Topic: Vaccine safety and performance
Total results with these characteristics: 174
- 2009 Influenza A (H1N1) Monovalent Vaccines for Children
This editorial, published in The Journal of the American Medical Association, comments on new immunogenicity data on 2009 pandemic influenza A (H1N1) vaccines for children. The data suggest that a single dose of the vaccine offers protection …
Author: Fiore AE, Neuzil KM
- 2013 Rota Roundup
2013 was a remarkable year for rotavirus vaccines, the best tool to prevent severe rotavirus disease and the deadly, dehydrating diarrhea that it causes. This infographic depicts various rotavirus vaccine highlights from the year, including the …
- Addition of History of Intussusception as a Contraindication for Rotavirus Vaccination
This article, published in Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, reports on the revision that the US Food and Drug Administration has approved for the prescribing information and patient labeling for rotavirus vaccines manufactured by …
Author: US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Addition of Severe Combined Immunodeficiency as a Contraindication for Administration of Rotavirus Vaccine
In response to reported cases of vaccine-acquired rotavirus infection in infants with severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID) following rotavirus vaccine administration, both Merck & Co. and GlaxoSmithKline Biologicals have revised …
Author: US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Addressing Parents' Concerns: Do Multiple Vaccines Overwelm or Weaken the Infant's Immune System?
This review, published in the journal Pediatrics, examines questions about the use and impact of multiple vaccines on an infant's immune system.
Author: Offit P, Quarles J, Gerber M, et al.
- Addressing the Vaccine Confidence Gap
This article, published in The Lancet, discusses some of the characteristics of the changing global environment that are contributing to increased public questioning of vaccines, and outlines some of the specific determinants of public trust. The …
Author: Larson HJ, Cooper LZ, Eskola J, Katz SL, Ratzan S
- Adverse Effects of Vaccines: Evidence and Causality
Though generally very rare or minor, there are side effects, or “adverse effects,” associated with some vaccines. This report provides an analysis of more than 1,000 research articles that were reviewed to assess the risk of specific …
Author: Institute of Medicine
- Adverse Events Following Immunization During Mass Vaccination Campaigns at First Introduction of a Meningococcal A Conjugate Vaccine in Burkina Faso, 2010
MenAfriVac™ is a new meningococcal A conjugate vaccine developed to prevent meningitis outbreaks in Africa. It was first introduced during the last quarter of 2010 in three West African countries. The authors of this article, published in …
Author: Ouandaogo CR, Yaméogo TM, Diomandé FVK, et al.
- Aluminum in Vaccines: What You Should Know
This fact sheet, intended for patients, parents, and healthcare providers, answers the most frequently asked questions about the use and safety of aluminum in vaccines.
Author: Vaccine Education Center at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
- Ask the Experts: Update on the Safety of Rotavirus Vaccines
This article, published by the American Pharmacists Association, addresses the safety of rotavirus vaccines, including the latest information on possible contamination issues. The authors indicate that the documented benefits of RotaTeq and …
Author: Mojica B, Hess K
- Association Between Pentavalent Rotavirus Vaccine and Severe Rotavirus Diarrhea Among Children in Nicaragua
This article, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, summarizes the first study to assess the impact of rotavirus vaccination in a developing country. The authors concluded that the vaccine could have a substantial impact on …
Author: Patel M, Pedreira C, De Oliveira LH, et al.
- The Australian Immunization Handbook
Similar to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Pink Book, this handbook provides information for health care providers on vaccine safety, immunization procedures, monitoring adverse events following immunization, and many other …
Author: Australian Department of Health and Aging
- Broadening the Age Restriction for Initiating Rotavirus Vaccination in Regions With High Rotavirus Mortality: Benefits of Mortality Reduction Versus Risk of Fatal Intussusception
This article, published in Vaccine, reports on a study that assessed the potential benefits of mortality reduction versus the risk of fatal intussusception when (a) the first dose of rotavirus vaccine was administered by 12 weeks of age compared …
Author: Patel MM, Clark AD, Glass RI, et al.
