Childhood Vaccines

Recent News

Oct 25, 2017
Vaccine older patient

ACIP gives nod to new shingles vaccine, 3rd MMR dose for outbreaks

Panel gives a preference to Shingrix and recommends MMR for mumps outbreaks.

Sep 14, 2017

News Scan for Sep 14, 2017

Flu vaccines and birth outcomes
Mixed results for malaria vaccine
Avian flu outbreaks
Vaccines and autism
Viruses in semen
Aug 30, 2017
Hurricane Harvey flood rescue

Experts: Avoid unneeded tetanus shots in wake of Harvey

"It would be a mistake to divert important resources during this time toward tetanus vaccination."

Aug 29, 2017

News Scan for Aug 29, 2017

Turtle-linked Salmonella
More Cyclospora illness
Avian flu outbreaks
Adverse vaccine events in kids
Water inequality
Aug 25, 2017
Teen vaccination

CDC: HPV vaccine rates climb, but disparities exist

Though coverage still isn't optimal, for the first time rates topped 60%, with the boys' level gaining ground on the girls'.

Aug 25, 2017

News Scan for Aug 25, 2017

Dog-linked tularemia
Resistance in 'lonely' microbes
Measles vaccination gap
Aug 16, 2017
Somalia measles vaccination

Continued measles spread in Somalia crisis prompts WHO call for donor support

The WHO and its partners need the funding boost to stop measles transmission with a campaign in November to immunize 4.2 million children.

Aug 10, 2017

News Scan for Aug 10, 2017

Zika birth defects
Fast antibiotic susceptibility test
Avian flu outbreaks
Lassa fever in Nigeria
Rotavirus vaccine effect
Jul 24, 2017
Child vaccination

Study: Small drop in vaccine uptake can trigger measles outbreak

The study shows that even a 5% drop in vaccine coverage could trigger a significant outbreak.

Jul 17, 2017
infant vaccination

WHO: 1 in 10 infants received no vaccinations last year

Babies living in countries affected by conflict made up more than half of the total of unvaccinated group.

Resources & Literature

Recent Literature

AAP Committee on Infectious Disease. Recommended childhood and adolescent immunization schedule United States, 2017. Pediatrics 2017 (published online Feb 6)

Ali M, Nelson A, Luquero FJ, et al. Safety of a killed oral cholera vaccine (Shanchol) in pregnant women in Malawi: an observational cohort study. Lancet Infect Dis 2017 (published online Feb 1)

Anello P, Cestari L, Baldovin T, et al. Socioeconomic factors influencing childhood vaccination in two northern Italian regions. Vaccine 2017 (published online Jul 27)

Arsenault C, Harper S, Nandi A, et al. Monitoring equity in vaccination coverage: a systematic analysis of demographic and health surveys from 45 Gavi-supported countries. Vaccine 2017 (published online Jan 6)

Bardenheier BH, McNeil MM, Wodi AP, et al. Risk of non-targeted infectious disease hospitalizations among U.S. children following inactivated and live vaccines, 2005-2014. Clin Infect Dis 2017 (published online May 6)

Bernstein HH, Bocchini JA Jr; AAP Committee on Infectious Diseases. Practical approaches to optimize adolescent immunization. Pediatrics 2017 (published online Feb 6)

Bernstein HH, Bocchini JA Jr; AAP Committee on Infectious Diseases. The need to optimize adolescent immunization. Pediatrics 2017 (published online Feb 6)

Block SL, Klein NP, Sarpong K, et al. Lot-to-lot consistency, safety, tolerability and immunogenicity of an investigational hexavalent vaccine in US infants. Pediatr Infect Dis J 2017 Feb;36(2):202-8

Burgner DP, Miller JE, Strunk T, et al. Growth parameters, effect measure modification and the association between vaccination and early childhood hospitalization with non-targeted infections. Clin Infect Dis 2017 (published online Sep 19)

Daley MF, Glanz JM, Newcomer SR, et al. Assessing misclassification of vaccination status: implications for studies of the safety of the childhood immunization schedule. Vaccine 2017 (published online Mar 9)

Glanz JM, Wagner NM, Narwaney KJ, et al. Web-based social media intervention to increase vaccine acceptance: a randomized controlled trial. Pediatrics 2017 (published online Nov 6)

Gras-Le Guen C, Legrand A, Caquard M, et al.Chronically ill adolescents are also incompletely vaccinated: a cross-sectional study in France. Vaccine 2017 (published online Jul 29)

Hagemann C, Streng A, Kraemer A, et al. Heterogeneity in coverage for measles and varicella vaccination in toddlers — analysis of factors influencing parental acceptance. BMC Public Health 2017 Sep 19;17:724

Hill HA, Elam-Evans LD, Yankey D, et al. Vaccination coverage among children aged 19-35 months — United States, 2016. MMWR 2017 Nov 3;66(43):1171-7

Jallow S, Madhi SA, Madimabe R, et al. Immunogenicity of 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine among children with underlying medical conditions. Vaccine 2017 (published online Jul 5)

Khodr ZG, Bukowinski AT, Gumbs GR, et al. Tetanus, diphtheria, and acellular pertussis vaccination during pregnancy and reduced risk of infant acute respiratory infections. Vaccine 2017 (published online Sep 12)

Kluberg SA, McGinnis DP, Hswen Y, et al. County-level assessment of United States kindergarten vaccination rates for measles mumps rubella (MMR) for the 2014-2015 school year. Vaccine 2017 (published online Oct 14)

Leeds M, Muscoplat MH. Timeliness of receipt of early childhood vaccinations among children of immigrants — Minnesota, 2016. MMWR 2017 Oct 27;66(42):1125-9

Melo FIR, Morales JJR, De Los Santos, AHM, et al. Immunogenicity and safety of a booster injection of DTap-IPV//Hib (Pentaxim) administered concomitantly with tetravalent dengue vaccine in healthy toddlers 15-18 months of age in Mexico: a randomized trial. Pediatr Infect Dis J 2017 Jun;36(6):602-8

Menzies NA, Suharlim C, Geng F, et al. The cost determinants of routine infant immunization services: a meta-regression analysis of six country studies. BMC Med 2017 Oct 6:15:178

Merino Arribas JM, Carmona Martinez A, Horn, M, et al. Safety and immunogenicity of the quadrivalent meningococcal serogroups A, C, W and Y tetanus toxoid conjugate vaccine coadministered with routine childhood vaccines in European infants: an open, randomized trial. Pediatr Infect Dis J 2017 Apr;36(4):e98-107

Murthy N, Rodgers L, Pabst L, et al. Progress in childhood vaccination data in immunization information systems — United States, 2013-2016. MMWR 2017 Nov 3;66(43):1178-81

Seither R, Calhoun K, Street EJ, et al. Vaccination coverage for selected vaccines, exemption rates, and provisional enrollment among children in kindergarten — United States, 2016-17 school year. MMWR 2017 Oct 13;66(40):1073-80

Shi T, McAllister DA, O'Brien KL, et al. Global, regional, and national disease burden estimates of acute lower respiratory infections due to respiratory syncytial virus in young children in 2015: a systematic review and modelling study. Lancet 2017 (published online Jul 6)

Smith MJ, Jordanov E, Sheng X, et al. Safety and immunogenicity of DTaP5-IPV compared with DTaP5 plus IPV as the fifth dose in children 46 years of age. Pediatr Infect Dis J 2017 Mar;36(3):319-25

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