Immunization

Antibody Response to Flu Vaccine Evaluated in Asthma Patients Treated With Benralizumab

By December 13, 2018

The trial analyzed the antibody response of 103 asthmatic patients to the seasonal influenza vaccine.

Annual Flu Shots Shown to Cut Risk of CV Death in Heart Failure Patients

By December 10, 2018

A study published in Circulation has found a reduced risk of cardiovascular (CV) death in heart failure patients when they are given routine influenza vaccinations.

Pregnant Women Commonly Refuse Vaccines

December 07, 2018

Providers perceived that pregnant women more commonly refuse influenza vaccine than Tdap vaccine, according to the researchers.

HPV Vaccination and Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes: Is There a Link?

By December 06, 2018

Results of a recent population-based study found that unintended human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination during pregnancy does not increase the risk of spontaneous abortion, stillbirth, or infant mortality.

Does Gestational Age at Birth Impact Seizure Risk Following Receipt of Measles Vaccine?

By December 05, 2018

The study utilized the Vaccine Safety Datalink and included children who received the first dose of a measles-containing vaccine between 12 and 23 months old during the study period of January 1, 2003 to September 20, 2015.

At-Home Self-Collected Samples Valid for Detecting High-Risk HPV

December 04, 2018

Mail-based, at-home self-collection of cervicovaginal samples is valid for detecting high-risk human papillomavirus among infrequently screened women.

Fractional-dose vaccination offers long lasting protection against yellow fever

November 30, 2018

Prophylaxis is the mainstay of treatment and prevention for yellow fever, as there is not currently a cure beyond supportive care for those who contract the disease.

Most Bills Enacted Into Law Limit Vaccine Exemptions

November 30, 2018

"Most bills proposed in state legislatures between 2011 and 2017 sought to expand, rather than restrict, nonmedical exemptions," the authors write.

Vaccine-Exempt Students Behind NC Chickenpox Outbreak

November 21, 2018

Of the school's 152 students, 110 have not received the varicella vaccine

Efficacy, Safety of Herpes Zoster Vaccines Compared

November 08, 2018

A network meta-analysis of 5 randomized controlled trials revealed no statistically significant differences between the live attenuated vaccine and placebo for incidence of laboratory-confirmed herpes zoster.

Infant Antibody Levels Highest With Tdap Vaccination in Early 3rd Trimester

November 01, 2018

More Tdap-exposed than unexposed neonates had high pertussis toxin antibody concentrations

Dengue Vaccine Candidate Gets FDA's Priority Review

By October 31, 2018

Two Phase 3 trials conducted in Asia and Latin America assessed the efficacy of the vaccine in >35,000 individuals aged 2 to 16 years.

Health Officers Express Concerns About Vaccine Exemptions

October 30, 2018

With new California law eliminating nonmedical exemptions, rise in medical exemptions reported

Medical vaccine exemptions increase after elimination of nonmedical exemptions

October 29, 2018

After California eliminated nonmedical exemptions from school-entry vaccinations in 2015, the proportion of kindergarten students who received all required vaccines rose from 92.8% to 95.1%, but the rates of medical exemptions increased 250%.

Does Prior Flu Vaccination Impact Subsequent Vaccine Efficacy in Children?

By October 26, 2018

To better understand the impact of prior-season vaccination on subsequent influenza vaccine effectiveness, researchers conducted a multiseason, test-negative case-control study among vaccinated children 2-17 years old recruited during 3 influenza seasons (2013-2014, 2014-2015, and 2015-2016).

Pneumococcal Vaccine Recs Cause Confusion Among Docs

October 26, 2018

The researchers found that more than 95% of respondents reported routinely assessing adults' vaccination status and recommending both the 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV13) and the 23-valent pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine (PPSV23).

High-Dose Flu Vaccine May Cut Hospitalization in Dialysis Patients

October 24, 2018

The researchers found that by vaccine type, the adjusted rates of first hospitalization were 8.43, 7.88, and 7.99 per 100 patient-months, respectively, and rates for death were 1.00, 0.97, and 1.04, respectively; these differences were not significant.

Afluria, Afluria Quadrivalent Approved for Use in Patients 6 Months and Older

By October 23, 2018

The vaccines are indicated for active immunization against influenza disease caused by virus subtypes A and type B present in the vaccine.

Postnatal Education Increases Pain Relief Use at Vaccinations

October 23, 2018

Based on follow-up data from 2549 participants, the researchers found that utilization of any intervention (breastfeeding, sucrose, or topical anesthetics) was 53.2% for the control group, 61.4% for the pamphlet group, and 63% for the pamphlet and video group.

HPV Vaccination Not Tied to Risky Sexual Behavior in Teen Girls

October 19, 2018

"These findings contribute evidence against any association between HPV vaccination and risky sexual behaviors," the authors write.

Giving Flu Shots in Pharmacies Could Up Vaccination Coverage

October 18, 2018

The researchers found that adding pharmacies with typical business hours averted 11.9 million symptomatic influenza cases, 23,577 to 94,307 deaths, $1.0 billion in direct costs, and $4.2 to 44.4 billion in productivity losses,

Number of Children Not Receiving Vaccines Slightly Increased

October 16, 2018

Although remaining low, the proportion of children who received no vaccine doses by age 24 months increased gradually from 0.9% for children born in 2011 to 1.3% for children born in 2015.

Flu Vaccine Cuts Hospitalization Rates in Pregnant Women

October 15, 2018

Influenza vaccine effectiveness was examined for several countries against laboratory-confirmed influenza-associated hospitalizations during pregnancy.

Gardasil 9 Approved for Use in Women and Men 27 Through 45 Years Old

By October 09, 2018

The approval of the expanded age range was based on data from a clinical trial which evaluated the efficacy of Gardasil (quadrivalent human papillomavirus recombinant vaccine) in 3253 women 27-45 years of age with a median duration of follow-up of 3.5 years post-dose 3.

FDA Approves Accelerated Vaccination Schedule for Ixiaro

By October 05, 2018

Previously, the prescribing information stated that adults should receive the 2 doses 28 days apart.

Influenza Vaccine Dosing Algorithm: 6 Months-8 Years

September 28, 2018

Influenza vaccine dosing algorithm for children 6 months to 8 years of age.

Influenza Vaccine Recommendations: Egg Allergies

September 27, 2018

Influenza vaccine recommendations for individuals who report an allergy to eggs.

Influenza Vaccine Comparisons

September 27, 2018

Compare and contrast influenza vaccines currently available for the 2018-2019 flu season including indicated ages, allergies, and how supplied.

Multivalent Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine Gets Breakthrough Tx Designation

By September 20, 2018

The Breakthrough designation follows an FDA examination of results from a Phase 2 randomized, double-blind trial which evaluated the safety and immunogenicity of the treatment in adults aged 60 to 64 years.

Active Choice Intervention Tied to Increase in Flu Shot Rates

September 19, 2018

Compared with control practices over time, the active choice intervention correlated with a significant 9.5% increase in vaccination rates, in adjusted analyses. Similar increases were seen in vaccination rates across times of the day.