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Latest Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices Stories

2013-08-05 12:28:04

HOUSTON, Aug. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Meningitis Angels are celebrating the announcement of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) expanded approval of Menveo, a vaccine used to help prevent meningococcal disease caused by four strains (A,C,Y, W-135) of the bacterium Neisseria meningitidis (N. meningitidis). The vaccine is now approved for use in infants and toddlers starting as early as 2 months of age. Meningococcal disease is an aggressive, fast-acting illness...

2013-07-19 10:52:08

Boys are more likely to receive the quadrivalent human papillomavirus vaccine (HPV4) if their mothers receive flu shots or Pap screenings, according to a Kaiser Permanente study published in the American Journal of Public Health. The study examined the electronic health records of more than 250,000 boys aged 9 to 17 years enrolled in the Kaiser Permanente Southern California health plan and found that a total of 4,055 boys – or 1.6 percent of the membership in this age...

2013-06-21 16:22:53

MERIDEN, Conn., June 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Protein Sciences announced today that the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), which advises the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), passed a measure recommending the use of Flublok Influenza Vaccine for adults age 18 through 49 who have an egg allergy, regardless of severity. The unanimous 13-0 vote shows unprecedented support for the use of a specific flu vaccine in this population. Flublok is the...

2013-03-25 12:26:57

SAINT PAUL, Minn., March 25, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Immunization Action Coalition (IAC), one of the nation's premier sources of immunization information, is proud to announce the addition of two team members, Doctors William Atkinson and Litjen Tan. IAC has assembled a team of experts in immunization to ensure its continued growth as a national center for immunization education and policy development. William Atkinson, MD, MPH, joins IAC as associate director for immunization...

2012-07-09 10:52:05

Study shows evidence of herd protection The HPV vaccine not only has resulted in a decrease in human papillomavirus infection in immunized teens but also in teens who were not immunized. The study is believed to be the first to show a substantial decrease in HPV infection in a community setting as well as herd protection — a decrease in infection rates among unimmunized individuals that occurs when a critical mass of people in a community is immunized against a contagious disease....

2012-05-09 06:26:20

HARRISBURG, Pa., May 9, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Department of Health is reminding parents and caregivers of the upcoming final deadline for students to comply with new school immunization requirements. When the school year began, families were given eight months to bring students up-to-date with their vaccinations. On April 27, the department announced a two-week grace period. While final deadlines vary based on when each district began its school year, the...

2012-04-27 10:24:12

No Further Extensions will be Granted HARRISBURG, Pa., April 27, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Department of Health is extending the grace period by two weeks for students to comply with new school immunization requirements. The new rules went into effect last August, and if students don't have the required immunizations, they may not be able to attend school. Families were given an eight-month provisional period when the school year began to get students up to date...

2012-04-04 10:27:13

Registration Still Open via Toll-Free Number and at State Health Centers HARRISBURG, Pa., April 4, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Department of Health is reminding parents and caregivers to take advantage of this month's free statewide vaccination clinics for school children. The clinics, running April 9-13, are intended to ensure students have received all immunizations required for school attendance. Appointments can be made through April 13 by calling 877-PA...

2012-03-26 10:23:34

New Regulations Require Up-to-Date Vaccinations for All Students HARRISBURG, Pa., March 26, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Department of Health is reminding parents and caregivers of the upcoming deadline to ensure school-aged children have had all required immunizations. "When the current school year began, families were given an eight-month provisional period to get their students up-to-date with their vaccinations," said Dr. Eli Avila, Secretary of the Pennsylvania...

AAP Recommends HPV Vaccine For Boys
2012-02-28 05:58:51

After last year´s heated political rows over mandating vaccinations for human papillomavirus (HPV) in teenage girls, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has announced that it now also supports vaccinations for boys as well. According to Monday´s online version of the AAP´s publication Pediatrics, boys aged 11 and 12 should receive three routine immunizations against HPV, a revision of the organization´s previous stance on the issue which it had termed a...