Mar 15, 2007 Issue
CDC Reports on Vaccination Coverage of Children Entering School [Practice Guidelines]

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has published a report on vaccination coverage of children entering school. It analyzed data from 48 states and the District of Columbia for the 2005–2006 school year to determine vaccination rates among children entering school.

Feb 1, 2007 Issue
Vaccines for Preventing Influenza in Older Patients [Cochrane for Clinicians]

According to data obtained primarily from poor-quality observational studies, influenza vaccination in older persons living in long-term care facilities appears to prevent approximately 45 percent of pneumonia cases, hospital admissions, and influenza-related deaths. In older persons living in the c...

Jan 1, 2007 Issue
Hepatitis B Vaccine for Infants of HBsAg-Positive Mothers [Cochrane for Clinicians]

Hepatitis B vaccine, hepatis B immune globulin, and the combination of both reduce the risk of transmission of hepatitis B virus from mother to newborn, especially in newborns of mothers positive for hepatitis B e antigen (HBeAg). The combination of vaccine and immune globulin is more effective than vaccine alone.

Jan 1, 2007 Issue
2007 Childhood and Adolescent Immunization Schedules: Evolution or Intelligent Design? [Practice Guidelines]

The arrival of the new 2007 recommended immunization schedules serves as a call for the evolution of preventive care for children and adolescents to be guided by intelligent and thoughtful design.

Dec 15, 2006 Issue
Recommended Adult Immunization Schedule, United States, 2007 [Practice Guidelines]

The 2007 adult immunization schedule reflects new recommendations from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) for varicella, influenza, hepatitis B, and measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccination.

Dec 1, 2006 Issue
Meningococcal Vaccine Supply Increased; Deferral Request Lifted [Practice Guidelines]

Previous limitations in the supply of tetravalent meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MCV4; Menactra) have been resolved. Therefore, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that physicians resume routine vaccination according to recommendations from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP).

Nov 15, 2006 Issue
ACIP Updates Mumps Vaccination Schedule [Practice Guidelines]

The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has updated its recommendations for mumps vaccination and immunity.

Oct 1, 2006 Issue
Vaccines for Preventing Influenza in Healthy Children [Cochrane for Clinicians]

Influenza vaccines have good efficacy (i.e., prevention of influenza) in children older than two years, and live, attenuated vaccine is more efficacious than trivalent, inactivated vaccine. Effectiveness (i.e., prevention of influenza-like illness, perhaps a clinically more important measure) is poo...

Aug 1, 2006 Issue
ACIP Releases HPV Vaccination, Second Dose of Varicella Vaccine [Practice Guidelines]

Girls 11 to 12 years of age should be routinely vaccinated against human papillomavirus (HPV), according to new recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP).

Jul 1, 2006 Issue
Reaction After Smallpox Vaccination [Photo Quiz]

Photo Quiz presents readers with a clinical challenge based on a photograph or other image.

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