Tag: vaccination

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...
1. Maternal vaccination with tetanus toxoid, reduced diphtheria toxoid, acellular pertussis (Tdap) during pregnancy was found to be highly effective in preventing pertussis in newborns during the first year of life. The effect was strongest in the first 2 months of life. 2. Conversely, the cocooning strategy of vaccinating postpartum...
1. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has published the newest recommendations for immunization of children and adolescents. These changes include updates to the meningococcal conjugated vaccine, live attenuated influenza vaccine (LAIV), and human papillomavirus vaccine (HPV). Study Rundown: The AAP has just released the new 2017 schedule for childhood...
1. Physicians who used an announcement technique when introducing human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination had a higher rate of vaccination coverage compared to other techniques. 2. The announcement technique involves stating that vaccinations will be given without inviting questions from patients. Evidence Rating Level: 1 (Excellent)             Study Rundown: Vaccine uptake for the...
1. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) acknowledges the many benefits of childhood immunization, both direct and indirect. These include herd immunity as a result of high immunization rates, direct protection of the immunized individual, prevention of death and disease epidemics, and cost savings into the billions. 2. The AAP...
1. In children aged 6 to 14 weeks, rates of hospitalization from intussusception post-vaccination with the rotavirus vaccine were significantly elevated by 46% to 101%. 2. No change was observed in the hospitalization rate from intussusception in children 15 to 34 weeks of age. Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good) Study Rundown: Recent...