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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.