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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

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

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

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