Immunization Resource Center

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Vaccines in Tablet Form?

Vaccines in tablet form delivered to a mucosal site provide both practical and immunologic advantages, Wendy Peters, PhD, from Vaxart Inc., South San Francisco, CA, explained at IDWeek 2015.

New Intervals for PCV13, PPSV23 Sequence

The intervals between PCV13 and PPSV23 differed based on age, risk group, and the order of the two administered vaccines.

Universal Flu Vaccine Coming Soon?

Scientists say they may be able to create a universal flu vaccine that can provide broad protection against various influenza strains, including those that could cause future pandemics.

California Bans Most Vaccine Exemptions

The California state Assembly voted to significantly limit immunization exemptions for school-aged children, prompted by a measles outbreak last year at Disneyland.

ACIP Recommendation for Meningitis B Vaccine

The ACIP voted for a Category B recommendation for meningococcal group B vaccination in adolescents and young adults aged 16–23.

Fewer Gastroenteritis Hospitalizations With Vaccine

Rates of gastroenteritis hospitalization in children aged <5 years old decreased by 31% to 55% in each of the post-vaccine years from 2008–2012.

Study: Tdap Safe at 32 Weeks

Tetanus, diphtheria, and acellular pertussis (Tdap) vaccination at 32 weeks of gestation is not associated with adverse pregnancy or neonatal outcomes, according to a new study.

Vaccine Could Prevent Most Cervical Cancers

A study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Cedars-Sinai proposes that the 9-valent human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine could prevent 80% of cervical cancers in the United States if administered to all 11- or 12-year-old children prior to exposure to the virus.

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