Many Guilford students still need vaccines

Nearly half of Guilford County seventh-graders still need vaccines to attend school, according to an article in the Greensboro News and Record. The students have two more weeks to receive the shots. If they don't, the students will not be able to attend school. Parents of seventh-graders who haven't gotten the required immunizations for infections such as tetanus and diphtheria will get a letter home this week about the need to visit a d octor soon. The Guilford County Department of Health and…
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FRIDAY, Dec. 7, 2018 -- Pregnant women commonly refuse vaccines, including influenza vaccine and tetanus toxoid, reduced diphtheria toxoid, and acellular pertussis (Tdap) vaccine, according to research published online Dec. 4 in Obstetrics&...
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Abstract BACKGROUND: China's immunization program is one of the oldest and largest in the world. Rates of vaccine-preventable diseases (VPD) are comparable to those in high-income countries. The program's evolution has been characterized by ambitious target setting and innovative strategies that have not been widely described. METHODS: We reviewed national and provincial health department archives; analyzed disease surveillance, vaccination coverage, and serosurvey data from 1950 through 2016; and, conducted in-depth interviews with senior Chinese experts involved early VPD control efforts. RESULTS: Wide...
Source: Vaccine - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Tags: Vaccine Source Type: research
When two or more vaccines are administered concurrently, there is concern about safety and immunogenicity from vaccine interaction.
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Tags: Research article Source Type: research
ConclusionThe results showed inferior immunogenicity of the new DTaP vaccine compared to a commercial vaccine despite comparable cellular immunity and protective efficacy. Some efforts are necessary for improving immunogenicity against filamentous hemagglutinin and pertactin before conducting human clinical trials.
Source: Journal of Microbiology, Immunology and Infection - Category: Microbiology Source Type: research
ConclusionThe globular proteins such as DT and TT have shown changes in secondary structure upon adsorption to AlPO4, whereas fibrillar protein FHA has not been affected by adsorption. FTIR can be used as a lean technique to confirm product identity at different manufacturing sites.Graphical Abstract
Source: Computational and Structural Biotechnology Journal - Category: Biotechnology Source Type: research
ConclusionsAlthough the association between immunizations and the onset of central nervous system demyelinating conditions is well documented, this report, to the best of our knowledge, is the first case of optic neuritis following diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, and inactivated poliovirus combined vaccination. Inclusion of this case report in the medical community will allow for broader understanding of possible conditions that may present shortly after receipt of vaccination.
Source: Journal of Medical Case Reports - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
We sought to investigate immunization uptake across different clinical practice settings at a single institution for Tdap (tetanus toxoid, reduced diphtheria toxoid, and acellular pertussis) and influenza vaccines in pregnancy following the universal recommendation for antenatal pertussis vaccination by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) in October 2012.
Source: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology - Category: OBGYN Authors: Tags: IDSOG Abstract Source Type: research
Infections are one of the major causes of morbidity and mortality in patients after allogeneic stem cell transplantation (allo-SCT). For the protection against infections Ag-specific plasmablasts (PBs) and long-living plasma cells provide long-lived humoral immunity. By the vaccination of transplanted patients the humoral memory function can be restored in the majority of cases. It is unclear, however, to what extend memory B cells contribute to the mobilization of antibody secreting cells and long term humoral memory.Here we analyzed the mobilization of CD38high/CD27high PBs in the peripheral blood of 27 patients at day +...
Source: Blood - Category: Hematology Authors: Tags: 722. Clinical Allogeneic Transplantation: Acute and Chronic GVHD, Immune Reconstitution: Poster III Source Type: research
Conclusion: This study showed an increased occurrence of ITP after MMR and meningococcal C vaccines. It is reassuring for other vaccines. We cannot exclude temporal association with MMR and meningococcal C vaccines due to the peak of ITP incidence at 12 months of age in the general population. However, vaccine-induced ITP is a very rare event, which does not cast doubt on the interest of vaccination.DisclosuresNo relevant conflicts of interest to declare.
Source: Blood - Category: Hematology Authors: Tags: 311. Disorders of Platelet Number or Function: Advances in the Treatment of ITP Source Type: research
Background: Guidelines recommend reimmunization starting 12 months after autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplant (AHCT). However, lymphoma patients routinely receive rituximab, an anti-CD20 monoclonal antibody that depletes CD20+ B-cells and may impair response to vaccination. We have shown that rituximab use may prevent on time vaccination in patients who undergo an allogeneic stem cell transplant (BBMT 2018 S427-S428). We therefore aimed to evaluate the impact of rituximab on responses to revaccination after AHCT and included patients with B-cell Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma (B-NHL) and T-cell NHL (T-NHL) and Hodgkin Lymph...
Source: Blood - Category: Hematology Authors: Tags: 723. Clinical Allogeneic and Autologous Transplantation: Late Complications and Approaches to Disease Recurrence: Poster III Source Type: research
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