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REVIEW
Catherine C McClure, Jessica R Cataldi, Sean T O'Leary
PURPOSE: Vaccines represent one of the most important aspects of pediatric preventive care. However, parents are increasingly questioning the safety of and need for vaccines, and as a result, vaccination rates have fallen to dangerously low levels in certain communities. The effects of vaccine hesitancy are widespread. Community pediatricians who interact regularly with vaccine-hesitant parents report higher levels of burnout and lower levels of job satisfaction. Not surprisingly, vaccine hesitancy has also had direct influence on vaccination rates, which in turn are linked to increased emergency department use, morbidity, and mortality...
July 31, 2017: Clinical Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757057/socioeconomic-factors-influencing-childhood-vaccination-in-two-northern-italian-regions
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Paola Anello, Laura Cestari, Tatjana Baldovin, Lorenzo Simonato, Gabriella Frasca, Nicola Caranci, Maria Grazia Pascucci, Francesca Valent, Cristina Canova
BACKGROUND: Infant vaccination rates have been declining in Italy over the past 5-7years. The aims of this study were to assess the trend in the proportions of children unvaccinated at 24months old, to identify sociodemographic factors associated with non-vaccination; and to examine changes in parental attitudes to vaccination over time. METHODS: We conducted a population-based birth cohort study by combining existing electronic data sets. The study population consisted of children born from 1995 to 2010 in the Friuli-Venezia Giulia (FVG) region, and from 2007 to 2011 in part of the Emilia Romagna (ER) region, in north-eastern Italy...
July 27, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28755045/influences-on-immunization-decision-making-among-us-parents-of-young-children
#3
Yunmi Chung, Jay Schamel, Allison Fisher, Paula M Frew
Objectives This study assessed influences on vaccination decisions among parents of young children and examined common vaccination information and advice sources. Methods Using panel samples of parents of children under 7 years, web-based surveys were conducted in 2012 (n = 2603) and 2014 (n = 2518). A vaccine decision-making typology (non-hesitant acceptors, hesitant acceptors, delayers, and refusers) was established and weighted population estimates of potential factors influencing parental vaccination decision (e...
July 28, 2017: Maternal and Child Health Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720455/reasons-for-acceptance-or-refusal-of-human-papillomavirus-vaccine-in-a-california-pediatric-practice
#4
Brandon Brown, Magi Ishak Gabra, Harry Pellman
Despite the effectiveness and availability of the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, HPV remains the most common sexually transmitted infection in the United States and has the lowest initiation rate of any routinely recommended teen vaccine. In January 2015, we surveyed parents at a Southern California pediatric private practice about reasons they accept or refuse HPV vaccine for their children. Of the 200 consecutive parents that had HPV vaccine initiation recommended for their child, 123 (61.5%) children were male and 38...
June 2017: Papillomavirus Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699569/leveraging-machine-learning-based-approaches-to-assess-human-papillomavirus-vaccination-sentiment-trends-with-twitter-data
#5
Jingcheng Du, Jun Xu, Hsing-Yi Song, Cui Tao
BACKGROUND: As one of the serious public health issues, vaccination refusal has been attracting more and more attention, especially for newly approved human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines. Understanding public opinion towards HPV vaccines, especially concerns on social media, is of significant importance for HPV vaccination promotion. METHODS: In this study, we leveraged a hierarchical machine learning based sentiment analysis system to extract public opinions towards HPV vaccines from Twitter...
July 5, 2017: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693082/-study-of-mumps-immunity-after-administrating-measles-mumps-rubella-vaccine-among-children-aged-2-7-years-old-in-jiangsu-province-in-2015
#6
Y B Liu, Y Hu, X Y Deng, Z G Wang, X Sun, P S Lu, H X Guo, F Y Tang, M H Zhou
Objective: To investigate the immunity to mumps after administrating measles-mumps-rubella vaccine (MMR) among children aged 2-7 years old in Jiangsu province in 2015. Methods: A total of 4 190 healthy children aged 2-7 years old, living in local places for at least 3 months, and having been vaccinated at least 1 dose MMR were recruited to the study from Wujin district of Changzhou city, Gaogang district of Taizhou city and Ganyu district of Lianyungang city by using stratified cluster random sampling method between September and November, 2015...
July 6, 2017: Zhonghua Yu Fang Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Preventive Medicine]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28671426/vaccine-adverse-events-separating-myth-from-reality
#7
REVIEW
Jeanne P Spencer, Ruth H Trondsen Pawlowski, Stephanie Thomas
Vaccines are one of the most successful medical advances in modern times. Most vaccine-preventable illnesses are unfamiliar to modern parents. Because of this, parents are increasingly questioning the necessity of immunizing their children, especially because no vaccine is completely free of adverse effects or the risk of complications. Family physicians should be aware of the risks and benefits of recommended immunizations. Thimerosal is currently used only in multidose vials of influenza vaccine, and exposure through vaccines is not associated with adverse neurologic outcomes...
