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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, ...

AAFP News : Health of the Public

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...

AAFP News : Health of the Public

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

Disease Outbreak Shows What -- and Why -- We Can Learn From Mistakes

May 16, 2017 - When physicians failed to follow the principles of evidence-based medicine, it exacerbated a pertussis outbreak in Kentucky. Gerry Tolbert, M.D., writes that doctors must learn from such mistakes.

AAFP News : Fresh Perspectives: New Docs in Practice | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/disease_outbreak_shows_what_and.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.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

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

Adolescent Vaccination Rates Climbing, but Some Still Fall Short of HHS Goals

Aug 4, 2009 - Tetanus, diphtheria toxoids and acellular pertussis, or Tdap, vaccine is recommended for all 11- and 12-year-olds, but only 30.4 percent of eligible American adolescents received the combination vaccine in 2007, according to the CDC.

AAFP News : Special Report: Vaccines and Immunizations

https://www.aafp.org/news/vaccine/20090804teen-shots.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.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

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

Outbreak Brings Patients Running for Vaccinations

Jun 12, 2018 - As a hepatitis A outbreak in her state reaches 150 cases and counting, Kimberly Becher, M.D., wonders in this Fresh Perspectives blog post if media-induced hysteria might actually help overall vaccination rates.

AAFP News : Fresh Perspectives: New Docs in Practice | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20180612fp-hepa.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.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

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

Making Our Point on Immunizations With Vaccine Manufacturers

Dec 14, 2016 - The AAFP recently held a summit with representatives from seven manufacturers about vaccination rates, barriers to increasing rates and other issues related to immunizations.

AAFP News : AAFP Leader Voices | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/making_our_point_on_immunizations.html

FPs Are 'Soldiers in Field' Against Outbreaks

Apr 26, 2016 - FPs Are 'Soldiers in Field' Against Outbreaks

AAFP News : Fresh Perspectives: New Docs in Practice | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/fps_soldiers_in_field_against.html

Seeing the Diseases Vaccines Prevent Illustrates Importance of Immunizations

Apr 18, 2016 - Seeing the Diseases Vaccines Prevent Illustrates Importance of Immunizations

AAFP News : AAFP Leader Voices | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/seeing_diseases_vaccines_prevent_illustrates.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

Fewer, Not More, Vaccine Exemptions Needed

Oct 14, 2015 - Fewer, Not More, Vaccine Exemptions Needed

AAFP News : Fresh Perspectives: New Docs in Practice | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/fewer_not_more_vaccine_exemptions.html

Royal Pain: Team's Chickenpox Incident Offers Lesson for Patients

Sep 4, 2015 - Royal Pain: Team's Chickenpox Incident Offers Lesson for Patients

AAFP News : AAFP Leader Voices | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/royal_pain_team_s_chickenpox.html

Need for Infection Control Not Going Away Anytime Soon

Jan 20, 2015 - Need for Infection Control Not Going Away Anytime Soon

AAFP News : Fresh Perspectives: New Docs in Practice | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/need_for_infection_control_not.html

Prevention, Aiding Veterans, Opioid Abuse Take Center Stage for FPs

Jan 2, 2013 - The AAFP played a key role in new recommendations for immunizations and clinical preventive services that came down the pike in 2012. Meanwhile, the Academy wholeheartedly threw its support behind helping veterans struggling with post-traumatic stress disorder and related ailments and ...

AAFP News : 2012: Year in Review

https://www.aafp.org/news/2012-year-in-review/20130102yirhops.html

Sticking Point: How Do We Educate Vaccine-resistant Parents Without Driving Them Away?

Jun 13, 2014 - Sticking Point: How Do We Educate Vaccine-resistant Parents Without Driving Them Away?

AAFP News : Fresh Perspectives: New Docs in Practice | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/sticking_point_how_do_we.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

Family Physicians Are on Frontline of Protecting Kids as School Starts

Aug 15, 2013 - Did you think that vaccine-preventable diseases had disappeared? Think again. Outbreaks continue to happen. In 2006, for example, more than 6,000 cases of mumps occurred in the Midwest. In 2010, California saw more than 9,000 cases of pertussis, and 10 infants died of the disease. And ...

