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…
CONCLUSION: The study documented a further improvement in full vaccination coverage in Burkina Faso in recent years and better vaccination coverage in rural than in urban areas. The organization of healthcare systems with systematic outreach activities in the rural areas may explain the difference between rural and urban areas. PMID: 29185899 [PubMed - in process]
Conclusions: The present results indicate a blunting effect after primary vaccination for some serotypes resolving after booster vaccination. Seroprotection rates were comparable both after primary and booster vaccination, except for serotype 3 with a significant lower seroprotection rate in the vaccine group after primary vaccination.
Abstract The Global Vaccine Action Plan 2011-2020 (GVAP) (1), endorsed by the World Health Assembly in 2012, calls on all countries to reach ≥90% national coverage for all vaccines in the country's routine immunization schedule by 2020. CDC and the World Health Organization (WHO) evaluated the WHO and United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) global vaccination coverage estimates to describe changes in global and regional coverage as of 2016. Global coverage estimates for the third dose of diphtheria and tetanus toxoids and pertussis-containing vaccine (DTP3), the third dose of polio vaccine, and the first dose o...
Global coverage with the third dose of diphtheria and tetanus toxoids and pertussis-containing vaccine, the third dose of polio vaccine, and first dose of measles. Among new or underused vaccines, global coverage increased during 2010-2016 for completed vaccine series against rotavirus (8% to 25%), Streptococcus pneumoniae (11% to 42%), rubella (35% to 47%), Haemophilus influenzae type B (42% to 70%) and hepatitis B vaccine (74% to 84%). containing vaccine coverage has remained unchanged at 84%-86% since 2010.
Abstract Vaccines are important for preventing infections in adults aged ≥65 years. Older adults are at increased risk for complications from vaccine-preventable illnesses due to age-associated changes in immune function and chronic medical comorbidities. Vaccination rates for older adults remain low despite widely accepted practice guidelines. Recommended vaccinations for older adults include (1) influenza; (2) pneumococcal; (3) herpes zoster; (4) tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis; and (5) hepatitis B. Cost influences vaccination rates in older adults. PMID: 29129213 [PubMed - in process]
Conclusions: DMF-treated patients mount an immune response to recall, neoantigens, and T-cell–independent antigens, which was comparable with that of IFN-treated patients and provided adequate seroprotection. ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT02097849. Classification of evidence: This study provides Class II evidence that patients with RRMS treated with DMF respond to vaccinations comparably with IFN-treated patients.
Conditions: Tuberculosis; Polio; Diphtheria; Pertussis; Tetanus; Haemophilus Influenzae Type b Infection; Hepatitis B; Pneumococcal Infection Intervention: Behavioral: SMS messages and automated calls Sponsors: Aga Khan University; Grand Challenges Canada; University of British Columbia Not yet recruiting
Authors: Le Maréchal M, Fressard L, Raude J, Verger P, Pulcini C Abstract PURPOSE: To assess the self-reported vaccination behavior of general practitioners (GPs) when asked whether they would recommend the vaccination of a child presenting with a febrile uncomplicated common cold. METHODS: We performed a cross-sectional survey in 2014 on a national sample of GPs. GPs were randomly assigned to one of eight clinical vignettes, all describing a child presenting with an uncomplicated febrile common cold, but differing by age (4 or 11 months), temperature (38°C or 39°C), and the mother's emotional st...
CONCLUSIONS: Routine immunisation records provide useful information on timely receipt of vaccines and can be used to assess the quality of childhood vaccination programmes. Parental report of MMR vaccine status is reliable. PMID: 29132992 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]