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Ten Immunization-Related Tips in Outpatient Practice

Keeping up with immunization recommendations and implementing them can be an ongoing challenge for clinicians. Ten tips related to various immunizations given in the outpatient setting are presented, as well as resources useful to the clinician in his or her daily practice. Keeping up with immunization recommendations and implementing them are ongoing challenges for clinicians. […]

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Uptake of Influenza Vaccination and Missed Opportunities Among Adults

Since 1960, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices has recommended influenza vaccination for adults with certain high-risk conditions because of increased risk for complications from influenza infection. We assessed national influenza vaccination among persons ages 18-64 years with high-risk conditions. Methods We analyzed data from the 2012 and 2013 National Health Interview Survey. The Kaplan-Meier […]

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Immunity from Smallpox Vaccine Persists for Decades: A Longitudinal Study

Routine smallpox vaccination was discontinued over 30 years ago, following world-wide eradication of the virus. Potential re-emergence of this disease from bioterrorist action has prompted international health care authorities to reassess the level of immunity in current populations. This study found that immunity from smallpox vaccination lasts for decades. Abstract Background The threat of smallpox […]

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Universal Hepatitis B Vaccination: Killing 2 Birds with 1 Stone

Hepatitis B virus is highly infectious and remains a global health problem. Worldwide, approximately 2 billion people have been infected with hepatitis B virus, and 400 million of them are chronic carriers of the virus.(1) The infection causes significant morbidity and mortality, ranging from acute or fulminant hepatitis to end-stage liver disease and hepatocellular carcinoma.(2, […]

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