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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[Premium Times] UN agencies said a record-breaking of about 123 million, or nine out of 10, infants, received at least one dose of diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis vaccine in 2017 globally.
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - Category: African Health Source Type: news
[The Conversation Africa] Over the years vaccines have prevented countless cases of disease and saved millions of lives. Infectious diseases like polio, measles, diphtheria, pertussis (whooping cough), rubella (German measles), smallpox, mumps, tetanus and rotavirus used to be common around the world. Today vaccines can prevent them.
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - Category: African Health Source Type: news
A record-breaking total of around 123 million,  or nine out of 10, infants, received at least one dose of diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis vaccine in 2017, protecting them from deadly infectious diseases, according to United Nations figures released on Monday.
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
Publication date: August 2018Source: The Lancet Global Health, Volume 6, Issue 8Author(s): Marilia Arndt Mesenburg, Maria Clara Restrepo-Mendez, Hugo Amigo, Alejandra D Balandrán, Maria Angelica Barbosa-Verdun, Beatriz Caicedo-Velásquez, Liliana Carvajal-Aguirre, Carlos E A Coimbra, Leonardo Z Ferreira, Maria del Pilar Flores-Quispe, Carlos Flores-Ramírez, Giovanna Gatica-Dominguez, Luis Huicho, Karla Jinesta-Campos, Ingrid S K Krishnadath, Fatima S Maia, Ivan A Marquez-Callisaya, Mercedes Marlene Martinez, Oscar J Mujica, Verónica PingraySummaryBackgroundLatin American and Caribbean populations...
Source: The Lancet Global Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
To support a fully liquid, diphtheria (D)-tetanus (T)-acellular pertussis (aP)-inactivated poliovirus (IPV)-hepatitis B (HB)-Haemophilus influenzae b (PRP-T) vaccine in Europe using a 2, 3, 4 month primary series and a booster at 11–15 months of age. Phase III, randomized, observer-blind studies in Germany and the Czech Republic. Participants who had not received HB vaccine were randomized to a 2, 3, 4 month primary series of DTaP-IPV-HB-PRP-T (group 1; N = 266) or a reconstituted DTaP-HB-IPV//PRP-T comparator (group 2; N = 263) and a booster of the same vaccine. Pneumococcal vaccine (PCV13) and rotavirus vaccine wer...
Source: The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal - Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Vaccine Reports Source Type: research
ConclusionsCentralized reminder/recall was effective at increasing influenza vaccination rates in adults aged ≥65 years over a short time period, without burdening the practices, and at a reasonable cost.Trial RegistrationThis study is registered at NCT02133391.
Source: American Journal of Preventive Medicine - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
This study’s objective was to examine the clinical effectiveness of prenatal Tdap, and whether effectiveness varies by gestational age at immunization.MethodsA nationwide cohort study of pregnant women with deliveries in 2010–2014 and their infants was performed. Commercial insurance claims data were analyzed in 2016–2017 to identify Tdap receipt by the pregnant women, and hospitalizations and outpatient visits for pertussis in their infants until the infants reached 18 months of age. Pertussis occurrence was compared between infants of mothers who received prenatal Tdap (overall and stratified by gestati...
Source: American Journal of Preventive Medicine - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
We present here a study of vaccine mixing and release following dissolution of filter-dried model protein and toxoid antigens within a single syringe, filter and needle unit. Release was better for filters made from glass than cellulose. Without additional mixing, uniformity was poor and only 41% of input protein was released from protein filter-dried onto glass fiber. In contrast, adding a simple glass bead and mixing by inversion, 100% release antigen solution was achieved, with uniform concentration at exit from the needle throughout a simulated injection. Adsorption onto alum adjuvant had no detectable effect on vaccin...
Source: Vaccine - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Tags: Vaccine Source Type: research
Discussion Vaccines are a mainstay of infectious disease prevention and health promotion. Infants, children and adults benefit from vaccines the most when they are given on the recommended schedules. However there are times when this is not possible as children come to the physician a little early, or a little late, or had unavailable records and so received addition vaccine, etc. There are many questions that arise because of these timing issues such as the one above. Standard vaccine schedules can be reviewed here. Commonly administered vaccines includes: Live-attenuated vaccines Cholera Measles, mumps, rubella (MMR ...
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Combination vaccines represent a valuable technological innovation in the field of infectious disease prevention and public health, because of their great health and economic value from the individual, societal, and healthcare system perspectives.In order to increase parents ’ and healthcare professionals’ confidence in the vaccination programs and maintain their benefits to society, more information about the benefits of innovative vaccination tools such as combination vaccines is needed.Purpose of this work is an examination of available hexavalent vaccines, that protect against Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis...
Source: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Hygiene - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
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