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Latest Vaccine Safety Datalink Stories

2013-10-14 16:24:31

OAKLAND, Calif., Oct. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Children receiving measles-containing vaccines at 12-15 months of age have a lower increased risk of fever and seizures than those who receive them at 16-23 months of age, according to a new Kaiser Permanente study published in JAMA Pediatrics. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130718/SF49717LOGO) The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends a two-dose series of measles-containing vaccines, with the first dose administered...

2013-09-11 16:25:27

Children undervaccinated for three or four pertussis vaccine doses are 18 to 28 times more likely to contract the infection, commonly known as whooping cough DENVER, Sept. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Undervaccination - not receiving all recommended vaccinations or not being vaccinated according to the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices schedule - results in an increased risk for whooping cough in children 3 to 36 months of age, according to a new Kaiser Permanente study. The...

2013-08-01 16:30:36

Those who receive a high blood-pressure reading should be rechecked at the same visit DENVER, Aug. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Children who have a first elevated blood pressure at the doctor's office are not likely to receive the recommended follow-up blood-pressure readings within a month, according to a study published in Pediatrics. However, when the blood-pressure reading was later repeated, most children's blood pressure returned to normal for their age, sex and height. (Logo:...

2013-05-22 12:30:46

PASADENA, Calif., May 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The new 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV13) appears to be as safe as the previous version used prior to 2010, the 7-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV7), according to a Kaiser Permanente study published today in Vaccine. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved PCV13 for use beginning in 2010 after a series of trials. These trials found that PCV13, which protects against a broader range of pneumococcal types than the...

2013-01-21 16:21:56

DENVER, Jan. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In a new study published today in JAMA Pediatrics (formerly Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine), Kaiser Permanente researchers found that 49 percent of children ages 2-24 months did not receive all recommended vaccinations, or did not get vaccinated according to the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices schedule. Kaiser Permanente researchers used the Vaccine Safety Datalink -- a collaborative effort among the Centers for Disease...

Federally Recommended Immunization Schedule Ok
2013-01-16 18:59:42

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Skeptical parents and organizations have been raising concerns about the federally recommended immunization schedule for young children in recent years over the notion that it is potentially dangerous or has negative side effects. In light of this debate, the Institute of Medicine, which advises the government, has released a new study by 14 committee members that says the benefits of the federally recommended schedule far...

2013-01-14 22:14:39

Vaccine Safety Datalink study of 1.4 million children at Group Health, etc., in Pediatrics Children age 12 to 35 months who receive DTaP vaccine in their thigh muscle rather than their arm are around half as likely to be brought in for medical attention for an injection-site reaction. So says a new study of 1.4 million children at Group Health and seven other Vaccine Safety Datalink (VSD) centers across the country, e-published on January 14 in Pediatrics. "These local reactions are the...

2012-11-29 00:20:42

PASADENA, Calif., Nov. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Immunizing older adults with the tetanus-diphtheria-acellular-pertussis vaccine (Tdap) to prevent pertussis (more commonly referred to as whooping cough) was found to be as safe as immunizing them with the tetanus and diphtheria (Td) vaccine, according to a study by Kaiser Permanente published in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases. Researchers examined the electronic health records of nearly 120,000 people ages 65 and older at seven U.S....

2012-10-15 11:28:43

OAKLAND, Calif., Oct. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Tracy A. Lieu, MD, MPH, director of the Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente Northern California, has been elected to the Institute of Medicine effective Oct. 1, 2012. The IOM, the health arm of the National Academy of Sciences, works outside of government to provide unbiased and authoritative advice to decision-makers and the public. Many of the studies that the IOM undertakes begin as specific mandates from Congress; others are requested by...

2012-10-01 10:26:41

OAKLAND, Calif., Oct. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- 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...