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2012-10-02 10:53:39

A study of almost 200,000 young females who received the quadrivalent human papilloma virus (HPV4) vaccine found that immunization was associated only with same-day syncope (fainting) and skin infections in the two weeks after vaccination. These findings support the general safety of routine vaccination with HPV4 in a clinical care setting to prevent cervical and other genital and reproductive cancers. The association between HPV4 and syncope was not unexpected, the researchers noted,...

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2012-09-13 17:47:22

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online In the early years of life, children are given immunization shots against all types of potential dangerous illness, including whooping cough, or acellular pertussis. According to a new study, however, children older than 6 and even some teenagers could benefit from an extra round of booster shots. “We found that the effectiveness of the vaccine wanes 42% on average each year during the five years after the fifth dose,"...

2012-04-02 20:33:17

Vaccines for measles were not associated with an increased risk of febrile seizures among 4-6 year olds during the six weeks after vaccination, according to a study by the Kaiser Permanente Vaccine Study Center that appears in the current issue of Pediatrics. Funded by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, the study of 86,750 children follows an earlier study published in Pediatrics that showed one particular combination of measles-containing vaccine – the measles, mumps, rubella and...

2012-04-01 18:20:24

OAKLAND, Calif., April 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Vaccines for measles were not associated with an increased risk of febrile seizures among 4-6 year olds during the six weeks after vaccination, according to a study by the Kaiser Permanente Vaccine Study Center that appears in the current issue of Pediatrics. Funded by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, the study of 86,750 children follows an earlier study published in Pediatrics that showed one particular combination of...

2011-04-11 15:50:47

Study focused on ER visits or hospitalizations in children with inborn errors of metabolism Children with inborn errors of metabolism received vaccines on the same immunization schedule as did healthy infants, according to Kaiser Permanente Vaccine Study Center scientists who examined the Kaiser Permanente Northern California population. In addition, immunization was not associated with significant increases in emergency room visits or hospitalizations during the month following vaccination,...

2010-06-29 02:53:33

Electronic health records study of 459,000 children sparked new CDC recommendations The combination vaccine for measles, mumps, rubella and chickenpox (MMRV) is associated with double the risk of febrile seizures for 1- to 2-year-old children compared with same-day administration of the separate vaccine for MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) and the varicella (V) vaccine for chicken pox, according to a Kaiser Permanente Division of Research study appearing online in the journal Pediatrics. A...

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2008-02-29 00:25:00

The results of a new study presented Wednesday at a meeting of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices said children suffer higher rates of fever-induced convulsions after receiving the Merck combination vaccine ProQuad instead of two separate shots. As a result, a federal advisory panel is moving away from their preference for the ProQuad, which protects against chickenpox, mumps, measles and rubella. ProQuad costs $124 per dose, about the same as the two other shots combined....