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.
The intervals between PCV13 and PPSV23 differed based on age, risk group, and the order of the two administered vaccines.
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.
The California state Assembly voted to significantly limit immunization exemptions for school-aged children, prompted by a measles outbreak last year at Disneyland.
The ACIP voted for a Category B recommendation for meningococcal group B vaccination in adolescents and young adults aged 16–23.
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.
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.
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.