• 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • Failure to Vaccinate Against Measles, HPV Has Serious Consequences
    While measles and the human papillomavirus (HPV) are vastly different diseases, failing to get vaccinated against them can have equally serious consequences, suggests Bradley Stoner, PhD, a medical anthropologist who studies infectious disease transmission at Washington ...More
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  • Pediatric Infectious Disease Experts Urge Vaccination as Measles Outbreak Continues
    As physicians, scientists, and other medical professionals dedicated to treating and preventing infections in children, the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society (PIDS) says it remains extremely concerned about the current measles outbreak as it continues to unfold. It has ...More
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  • Confidence in Government Linked to Willingness to Vaccinate
    A new study suggests that confidence in government may play a key role in the public’s willingness to get at least some vaccines. The study re-analyzed national survey data from 2009 that examined Americans’ views on a then-new vaccine for the H1N1 virus – ...More
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  • Misery of Measles is Avoidable Through Immunization
    The recent measles outbreak linked to Disney amusement parks in southern California should not be a concern for anyone who has had measles in the past or who has received two doses of the measles vaccine. "The vaccine is very effective, so they would be protected," says Dr. ...More
    January 28, 2015 Posted in News
  • Leaders Mobilize Funds for Global Immunization Programs
    With bold new commitments from major public and private donors during this Decade of Vaccines, the success of today’s pledging conference signals a renewed global effort to dramatically accelerate action to extend the full benefits of immunization to children and ...More
    January 27, 2015 Posted in News
  • Study Identifies Geographic Clusters of Under-Immunization in Northern California
    Researchers used spatial analysis software and electronic medical records to identify clusters of under-immunization and vaccine refusal among Kaiser Permanente members in Northern California, according to a study published today in the journal Pediatrics. Children are ...More
    January 20, 2015 Posted in News
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