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Vaccines: News/2009 MMWRs related to immunization

June 2009
June 26, 2009 , Vol 58 / No. 24
Updated Recommendations for Use of Haemophilus influenzae Type b (Hib) Vaccine: Reinstatement of the Booster Dose at Ages 12-15 Months
On December 13, 2007, certain lots of Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) vaccine marketed as PedvaxHIB (monovalent Hib vaccine) and Comvax (Hib-HepB vaccine), and manufactured by Merck & Co., Inc., were...

June 26, 2009 , Vol 58 / No. 24
Progress Toward the 2012 Measles Elimination Goal--Western Pacific Region, 1990-2008
In 2003, the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Committee of the Western Pacific Region (WPR) formally declared a measles elimination goal, and in 2005, the committee established a target date of...

May 2009
May 29, 2009 , Vol 58 / No. 20
Notice to Readers: Webcast: Immunization Update 2009
CDC will present a satellite broadcast and webcast, Immunization Update 2009, on July 30, 2009. The 2.5-hour broadcast will occur live during 9:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m. (EDT) and will be rebroadcast that day during...

April 2009
April 24, 2009 , Vol 58 / No. 15
Notice to Readers: National Vaccine Advisory Committee Recommendations on Vaccine Financing
In September 2008, the National Vaccine Advisory Committee (NVAC), a federal advisory group, approved a series of recommendations to improve vaccine financing systems in the United States...
April 17, 2009 , Vol 58 / No. 14
FDA Approval of Expanded Age Indication for a Tetanus Toxoid, Reduced Diphtheria Toxoid and Acellular Pertussis Vaccine
On December 4, 2008, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved an expanded age indication for the tetanus toxoid, reduced diphtheria toxoid and acellular pertussis vaccine...
April 10, 2009 , Vol 58 / No. 13
Notice to Readers: Abbreviations for Vaccines in Immunization Schedules: Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices
Each year, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) publishes immunization schedules that summarize recommendations for currently licensed vaccines for children aged 18 years and...
April 3, 2009 , Vol 58 / No. 12
Progress Toward Interruption of Wild Poliovirus Transmission -- Worldwide, 2008
Since 1988, when the Global Polio Eradication Initiative was established, the incidence of polio has decreased from an estimated 350,000 cases annually to 1,655 reported in 2008...
April 3, 2009 , Vol 58 / No. 12
Use of Northern Hemisphere Influenza Vaccines by Travelers to the Southern Hemisphere
The influenza season in temperate climates extends from October through March in the northern hemisphere and from April through September in the southern hemisphere. Recent studies indicate that...

March 2009
e Family Practice News March 15, 2009 (Vol 39, Issue 6)
HPV Vaccine Shows Efficacy in Males
The human papillomavirus vaccine was efficacious in preventing persistent infections and genital warts caused by HPV strains 6, 11, 16, and 18 in a Merck-sponsored study of 4,065 males aged...

March 6, 2009 , Vol 58 / No. 08
Progress Toward Poliomyelitis Eradication -- Afghanistan and Pakistan, 2008
Afghanistan and Pakistan, two of the four remaining countries where wild poliovirus (WPV) transmission has never been interrupted, represent one epidemiologic reservoir. During 2008, both countries continued to...

February 2009

February 27, 2009 , Vol 58 / No. 07
Completeness and Timeliness of Reporting of Meningococcal Disease -- Maine, 2001-2006
Neisseria meningitidis is an important cause of invasive bacterial disease in the United States, with a total of 1,077 cases of meningococcal disease reported in 2007. The case-fatality ratio is 10%-14%...

February 20, 2009 , Vol 58 / No. 06
Progress Toward Measles Elimination -- European Region, 2005-2008
In 2002, the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Committee for the European Region (EUR)* revised earlier targets to eliminate indigenous measles and achieve rubella control...
February 6, 2009 , Vol 58 / No. RR02
Prevention of Rotavirus Gastroenteritis Among Infants and Children Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP)
Rotavirus is the most common cause of severe gastroenteritis in infants and young children worldwide. Before initiation of the rotavirus vaccination program in the United States in 2006, approximately...

February 2, 2009 issue (Vol. 15, No. 2)
Vaccine-induced Immunity Circumvented by Typical Mycobacterium tuberculosis Beijing Strains
The frequency of typical and atypical Beijing strains of Mycobacterium tuberculosis was determined in the Netherlands; Vietnam; and Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, People's Republic of China. The strains'...

January 2009
January 23, 2009 , Vol 58 / No.03
Invasive Haemophilus influenzae Type B Disease in Five Young Children -- Minnesota, 2008
In 2008, five children aged <5 years were reported to the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) with invasive Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) disease; one died. Only one of the children had completed the...

January 15, 2009, Vol 58 / No. 01
Pneumonia Hospitalizations Among Young Children Before
and After Introduction of Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine -- United States, 1997-2006
Streptococcus pneumoniae is the leading bacterial cause of community-acquired pneumonia hospitalizations and an important cause of bacteremia and meningitis, especially among young children and...

January 9, 2009, Vol 57 / No. 53
Recommended Adult Immunization Schedule -- United States, 2009
The Recommended Adult Immunization Schedule has been approved by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, the American Academy of Family Physicians, the American College of...
January 2, 2009, Vol 57 / No. 51
Erratum: Vol. 57, Nos. 51 & 52 for the MMWR:
Recommended Immunization Schedules for Persons Aged 0 Through 18 Years--United States, 2009
The recommended immunization schedules for persons aged 0 through 18 years and the catch-up immunization schedule for 2009 have been approved by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices...

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