Immunization


  • Global Vaccination Targets are Off Track, Warns WHO
    Progress toward global vaccination targets for 2015 is far off track, with 1 in 5 children still missing out on routine life-saving immunizations that could avert 1.5 million deaths each year from preventable diseases. In the lead-up to World Immunization Week 2015 (April ...More
    4 days ago Posted in News
  • World Immunization Week is April 24-30
    World Immunization Week, celebrated in the last week of April, aims to promote the use of vaccines to protect people of all ages against disease. Immunization is widely recognized as one of the most successful and cost-effective health interventions. It prevents between 2 ...More
    5 days ago Posted in News
  • Varied Immunity by Age 5 in Children Vaccinated with Serogroup B Meningococcus as Babies
    Young children who received the 4CMenB vaccine as infants to protect against serogroup B meningococcal disease had waning immunity by age 5, even after receiving a booster at age 3½, according to new research in the Canadian Medical Association Journal. Serogroup B ...More
    March 23, 2015 Posted in News
  • Vaccination Efforts Must be Scaled Up in Ebola-Affected Countries
    A growing risk of outbreaks of measles, pertussis, and other vaccine-preventable diseases in countries affected by Ebola must be countered by urgent scaling up of routine immunization activities, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). ...More
    March 20, 2015 Posted in News
  • Research Letter Suggests Substandard Vaccination to Blame for Measles Outbreak
    An analysis of publicly available outbreak data suggests that substandard vaccination compliance is likely to blame for the recent measles outbreak linked to Disneyland in California, according to an article published online by JAMA Pediatrics.   Without vaccination, ...More
    March 16, 2015 Posted in News
  • Study Examines Vaccination Hesitancy
    Future outbreaks of measles can only be prevented by vaccination. An article published in Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health examined reasons people are hesitant to vaccinate. In 2012, an imported case from Thailand led to a large measles outbreak in New ...More
    March 9, 2015 Posted in News
  • Vaccine Skeptics Aren't Swayed by Emotional Scare Tactics
    On the heels of a nationwide measles outbreak comes a report that campaigns aimed at scaring people about the consequences of non-vaccination might not be as effective as many think. An upcoming article in the journal Communication Research challenges the popular assumption ...More
    March 3, 2015 Posted in News
  • Pediatricians Face Increasing Pressure to Delay Vaccinations
    Pediatricians are facing increasing pressure from some parents who want to spread out the recommended vaccine schedule for their children by postponing vaccines, pointing to a need for improved programs that support timely vaccinations, according to a new study by ...More
    March 2, 2015 Posted in News
  • PLOS Currents Collection Investigates Vaccine Hesitancy and Vaccination Decision-Making
    Researchers explore individuals' confidence or reluctance to vaccinate their families and the associated effects on global health, in a collection published on Feb. 25 by the open-access journal, PLOS Currents: Outbreaks. The collection is accompanied by the editorial ...More
    February 25, 2015 Posted in News
  • Immunization Rates Improve with Centralized Reminder System
    Childhood immunization rates would improve with a centralized notification system that reminded families when immunizations were due, according to a new study, published online by JAMA Pediatrics, developed by researchers at the University of Colorado School of Medicine at ...More
    February 23, 2015 Posted in News
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