AAFP News : As We See It: Voices From the AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/news/opinion/20130815vaccineedl.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. ...

AAFP News : Health of the Public

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

News in Brief: Week of Feb. 11-15

Feb 13, 2013 - This roundup includes the following news briefs: Record-high $4.2 Billion Recovered in 2012 Health Care Fraud Efforts; CDC Provides New Pertussis Infographic to Educate Patients; Get the 4-1-1 on Medicare GME Payments From AAMC; Increased Risk of Diabetes, Metabolic Disorders Exists for...

AAFP News : News in Brief

https://www.aafp.org/news/news-in-brief/20130213wklynewsbrfs.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 ...

AAFP News : Health of the Public

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

Building Relationships With Parents Can Make a Difference in Vaccine Acceptance

Jun 6, 2012 - Pertussis was big news two years ago, when more than 9,000 cases -- a 60-year high -- were reported in California. Ten infants died, and whooping cough suddenly was headline news. That epidemic eventually waned, and so did the public's attention. Now, pertussis outbreaks are happening ...

AAFP News : As We See It: Voices From the AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/news/opinion/20120606editvaccines.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

Arizona AFP Turns CME on its Head to Save Annual Meeting

Jan 30, 2013 - In 2009, the Arizona Academy of Family Physicians (AZAFP) faced a tough decision. According to (then) President-elect Jeffrey Wolfrey, M.D., of Phoenix, the chapter's annual meeting, with its focus on CME for family physicians, was in a fiscal crisis. We'd had this (member) meeting for ...

AAFP News : Chapter Spotlight

https://www.aafp.org/news/chapter-of-the-month/20130130arizonachapspot.html

News in Brief: Week of April 2-6

Apr 4, 2012 - This roundup includes the following news briefs: Levemir Gains Pregnancy Category B Designation; Pertussis Reaches Epidemic Levels in Washington State; New AAFP Catalog Provides Easy Access, One-Stop Shopping; Calls to Quitline Soar During CDC Ad Campaign; and New Report Points to ...

AAFP News : News in Brief

https://www.aafp.org/news/news-in-brief/20120404wklynewsbrfs.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

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

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

New Preventive Services, Screening Recommendations Dominate Patient Care

Jan 4, 2012 - New recommendations for immunizations and clinical preventive services came fast and furious in 2011, with the AAFP playing a key role in formulating many of the changes. The FDA also made headlines last year, launching dozens of actions aimed at pharmaceutical and medical device ...

AAFP News : 2011: The Year in Review

https://www.aafp.org/news/2011-year-in-review/20120104yir-clinical.html

News in Brief: Week of April 25-29

Apr 27, 2011 - This roundup includes the following news briefs: AAFP Adopts ACIP Recs on Tdap, Pertussis Aimed at Health Care Personnel; Graham Center Receives Grant to Study Illinois Medicaid Medical Home Projects; Recalled Prep Pads Affect Atwater Carey First Aid Kits; and Aspiring Medical Students ...

AAFP News : News in Brief

https://www.aafp.org/news/news-in-brief/20110427wklynewsbrfs.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

Vaccines and Immunizations Special Report

Aug 4, 2009 - This is an AAFP News Now Special Report that covers multiple issues associated with immunizng children, teens and adults.

AAFP News : Special Report: Vaccines and Immunizations

https://www.aafp.org/news/vaccine.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

FPs' Personal Touch Can Persuade Doubting Parents to Vaccinate Their Children

Aug 4, 2009 - Although immunization rates among infants and young children are at an all-time high, some parents are reluctant to vaccinate their children. So family physicians -- who administer many of the nation's vaccines -- must take the time to listen to parents' concerns and address them, ...

AAFP News : Special Report: Vaccines and Immunizations

https://www.aafp.org/news/vaccine/20090804vacc-parents.html

FP Vaccine Expert Covers the Waterfront on Immunizations

Aug 4, 2009 - There has been no shortage of vaccine-related news this year, with important court rulings, a rise in parental resistance to childhood vaccines and outbreaks of vaccine-preventable illnesses. To get a perspective on vaccine and immunization issues, AAFP News Now sat down with Doug ...

AAFP News : Special Report: Vaccines and Immunizations

https://www.aafp.org/news/vaccine/20090804outcaltonvaccines.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

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