Talking to Parents About HPV Vaccine: University of Kansas Cancer Center and Children’s Mercy
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 approximately half of immunized teens.
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.
New Jersey received two Healthy People 2020 Immunization Coverage Awards for influenza vaccination among children age 6 month to 17 years for the 2015-16 season, and adolescents age 13-17 years, at this year’s National Immunization Conference (NIC) in Atlanta, GA (September 13-15th).
Outstanding progress was also made for three adolescent vaccinations in 2015, based on National Immunization Survey-Teen data: Tdap, MenACWY, and HPV.
The Adult Immunization Sourcebook, developed by the New Jersey Immunization Network, in partnership with the American College of Physicians, is now available electronically. The sourcebook has valuable information for health care providers and professionals on topics such as vaccine safety and administration, recommendation guidelines, and vaccines for special populations. You can view the sourcebook in its entirety by clicking HERE.
There are also opportunities for Continuing Medical Education (CME) Credits. Click the links below to be taken directly to the PDFs.
- CME: Pertussis in Adults
- Additional Adult Immunization CME Opportunities
- CME: HPV Vaccination of Young People in their Late Teens and Early 20’s
Looking for the latest information on the flu? Check out the CDC’s weekly U.S. Influenza Surveillance Report. Answers to common flu-related questions can be found on the CDC’s Influenza Q+A page, along with FAQ’s on what to do in case you contract the flu virus.
Earn 1 hour CME while discovering what you can do as a health care provider to ensure safe injections are administered to your patients; help identify pathogens associated with unsafe injection; and understand methods for preventing transmission through this CME-approved article, co-authored by David Abel, DO and Sindy M. Paul, MD, MPH.