People who don’t get vaccinated are the most likely reason for the steady increase in the rate of measles and major outbreaks in the United States, according to an analysis released Tuesday. The findings, published in JAMA, add to the body of evidence linking failure to vaccinate with the spread of the highly infectious and […]
News and Highlights (Child and Adolescent Immunization)
Immunizations have helped children stay healthy for more than 50 years. They are safe and they work. In fact, serious side effects are no more common than those from other types of medication such as antibiotics and fever reducers and pain relievers. American Academy of Pediatrics
When people misrepresent facts on the record, journalists are in a tough spot — especially when that information can be harmful. Which brings me to STAT’s recent interview with Robert F. Kennedy Jr., conducted by Helen Branswell
With classes beginning across New Jersey, several local colleges and universities, including Princeton and Rutgers, are now providing on-campus access to the meningococcal serotype B vaccine. This vaccine can prevent serious invasive disease – including blood stream infections, meningitis, and pneumonia – that result from meningococcal serotype B infection. The consequences of these illnesses are […]
The United States’ 2017 recommended immunization schedule for children and adolescents aged 18 years or younger, is available. Get schedules for children from birth through age 6 in English and Spanish.
The NJAAP is joining states in AAP District 3 in a quality improvement project to increase HPV immunization rates and prevent HPV cancers in the state. Webinars and other materials are archived here for all participating chapters and practices. For more information, contact Aldina M. Hovde, MSW at firstname.lastname@example.org or 609-842-0014, ext 123. EQIPP Webinar […]
According to the annual vaccination report, only 33.3% of eligible adolescents received the CDC-recommended MenACWY booster vaccination to help protect against meningococcal meningitis, as compared to 81.3% of those teens who received the recommended first vaccination. The second booster vaccination, recommended at 16 years of age, is important because data suggest that protection from the first dose wanes within 5 years in […]
AAP Urges States to Eliminate All Non-Medical Vaccine Exemptions for Child Care and School Attendance
AAP released its policy statement: Medical Versus Non-medical Immunization Exemptions for Child Care and School Attendance, along with a clinical report on countering vaccine hesitancy, outlining strategies and approaches that pediatricians can use with parents to help them make the decision to vaccinate their child. Read the full news release HERE.