New program aims to streamline vaccine reporting, administration
A new program developed with the support of CDC aims to streamline vaccine-related functions in EHRs to make administration and reporting easier for clinicians.
New shingles vaccine approved, recommended highly by ACIP
There is a new vaccine against shingles, and ACIP has recommended that it replace its predecessor.
Poll: Online vaccine questions, side effect concerns rise
Patients are increasingly turning to the Internet to have questions about vaccines answered, highlighting the need for increased education at the time of vaccination.
Genes, age may play a role in flu shot effectiveness
A new study reveals that certain genes may play a role in how effectively the body produces antibodies against the flu after vaccination.
MIT researchers develop one-shot vaccine series
Imagine if you could administer an entire vaccine series in just one shot. That technology might be on the horizon, thanks to researchers at MIT.
Unvaccinated adult travelers pose measles risk
Adults who don’t know they need or refuse measles vaccinations before international travel introduce more than half of new U.S. measles cases.
Caterpillars may edge out chicken eggs for vaccine production
Regardless of whether the chicken or the egg came first, the caterpillar may have the edge when it comes to vaccine production, a new report finds.
Seniors still make up the bulk of flu cases, hospitalizations
Those age 65 and older faced the most cases of the flu and were most often hospitalized during the 2016-17 season, according to new CDC data.
Liability is limited in vaccine-related injuries
Vaccine-related injuries in adults are rising, but healthcare providers administering those vaccines rarely have to worry about liability claims.
Flu “patch” as effective as shots, preferred by patients
Researchers have developed a microneedle patch that could replace injections for influenza vaccination and a host of other diseases.
Researchers: Pneumonia vaccine could use improvement
U.K. researchers say more research and funding is needed for a more successful alternative to prevent pneumonia infection.
Adults know needed vaccines, but skip them anyway
A new report says the key to increasing adult vaccine compliance may lie in a simple suggestion from a physician.
CDC recommends cholera vaccine for certain U.S. travelers
The federal agency supports a vaccine fast-tracked by the FDA for adults traveling to one of the more than 50 countries where cholera is endemic.
Cost, perception remain barriers in pharmacy-based vaccination
Pharmacies can help reach populations that have difficulty in using traditional channels for vaccines, but obstacles remain.
California team working to develop acne vaccine
A vaccine targeting the protein that contributes to acne breakouts is in development at the University of California, San Diego.
Patients, physicians forgo adult vaccines over cost and coverage concerns
Patients often go without vaccines due to cost, and physicians don’t always recommend them over concerns about reimbursement, according to a new study.
Early viral infection may contribute to celiac development
Researchers believe a vaccine could be developed to prevent the formation of celiac disease and possibly other autoimmune disorders.
Patient prompts can increase flu shot rates nearly 40%
A simple prompt reminding patients of their flu shot was found to be highly effective in a trial run at the University of Pennsylvania.
Researchers target potent HIV antibodies in new study
The newly discovered antibodies can fight nearly every strain of HIV in existence, according to study authors.
Physician groups brace for vaccine questions amid Trump presidency
Between public skepticism on vaccinations and provisions of the American Health Care Act, some representing physicians are voicing concern.
Study: Safety, components concerns spur vaccine hesitancy
Researchers find callers to a national health center were most concerned about the safety and components of vaccines based largely on old information.
Researchers isolate cells that weaken immune response to cancer
Study provides new insight on isolating and suppressing immune cells that could play a vital role in inhibiting other immunotherapy efforts against cancer.
As Arkansas outbreak ends, third MMR dose debate renewed
The prevalence of mumps in the state is reinvigorating the question about whether a third dose of measles, mumps and rubella vaccination is warranted.
Study: Saliva test shows promise in checking immunity status
Saliva-based testing may be just as effective as serum in assessing antibodies against infections like community-acquired pneumonia, according to a new UK study.
Duke launches campaign to boost adult vaccination
Researchers and physicians are working together to discover why adults skip recommended vaccines and what doctors can do to increase immunization rates.
Unvaccinated adults cost U.S. billions in care, lost productivity
Lead researcher hopes results of new study motivates more adults to improve vaccination compliance.
Alzheimer’s vaccine targets early and later disease stages
A new vaccine against Alzheimer’s targets two proteins involved in the development of the disease in hopes to offer both early and late protection.
Researchers zero in on a cure for the common cold
Scientists at Emory University have developed a vaccine they say may work well in preventing infection with rhinovirus-the top cause of the common cold.
Coding, careful planning can reduce vaccine-associated losses
Practices that scrutinize vaccine costs and plan ahead may not make much off of vaccinations, but could cut some of their losses.
CDC announces 2016-17 flu vaccine changes
The CDC reaffirms its decision to pull the intranasal vaccine, but allow vaccination in egg-allergic individuals.
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