Medicaid Doesn't Cover All 13 Recommended Adult Vaccines in Most States
Barriers to recommended vaccine coverage for low-income American adults include disparity in Medicaid programs and low reimbursement amounts, a new study found.
New Oral Polio Vaccine Candidate Could Signal Strategy to Fight COVID-19
The attenuated virus in oral polio vaccines has developed the ability to evolve and spread to humans. Now, investigators have developed a new vaccine without the ability to make such changes.
Most State Medicaid Programs Don't Cover All 13 ACIP-Recommended Vaccines
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.
Purification System Kills Over 99.9% of RNA Viruses
Health care settings such as hospitals, clinics, assisted living facilities, and physician offices depend on the circulation of clean air that is free of mold, bacteria, viruses, and fungi.
Updated Review Examines MMR Vaccine Safety and Efficacy
The authors of the review recommend the continued use of MMR vaccines on a mass scale.
Vaccinoscopie Europe Survey Evaluates Parental Views on Vaccination
A new survey found that parents in Spain were the most supportive of vaccinations when compared with their counterparts in 4 other European countries.
Study Finds Pets Not a Substantial Reservoir for Human Multidrug-Resistant Infections
Whole genome sequencing revealed little overlap between MDROs found in pets and pet owners.
Study Notes Failure of Oral Third Generation Cephalosporins to Treat Shigellosis
Oral third-generation cephalosporins failed to treat Shigella sonnei infections despite in vitro susceptibility in 4 cases.
Outcomes of Health Workers Being Treated With COVID-19
Deaths were reported among all age groups of health care personnel infected with COVID-19.
An Overview of Clinical Trials for COVID-19
Gain more insight on clinical trials evaluating investigational agents for COVID-19.
New Bacterial Vaginosis Screening Recommendations for Pregnant Women
The USPSTF commissioned a review on the impact of asymptomatic bacterial vaginosis screening and treatment on pregnant women with respect to preterm birth.
Study Examines Urban/Rural Divide in Clinician HIV Experience
Rural counties are less likely to have an experienced HIV clinician, despite increasing HIV incidence.
COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate Shows Immune Response in Early Testing
In mouse models, the vaccine produced antibodies for SARS-CoV-2 which may offer sufficient protection.
Safety Profiles of FDA-Approved PrEP Agents
PrEP Therapy for High-Risk HIV Candidates
Screening Recommendations for HIV and Risk Stratification
Burden of HIV in the USA and Associated Symptoms
The Rise of Vaccine Misinformation
Tina Q. Tan, MD, discusses vaccine misinformation.
How Negative is Information About Vaccines on Popular Web Platforms?
A study has examined the availability of negative vaccine information online.
The HIV Prevention Horizon
Colleen Kelley, MD, MPH, describes what's on the horizon in HIV prevention.
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.
Is Procalcitonin Testing Sensitive Enough to be a Rule-Out Test?
In a new study, 38% of inpatients with bacteremia at an academic medical center had low procalcitonin values.
What "Ending the HIV Epidemic" Entails
Ian Frank, MD, explains the "Ending the Epidemic" initiative.
Clinical Outcomes of CDC-Defined CRE in the United States
The CRACKLE-2 study examined clinical characteristics of 3 CRE subsets in the US.
The HIV Vaccine Landscape
Colleen Kelley, MD, MPH, describes the current state of HIV vaccine efforts.
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.
The Importance of Youth HIV Prevention
Colleen Kelley, MD, MPH, discusses the importance of targeted youth HIV prevention measures.
Onyema Ogbuagu, MD: DISCOVER Week 96 Results
Contagion® spoke to Onyema Ogbuagu, MD, who presented the week 96 results from the DISCOVER study evaluating F/TAF and F/TDF.
Study Finds Demographic Correlates of Vaccine Hesitancy in Texas
A study has identified geographic and socioeconomic drivers of conscientious vaccine exemption choice in Texas.
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