Search for Vaccination in Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine
Physician-authored summaries on the latest research on vaccination, editorials on vaccination, and perspectives on vaccination - drawn from the top medical journals.
- Routine vaccination of infants has reduced rates of hospitalization for rotavirus-associated diarrhea in children younger than 5 years by 75%.
- Cortes JE et al., N Engl J Med 2011 Sep 22; 365:1108.
- Financial settlement in one case does not prove a causal association between vaccines and autism.
- Cases of most vaccine-preventable diseases are at an all-time low.
- Roush SW et al., JAMA 2007 Nov 14; 298:2155.
- In a community-based randomized study, immunization of children and adolescents provided 61% protection against influenza in the unimmunized community.
- Loeb M et al., JAMA 2010 Mar 10; 303:943.
- Routine prophylactic use of acetaminophen at the time of childhood immunizations should be reconsidered.
- Prymula R et al., Lancet 2009 Oct 17; 374:1339.
- Herd immunity did not protect children whose parents refused vaccination.
- Glanz JM et al., Pediatrics 2009 Jun; 123:1446.
- All office visits should prompt assessment of vaccine status.
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)., MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2007 Aug 31; 56:885.
- Prevalence is increasing, and undervaccinated children have fewer outpatient visits but more hospitalizations.
- Glanz JM et al., JAMA Pediatr 2013 Jan 21;:
- Meningococcal vaccine is approved in high-risk children aged 9–23 months, Tdap is recommended in pregnant women after 20 weeks' gestation, and routine HPV vaccination is recommended in boys.
- This large postlicensure study shows convincingly that no association exists between DTaP and seizure.
- Huang W-T et al., Pediatrics 2010 Aug; 126:263.
- Concomitant administration of Gardasil, Menactra, and Adacel was well tolerated and did not compromise immune response.
- Reisinger KS et al., Pediatrics 2010 Jun; 125:1142.
- 13-valent pneumococcal vaccine approved, flu vaccine recommendation made universal
- Target groups for initial vaccine supplies include pregnant women as well as children and young adults.
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)., MMWR Recomm Rep 2009 Aug 28; 58:1.
- New clinical information and updated preventive, diagnostic, and therapeutic recommendations geared for pediatricians
- A shift in public perception about vaccine safety threatens the success of immunization programs.
- Omer SB et al., N Engl J Med 2009 May 7; 360:1981.
Vaccine Update 2009 FreeChanges in the recommended immunization schedule, a warning about the growing popularity of an alternative vaccine schedule, and progress with the avian influenza (H5N1) vaccine in children
- Using clinical judgment seems to be the point.
- Lippert WC and Wall EJ., Pediatrics 2008 Sep; 122:e556.
- Immunizing children at sick visits reduces the likelihood that they will return for well-child care.
- Fiks AG et al., Pediatrics 2008 May; 121:898.
- The vaccination status of children in the United States is known to be problematic. These investigators interviewed caregivers and providers to assess the timeliness of . . .
- Luman ET et al., JAMA 2005 Mar 9; 293:1204-11.
- Vaccinating children has led to a 30% decline in the overall rate of pneumococcal meningitis in children and adults.
- Hsu HE et al., N Engl J Med 2009 Jan 15; 360:244.