April 27th 2023
An outbreak of the highly infectious measles virus has led American Samoa to declare a public health emergency.
October 6th 2021
Malaria has afflicted humanity for thousands of years, and the parasite is especially deadly for children and babies. The WHO has recommended the first malaria vaccine be deployed across sub-Saharan Africa.
September 11th 2020
A new study in The Lancet maps trends in vaccine confidence around the world.
May 13th 2020
Barriers to recommended vaccine coverage for low-income American adults include disparity in Medicaid programs and low reimbursement amounts, a new study found.
April 29th 2020
Disparate reimbursement policies disincentivize clinicians from vaccinating adults with lower incomes.
FDA Approves Sanofi's Quadrivalent Meningococcal Vaccine
MenQuadfi is the only FDA approved quadrivalent meningococcal vaccine that is indicated for individuals 2 through 56 years of age and older.
How Negative is Information About Vaccines on Popular Web Platforms?
A study has examined the availability of negative vaccine information online.
20vPnC Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine Candidate Shows Promise in Phase 3 Study
The 20vPnC pneumococcal conjugate vaccine candidate was found comparable to licensed products in safety and immunogenicity.
Universal Immunization Program Enhanced Educational Attainment in India
A new study demonstrates that the introduction of a universal immunization program had positive impact on the educational attainment of people in India’s school system.
Study Finds Demographic Correlates of Vaccine Hesitancy in Texas
A study has identified geographic and socioeconomic drivers of conscientious vaccine exemption choice in Texas.
FDA Approves MF59 Adjuvanted Flu Vaccine for Adults 65 and Older
The US Food and Drug Administration approved the first adjuvanted quadrivalent influenza vaccine for adults 65 years and older.
What's New in the Pediatric Vaccination Schedule?
The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices has announced changes to the 2020 child and adolescent vaccine schedule.
As Coronavirus Spreads Rapidly, Drug, Vaccine Development Attempts to Keep Pace: Public Health Watch
There could be viable options within a few months, but will it be in time to contain an outbreak?
ACIP Unveils 2020 Adult Vaccine Schedule
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices has released the 2020 Recommended Immunization Schedule for adults.
New ACIP Recommendations for Tdap/Td Vaccination
The CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices have updated vaccine recommendations to allow interchangeable use of Tdap and Td in some cases.
No Evidence of Herd Immunity In Pediatric Meningococcal B Vaccine Study
A new study provides evidence that there was no change in herd immunity among more than 34,000 students in Australia with moderate to high vaccination rates.
Few US Child Care Centers Require Flu Vaccine
Despite children’s higher risk of complications from influenza, few US child care centers report influenza vaccine requirements for children and/or adult care workers.
Rabies Vaccine Modified to Target B Cells Is Faster, Stronger
Incorporating a signaling protein known as B cell activating factor into the rabies vaccine improved speed and strength of the antibody responses, investigators at Thomas Jefferson University found.
Patients With Asthma Can Benefit from Getting the Flu Vaccine
Asthma patients benefited from flu vaccines, according to a study that examined 6 influenza virus seasons.
Neuraminidase Protein Could be a Target for New Influenza Treatments and Vaccines
While most influenza vaccines target the binding protein hemagglutinin, a new study shows cross-strain results for treatment and prevention focused on the glycoprotein neuraminidase.
Gaps in Pediatric Vaccination Linked With Uninsured Status
An analysis of vaccination data among children born in 2015 and 2016 found high and stable coverage, but highlighted sociodemographic disparities in coverage.
CDC Report Details Vaccine Coverage for 2018-19 School Year
Kindergarten vaccination coverage is near the recommended 95%, but nonexempt holdouts, which could be addressed, can still lead to outbreaks.
Large Percentage of Pregnant Women Fail to Receive Both Tdap, Flu Vaccines
Millions of women and infants remain vulnerable to influenza and pertussis despite recommendations for vaccinations in pregnancy, according to a CDC report.
Vaccination in 2019: Daunting Challenges and Optimism
The Closing Plenary of IDWeek 2019 discussed the challenges of vaccination and the optimism that we may be on the path to eradicating some global infectious diseases.
FDA Approves Smallpox, Monkeypox Vaccine
The approval marks the first FDA-approved, non-replicating smallpox vaccine, and the only FDA-approved vaccine for prevention of monkeypox.
A New Play Dramatizes the Debate Surrounding Childhood Vaccines: Public Health Watch
Touring production called “Eureka Day” depicts parents of schoolchildren arguing both sides—but definitely has a point of view.
Measles Vaccination Attitudes Could Be Swayed by Outbreak Proximity
Being geographically close a measles outbreak could change the way individuals feel about getting vaccinated against the disease.
CDC's ACIP Issues Influenza Vaccine Recommendations for 2019-2020 Season
The crux of new information centers around the vaccine virus composition for the 2019-2020 season, and recent labeling changes for previously licensed vaccines.
Texas Could Be Site of Next Large Measles Outbreak, Study Predicts
Texas could be the site of the next large measles outbreak in the United States, according to a new study that highlights the low vaccination rates among schools there.
New York Tightens Access to Medical Vaccine Exemptions
Parents seeking medical exclusions for their children must now have their physician fill out a state form explaining specifically why the exemption is warranted.
GLS-5300 MERS CoV Vaccine Candidate Shows Promise in Phase 1 Trial
Investigators in the first human trial of a MERS-CoV candidate report strong immune responses and no serious adverse events, advancing the vaccine candidate to phase 1/2a and phase 2 trials.
2019: Measles Outbreaks in the United States
An update for clinical providers.
Managing Measles: A Guide to Preventing Transmission in Health Care Settings
The latest guidance on preparing for and responding to measles in your health care facility.
August Marks National Immunization Awareness Month
When speaking with patients or parents, it is important for health care practitioners to stress that vaccines are safe, and vaccines save lives.
Should Minors Be Able to Receive the MMR Vaccine Without Parental Consent?: Public Health Watch
Several states have or are considering laws that would circumvent consent from anti-vax parents.
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