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Childhood immunizationsThe currently recommended childhood immunization schedule put forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is designed to protect infants and young children from 14 harmful and potentially deadly diseases before a child’s second birthday.
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.”
HPV vaccine and pregnancy
HPV vaccine and pregnancyWomen who receive the prophylactic bivalent human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine within 90 days of pregnancy are not at an increased risk for miscarriage, underscoring the safety of the vaccine. The proven safety of the bivalent HPV vaccine should quell the concerns of women and their health care practitioners.
Hepatitis B vaccination in high-risk infantsThe CDC now recommends that high-risk infants undergo postvaccination serologic testing between 9 and 12 months, updated from 9-18 months. The new vaccination interval can better cover at risk infants from HBV infection and also help ensure a higher adherence to the immunoprophylaxis protocol.
Vaccine refusalIf there is no link between vaccines and conditions such as autism, why do pediatricians spend so much time talking about this topic with parents?
Injections outperform inhaled measles vaccineInjected measles vaccine stimulates a significantly stronger immune response than inhaled vaccine, a new study reports.
2015 pediatric immunization schedule issued
2015 pediatric immunization schedule issuedThe American Academy of Pediatrics has announced the release of the 2015 recommended vaccination schedule for children and adolescents in a recent policy statement from the Academy’s Committee on Infectious Diseases.
Measles vaccines are safe, study confirms
Measles vaccines are safe, study confirmsTwo measles-containing vaccines are unlikely to result in adverse effects, a 12-year study has found.
Text reminders increase flu vaccination in kids
Text reminders increase flu vaccination in kidsYoung children are more likely to get a second dose of influenza vaccine when their parents receive reminders by text message, a new study reports.