Childhood Vaccines

Recent News

Mar 07, 2018
Vaccinated baby

Study finds no immune overload for US kids' vaccine schedule

The extensive study adds to an already vast collection of data on vaccine safety.

Feb 12, 2018
Measles vaccination

Measles cases in Europe tripled last year

The ECDC reports 14,451 cases in 2017, up from 4,643 in 2016. Also, vaccination in Ghana is tied to higher childhood survival rates.

Jan 18, 2018

News Scan for Jan 18, 2018

Vaccine reminder benefits
More H5N6 in the UK
Polio workers killed
Jan 04, 2018

News Scan for Jan 04, 2018

Sexually transmitted Zika
Sanofi fined
Typhoid vaccine
Non-vaccinating parents
Real-time C diff alert
Dec 18, 2017

News Scan for Dec 18, 2017

'America First' biothreats
Dengue vaccine probe
Vaccine education and exemptions
OTC sore throat treatment
Dec 11, 2017

News Scan for Dec 11, 2017

Dengvaxia turmoil
North Korea bioweapons
MERS case, death
Vaccine scare signals
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

Resources & Literature

Recent Literature

AAP Committee on Infectious Diseases. Recommended childhood and adolescent immunization schedules: United States, 2018. Pediatrics 2018 (published online Feb 6)

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

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)

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)

Frawley JE, Foley H, McIntyre E. The associations between medical, allied and complementary medicine practitioner visits and childhood vaccine uptake. Vaccine 2018 (published online Jan 3)

Giambi C, Fabiani M, D'Ancona, et al. Parental vaccine hesitancy in Italy — results from a national survey. Vaccine 2018 (published online Jan 8)

Glanz JM, Newcomer SR, Daley MF, et al. Association between estimated cumulative vaccine antigen exposure through the first 23 months of life and non-vaccine-targeted infections from 24 through 47 months of age. JAMA 2018 Mar 6;319(9):906-13

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

Nickel AJ, Puumala SE, Kharbanda AB. Vaccine-preventable, hospitalizations among American Indian/Alaska Native children using the 2012 Kid’s Inpatient Database. Vaccine 2018 Feb 8;36(7):945-8

Omer SB, Allen K, Chang DH, et al. Exemptions from mandatory immunization after legally mandated parental counseling. Pediatrics 2017 (published online Dec 18)

Robinson CL, Romero JR, Kempe A, et al. Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recommended immunization schedule for children and adolescents aged 18 years or younger — United States, 2018. MMWR 2018 Feb 6;67(Early release)

Seagle EE, Bednarczyk RA, Hill T, et al. Measles, mumps, and rubella antibody patterns of persistence and rate of decline following the second dose of the MMR vaccine. Vaccine 2018 (published online Jan 6)

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)

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