Changes in parents' decisions pertaining to vaccination of their children after the Changchun Changsheng vaccine scandal in Guangzhou, China.

Changes in parents' decisions pertaining to vaccination of their children after the Changchun Changsheng vaccine scandal in Guangzhou, China. Vaccine. 2020 Sep 02;: Authors: He Q, Wang H, Ma Y, Wang Z, Zhang Z, Li T, Yang Z Abstract A series of scandals involving the rabies vaccine and the diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis combined vaccine (DTP) were reported in July 2018, in China. Our goal was to assess the effects of the vaccine scandal on parents' attitudes and decisions regarding vaccination. A cross-sectional study was conducted by contacting kindergarteners' parents through an online questionnaire from March 1 to 8, 2019. In total, 14,300 valid questionnaire responses were received, and 92.53% of respondents were aware of the recent vaccine scandal. Among parents who were aware of the vaccine scandal, 13.62% preferred that their children receive optional vaccines (optional vaccine group) or delay, stop or reject vaccinations (hesitate group) instead of receiving mandatory vaccines (mandatory vaccine group). Awareness of the vaccine scandal and self-reporting of vaccine-associated side effects in their children were more common among respondents in the optional vaccine and the hesitate groups (P 
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CONCLUSION: After an initial decline, vaccine confidence recovered to pre-incident levels six months after the CCVI. However, some caregivers moved from the higher to the lower end of the vaccine confidence spectrum, pointing to the need to promote the acceptance of vaccination especially given the need for new vaccines to control the coronavirus epidemic. PMID: 32912643 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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As the world reels from illnesses and deaths due to COVID-19, the race is on for a safe, effective, long-lasting vaccine to help the body block the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. The three vaccine approaches discussed here are among the first to be tested clinically in the United States. How vaccines induce immunity: The starting line In 1796, in a pastoral corner of England, and during a far more feudal and ethically less enlightened time, Edward Jenner, an English country surgeon, inoculated James Phipps, his gardener’s eight-year-old son, with cowpox pustules obtained from the arm of a milkmaid. It was widely belie...
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Abstract Background Among other applications, immunotherapy is used for the post-exposure treatment and/or prophylaxis of important infectious diseases, such as botulism, diphtheria, tetanus and rabies. The effectiveness of serum therapy is widely proven, but improvements on the immunoglobulin purification process and on the quality control are necessary to reduce the amount of protein aggregates. These may trigger adverse reactions in patients by activating the complement system and inducing the generation of anaphylatoxins. Herein, we used immunochemical methods to predict the quality of horse F(ab ′ )2 anti-botuli...
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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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