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.

Jun 15, 2006 Issue
ACIP Updates Recommendations for Immunization Against Hepatitis A Virus [Practice Guidelines]

The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) has released updated recommendations on the prevention of hepatitis A virus (HAV) infection through immunization; the report also includes new epidemiologic data and results of economic analyses of nationwide routine vaccination of children.

Mar 15, 2006 Issue
CDC Studies the Effectiveness of PCV7 Immunization in Children [Practice Guidelines]

The 7-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV7) was approved in 2000 to prevent pneumococcal disease in children younger than five years. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released results from a study evaluating the vaccine’s impact on invasive pneumococcal disease in children since its approval.

Mar 1, 2006 Issue
Updated AAP Guidelines for Meningococcal Immunization in Children and Adolescents [Practice Guidelines]

Guidelines for the routine use of the newly approved tetravalent meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MCV4) and updated guidelines for the use of the standard tetravalent meningococcal polysaccharide vaccine (MPSV4) have been issued in a policy statement from the Committee on Infectious Diseases of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).

Jan 15, 2006 Issue
CDC Report on Vaccination Coverage in Children [Practice Guidelines]

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released a report on vaccination coverage in children. The report states that coverage levels are notable given the supply shortage of several vaccines between 2001 and 2004.

Jan 1, 2006 Issue
Recommended Childhood and Adolescent Immunization Schedule, United States, 2006 [Practice Guidelines]

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) have released the 2006 recommended immunization schedule for children and adolescents.

Dec 15, 2005 Issue
The 2006 Adult Immunization Schedule: Improving Immunization Rates [Practice Guidelines]

The 2006 Recommended Adult Immunization Schedule provides a concise tool to help family physicians identify who to vaccinate, when to vaccinate, and which vaccine to use.

Dec 1, 2005 Issue
Guillain-Barre Syndrome Reported in Recipients of Meningococcal Conjugate Vaccine [Practice Guidelines]

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is recommending that caregivers of adolescents who receive quadrivalent meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MCV4; Menactra) be informed of an ongoing investigation into reports of Guillain-Barré syndrome in patients who received the vaccine.

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