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Tdap Vaccine During Pregnancy Reduces Newborn Pertussis

Oct 10, 2017 - A CDC study estimated that vaccinating pregnant women with the tetanus, diphtheria and acellular pertussis vaccine during their third trimester was nearly 78 percent effective in preventing pertussis in their infants younger than 2 months.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20171010pregtdapstudy.html

Confluence of Factors Contribute to California's Worsening Pertussis Outbreak

Dec 31, 2014 - Between Jan. 1 and Nov. 26, nearly 10,000 pertussis cases were reported to the California Department of Public Health. Inappropriate vaccination of pregnant women and waning immunity may be largely to blame.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20141231califpertussis.html

Pertussis Is Latest Disease Outbreak Concern in United States

Jun 25, 2014 - As California wrestles with a rapidly expanding pertussis outbreak, with the rest of the country not far behind, it's important for family physicians to remain steadfast in promoting vaccination to help combat the disease.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20140625pertussis.html

Pertussis Outbreaks on the Decline, but Immunization Gaps Still Exist

Jan 31, 2013 - Outbreaks of pertussis ballooned in regions across the United States in 2012, breaking records and causing hospitalizations and deaths. According to the CDC, more than 41,000 cases were provisionally reported in 2012, along with 18 deaths. And although report numbers may ease in 2013, ...

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https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20130131pertussisdown.html

Pertussis Outbreaks Hit West, Midwest -- Again

May 30, 2012 - Outbreaks of pertussis are again hitting multiple parts of the country, with Montana, Washington and Wisconsin all reporting significant increases in the number of cases of whooping cough. As of May 19, for example, the Washington State Department of Health had reported a total of 1,738...

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https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20120530pertussisupdate.html

No Increased Intussusception Risk Seen With Rotavirus Vaccination, But Acellular ...

Feb 24, 2012 - Two recent studies published in JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association, focused on vaccines administered to infants. Although the intussusception risk previously attributed to the pentavalent rotavirus vaccine was shown to be negligible in one of the studies, a limited ...

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20120224rota-acellvaccines.html

Pertussis Activity Spiking in Several States

Jul 6, 2010 - An outbreak of pertussis has been declared an epidemic by the California Department of Public Health. The agency said that as of June 15, the state had 910 reported cases -- four times more than at the same time last year -- and 600 potential cases were being investigated.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20100706pertussis-spikes.html

CDC Launches #HowIRecommend Vaccination Video Series

Aug 13, 2019 - The CDC launched a new website for its #HowIRecommend videos series, featuring health care professionals talking about how they recommend vaccines to different types of patients.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20190813reccvaccvideos.html

Try These Techniques to Boost Adolescent Immunizations

Aug 3, 2018 - Residency programs that won AAFP Foundation Adolescent Immunization Awards share techniques that helped them boost vaccination rates for the following vaccine-preventable diseases: influenza; tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis; HPV infection; and meningitis.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20180803fdtnimmunawards.html

Use New AAFP Resource to Encourage Tdap Vaccination for Pregnant Patients

Apr 29, 2015 - The AAFP has created a resource to inform and remind family physicians about recommending tetanus toxoid, reduced diphtheria toxoid and acellular pertussis vaccine to pregnant women during every pregnancy.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20150429pertussispage.html

DTaP Vaccine Supplies Will Be Limited for Summer 2013

May 22, 2013 - For the second consecutive summer, the CDC is issuing guidance on immunizing children during an ongoing shortage of certain combination vaccines. According to a notice on the CDC website, Sanofi Pasteur's diphtheria and tetanus toxoids and acellular pertussis adsorbed, inactivated ...

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20130522dtap-shortage.html

ACIP Discusses Intussusception Risk From Rotavirus Vaccine, Limiting Tdap Administration

Jun 24, 2013 - An increased risk of intussusception from rotavirus vaccination and changes to delivery of the tetanus, diphtheria and acellular pertussis vaccine were among topics discussed by the CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) during its June 19-20 meeting in Atlanta. ...

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https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20130624acipmeeting.html

Office Champions Report Shows Focused Effort Can Improve Immunization Rates

Sep 23, 2014 - The AAFP recently published its Child and Adolescent Immunization Office Champions Project report, highlighting outcomes from the 20 participating practices. The post-project data for teen immunizations, in particular, revealed increases over baseline for all immunization rates ...

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https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20140923vaccineofficechamps.html

Study Indicates DTaP's Efficacy Wanes After Final Dose

Sep 25, 2012 - According to a Sept. 13 article in the New England Journal of Medicine, the ability of the diphtheria and tetanus toxoids and acellular pertussis adsorbed (DTaP) vaccine to fight off pertussis is relatively short-lived and diminishes sharply in the years following the fifth and final ...

