News & Perspective

Jan 29, 2013

Jan 29, 2013

CDC sees little growth in adult vaccine coverage

(CIDRAP News) – Coverage rates for vaccines recommended for adults remain stubbornly low, except for modest gains in two, the diphtheria with acellular pertussis vaccine (Tdap) and the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine in women, according to new federal estimates today.

Feb 07, 2013

Feb 07, 2013

Researchers find first US evidence of vaccine-resistant pertussis

(CIDRAP News) – Researchers in other countries have found evidence that circulating strains of Bordetella pertussis have adapted to the acellular vaccine, and researchers today reported similar findings for the first time in US kids, based on genetic analysis of isolates from hospitalized children.

Mar 11, 2013

Mar 11, 2013

Study finds waning pertussis protection in kids post-vaccination

(CIDRAP News) – Health officials have suspected a drop-off in protection from the childhood acellular pertussis vaccine as one factor in surging disease levels, and new data today on Minnesota and Oregon kids provide the strongest evidence yet that immunity wanes before they get a booster dose at age 11 or 12.

Jun 18, 2013

Jun 18, 2013

News Scan for Jun 18, 2013

Berry-linked hepatitis infections
Pertussis booster poll
Israel polio update
Q fever in Brazil

Jun 19, 2013

Jun 19, 2013

Vaccine advisors see little benefit for second Tdap dose

A working group for a vaccine advisory board recommended against a second dose of Tdap vaccine for teens, citing lack of a booster effect.

Jul 17, 2013

Jul 17, 2013

News Scan for Jul 17, 2013

West Nile recap
Flu vaccine effectiveness
Tdap vaccine protection

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