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Global Routine Vaccination Coverage, 2016
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. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - November 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New Acellular Pertussis Vaccine Shows Promise in Adolescents New Acellular Pertussis Vaccine Shows Promise in Adolescents
A new, genetically inactivated acellular pertussis vaccine appears to be safe and immunogenic in adolescents presumed to have received their primary vaccination series in childhood, researchers from Thailand report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - November 9, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Ask Well: Should I Get Revaccinated as an Adult?
Certain adults should be vaccinated against measles, mumps and whooping cough, diseases that are making a comeback. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: KAREN WEINTRAUB Tags: Whooping Cough Vaccination and Immunization Mumps Shingles (Disease) Tetanus Measles Source Type: news

Tdap Vaccine During Pregnancy Reduces Newborn Pertussis
A CDC study estimated that vaccinating pregnant women with the tetanus, diphtheria and acellular pertussis vaccine during their third trimester was nearly 78 percent effective in preventing pertussis in their infants younger than 2 months. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - October 10, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Fewer Newborns Get Whooping Cough When Moms Get Vaccinated Fewer Newborns Get Whooping Cough When Moms Get Vaccinated
Vaccinating mothers against whooping cough during pregnancy may prevent 9 out of 10 severe cases of this potentially fatal respiratory infection in their babies, a U.S. study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Fewer newborns get whooping cough when moms get vaccinated
(Reuters Health) - Vaccinating mothers against whooping cough during pregnancy may prevent 9 out of 10 severe cases of this potentially fatal respiratory infection in their babies, a U.S. study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Tdap Given in Pregnancy Protects Infants From Pertussis
Multivariable vaccine effectiveness estimate 77.7 percent for Tdap administered during third trimester (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - October 2, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Infections, Nursing, Pathology, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Whooping cough shot effective, but many pregnant women skip it: CDC
Tdap vaccination during pregnancy prevents whooping cough in three-quarters of babies -- but only about half of mothers-to-be get the shot, a new study reveals. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Whooping Cough Shot Works, But Many Moms - to - Be Skip It: CDC
Timely vaccination can prevent three - quarters of cases in newborns (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 28, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Infections, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Obstetrics, News, Source Type: news

Whooping Cough Shot Works, but Many Moms-to-Be Skip It: CDC
Timely vaccination can prevent three-quarters of cases in newborns Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Infections and Pregnancy, Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis Vaccines, Whooping Cough (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - September 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Whooping Cough Shot Works, But Many Moms-to-Be Skip It: CDC
THURSDAY, Sept. 28, 2017 -- Tdap vaccination during pregnancy prevents whooping cough in about three-quarters of newborns -- but only about half of mothers-to-be get the shot, a new U.S. study reveals. Researchers from the U.S. Centers for Disease... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 28, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

BU: Resurgence of whooping cough may owe to vaccine's inability to prevent infections
(Boston University School of Medicine) The startling global resurgence of pertussis, or whooping cough, in recent years can largely be attributed to the immunological failures of acellular vaccines, Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH) researchers argue in a new journal article. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 21, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Immunization Resources in Multiple Languages
From the NLM Outreach and Special Populations Branch: August is National Immunization Awareness Month, and public health professionals often need resources to educate individuals who may have limited English proficiency about the importance of receiving vaccinations for themselves and their children. Check MedlinePlus for resources on immunizations and childhood immunizations in both English and Spanish. Also check HealthReach for patient handouts in multiple languages about vaccinations, including: Vaccine Information Statements on specific vaccines, like the chickenpox vaccine (24 languages), diphtheria, tetan...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - August 22, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Consumer Health Education Health Professionals Outreach Source Type: news

Hexavalent 6-in-1 vaccine to be made available to newborn babies
All babies born on or after 1 August 2017 will be offered protection against hepatitis B as part of our universal childhood immunisation programme, Public Health England has announced. This is in addition to continued protection against diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio and Hib. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - August 2, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Vaccine Lessens Severity of Pertussis Infections Vaccine Lessens Severity of Pertussis Infections
Even though vaccinations don ’ t always prevent whooping cough, people have milder symptoms of the respiratory illness and lower odds of serious complications with the vaccine than without it, a U.S. study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Whooping Cough Cases Double in Indiana in a Year, Prompting a Call to Vaccinate
There were 136 confirmed cases of whooping cough in the state in the first half of 2017, compared with 66 in the first half of 2016, but an expert was not alarmed. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MAGGIE ASTOR Tags: Whooping Cough Indiana Vaccination and Immunization Centers for Disease Control and Prevention JAMA Pediatrics (Journal) Source Type: news