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20120925dtapstudy.html

Vaccination Rates Still Too Low in Adults, Says CDC

Feb 4, 2013 - Except for modest increases in tetanus, diphtheria and acellular pertussis vaccination overall and in human papillomavirus vaccination among women, 2011 noninfluenza adult vaccination coverage in the United States showed little improvement compared with 2010 coverage, according to the ...

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20130204adultvaccrates.html

Hike in HPV Vaccinations Lags Behind Tdap, Meningococcal Vaccine Increases

Sep 4, 2012 - Although overall vaccine coverage among adolescents ages 13-17 is increasing at a healthy rate, the growth in the number of teens being vaccinated against human papillomavirus (HPV) infection is badly lagging behind increases among those vaccinated against pertussis and meningococcal ...

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20120904teenhpvnumbers.html

ACIP is Recommending Tdap for Every Pregnancy

Nov 8, 2012 - During its late October meeting in Atlanta, the CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) made a provisional recommendation that will further alter the way family physicians approach tetanus, diphtheria and acellular pertussis (Tdap) vaccination for pregnant women. ...

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20121108acipreqs.html

DTaP Vaccine Shortage Dictates Order Limits, Says Sanofi

May 7, 2012 - Sanofi Pasteur recently began limiting monthly orders for two of its combination vaccines and likely will continue that practice through September, according to company sources. In a letter sent last month to health care professionals, Sanofi said a manufacturing delay is responsible ...

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20120507sanofidtapshortage.html

Vaccination Coverage in Adults Remains Low, Says CDC

Feb 15, 2012 - Adult vaccination coverage increased slightly overall in 2010 compared with 2009 but remains low and shows little progress in meeting Healthy People 2020 targets. That's according to CDC-analyzed data from the 2010 National Health Interview Survey. The CDC analysis, which was published ...

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20120215adultvaccs.html

ACIP Votes to Expand Tdap Vaccine Recommendation

Feb 29, 2012 - The CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) made a new provisional recommendation during its Feb. 22-23 meeting in Atlanta that will further alter the way family physicians approach tetanus, diphtheria and acellular pertussis (Tdap) vaccination for older patients.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20120229acip-tdap.html

HPV Vaccination Rates Show Little Improvement in CDC Survey

Sep 7, 2011 - Increases in vaccination rates for human papillomavirus, or HPV, vaccine are lagging far behind the two other vaccines -- tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis and quadrivalent meningococcal conjugate vaccine -- specifically recommended for teens and preteens.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20110907teenvax.html

ACIP Recommends Tdap for Pregnant Women, Removal of Egg Allergy as Flu Vaccine ...

Jun 29, 2011 - The CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, or ACIP, made two provisional recommendations during its June 22-23 meeting in Atlanta that could significantly alter the way family physicians approach tetanus, diphtheria and acellular pertussis, or Tdap, vaccination and seasonal...

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20110629acipnewreqs.html

AAFP Recruiting Family Medicine Practices for Adolescent Immunization Project

Nov 26, 2012 - Family physicians play a critical role in increasing adolescent immunization rates, which is why the AAFP is recruiting 20 family medicine practices to participate in a new CDC-sponsored Adolescent Immunization Office Champions project. According to Bellinda Schoof, M.H.A., the AAFP's ...

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20121126champimmunproject.html

Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society Rejects 'Personal Belief' Immunization Exemptions

May 4, 2011 - Research has shown that children who are exempted from vaccinations have a 35-fold higher risk for measles, a 23-fold higher risk for pertussis and a nine-fold higher risk for varicella than do vaccinated children.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20110504pidsvaccstmt.html

Expert Lists Ways to Boost Adolescent Immunization Rates

Apr 24, 2019 - AAFP Vaccine Science Fellowship alumnus John Merrill-Steskal, M.D., of Ellensburg, Wash., recently took time to speak with AAFP News about strategies he uses to keep adolescent immunization rates high in his practice.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20190424vaccineq-a.html

Arizona FPs Tackle Threat to Expand Vaccine Exemptions

Mar 12, 2019 - Arizona legislators recently introduced three bills that would expand vaccine exemptions and create new challenges for health care professionals who administer vaccines.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20190312vaccexempt.html

ACIP Updates Japanese Encephalitis, Anthrax Vaccine Guidance

Mar 6, 2019 - During the Feb. 27-28 meeting of the CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, the group voted to update recommendations for the Japanese encephalitis vaccine, along with guidance on pre-exposure prophylaxis anthrax vaccination.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20190306acipmtg.html

CDC, AAFP Release 2019 Immunization Schedules

Feb 11, 2019 - The CDC and its Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, together with the AAFP and other medical professional organizations, have released the 2019 adult and childhood immunization schedules.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20190211immunskeds.html

