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Vaccination with recombinant zoster vaccine seems cost-effective under a wide range of conditions

Recombinant Zoster Vaccine Cost-Effective in Simulation

Incremental cost-effectiveness ratio varied from $10,000 to $47,000 per QALY for RZV versus no vaccine
Achieving high serogroup B meningococcal vaccination coverage is recommended following university-based outbreaks of meningococcal disease caused by serogroup B

High Rates of MenB Vaccination Advised in University Outbreaks

Estimated first-dose vaccination coverage varied from 14 to 98 percent in 10 university outbreaks
The 2018 to 2019 influenza season has been low in severity so far

CDC: Severity of Influenza Season Low Through Feb. 2, 2019

Vaccine effectiveness 47 percent against all flu virus infection associated with acute respiratory illness
Hospitalization for vaccine-preventable infections occurs in more than 15 percent of pediatric solid organ transplant recipients in the first five years after surgery

Vaccine-Preventable Infections Common After Peds Transplant

These infections in organ transplant recipients associated with significant morbidity, mortality, costs
Health clinics in Clark County

Measles Outbreak Triggers Sharp Rise in Demand for Vaccine

More than 50 confirmed cases of measles, 11 suspected cases reported in Clark County, Washington, this year
The 2019 recommended childhood and adolescent immunization schedules have been issued by the American Academy of Pediatrics and published online Feb. 5 in Pediatrics.

AAP Releases 2019 Childhood Immunization Schedules

Influenza row modified to reflect current recommendations for live attenuated flu vaccine
During the first eight months of recombinant zoster vaccine (RZV) use

CDC Examines Safety of Recombinant Zoster Vaccine

Total of 4,381 reports of adverse events during first eight months of use; 3 percent were serious
The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices has released its updated adult immunization schedule for 2019; the schedule was published online Feb. 5 in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

Updated ACIP Immunization Schedule Released for Adults

Changes recommended to influenza vaccine, hepatitis A and B vaccines
Educational videos in pediatric clinics can increase rates of human papillomavirus vaccination among adolescents

HPV Educational Video May Increase Vaccination Rates

Adolescents whose parents watched the video were three times more likely to be vaccinated
Many adolescents do not complete human papillomavirus vaccination before turning 13 or 15 years old

Many Teens Not Up to Date on HPV Vaccination

Only 15.7 and 34.8 percent of teens completed HPV vaccination before turning 13 and 15