HHS Secretary Signals Opening for Anti-Vax Movement
(MedPage Today) -- Declines to endorse universal vaccination for measles, mumps
Conclusions Although most obstetrician/gynecologists administer some vaccines to pregnant women, the focus remains on influenza and Tdap. Financial barriers and infrequent use of evidence-based strategies for increasing vaccination uptake may be hindering delivery of a broader complement of adult vaccines in obstetrician/gynecologist offices.
Conclusion: There are variations in vaccination practice across Europe. Children with CKD, those undergoing dialysis, and transplant candidates should receive age-appropriate vaccinations before RTx as well as before the transition to adult nephrology clinics and antibody levels should be monitored to evaluate the immunization status before and after RTx.Nephron
Condition: Vaccine Response Impaired Interventions: Biological: Co-administration of MMR/YF; Biological: MMR followed by YF; Biological: YF followed by MMR Sponsors: Alba Maria Ropero; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Ministry of Public Health, Argentina Recruiting
This article aims to explore why measles, mumps, and rubella should continue to be on the radar of medical professionals, and why the study of these diseases is important for understanding other teratogenic viruses of public health importance.
Publication date: Available online 20 November 2017 Source:Social Science & Medicine Author(s): Terra Manca In recent years, the Canadian province of Alberta experienced outbreaks of measles, mumps, pertussis, and influenza. Even so, the dominant cultural narrative maintains that vaccines are safe, effective, and necessary to maintain population health. Many vaccine supporters have expressed anxieties that stories that contradict this narrative have lowered herd immunity levels because they frighten the public into avoiding vaccination. As such, vaccine policies often emphasize educating parents and the public about t...
Conclusions In North Dakota, lack of school enforcement is strongly associated with lower immunization rates and a large noncompliant population. Addressing noncompliance through school enforcement could significantly increase school-reported immunization rates.
Publication date: Available online 12 November 2017 Source:Actas Dermo-Sifiliográficas (English Edition) Author(s): C. Morales-Raya, L. Maroñas-Jiménez, R. Aragón-Miguel, C. Postigo-Llorente
Conclusion The message is clear, as far as governments are concerned: the more often something is repeated, the more likely the public will believe it. Or, in the words of Joseph Goebbels, “If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it.”  References https://learning.blogs.nytimes.com…history-and-biology-of-vaccines/ http://www.ukcolumn.org/article/magic-madness-governments-nlp-assault-our-minds https://thenib.com/vaccines-work-here-are-the-facts-5de3d0f9ffd0 https://www.popsci.com/16-african-countries-have-overtaken-us-measles-vaccinations https:...