June 15, 2017: American Family Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651574/implementation-of-a-human-papillomavirus-vaccination-demonstration-project-in-malawi-successes-and-challenges
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Kelias Phiri Msyamboza, Beatrice Matanje Mwagomba, Moussa Valle, Hastings Chiumia, Twambilire Phiri
BACKGROUND: Cervical cancer is a major public health problem in Malawi. The age-standardized incidence and mortality rates are estimated to be 75.9 and 49.8 per 100,000 population, respectively. The availability of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine presents an opportunity to reduce the morbidity and mortality associated with cervical cancer. In 2013, the country introduced a school-class-based HPV vaccination pilot project in two districts. The aim of this study was to evaluate HPV vaccine coverage, lessons learnt and challenges identified during the first three years of implementation...
June 26, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619415/international-travelers-sociodemographic-health-and-travel-characteristics-an-italian-study
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Gianmarco Troiano, Astrid Mercone, Alessandra Bagnoli, Nicola Nante
BACKGROUND: Approximately the 8% of travelers requires medical care, with the diagnosis of a vaccine-preventable disease. The aim of our study was to analyze the socio-demographic, health and travel characteristics of the Italian international travelers. METHODS: We conducted a cross sectional study from January 2015 to June 2016, at the Travel Medicine Clinic of Siena, asking the doctor to interview patients who attended the Clinic, recording socio-demographic and travel information, malaria prophylaxis, vaccinations...
March 2017: Annals of Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617263/vaccine-hesitancy-parental-professional-and-public-responsibility
#10
Maria Luisa Di Pietro, Andrea Poscia, Adele Anna Teleman, Davide Maged, Walter Ricciardi
The opposition to vaccinations is a well-known phenomenon that dates back to the Victorian age when it was self-limited by the awareness of the importance to be protected against fearsome infectious diseases. In the XX century, the mass use of vaccination has - instead - consented to eradicate or drastically reduce the burden of diseases such as smallpox and polio. These positive effects of the vaccination campaigns have blurred out, if not erased, the memory of the tragic consequences of the past's widespread diseases, leading people to underestimate the severity of the harm that vaccinations prevent...
April 2017: Annali Dell'Istituto Superiore di Sanità
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586623/longitudinal-trends-in-vaccine-hesitancy-in-a-cohort-of-mothers-surveyed-in-washington-state-2013-2015
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Nora B Henrikson, Melissa L Anderson, Douglas J Opel, John Dunn, Edgar K Marcuse, David C Grossman
Parents who refuse or delay vaccines because of vaccine hesitancy place children at increased risk for vaccine-preventable disease. How parental vaccine hesitancy changes as their children age is not known. In 2015, we conducted a follow-up survey of 237 mothers enrolled in a 2-arm clinic-level cluster randomized trial (n = 488) in Washington State that was completed in 2013. We surveyed mothers at their baby's birth, age 6 months, and age 24 months using a validated measure of vaccine hesitancy. Both mean hesitancy scores (mean 4...
July 2017: Public Health Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578210/public-attitudes-toward-child-undervaccination-a-randomized-experiment-on-evaluations-stigmatizing-orientations-and-support-for-policies
#12
Richard M Carpiano, Nicholas S Fitz
Child undervaccination is a complex public health problem and a contentious social and political issue. Efforts to increase vaccination coverage require understanding how the public evaluates different reasons for child undervaccination, which may influence attitudes, stigmatizing behaviors, and support for vaccination policies. We conducted a vignette experiment with a United States national online sample (n = 1469) to investigate how and why different undervaccination actions shape evaluations (blame, anger, sympathy, differentness, credibility, dangerousness), stigmatizing orientations (social distance, discrimination), and support for particular policies (e...
May 6, 2017: Social Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529304/sebastian-kneipp-and-the-natural-cure-movement-of-germany-between-naturalism-and-modern-medicine
#13
Youkyung Ko
This study discusses the historical significance of the Natural Cure Movement of Germany, centering on the Kneipp Cure, a form of hydrotherapy practiced by Father Sebastian Kneipp (1821-1897). The Kneipp Cure rested on five main tenets: hydrotherapy, exercise, nutrition, herbalism, and the balance of mind and body. This study illuminates the reception of the Kneipp Cure in the context of the trilateral relationship among the Kneipp Cure, the Natural Cure Movement in general, and modern medicine. The Natural Cure Movement was ideologically based on naturalism, criticizing industrialization and urbanization...
