immunization

Bacteremia in infants: Time for a new approach?Bacteremia is now a rare event in previously healthy children aged 3 to 36 months because of the introduction of routine immunization with the pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV).
New Recommendation Drops the Number of HPV Shots for Children from Three to TwoRecommended number of HPV injections for kids under 14 drops to two.
The real ROI of immunizationsVaccinating my patients almost killed my practice last year. I
Choice of needle size when vaccinating childrenAmong concerns with administering these multiple and frequent immunizations in young children are the potential pain and adverse effects associated with injections. Along with inducing pain in some children, the early negative experience of needle-related procedures can interfere with adherence to immunization schedules and create long-lasting effects of anxiety and stress around needle-related procedures that remain into adulthood.
Time for renewed dialog on vaccinesWill the Trump administration promote vaccine hesitancy or create policies that are less than vaccine friendly? Or will his doubts about vaccines encourage hesitancy?
Top vaccination errors—and how to avoid them
Improvement in adult vaccination rates still neededRacial and ethnic disparities exist when it comes to the five vaccines routinely recommended for adults, a new study finds.
Maternal H1N1 vaccination and offspring outcomesFindings of a new prospective Swedish population-based cohort study provide further reassurance about the safety of H1N1 vaccination in pregnant women.
PRACTICE MANAGEMENT: The real cost of immunizationMany pediatricians believe that if they pay $30 for an immunization, as long as a payer reimburses them more than $30, they’re OK, said Chip Hart. The fact is, that’s not the case, he explained during his presentation “The Business of Immunization: Protecting Kids without Destroying Your Practice.”
Measles re-emergesHealth plans and providers play a critical role in maintaining U.S. vaccination rates and can help reverse the recent MMR vaccination-rate decline, a factor responsible for the recent re-emergence of measles.