Vaccines

Increased Risk for Acute Respiratory Illness Following Influenza Vaccine in Children

Increased Risk for Acute Respiratory Illness Following Influenza Vaccine in Children

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Among children there was an increased risk for acute respiratory illness caused by noninfluenza respiratory pathogens following influenza vaccination compared to unvaccinated children during the same period.

Influenza Vaccination in Pediatric Emergency Departments

Influenza Vaccination in Pediatric Emergency Departments

Influenza vaccination in the pediatric emergency department setting appears to be a cost-effective strategy.

Temporary MTX Discontinuation Improves Flu Vaccine Immunogenicity in RA

Temporary MTX Discontinuation Improves Flu Vaccine Immunogenicity in RA

Temporary discontinuation of methotrexate after influenza vaccination is associated with improved immunogenicity of vaccination in RA.

Pneumococcal Vaccination Uptake Lower in Minority Populations

Pneumococcal Vaccination Uptake Lower in Minority Populations

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Low education and low income are linked to lower uptakes of PCV13 in minorities 65 years and older.

Season-to-Season Examination of Flu Shot Rates: No Change Among Pediatric Patients

Season-to-Season Examination of Flu Shot Rates: No Change Among Pediatric Patients

Despite the loss of the live attenuated influenza vaccine, overall immunization rates in children 2-17 remained steady.

AAP Update: 2017-2018 Pediatric Influenza Vaccination Recommendations

AAP Update: 2017-2018 Pediatric Influenza Vaccination Recommendations

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends against the use of the quadrivalent live attenuated influenza vaccine (LAIV4).

Nasal Spray Availability Impacts Pediatric Influenza Vaccination Rates

Nasal Spray Availability Impacts Pediatric Influenza Vaccination Rates

Fewer children were immunized against influenza once the CDC ruled out use of the nasal spray.

Acute Lower Respiratory Infection Risk In Infants Impacted by Maternal Vaccination

Acute Lower Respiratory Infection Risk In Infants Impacted by Maternal Vaccination

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Hospitalization risk was increased in infants of vaccinated vs nonvaccinated mothers only during the first 90 days of life.

Can A Vaccine Prevent the Common Cold?

Can A Vaccine Prevent the Common Cold?

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There is no conclusive evidence to support the use of vaccines for preventing the common cold.

Efficacy of 2015-2016 Live Attenuated Influenza Vaccine in Children

Efficacy of 2015-2016 Live Attenuated Influenza Vaccine in Children

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Data from the 2015-2016 season shows that the live attenuated influenza vaccine was ineffective among children ages 2-17.

Does High-Dose Flu Vaccine Reduce Hospitalizations in Nursing Home Residents?

Does High-Dose Flu Vaccine Reduce Hospitalizations in Nursing Home Residents?

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Influenza and pulmonary-related hospitalizations were lower in elderly patients who received the high-dose trivalent influenza vaccine vs the standard dose.

Public Health and Influenza: Why the Flu Vaccine is So Important

Public Health and Influenza: Why the Flu Vaccine is So Important

During the 2015-2016 flu season, approximately 59.3% of children and 41.7% of adults received the influenza vaccine.

Vaccine Therapies Show Promise As Lung Cancer Tx

Vaccine Therapies Show Promise As Lung Cancer Tx

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Developed in Cuba, the TG4010 and CIMAvax-EGF vaccines are undergoing clinical study in the US.

Examination of Dose-Sparing Safe With Influenza Vaccine

Examination of Dose-Sparing Safe With Influenza Vaccine

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Immunogenicity of 4 different vaccine strains, including H1N1, H3N2, and B influenza, were examined.

Risk of Worsening Asthma From LAIV Unfounded

Risk of Worsening Asthma From LAIV Unfounded

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A new study found no risks for exacerbation of asthma in children given LAIV, despite ACIP recommendations against its use in children with asthma.

Trump Administration Threatens Current Vaccination System

Trump Administration Threatens Current Vaccination System

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"It is foreseeable that in the coming weeks, challenges to our vaccination system will come from three directions at once."

H1N1 Influenza Vaccine More Effective in Children

H1N1 Influenza Vaccine More Effective in Children

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The inactivated monovalent influenza A(H1N1) vacccines in both adjuvanted and unadjuvanted forms were more effective in children than adults.

Safety Outcomes of Influenza Vaccine in Pregnancy

Safety Outcomes of Influenza Vaccine in Pregnancy

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Birth weight and week's gestation of infants at birth are not affected by maternal influenza vaccination during any trimester of pregnancy.

Study Finds Quadrivalent Live Attenuated Influenza Vaccine Safe

Study Finds Quadrivalent Live Attenuated Influenza Vaccine Safe

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

Double-dose IIV4 Safe and Effective in Young Children

Double-dose IIV4 Safe and Effective in Young Children

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Researchers evaluated whether administering double-dose IIV4 to children younger than 3 years of age improved protection against influenza B without increasing adverse events in a phase 3 trial.

LAIV May Be Safe in Children with Underlying Medical Conditions

LAIV May Be Safe in Children with Underlying Medical Conditions

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The live attenuated influenza vaccine, LAIV, is safe in children under 2 with underlying medical conditions.

Rate of Pediatric Empyema Hospitalizations Decreased PCV13 Introduction

Rate of Pediatric Empyema Hospitalizations Decreased PCV13 Introduction

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Hospitalization rates for parapneumonic empyema in US children fell after introducing the 13 valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine PCV13.

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