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Preemies in danger of flu complications
Preemies in danger of flu complicationsContrary to current guidelines, children born before 37 weeks’ gestation should be considered at high risk for complications of influenza, a new meta-analysis shows.
Pertussis outbreak strikes hard at infants, teens
Pertussis outbreak strikes hard at infants, teensInfants have borne the brunt of the worst outbreak of pertussis, or whooping cough, in almost 70 years in California, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports.
AAP issues new guidelines on pneumococcal vaccine
AAP issues new guidelines on pneumococcal vaccineIn a new policy statement, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has expanded its recommendations for giving pneumococcal conjugate vaccine to prevent invasive pneumococcal disease caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae to high-risk older children and adolescents.
Pertussis Vaccine Best Defense Against Whooping Cough but Estimated Vaccine Effectiveness Declines Over Time (VIDEO)Pertussis or whopping cough is a contagious respiratory disease that can be life-threatening to newborns and infants. Learn more about the vaccine.
VIDEO: Declining rate of HPV vaccination in adolescentsDr Anne Schuchat, Assistant Surgeon General and Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, discusses the recent CDC report on declining humanpapillomavirus vaccine rates in adolescents.
Meeting the challenge of rising vaccine costs
Meeting the challenge of rising vaccine costsThe high cost of purchasing and administering vaccines has been a topic of discussion by pediatricians for some time. New vaccines cost much more than the older ones, and even the old vaccines have consistently increased in cost over the years. This has caused some pediatricians to consider dropping vaccines from their practices altogether.
Teens & the HPV vaccine
Teens & the HPV vaccineThe CDC releases its numbers on how many adolescents receive the human papillomavirus vaccine.
ACIP says nasal spray beats flu shots for kids
ACIP says nasal spray beats flu shots for kidsThe Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices has taken the unusual step of recommending nasal spray vaccine over flu shots for healthy children aged 2 to 8 years.
Child and adolescent vaccination schedule updated
Child and adolescent vaccination schedule updatedThe American Academy of Pediatrics, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the American Academy of Family Physicians, and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recently approved the 2014 recommended schedules for childhood and adolescent immunizations.
The key to vaccine-hesitant parents
The key to vaccine-hesitant parentsVaccine-hesitant parents respond to strong provider recommendations.