ITEMS IN AFP WITH KEYWORD:
Family physicians should give strong, favorable vaccine recommendations. When faced with true hesitancy, be curious and ask respectful questions to delineate concerns. Remember that patients' ambivalence is your friend because it means that they have not closed their minds to vaccines.
Mar 1, 2016 Issue
Influenza Vaccination for the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease [Cochrane for Clinicians]
Influenza vaccination may reduce cardiovascular mortality in patients with established cardiovascular disease. The effect of vaccination is unclear among patients in the general population without known cardiovascular disease.
Feb 15, 2016 Issue
ACIP Releases 2016 Adult Immunization Recommendations [Practice Guidelines]
Each year, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reviews and updates the adult immunization schedule to incorporate any published updates or corrections from the previous year.
Feb 15, 2016 Issue
ACIP Releases 2016 Childhood Immunization Recommendations [Practice Guidelines]
Each year, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reviews and updates the childhood immunization schedule to incorporate any published updates or corrections from the previous year. New recommendations incorporated into the schedule ...
Nov 1, 2015 Issue
Interventions Aimed at Increasing Childhood Vaccination Rates [Cochrane for Clinicians]
Community discussions, community meetings, and information campaigns may increase immunization uptake in areas with only moderate vaccine use. There is no clear evidence to guide face-to-face educational interventions, and the impact of face-to-face interventions is uncertain in areas where immunization use is already relatively high.
Oct 15, 2015 Issue
ACIP Releases Recommendations for Influenza Vaccination, 2015-2016 [Practice Guidelines]
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) has released its yearly recommendations for routine influenza vaccination in the 2015–2016 season.
New guidelines in pneumococcal immunization policy reflect evidence for the expansion of PCV13 to persons older than 65 years and to some high-risk younger adults, and afford the opportunity to improve the health of adults.
Recommendations for several vaccinations have changed in recent years. Find out the latest on these vaccines: pneumococcal conjugate; rotavirus; tetanus toxoid, reduced diphtheria toxoid, and acellular pertussis (Tdap); meningococcal; influenza; and human papillomavirus.
Family physicians have an opportunity to significantly reduce rates of cervical and oropharyngeal cancers with a safe and effective HPV vaccine. We should listen and address parental concerns, but also strongly recommend all childhood immunizations and use every opportunity to administer them.
A new 9-valent HPV vaccine is generally similar in effectiveness to the older quadrivalent vaccine. There is a small benefit of the new vaccine compared with the older vaccine for women who are initially uninfected (2.4 vs. 4.2 cases per 1,000 person-years), but you would have to immunize approximat...