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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330310/social-determinants-of-community-level-human-papillomavirus-vaccination-coverage-in-a-school-based-vaccination-programme
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Stephen Jean, Malak Elshafei, Alison Buttenheim
OBJECTIVE: To assess social patterns in human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine coverage in a school-based, government-funded vaccination programme located within a single-payer universal healthcare system. DESIGN: We conducted a cross-sectional analysis of HPV vaccine uptake data for the 2013-2014 school year for 131 local authorities in England, and then evaluated the association between vaccine uptake and socioeconomic status at the aggregate level. DATA SOURCES: HPV vaccination coverage data from Public Health England's vaccine uptake guidance and the UK's March 2011 Census...
January 12, 2018: Sexually Transmitted Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330244/primary-care-physicians-struggle-with-current-adult-pneumococcal-vaccine-recommendations
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Laura P Hurley, Mandy A Allison, Tamara Pilishvili, Sean T O'Leary, Lori A Crane, Michaela Brtnikova, Brenda L Beaty, Megan C Lindley, Carolyn B Bridges, Allison Kempe
INTRODUCTION: In 2012, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recommended 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV13) in series with 23-valent pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine (PPSV23) for at-risk adults ≥19; in 2014, it expanded this recommendation to adults ≥65. Primary care physicians' practice, knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs regarding these recommendations are unknown. METHODS: Primary care physicians throughout the U.S. were surveyed by E-mail and post from December 2015 to January 2016...
January 2018: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine: JABFM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329685/association-of-provider-recommendation-and-offer-and-influenza-vaccination-among-adults-aged-%C3%A2-18%C3%A2-years-united-states
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Peng-Jun Lu, Anup Srivastav, Ashley Amaya, Jill A Dever, Jessica Roycroft, Marshica Stanley Kurtz, Alissa O'Halloran, Walter W Williams
BACKGROUND: Influenza vaccination has been recommended for all persons aged ≥6 months since 2010. METHODS: Data from the 2016 National Internet Flu Survey were analyzed to assess provider vaccination recommendations and early influenza vaccination during the 2016-17 season among adults aged ≥18 years. Predictive marginals from a multivariable logistic regression model were used to identify factors independently associated with early vaccine uptake by provider vaccination recommendation status...
January 9, 2018: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329684/impact-of-seasonal-influenza-vaccination-in-the-presence-of-vaccine-interference
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Eunha Shim, Kenneth J Smith, Mary Patricia Nowalk, Jonathan M Raviotta, Shawn T Brown, Jay DePasse, Richard K Zimmerman
BACKGROUND: Annual influenza vaccination is a key to preventing widespread influenza infections. Recent reports of influenza vaccine effectiveness (VE) indicate that vaccination in prior years may reduce VE in the current season, suggesting vaccine interference. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the potential effect of repeat influenza vaccinations in the presence of vaccine interference. METHODS: Using literature-based parameters, an age-structured influenza equation-based transmission model was used to determine the optimal vaccination strategy, while considering the effect of varying levels of interference...
January 9, 2018: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329528/transmission-of-measles-among-healthcare-workers-in-hospital-w-xinjiang-autonomous-region-china-2016
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Haimei Jia, Chao Ma, Mengting Lu, Jianping Fu, Lance E Rodewald, Qiru Su, Huaqin Wang, Lixin Hao
BACKGROUND: As China approaches the elimination of measles, outbreaks of measles continue to occur. Healthcare workers (HCWs) are known to be at high risk of infection and transmission of measles virus. A measles outbreak occurred in a hospital in Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region of the People's Republic of China. We report an investigation of this outbreak and its implications for measles elimination and outbreak preparedness. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective search for measles cases using hospital records...
January 12, 2018: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326178/impact-of-replacing-cytology-with-human-papillomavirus-testing-for-cervical-cancer-screening-on-the-prevalence-of-trichomonas-vaginalis-a-modelling-study
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Ben B Hui, Caitlin P Reulein, Rebecca J Guy, Basil Donovan, Jane S Hocking, Matthew G Law, David G Regan
OBJECTIVES: Trichomonas vaginalis (TV) is the most common curable STI worldwide and is associated with increased risk of HIV acquisition and serious reproductive morbidities. The prevalence of TV infection is very low in Australian cities, and this is thought to be at least partly due to incidental detection and treatment of TV in women participating in the cervical cytology screening programme. In 2017, the national cervical screening programme will transition to a new model based on testing for high-risk (HR) human papillomavirus (HPV), with a reduced frequency and commencement at an older age...
January 11, 2018: Sexually Transmitted Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325819/explanations-for-the-high-potency-of-hpv-prophylactic-vaccines
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John Schiller, Doug Lowy
HPV L1 virus-like particle (VLP) vaccines administered in a prime/boost series of three injections over six months have demonstrated remarkable prophylactic efficacy in clinical trials and effectiveness in national immunization programs with high rates of coverage. There is mounting evidence that the vaccines have similar efficacy and effectiveness even when administered in a single dose. The unexpected potency of one dose of these VLP vaccines may largely be attributed to structural features of the particles, which lead to the efficient generation of long-lived antigen-specific antibody-producing cells and unique features of the virus life cycle that make the HPV virions highly susceptible to antibody-mediated inhibition of infection...
