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Racial disparities exist among adolescents undergoing influenza vaccination

Racial Disparities Seen Among Teens Undergoing Flu Vaccination

Hispanics have higher odds of vaccination, blacks have lower odds compared with whites
After extensive adjustment for confounders

Flu Vaccine Linked to Reduced Risk for Death in Heart Failure

After adjustment for confounders, vaccine linked to lower all-cause, cardiovascular death
A lack of preventive care in infants and children is associated with an increased rate of unplanned hospital admissions

Lack of Peds Preventive Care Ups Unplanned Hospital Admissions

Infants and children lacking vaccinations, development checks more likely to be admitted
Pregnant women commonly refuse vaccines

Pregnant Women Commonly Refuse Vaccines

Providers believe stressing fetal protection is most effective strategy against refusal
Most proposed bills in state legislatures from 2011 to 2017 sought to expand access to immunization exemptions

Most Bills Enacted Into Law Limit Vaccine Exemptions

However, more than half of proposed bills sought to expand access to immunization exemptions
North Carolina's largest chickenpox outbreak in decades is centered in a primary school with a large number of vaccine-exempt students

Vaccine-Exempt Students Behind N.C. Chickenpox Outbreak

Of the school's 152 students, 110 have not received the varicella vaccine
The herpes zoster adjuvant recombinant subunit vaccine may be more effective than the live attenuated vaccine

Herpes Zoster Recombinant Vaccine Seems Most Effective

However, adjuvant recombinant subunit vaccine tied to more injection site adverse events
Although progress has been made in increasing human papillomavirus vaccination

HPV Vaccination Uptake Increasing, but Still Too Low

Less than half of U.S. adults were fully vaccinated as of 2017, well below Healthy People 2020 target

Infant Ab Levels Highest With Tdap Vax in Early 3rd Trimester

More Tdap-exposed than unexposed neonates had high pertussis toxin antibody concentrations
Parents' concerns about sexuality and gender as reasons for lack of HPV vaccine initiation in their children decreased substantially from 2010 to 2016

Fewer Parents Have Sexuality, Gender Concerns About HPV Shot

Many parents cite lack of necessity, safety concerns as reasons not to have their adolescents vaccinated