ACIP Expands Shingrix Recs; Updates Pneumococcal Vax Guidance ACIP Expands Shingrix Recs; Updates Pneumococcal Vax Guidance

The committee voted to recommend that immunocompromised adults aged 19+ be vaccinated against shingles, and that adults with certain risk factors or aged 65 and older receive a pneumococcal vaccine.Medscape Medical News
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ConclusionAdherence to STIKO recommendations was poor. However, patients are willing to follow a physician ’s recommendation for vaccination.
Source: Infection - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
Conclusion: There is evidence of socio-economic disparities in adherence to recommended vaccination among this cohort of cancer survivors in the USA. More efforts need to be done to ensure that recommended vaccination is being delivered to all cancer survivors in need (including enhancing coverage and awareness to under-represented groups of the society).PMID:34114478 | DOI:10.2217/cer-2020-0251
Source: Journal of Comparative Effectiveness Research - Category: General Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
Vaccine. 2021 May 19:S0264-410X(21)00544-2. doi: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2021.04.062. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTInfluenza, pneumococcal disease, and shingles (herpes zoster) are more prevalent in older people. These illnesses are preventable via vaccination, but uptake is low and decreasing. Little research has focused on understanding the psychosocial reasons behind older adults' hesitancy towards different vaccines. A cross-sectional survey with 372 UK-based adults aged 65-92 years (M = 70.5) assessed awareness and uptake of the influenza, pneumococcal, and shingles vaccines. Participants provided health and socio-demograp...
Source: Vaccine - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Source Type: research
Conclusion Rates of vaccination were low and in line with previous studies. For the 2020/21 winter, the department is writing directly to patients to advise influenza vaccination. The standard letter template will be changed to include the vaccination advice in all letters. The department will re-audit vacc ination uptake after these interventions.Disclosure K. Kazi: None.A. Low: None.
Source: Rheumatology - Category: Rheumatology Source Type: research
MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2021 Apr 2;70(13):461-466. doi: 10.15585/mmwr.mm7013a1.ABSTRACTClinical preventive services play an important role in preventing deaths, and Healthy People 2020 has set national goals for using clinical preventive services to improve population health (1). The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires many health plans to cover certain recommended clinical preventive services without cost-sharing when provided in-network (covered clinical preventive services).* To ascertain prevalence of the use of selected recommended clinical preventive services among persons aged ≥18 years, ...
Source: MMWR Morb Mortal Wkl... - Category: Epidemiology Authors: Source Type: research
ConclusionsVaccination rates among Canadian patients with RA are suboptimal.
Source: International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases - Category: Rheumatology Authors: Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research
The emergency department is a crucial point of access to the health care system for patients with the initial signs and symptoms of infectious disease, as well as for patients in need of emergent prophylaxis after occupational or crime-related blood and body fluid exposures. Emergency nurses frequently care for patients with vaccine-preventable infections across the lifespan. Examples of these vaccine-preventable diseases range from reactivation of varicella zoster (shingles) or Streptococcus pneumonia in the older adult, hepatitis B from an occupational exposure in a working-age adult, meningitis in the university student...
Source: Journal of Emergency Nursing: JEN - Category: Nursing Authors: Tags: Editorial Source Type: research
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