January 8, 2018: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324959/surveillance-of-intradomiciliary-contacts-of-leprosy-cases-perspective-of-the-client-in-a-hyperendemic-municipality
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Helizandra Simoneti Bianchini Romanholo, Eliana Amorim de Souza, Alberto Novaes Ramos Júnior, Adélia Cileode Gomes Castelo Branco Kaiser, Ismália Oliveira da Silva, Aline Lima Brito, Cídia Vasconcellos
OBJECTIVE: To characterize approach methods for intradomiciliary contacts (IdC) of leprosy cases resident in Northern Brazil, during 2001-2012. METHOD: A cross-sectional and descriptive study in the state of Rondônia. Included IdC of leprosy cases diagnosed/reported in SINAN-Ministry of Health (MS), 2001-2012. A semi-structured instrument was applied to the IdCs, with six interventions: complete dermatological examination; complete neurological examination; BCG vaccination; instructions for return to the health unit; BCG guidance; and guidance to mobilize other contacts...
January 2018: Revista Brasileira de Enfermagem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324737/barriers-of-attendance-to-dog-rabies-static-point-vaccination-clinics-in-blantyre-malawi
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Stella Mazeri, Andrew D Gibson, Natascha Meunier, Barend M deC Bronsvoort, Ian G Handel, Richard J Mellanby, Luke Gamble
Rabies is a devastating yet preventable disease that causes around 59,000 human deaths annually. Almost all human rabies cases are caused by bites from rabies-infected dogs. A large proportion of these cases occur in Sub Saharan Africa (SSA). Annual vaccination of at least 70% of the dog population is recommended by the World Health Organisation in order to eliminate rabies. However, achieving such high vaccination coverage has proven challenging, especially in low resource settings. Despite being logistically and economically more feasible than door-to-door approaches, static point (SP) vaccination campaigns often suffer from low attendance and therefore result in low vaccination coverage...
January 11, 2018: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317900/knowledge-attitudes-and-practices-related-to-tetanus-toxoid-vaccination-in-women-of-childbearing-age-a-cross-sectional-study-in-peri-urban-settlements-of-karachi-pakistan
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Yasir Shafiq, Asif Raza Khowaja, Mohammad Tahir Yousafzai, Syed Asad Ali, Anita Zaidi, Ali Faisal Saleem
Backgound: A higher incidence of neonatal tetanus implies failure of the vaccination program in Pakistan. Objectives: The objective of this study was to assess knowledge, attitudes and practices related to tetanus toxoid (TT) vaccine in women of childbearing age. Methods: We performed a cross-sectional survey in peri-urban Karachi, Pakistan, among women of childbearing age, stratified into three mutually exclusive groups as: married pregnant; married non-pregnant; and unmarried...
September 2017: Journal of Infection Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316825/on-surmounting-the-barriers-to-hpv-vaccination-we-can-do-better
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Aria C Attia, Judith Wolf, Ana Nuñez
The major impediment to increased HPV vaccination coverage in young males and females is lack of health care provider recommendation. Despite its efficacy in preventing cervical cancer, HPV vaccination in females (49.5%) and males (37.5%) ages 13 through 17 falls well below the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) Healthy People 2020 target of 80% coverage. Parents' willingness to vaccinate their child has been shown to be much higher when physicians share personal vaccination decisions for their own children as well as what other parents have done at that particular clinic...
January 10, 2018: Annals of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310585/factors-contributing-to-measles-transmission-during-an-outbreak-in-kamwenge-district-western-uganda-april-to-august-2015
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Fred Nsubuga, Lilian Bulage, Immaculate Ampeire, Joseph K B Matovu, Simon Kasasa, Patricia Tanifum, Alex Ario Riolexus, Bao-Ping Zhu
BACKGROUND: In April 2015, Kamwenge District, western Uganda reported a measles outbreak. We investigated the outbreak to identify potential exposures that facilitated measles transmission, assess vaccine effectiveness (VE) and vaccination coverage (VC), and recommend prevention and control measures. METHODS: For this investigation, a probable case was defined as onset of fever and generalized maculopapular rash, plus ≥1 of the following symptoms: Coryza, conjunctivitis, or cough...
January 8, 2018: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29309582/associations-between-key-intervention-coverage-and-child-mortality-an-analysis-of-241-sub-national-regions-of-sub-saharan-africa
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Yoko Akachi, Maria Steenland, Günther Fink
Background: Reducing child mortality remains a key objective in the Sustainable Development Goals. Although remarkable progress has been made with respect to under-5 mortality over the last 25 years, little is known regarding the relative contributions of public health interventions and general improvements in socioeconomic status during this time period. Methods: We combined all available data from the Demographic and Health Survey (DHS) to construct a longitudinal, multi-level dataset with information on subnational-level key intervention coverage, household socioeconomic status and child health outcomes in sub-Saharan Africa...
