2015 pediatric immunization schedule issued
The American Academy of Pediatrics has announced the release of the 2015 recommended vaccination schedule for children and adolescents in a recent policy statement from the Academy’s Committee on Infectious Diseases.
Measles vaccines are safe, study confirms
Two measles-containing vaccines are unlikely to result in adverse effects, a 12-year study has found.
Text reminders increase flu vaccination in kids
Young children are more likely to get a second dose of influenza vaccine when their parents receive reminders by text message, a new study reports.
Preemies in danger of flu complications
Contrary to current guidelines, children born before 37 weeks’ gestation should be considered at high risk for complications of influenza, a new meta-analysis shows.
Pertussis outbreak strikes hard at infants, teens
Infants have borne the brunt of the worst outbreak of pertussis, or whooping cough, in almost 70 years in California, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports.
AAP issues new guidelines on pneumococcal vaccine
In a new policy statement, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has expanded its recommendations for giving pneumococcal conjugate vaccine to prevent invasive pneumococcal disease caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae to high-risk older children and adolescents.
How school nurse training makes allergic kids safer
A single training session on food allergy for school nurses can improve their response to allergic reactions in children for a sustained period, a new study reports.
ACIP says nasal spray beats flu shots for kids
The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices has taken the unusual step of recommending nasal spray vaccine over flu shots for healthy children aged 2 to 8 years.
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