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Vaccine Adverse Events: Separating Myth from Reality - American Family Physician

Jun 15, 2017 - Vaccines are one of the most successful medical advances in modern times. Most vaccine-preventable illnesses are unfamiliar to modern parents. Because of this, parents are increasingly questioning the necessity of immunizing their children, especially because no vaccine is completely ...

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Recombinant Zoster Vaccine (Shingrix) for the Prevention of Shingles - STEPS - American...

Oct 15, 2018 - Recombinant zoster vaccine is a relatively new shingles vaccine that has been shown to have greater effectiveness and protection than the existing live vaccine. Local and systemic adverse effects may occur after administration, but have been shown to resolve within one to three days.

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Vaccine Adverse Events: Separating Myth from Reality - American Family Physician

Dec 1, 2002 - Vaccines have turned many childhood diseases into distant memories in industrialized countries. However, questions have been raised about the safety of some vaccines because of rare but serious adverse effects that have been attributed to them. Pain, swelling, and redness at the ...

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Pneumococcal Vaccines in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease - Medicine by the ...

Apr 1, 2018 - Pneumococcal vaccines had no significant effect on mortality from cardiorespiratory disease when compared with control and had no significant effect on all-cause mortality. Find out more.

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Effectiveness of Pneumococcal Vaccines - FPIN's Help Desk Answers - American Family ...

May 1, 2018 - The 23-valent pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine (PPSV23; Pneumovax 23) decreases the relative risk of community-acquired pneumonia in adults by 13%. The risk is reduced by 28% in the population that includes adults older than 65 years, those with lung disease, and those living in a ...

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Strategies for Addressing and Overcoming Vaccine Hesitancy - Editorials - American ...

Jul 15, 2016 - 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.

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9-Valent HPV Vaccine Offers Only Small Advantage Over Quadrivalent Vaccine - POEMs - ...

Jul 1, 2015 - 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 ...

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Your Patient Bucks Parents on Vaccine Request. Now What?

With a growing number of measles cases being reported, some children of vaccine-resistant parents are seeking immunizations. Julie Graves, M.D., M.P.H., Ph.D., looks at the challenges and opportunities the situation presents.

CMS provides more information on patients’ eligibility for pneumonia vaccines -- FPM

A change in Medicare reporting should make it easier to identify when a patient is eligible for a pneumococcal pneumonia vaccine.

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Tips for talking to reluctant patients about vaccines -- FPM

You can’t convince every patient of the value of vaccines, so focus your efforts and follow these tips.

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High-Dose Vaccine Reduces Clinical Influenza in Older Adults Compared with Standard ...

Dec 1, 2014 - High-dose influenza vaccine provided a 25% relative reduction in the likelihood of developing laboratory-confirmed influenza compared with standard-dose vaccine in patients 65 years and older. This corresponds to a number needed to treat of approximately 220 to prevent a ...

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COVID-19 Vaccine

Conflicting information on the new COVID-19 vaccine is causing concern for family physicians. The AAFP has created a COVID-19 vaccine hub for members to follow the latest developments, prepare their practices and talk with patients.

Otitis Media: Rapid Evidence Review - American Family Physician

Sep 15, 2019 - Acute otitis media (AOM) is the most common diagnosis in childhood acute sick visits. By three years of age, 50% to 85% of children will have at least one episode of AOM. Symptoms may include ear pain (rubbing, tugging, or holding the ear may be a sign of pain), fever, irritability, ...

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Herpes Zoster and Postherpetic Neuralgia: Prevention and Management - American Family ...

Nov 15, 2017 - Herpes zoster, or shingles, is caused by reactivation of varicella zoster virus, which causes chickenpox. There are an estimated 1 million cases in the Unites States annually, with an individual lifetime risk of 30%. Patients with conditions that decrease cell-mediated immunity are 20 ...

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Measles Vaccine

Information on how to talk to patients about the importance and safety of the MMR vaccine to prevent measles.

Meningococcal Disease and the Men B Vaccine

Read a current review of meningococcal disease information, including frequently asked questions about the Men B vaccine.

Pertussis Vaccine: Receiving Tdap During Pregnancy

Pregnant women should receive a dose of the TDap vaccine during every pregnancy, ideally between 27 and 36 weeks of gestation.

Human Papillomavirus Vaccine (HPV)

The AAFP has worked collaboratively with other health organizations to develop a letter urging health care providers to strongly recommend the HPV vaccine.

AAFP Vaccine Science Fellowship

The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) has two vaccine science fellowship positions available for family physicians.

Pneumococcus Vaccine

Information on pneumococcus conjugate vaccine.

Coding for Vaccine Administration

Find out the correct coding procedures for vaccine administration.

Coding: Medicare Part B and Part D Vaccine Coverage

Find out what vaccine coverage is offered by Medicare Part B and Part D.

Immunizations and Vaccines

The AAFP offers all the immunization resources family physicians need to care for patients birth to advanced age. These include immunization schedules, clinical recommendations, and information on vaccine-preventable diseases.

Not all valid vaccine codes are in the book -- FPM

Not all valid vaccine codes are in the book

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Vaccines Are Safe, Effective and Save Lives

Vaccines Are Safe, Effective and Save Lives

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