ACIP Recommends Hep A Vaccine for Homeless Patients

Oct 31, 2018 - During the Oct. 24-25 meeting of the CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, the group discussed topics including recommending the hepatitis A vaccine for people who are homeless.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20181031acipmeeting.html

Study Examines Fallout of California Vaccine Exemption Law

Nov 27, 2018 - Study results show that although immunization rates for children entering kindergarten in California are near record levels, the number of medical exemptions for childhood vaccinations has increased substantially since a 2015 law banned nonmedical exemptions.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20181127califvaccstudy.html

CDC: Vaccination Coverage of Children Remains High

Oct 19, 2018 - A pair of Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Reports the CDC released Oct. 12 offered an overview of the status of childhood immunizations in the United States that was -- for the most part -- positive.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20181019kidsvaccs.html

AAFP Hosts Webinar on Teen, Young Adult Preventive Care

Jul 3, 2018 - On July 12, the AAFP will host a webinar from 11:30 a.m. to noon CDT that addresses clinical preventive service recommendations for adolescents and young adults.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20180703teenwebinar.html

CDC Examines California Rotavirus Outbreaks in Post-vaccine Era

May 9, 2018 - The CDC's April 27 Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report examined three rotavirus outbreaks in California in 2017 and found mostly mild to moderate illness among vaccinated and unvaccinated children and adults.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20180509rotavirus.html

GSK to Compensate for Merck's Pediatric HepB Vaccine Shortage

Apr 11, 2018 - In the face of a continuing shortage of Merck's pediatric hepatitis B vaccines, the CDC says GlaxoSmithKline will fill in with sufficient supply to meet full U.S. demand.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20180411hepbshortage.html

Childhood Vaccination Rates Remain High, Say Speakers

Nov 14, 2017 - Awareness campaigns, scientific advances and documentation help keep childhood vaccination rates high, said speakers at the 2017 AAFP State Legislative Conference.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20171114statevaccs.html

AAFP Calls on Members to Promote Influenza Vaccination This Season

Sep 29, 2017 - On Sept. 20, the AAFP signed on to a CDC letter asking health care professionals to help promote the influenza vaccine for the 2017-2018 flu season.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20170929fluvaccletter.html

AAFP Mapping Tool Aims to Enhance Immunization Advocacy

Aug 23, 2017 - Family physicians and other vaccine advocates can use the AAFP's new State Immunization Information System Legislation tool to aid them in immunization-focused outreach to state legislators.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20170823vaccinemapper.html

ACIP Recommends Two-dose Regimen for HPV Vaccine

Oct 26, 2016 - Members of the CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recently voted to recommend patients ages 11-12 receive two doses of the nine-valent HPV vaccine at least six months apart.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20161026acipoctmtg.html

ACIP Recommends MenACWY-D for HIV-infected Patients, Cholera Vaccine

Jun 29, 2016 - The CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recently voted to recommend use of the quadrivalent meningococcal conjugate vaccine for HIV-infected patients.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20160629acipjune.html

ACIP: LAIV No Longer Preferentially Recommended for Young Children

Mar 4, 2015 - During its Feb. 26 meeting, the CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices reversed its preferential recommendation for live attenuated influenza vaccine use in young children.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20150304acip-laiv.html

Ebola, Vaccination Changes Dominate Past Year's Headlines

Jan 5, 2015 - In one form or another, family medicine played a major role in 2014's top medical stories, including the Ebola outbreak in West Africa and recommended immunization changes.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20150105yir-hops.html

CDC Releases 2016 Immunization Schedules

Feb 3, 2016 - The CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, the AAFP and others have released the 2016 adult and childhood immunization schedules.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20160203immunskeds.html

War on Opioids, Other Public Health News Dominate Headlines

Jan 5, 2016 - Family physicians and the AAFP were heavily involved in 2015's top medical stories, including a unified national effort to combat the opioid abuse epidemic.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20160105hops-yir.html

NOVA Vaccines Documentary to Air Sept. 10 on PBS

Sep 3, 2014 - A NOVA documentary that will air Wednesday, Sept. 10, at 9 p.m. EDT on PBS aims to answer concerned parents' vaccination questions. The hourlong broadcast will explore the history and science behind vaccinations, track vaccine-preventable disease outbreaks and explain the risks of ...