December 21, 2017: International Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29309581/distributional-cost-effectiveness-analysis-in-low-and-middle-income-countries-illustrative-example-of-rotavirus-vaccination-in-ethiopia
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Bryony R Dawkins, Andrew J Mirelman, Miqdad Asaria, Kjell Arne Johansson, Richard A Cookson
Reducing health inequality is a major policy concern for low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) on the path to universal health coverage. However, health inequality impacts are rarely quantified in cost-effectiveness analyses of health programmes. Distributional cost-effectiveness analysis (DCEA) is a method developed to analyse the expected social distributions of costs and health benefits, and the potential trade-offs that may exist between maximising total health and reducing health inequality. This is the first paper to show how DCEA can be applied in LMICs...
January 3, 2018: Health Policy and Planning
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29308971/knowledge-attitudes-and-practices-kap-toward-seasonal-influenza-vaccine-among-young-workers-in-south-china
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Yu Ma, Tiegang Li, Wanqi Chen, Jiandong Chen, Meixia Li, Zhicong Yang
BACKGROUND: Vaccination against seasonal influenza is usually very protective. However, coverage in service workers is low due to the large population density and high turnover. The aim of this study was to document the knowledge, attitudes and practices towards the influenza vaccine among young service workers. METHODS: A face-to-face interview and questionnaire were administered at the Guangzhou Center for Disease Control and Prevention (GZCDC) clinic. The questionnaires were analyzed to evaluate knowledge, attitudes and willingness to vaccinate in the service industry population...
January 8, 2018: Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29308916/maternal-immunization-where-are-we-now-and-how-to-move-forward
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Ivo Vojtek, Ilse Dieussaert, T Mark Doherty, Valentine Franck, Linda Hanssens, Jacqueline Miller, Rafik Bekkat-Berkani, Walid Kandeil, David Prado-Cohrs, Andrew Vyse
Pregnancy and the post-partum period are associated with elevated risks to both mother and infant from infectious disease. Vaccination of pregnant women, also called maternal immunization, has the potential to protect pregnant women, fetuses, and infants from several vaccine-preventable diseases. Maternal immunoglobulin G antibodies are actively transferred through the placenta to provide passive immunity to newborns during the first months of life, until the time for infant vaccinations or until the period of greatest susceptibility has passed...
January 8, 2018: Annals of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29307386/prediction-of-cervical-cancer-incidence-in-england-uk-up-to-2040-under-four-scenarios-a-modelling-study
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Alejandra Castanon, Rebecca Landy, Francesca Pesola, Peter Windridge, Peter Sasieni
BACKGROUND: In the next 25 years, the epidemiology of cervical cancer in England, UK, will change: human papillomavirus (HPV) screening will be the primary test for cervical cancer. Additionally, the proportion of women screened regularly is decreasing and women who received the HPV vaccine are due to attend screening for the first time. Therefore, we aimed to estimate how vaccination against HPV, changes to the screening test, and falling screening coverage will affect cervical cancer incidence in England up to 2040...
January 2018: Lancet. Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29307367/measles-and-rubella-global-strategic-plan-2012-2020-midterm-review
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REVIEW
W A Orenstein, A Hinman, B Nkowane, J M Olive, A Reingold
1. Measles eradication is the ultimate goal but it is premature to set a date for its accomplishment. Existing regional elimination goals should be vigorously pursued to enable setting a global target by 2020. 2. The basic strategic approaches articulated in the Global Measles and Rubella Strategic Plan 2012-2020 are valid to achieve the goals but have not been fully implemented (or not appropriately adapted to local situations). 3. The report recommends a shift from primary reliance on supplementary immunization activities (SIAs) to assure two doses of measles-containing vaccine (MCV) are delivered to the target population to primary reliance on ongoing services to assure administration of two doses of MCV...
January 11, 2018: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306509/the-associations-between-medical-allied-and-complementary-medicine-practitioner-visits-and-childhood-vaccine-uptake
#19
Jane E Frawley, Hope Foley, Erica McIntyre
BACKGROUND: Vaccination rates have remained steady for a number of years in Australia, however geographical areas of lower vaccine coverage remains a day-to-day challenge. The study explores parental attitudes, beliefs and intentions in relation to vaccination and examines the early effects of recent No Jab No Pay legislation. METHODS: A national survey of was conducted, using an online questionnaire. Parents from all states in Australia with at least one child aged <6 years were invited to participate...
January 3, 2018: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306505/igg-antibody-prevalence-suggests-high-immunization-needs-in-newcomers-to-luxembourg-2012
#20
Judith M Hübschen, Emilie Charpentier, Pierre Weicherding, Claude P Muller
Vaccine coverage of the general population in Luxembourg is high, but refugees or asylum seekers may be incompletely vaccinated and susceptible to vaccine-preventable diseases. In order to assess protection rates, serum and oral fluid samples were collected from 406 newcomers aged between 13 and 70 years arriving between May and September 2012. Sera were screened for IgG antibodies against measles, rubella, mumps, hepatitis B, tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis. Oral fluid samples were screened for antibodies against measles, mumps and rubella virus to investigate their suitability for antibody prevalence studies...
January 3, 2018: Vaccine
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