Tag: vaccination

1. No increased risk of incident epilepsy was seen among children who received influenza vaccination during the 2009-2010 influenza season in Norway. Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good) Study Rundown: Previous studies suggest associations between febrile seizures and influenza infection, complex febrile seizures and epilepsy, and seizures (particularly febrile) and vaccination (including...
1. The 2018 version of the Recommended Childhood and Adolescent Immunization Schedule has been published by the American Academy of Pediatrics and approved by several national medical organizations. 2. No major changes have been made from the 2017 version of this schedule to the version published today. 3. Several clarifications to...
1. One third of HIV patients in the United States (U.S.) remain unvaccinated against hepatitis B. 2. Of HIV patients who were candidates for hepatitis B vaccination, only 1 in 10 were vaccinated within 1 year of continuing care for HIV. Evidence Rating Level: 3 (Average) Study Rundown: In comparison to the...
1. The new adjuvanted herpes zoster subunit vaccine was more efficacious and less expensive for all ages at the price of $280 per series as compared to the single-dose herpes zoster vaccine. 2. It is unclear if a booster of the live attenuated herpes zoster vaccine would be cost-effective, as...
1. In Washington State, legislation requiring physicians to counsel patients seeking vaccine exemption led to significant decrease in patients actually obtaining exemptions. 2. Legislature-mandated counseling also led to a decrease in the geographic clustering of vaccine-exempt children. Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good)       Study Rundown: In the United States, patients may pursue vaccine...
1. A 3-dose regimen of 4-valent human papillomavirus (4vHPV) vaccine administered between the ages of 9-15 years of age was shown to be immunogenic, clinically effective, and without significant adverse effects throughout a 10-year follow-up period.  2. Immunogenic response was most robust when the vaccine was administered during the preadolescent period when...
1. Pregnant women who received discouraging information about vaccinations, regardless of whether or not they received encouraging information, were more likely to delay vaccination in their infants. 2. Positive, encouraging information about vaccines was not tied to an increase in the timeliness of infant vaccinations. Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good) Study Rundown:...
1. After implementation of practice guidelines advocating rational antibiotic prescribing for primary care providers, as well as a 7-valent pneumococcal conjugate (PCV7) catch-up program followed by a standard PCV13 vaccination program, the 1-year risk of antibiotic prescription in children from birth to 1-year of life decreased after each event. 2. First...
1. This study predicted an increase in the incidence of measles cases and outbreak size using a stochastic mathematical model calibrated using published cases in the United States. The increased number of cases was associated with significantly increased medical cost. 2. Elimination of non-medical exemptions to increase MMR vaccine adherence...
1. Parents who received an influenza vaccine were more likely to immunize their children against both influenza and noninfluenza infections. 2. When previously nonimmunized parents changed their immunization status, their previously nonimmunized children also had much higher rates of receiving the influenza vaccine in the next season. Evidence Rating: 2 (Good) Study...