Vaccines

Improving flu shot rates in hospitalized children

July 27, 2021

Hospitalized children are often at risk of influenza morbidity and mortality, which means that influenza vaccination before discharge can help mitigate those risks. A study discusses how a quality improvement program could make a difference.

Exploring the efficacy and safety of rotavirus vaccines

July 12, 2021

Rotavirus can lead to gastrointestinal concerns that can be hazardous to children when rehydration isn’t readily available, which means that a safe, effective vaccine could be life-saving. A meta-analysis examines the safety and efficacy of available immunizations.

Keeping your child safe from COVID-19 this summer

July 08, 2021

Parents and children are eager to get back to “normal” as the number of COVID-19 cases drops, so targeted education and individualized advice are important for families in an almost post–COVID-19 world. Pediatricians can provide guidance about what is and isn’t safe.

Role of safety concerns in HPV vaccine refusal

June 30, 2021

There are many reasons why a caregiver may refuse to have his or her child receive the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, including safety concerns. A research letter examines whether those concerns have increased.

ISV congress offers vaccine updates and information on hypersensitivity

June 04, 2021

The last meeting of the COVID-19 vaccine congress from the International Society for Vaccines (ISV) provided information on the hypersensitivity events tied to mRNA vaccines as well as the most recent information on the Janssen and Novavax vaccines.

Improving HPV vaccine rates by training clinicians

May 27, 2021

The human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine is a key intervention for a number of cancers, but the opportunity to discuss the vaccine is missed all too often. Could an online educational program help clinicians improve their HPV vaccine communication strategies?