Tag: vaccination

1. Greater awareness of the human papillomavirus (HPV), cervical cancer, HPV vaccination, and vaccine advertising among the low-income, African American population studied was not associated with increased vaccination rates. 2. Vaccination among the studied cohort was low (<20%)—analyses predicted that even among adolescents with the greatest awareness, less than 25%...
1. Implementation of a bi-directional exchange between immunization information systems (IIS) and electronic health records (EHRs) demonstrated a higher rate of up to date immunization status, 75% compared to 81.6%, and a lower rate of overimmunization, 8.8% compared to 4.7% in the post-implementation group. 2. The human papilloma virus (HPV)...
1. Women who received the dTpa vaccine in pregnancy had higher levels of cord antibodies to pertussis toxin (PT), pertactin (PRN), and filamentous hemagglutinin (FHA). 2. Cord antibodies were higher in women who received the dTpa vaccine early in the third trimester compared to those who received it late in...
1. There was a significant decline noted in the prevalence of the human papillomavirus (HPV) types 6, 11, 16, and 18 (those found in the quadrivalent HPV vaccine) among women ages 14 to 24 years between the pre- and post-vaccine time periods. 2. The prevalence of these quadrivalent HPV types (4vHPV)...
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has published the newest recommendations for immunizations of children and adolescents. These changes include: the grouping of routinely recommended vaccines; updates to H influenza type b vaccine, Human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine, Meningococcal B vaccine; and some stylistic modifications that make the schedule...
1. Live attenuated influenza vaccine (LAIV), administered intranasally, was less effective in recent seasons at preventing influenza A/H1N1pdm09 among children and adolescents than the intramuscularly-administered inactivated version (IIV). Study Rundown: Though prior studies had supported use of intranasal LAIV, there is little data to compare its effectiveness against the traditional,...
1. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) reaffirms its support for mandatory influenza vaccination for all health care personnel (HCP). 2. The AAP supports nationwide implementation of mandatory vaccination programs in accordance with the 2020 goal of reaching a 90% coverage rate among HCPs. Rundown: Illness from influenza has an annual...
  1. There was no significant improvement in overall maternal vaccine hesitancy following an intervention aimed at improving physician communication with parents. 2. No significant difference in reported physician confidence while communicating with parents about vaccine related issues was appreciated between the intervention and control groups. Evidence Rating Level: 1 (Excellent)       Study Rundown:...
1. Adolescents receiving only the acellular pertussis vaccine were compared to case controls during the 2012 Washington state pertussis epidemic. Overall, Tdap vaccine effectiveness was 63.9% with a 1-year vaccine effectiveness of 73%, declining to 34% at 2 to 4 years post-vaccination. 2. The authors postulate that the lack of...
1. Compared to term infants, preterm infants had lower anti-pneumococcal IgG concentrations after administration of the 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV13). However, the majority of both groups achieved a titer level above that recommended for adequate protection. 2. Opsonophagocytic activity of the antibodies in both term and preterm infants was...