Vaccine lessens severity of whooping cough infections
(Reuters Health) - Even though vaccinations don ’t always prevent whooping cough, people have milder symptoms of the respiratory illness and lower odds of serious complications with the vaccine than without it, a U.S. study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Hepatitis B jab to be added to immunisations of babies born in UK
Babies born from the 1 August will be offered new “hexavalent” jab in effort to clamp down on infections that cause cirrhosis and liver cancerAll babies born in the UK will receive the hepatitis B jab as part of their routine immunisations from the autumn in an effort to drive down viral infections that cause cirrhosis and liver cancer.The hepatitis B vaccine is to be added to the 5-in-1 jab that is already given to babies across the UK to protect them from diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough, polio and bacterial infections known as Hib, or haemophilus influenzae type b, health officials said.Continue reading.....
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 9, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Ian Sample Science editor Tags: Hepatitis B Science Society Children UK news Source Type: news

Pertussis Vaccination Between Pregnancies Boosts Antibodies in Mother and Infant Pertussis Vaccination Between Pregnancies Boosts Antibodies in Mother and Infant
Maternal pertussis vaccination between pregnancies increases pertussis antibody concentrations in the mother and in infants born after the second pregnancy, researchers report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - July 6, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Whooping cough: vaccination in pregnancy programme resources
Public Health England has published a leaflet and poster to support the whooping cough vaccination in pregnancy programme. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - July 5, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Quadracel (Diphtheria and Tetanus Toxoids and Acellular Pertussis Adsorbed and Inactivated Poliovirus Vaccine) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - July 3, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

More Pregnant Women Getting Whooping Cough Vaccine More Pregnant Women Getting Whooping Cough Vaccine
A U.S. study finds that a growing number of pregnant women are getting vaccinated against pertussis.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Kinrix (Diptheria and Tetanus Toxoids and Acellular Pertussis Adsorbed and Inactivated Poliovirus Vaccine) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - June 16, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

More pregnant women getting whooping cough vaccine
(Reuters Health) - - Babies are much less likely to get whooping cough if their mothers get vaccinated against the potentially fatal respiratory infection during pregnancy, and a U.S. study finds that a growing number of women are starting to follow this advice. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Catch whooping cough and earn £3,500
Would you voluntarily get infected with a disease to help scientists make a better vaccine? (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - June 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Catch whooping cough and get £3,500
Would you voluntarily get infected with a disease to help scientists make a better vaccine? (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - June 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Whooping couch vaccine being developed by British researchers
A NEW vaccine is being developed against whooping cough, which causes 200,000 preventable deaths in children around the world each year. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New whooping cough jab has the power to save 200,000 lives
A team of scientists from all across Europe, including from Southampton University, are working on the 'landmark' £2.3 million study to create a more effective vaccine. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Checkup: For Pregnant Women, Getting Serious About Whooping Cough
Vaccinating pregnant women is the best way to keep babies safe in the first few months of life. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: PERRI KLASS, M.D. Tags: Whooping Cough Vaccination and Immunization Babies and Infants Preventive Medicine Pregnancy and Childbirth Coughs Source Type: news

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REMINDER:The World Vision/CareLink Foundation 6k race is Saturday, May 6th!  You may register at the race starting at 8:15 am. Cost is $50 for those 15 years of age, $25 for those under 15 years.Registration will be held at Pediatric Health's Naperville far south parking lotthat is off the River Road entrance.All funds go to World Vision's clean water initiatives.  We hope to see you there!*********************************************************************From the desk of Nurse Practitioner Josie Dawe:Josie Dawe, CPNPFor World Immunization Week (April 24-30), US medical experts have raised c...
Source: Pediatric Health Associates - April 28, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Healthy Habits Vaccination Information Source Type: news

Africa: Bionet-Asia Organized International Pertussis Symposium Celebrating Its 15th Anniversary in Bangkok
[PR Newswire] Bangkok -BioNet-Asia Co. Ltd organized the first International Symposium on Advances in Pertussis Immunisation in Bangkok, Thailand. The Symposium was attended by more than 300 international and Thai experts on pertussis vaccination as well as public health stakeholders, involving expert presentations and session chairing by world leaders on pertussis immunization including Prof. Stanley Plotkin (USA), Dr. Nicole Guiso (France), Prof. Terry Nolan (Australia), Prof. Keith Klugman (USA) and prominent public health le (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 21, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

World Immunization Week 2017: #VaccinesWork
19 April 2017, Cairo – On the occasion of  World Immunization Week – celebrated annually between 24 and 30 April  – WHO highlights the vital importance of immunization as the most cost-effective preventative intervention in public health. Under the theme “#VaccinesWork”, World Immunization Week in 2017 calls on governments and all stakeholders to ensure strong country commitment for immunization as a priority, demand immunization as a right and responsibility and equitably extend the benefits of immunization to all people. It also highlights the progress achieved over the past years...
Source: WHO EMRO News - April 19, 2017 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Spotting the vaccine-preventable diseases that are back in the waiting room
Measles, mumps, whooping cough, and tuberculosis are making a comeback. Why is spotting the symptoms in some cases like detective work? (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases / Bacteria / Viruses Source Type: news

