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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.
AAP guidelines for 2013-2014 influenza vaccination
AAP guidelines for 2013-2014 influenza vaccinationThe American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has released its guidance for influenza vaccination during the 2013-2014 influenza season. As always, AAP recommends that all children and adolescents aged 6 months and older receive either the trivalent or quadrivalent influenza vaccine, and children should be immunized as soon as the vaccine becomes available.
Neurologic complications of influenza in children
Neurologic complications of influenza in childrenInfluenza-associated neurologic complications in children are rare but can be severe. Familiarity with the clinical presentation and frequency of specific neurologic findings can help pediatricians with early diagnosis and treatment.