- A Broken Trust: Lessons from the Vaccine–Autism Wars
This article, published in PLoS Biology, discusses Sharon Kaufman's investigation into the forces fueling the growing divide between scientists and citizens, with the vaccine–autism link as her example. Kaufman aimed to …
Author: Gross L
- Canadian Immunization Guide
This comprehensive and regularly updated manual deals with a wide range of scientific and clinical issues relating to child, adult, and traveler immunization. Information is provided on vaccine safety, immunization recommendations, and specific …
Author: Public Health Agency of Canada
- The Childhood Immunization Schedule and Safety: Stakeholder Concerns, Scientific Evidence, and Future Studies
This report provides a comprehensive examination of the United States' childhood immunization schedule. The committee convened to prepare this report was tasked with identifying research approaches, methodologies, and study designs that could …
Author: Institute of Medicine
- Childhood Immunization: What You Need to Know
Information for parents and health care workers about diseases and vaccines, extensive questions and answers, and charts comparing disease risk versus vaccine risk.
- Clear Answers & Smart Advice About Your Baby’s Shots
Written by pediatrician and author Ari Brown, MD, this six-page handout addresses the concerns of vaccine-hesitant parents, including vaccine safety, autism, and alternative vaccination schedules.
Author: Brown A
- Community Diarrhea Incidence Before and After Rotavirus Vaccine Introduction in Nicaragua
This article, published in the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, reports on a study that compared the incidence of diarrhea before and after the introduction of the pentavalent rotavirus vaccine in Leon, Nicaragua. The results …
Author: Becker-Dreps S, Meléndez M, Liu L, et al.
- Comparison of the Immunogenicity and Safety of Measles Vaccine Administered Alone or With Live, Attenuated Japanese Encephalitis SA 14-14-2 Vaccine in Philippine Infants
This article, published in the journal Vaccine, presents data generated through a PATH-supported study that demonstrated safe and immunogenic coadministration of measles vaccine and the live, attenuated japanese …
Author: Gatchalian S, Yao Y, Zhoub B, et al.
- The Compelling Need for Game-Changing Influenza Vaccines: An Analysis of the Influenza Vaccine Enterprise and Recommendations for the Future
This report provides a review of all aspects of influenza vaccine research and development, financing, manufacturing, efficacy, safety, regulatory issues, procurement, distribution, usage, public education, consumer acceptance, and public policy. …
Author: Center for Infectious Disease Research & Policy
- Comprehensive Cervical Cancer Prevention and Control: A Healthier Future for Girls and Women
This World Health Organization Guidance Note advocates for a comprehensive approach to cervical cancer prevention and control and is aimed at senior policy makers and programme managers. It describes the need to deliver effective interventions …
Author: World Health Organization
- Continuing Increases in Autism Reported to California's Developmental Services System
This study, published in the journal Archives of General Psychiatry, evaluates the rates of autism in California following the discontinued use of thimerosal in childhood vaccines. ABSTRACT ONLY. (Learn how users in developing countries …
Author: Schechter R, Grether J
- Cotton Rats Previously Immunized With a Chimeric RSV FG Glycoprotein Develop Enhanced Pulmonary Pathology When Infected With RSV, a Phenomenon not Encountered Following Immunization With Vaccinia-RSV Recombinants or RSV
In studies conducted in the 1960s, children previously immunized with a formalin-inactivated respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) vaccine (FI-RSV) developed a greater incidence and severity of pulmonary disease during subsequent natural RSV infection …
Author: Connors M, Collins PL, Firestone CY, et al.
- Current Knowledge Regarding the Investigational 13-valent Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine
This article, published in Expert Reviews of Vaccines, explains the latest knowledge about the investigational 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV-13). It outlines the composition of the vaccine and the trials it has undergone to date …
Author: Dinleyici EC, Yargic ZA