The ‘Stealth Move’ That Improved Michigan's Vaccine Rates
Just three years ago, Michigan had the fourth-highest rate of unvaccinated kindergartners in the nation. But when a charter school in northwestern Traverse City reported nearly two dozen cases of whooping cough and several cases of measles that November, state officials were jolted to action. Without much fanfare — or time for opponents to respond — they abandoned the state’s relatively loose rules for getting an exemption and issued a regulation requiring families to consult personally with local public health departments before obtaining an immunization waiver. The new rule sidestepped potential ideolog...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The ‘Stealth Move’ That Improved Michigan's Vaccine Rates
Just three years ago, Michigan had the fourth-highest rate of unvaccinated kindergartners in the nation. But when a charter school in northwestern Traverse City reported nearly two dozen cases of whooping cough and several cases of measles that November, state officials were jolted to action. Without much fanfare — or time for opponents to respond — they abandoned the state’s relatively loose rules for getting an exemption and issued a regulation requiring families to consult personally with local public health departments before obtaining an immunization waiver. The new rule sidestepped potential ideolog...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - April 12, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Pregnant Mothers Need Whooping Cough Vaccine
The Tdap vaccine is highly effective in protecting newborns against pertussis in the first two months of life, but less than half of women get it. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Whooping Cough Pregnancy and Childbirth Vaccination and Immunization Source Type: news

Maternal Pertussis Vaccination Reduces Risk for Newborns
Benefit is dramatic for newborns who are too young to be vaccinated, researchers say (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - April 4, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Infections, Nursing, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Vaccinating pregnant moms protects newborns from whooping cough
(Reuters Health) - Infants are much less likely to get whooping cough if their mothers are vaccinated against the potentially fatal respiratory infection during pregnancy, a large U.S. study finds. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Maternal pertussis vaccine reduces risk in newborns
A new study from Kaiser Permanente shows receiving the Tdap pertussis booster vaccine during pregnancy reduces risk of pertussis in infants by 90 percent. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mom's Vaccine Protects Babies From Whooping Cough
Benefit is dramatic for newborns who are too young to be vaccinated, researchers say (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - April 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vaccinating Pregnant Moms Protects Babies from Whooping Cough
Benefit is dramatic for newborns who are too young to be vaccinated, researchers say Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Immunization, Pregnancy, Whooping Cough (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - April 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Maternal pertussis vaccination reduces risk for newborns by more than 90 percent
Among infants of women who received the Tdap pertussis booster vaccine during pregnancy, the risk of contracting pertussis was reduced by an estimated 91 percent during the first two months of life -- the critical period before they can receive their first childhood acellular pertussis (DTaP) vaccination. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - April 3, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Pertussis Vaccine In Pregnancy Protects 9 Of 10 Newborns From Whooping Cough
The most effective way to prevent whooping cough in a young baby is the mother's vaccine booster during pregnancy. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - April 3, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Tara Haelle, Contributor Source Type: news

Vaccinating Pregnant Moms Protects Babies From Whooping Cough
MONDAY, April 3, 2017 -- Babies are far less likely to develop whooping cough if their mother was vaccinated while pregnant, a new study reveals. The study included nearly 149,000 infants born in California between 2006 and 2015. The percentage... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 3, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Maternal pertussis vaccination reduces risk for newborns by more than 90 percent
(Kaiser Permanente) Among infants of women who received the Tdap pertussis booster vaccine during pregnancy, the risk of contracting pertussis was reduced by an estimated 91 percent during the first two months of life -- the critical period before they can receive their first childhood acellular pertussis (DTaP) vaccination. The findings from the Kaiser Permanente Vaccine Study Center were reported today in the journal Pediatrics. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - April 3, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Tdap Vaccination During Pregnancy Protects Infants from Pertussis (FREE)
By the Editors Receipt of the tetanus toxoid, reduced diphtheria toxoid, and acellular pertussis (Tdap) vaccine during pregnancy is associated with reduced risk for pertussis … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - April 3, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Vaccinating Pregnant Moms Protects Babies From Whooping Cough
Benefit is dramatic for newborns who are too young to be vaccinated, researchers say (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - April 3, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: webmaster at doctorslounge.com Tags: Infections, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Obstetrics, News, Source Type: news

Advocating for Childcare Employee Tdap Vaccination Advocating for Childcare Employee Tdap Vaccination
Vaccines play a vital role in combatting the spread of pertussis. Should Tdap vaccine boosters be required for childcare providers?Journal of Pediatric Health Care (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics Journal Article Source Type: news

How Hepatitis Became A Hidden Epidemic In Africa
This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Adacel (Tetanus Toxoid, Reduced Diphtheria Toxoid and Acellular Pertussis Vaccine Adsorbed) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - February 14, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news