December 2016: Ŭi Sahak
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523054/acute-bacterial-meningitis-in-children-presenting-to-the-children-s-hospital-lahore-before-and-after-pneumococcal-vaccine-in-pakistan-national-immunization-program-a-comparison
#14
Attia Bari, Fatima Zeeshan, Aizza Zafar, Hasan Ejaz, Uzma Jabeen, Ahsan Waheed Rathore
OBJECTIVE: To describe bacteriological profile, morbidity and mortality of acute bacterial meningitis (ABM) in children and to compare these parameters before and after the introduction of Pneumococcal vaccine in Pakistan National Immunization Program. METHODS: The present descriptive study was conducted at the Department of Paediatric Medicine of The Children's Hospital Lahore from January 2012 to December 2015. A total of 503 children one month to five years of age admitted with diagnosis of meningitis were included...
March 2017: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512071/ethical-and-legal-challenges-of-vaccines-and-vaccination-reflections
#15
Amar Jesani, Veena Johari
Vaccines and vaccination have emerged as key medical scientific tools for prevention of certain diseases. Documentation of the history of vaccination shows that the initial popular resistance to universal vaccination was based on false assumptions and eventually gave way to acceptance of vaccines and trust in their ability to save lives. The successes of the global eradication of smallpox, and now of polio, have only strengthened the premier position occupied by vaccines in disease prevention. However, the success of vaccines and public trust in their ability to eradicate disease are now under challenge, as increasing numbers of people refuse vaccination, questioning the effectiveness of vaccines and the need to vaccinate...
April 2017: Indian Journal of Medical Ethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505632/missed-opportunities-for-measles-mumps-rubella-vaccination-among-departing-u-s-adult-travelers-receiving-pretravel-health-consultations
#16
MULTICENTER STUDY
Emily P Hyle, Sowmya R Rao, Emily S Jentes, Amy Parker Fiebelkorn, Stefan H F Hagmann, Allison Taylor Walker, Rochelle P Walensky, Edward T Ryan, Regina C LaRocque
Background: Measles outbreaks continue to occur in the United States and are mostly due to infections in returning travelers. Objective: To describe how providers assessed the measles immunity status of departing U.S. adult travelers seeking pretravel consultation and to assess reasons given for nonvaccination among those considered eligible to receive the measles, mumps, rubella (MMR) vaccine. Design: Observational study in U.S. pretravel clinics...
July 18, 2017: Annals of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490296/no-jab-no-pay-and-vaccine-refusal-in-australia-the-jury-is-out
#17
Frank H Beard, Julie Leask, Peter B McIntyre
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 15, 2017: Medical Journal of Australia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486849/vaccination-refusal-autonomy-and-permitted-coercion
#18
Andrzej Grzybowski, Rafał K Patryn, Jarosław Sak, Anna Zagaja
The article presents vaccination obligation in relation to the existing or newly enacted legislation. Mass vaccinations and a wave of criticism they cause, forces us to reflect on the limits of medical intervention in the human body and the boundaries granted to individual's freedom and autonomy. This problem is universal and exists mainly in countries without mandatory vaccinations. Analyzing recent years, it must be underlined that a process in some legislatures has been introduced to enforce various forms of vaccination coercion...
June 2017: Pathogens and Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28456527/patient-reaction-to-tdap-vaccination-in-pregnancy
#19
Jamie Perry, Craig V Towers, Beth Weitz, Lynlee Wolfe
BACKGROUND: The current obstetrical recommendation is to routinely administer the tetanus, diphtheria, and acellular pertussis (Tdap) vaccination during every pregnancy regardless of a patient's prior history. There are minimal data that have prospectively evaluated solicited patient response to this treatment plan. The study objective was to evaluate patient reaction following receipt of Tdap vaccination during pregnancy. METHODS: This was a prospective observational study conducted from May 2014 through March 2016...
April 26, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449918/better-knowledge-and-regular-vaccination-practices-correlate-well-with-higher-seasonal-influenza-vaccine-uptake-in-people-at-risk-promising-survey-results-from-a-university-outpatient-clinic
#20
Işıl Adadan Güvenç, Hülya Parıldar, Mustafa Kürşat Şahin, Selim Sermed Erbek
BACKGROUND: The knowledge, beliefs, opinions, and attitudes of patients and their relatives regarding seasonal influenza vaccination were evaluated. METHODS: This descriptive study was undertaken in the outpatient clinics of Baskent University Hospital. There were 566 responders who completed a self-administered questionnaire. RESULTS: The mean age of participants was 48.35 years, and 16.8% were ≥65 years. Of the responders, 21.7% were vaccinated this year, whereas 57...
July 1, 2017: American Journal of Infection Control
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