferated over recent years, thanks in part to its most vocal proponents using social media to churn out often misleading information.

UTMB Finds Way to Reduce Vaccine Production and Storage Costs

UTMB Finds Way to Reduce Vaccine Production and Storage Costs

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Researchers at The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston have developed a new vaccine platform that cuts production and storage costs.

Tdap Vaccine Can Be Administered as a Decennial Booster Dose

Tdap Vaccine Can Be Administered as a Decennial Booster Dose

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A second dose of Tdap, a reduced-antigen-content tetanus-diphtheria-acellular pertussis vaccine, 9 years after initial vaccination was well tolerated and immunogenic.

Low Risk for Recurrent Mild Adverse Events After Reimmunization

Low Risk for Recurrent Mild Adverse Events After Reimmunization

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An adverse event after immunization may not reoccur with future immunizations, unless the initial reaction was severe.

Pneumococcal Vaccine Recommendations Cause Confusion Among Physicians

Pneumococcal Vaccine Recommendations Cause Confusion Among Physicians

While primary care physicians overwhelmingly recommend pneumococcal vaccines, there is a gap in their knowledge of how to implement related vaccine recommendations.

Postnatal Education Increases Pain Relief Use at Vaccinations

Postnatal Education Increases Pain Relief Use at Vaccinations

Moms given info about infant pain management more likely to breastfeed, give sucrose, and anesthestics.

Afluria, Afluria Quadrivalent Approved for Use in Patients 6 Months and Older

Afluria, Afluria Quadrivalent Approved for Use in Patients 6 Months and Older

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The vaccines are indicated for active immunization against influenza disease caused by virus subtypes A and type B present in the vaccine.

Pneumococcal <i>H Influenzae</i> Protein D Conjugate Vaccine Effective in Children

Pneumococcal H Influenzae Protein D Conjugate Vaccine Effective in Children

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The burden of childhood and infant pneumonia can be effectively reduced through the use of the pneumococcal Haemophilus influenzae protein D conjugate vaccine.

Statins Increase Risk for Medically Attended Acute Respiratory Illness

Statins Increase Risk for Medically Attended Acute Respiratory Illness

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Elderly patients who have been inoculated with the influenza vaccine and who also use a statin are at a greater risk for medically attended acute respiratory illness.

Strain Selection for Annual Influenza Vaccines Should Consider Preexisting Immunity

Strain Selection for Annual Influenza Vaccines Should Consider Preexisting Immunity

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Repeated exposure to the influenza virus affects antibody quantity and quality, and strains selected for seasonal vaccines may not provide coverage sufficient for individuals frequently infected and/or vaccinated.

Three-Quarters of Health Care Workers Got Flu Shot Last Year

Three-Quarters of Health Care Workers Got Flu Shot Last Year

Just over three-quarters of health care personnel received a flu vaccine last season.

Novel Intranasal Influenza Vaccine Shows Tolerability, Safety, and High Immune Response

Novel Intranasal Influenza Vaccine Shows Tolerability, Safety, and High Immune Response

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NasoVAX, an adenovirus-based intranasal flu vaccine, shows tolerability, safety, and higher cellular immune response compared to an injectable vaccine.

High Level of Population-Wide Immunity Enhances Disappearance of Sabin-2 Poliovirus

High Level of Population-Wide Immunity Enhances Disappearance of Sabin-2 Poliovirus

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A high level of population-wide immunity at the time the oral polio vaccine 2 was withdrawn has helped to enhance the disappearance of Sabin-2 vaccine poliovirus.

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