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20140903novavaccdoc.html

California Mandates Vaccines for Children in School, Daycare

Jul 6, 2015 - On June 30, California Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law a bill that requires vaccination of all children in school or daycare, with exemptions only for valid medical reasons.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20150706califvaccines.html

Conference Offers Platform to Share Immunization Successes

Jun 23, 2015 - During the AAFP Adolescent Immunization Office Champions Project Conference, participants discussed successes and challenges involved in trying to improve adolescent immunization rates during the three-year initiative.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20150623adolimmconf.html

2014 Recommended Immunization Schedules Serve as Reminder to Vaccinate

Feb 19, 2014 - Among the changes affecting the newly released 2014 recommended immunizations schedules, perhaps one of the biggest is what family physicians won't see this year. For the first time, the familiar figures, footnotes and tables have not been published in full in the CDC's Morbidity and ...

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20140219immunizsched.html

ACIP Approves Recommended Immunization Schedules for 2014, Discusses Other Vaccine Trends

Oct 30, 2013 - The CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices voted unanimously to approve updated adult, child/adolescent and catch-up immunization schedules for the coming year during its Oct. 23-24 meeting in Atlanta. Committee members also discussed a number of other vaccine-related issues...

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20131030acipoctmtg.html

Updated 2015 Immunization Schedules Offer Conversation Starter With Patients

Feb 6, 2015 - The CDC and its Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices have released the 2015 adult and childhood immunization schedules, which include a number of notable changes for family physicians.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20150206immunskeds.html

Filling Line 'Anomaly' Extends Sanofi's DTaP Vaccine Shortage Through Mid-October

Aug 20, 2013 - Just weeks before previously announced summer allocation restrictions on two of its combination vaccines are set to expire, Sanofi Pasteur now has said the shortages will continue into October and will expand to include other products, as well.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20130820dtapshortage.html

Despite Gains, Number of Teens Receiving HPV Vaccine Still 'Unacceptably Low'

Aug 5, 2014 - According to results of the 2013 National Immunization Survey-Teen, the number of adolescents ages 13-17 who are receiving the HPV vaccine remains unacceptably low, say CDC officials.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20140805hpv-vacc.html

ACIP Expands Recommendation on PCV13 to Include Certain High-risk Kids, Teens

Feb 26, 2013 - The CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) voted to expand the age recommendation for administration of the 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV13) to certain individuals during its Feb. 20-21 meeting in Atlanta. Committee members also discussed and voted on ...

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20130226acipmeeting.html

CDC Merges Child, Teen Immunization Schedules for 2013

Jan 28, 2013 - Perhaps one of the more immediately noticeable changes to the 2013 immunization schedules is that the CDC has pared down the total number of schedules released by combining the previously separate child and adolescent schedules into a single 0- to 18-year schedule. Overall, the new ...

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20130128immunskeds.html

ACIP Discusses LAIV for Young Children, PCV13 Dose Schedule for Infants

Mar 19, 2014 - The CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices addressed a wide range of topics during its Feb. 26-27 meeting in Atlanta. Among them: Consider whether to recommend preferential use of the live attenuated influenza vaccine in young children.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20140319acipmeeting.html

Changes to Tdap, HPV, Hepatitis B Vaccine Recommendations Among 2012 Schedule Highlights

Feb 1, 2012 - More than a dozen changes are reflected in the CDC's 2012 child, adolescent and adult immunization schedules. Developed in conjunction with the AAFP and other groups, several of the 2012 changes are especially pertinent to family physicians, according to the AAFP's liaison to the CDC's ...

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20120201immunrecs.html

Changes to Tdap, Flu Vaccine Recommendations Among 2011 Immunization Schedules' ...

Feb 2, 2011 - More than a dozen changes are reflected in the 2011 child, adolescent and adult immunization schedules developed by the CDC, the AAFP and other groups, but one family physician expert points to a single revision as being particularly significant for AAFP members who routinely provide ...

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20110202immunskeds.html

IOM: Serious Adverse Events Rare With Vaccines

Sep 12, 2011 - An Institute of Medicine, or IOM, comprehensive review of evidence regarding vaccines and adverse events is providing family physicians with one more resource they can use to reassure parents about the safety of vaccines. The review is the work of an IOM committee that examined more ...

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https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20110912iomreview.html

Docs Should Play Role in Increasing Immunization Uptake in Adults

Mar 8, 2010 - According to a new report from the Trust for America's Health, up to 50,000 U.S. adults die each year from vaccine preventable diseases, and the direct health care burden of vaccine preventable diseases in American adults is $10 billion a year.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20100308tahreportvaccines.html

AAFP Joins AAP, Others in Urging Supreme Court to Protect Vaccine Injury Compensation ...

Aug 18, 2010 - The AAFP has signed on to an amici curiae (friends of the court) brief in a case pending before the U.S. Supreme Court that could affect the future of vaccine injury compensation. The Academy is one of more than 20 medical organizations that signed the brief filed July 30 by the ...

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20100818amicibrief.html

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