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  • International Medical Press

IVF cuts defy national guidelines

  • International Medical Press

Meningitis vaccination plan for Hampshire schoolchildren

  • International Medical Press

NHS budget cuts leave sexual health services at ‘breaking point’

  • International Medical Press

Wales to adopt new regulations for blood donation

  • International Medical Press

NICE: GPs urged to create national autism register

  • International Medical Press

£1.3bn recruitment plan for mental health

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New in Vaccination/ Immunisation

  • Global Clinical Summaries from Vaccine
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National Flu Survey: clinicians not routinely offering influenza vaccine

Uptake is more likely when providers evaluate and recommend immunization.

  • Global Clinical Summaries from PLoS One
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Acute otitis media rates drop after widespread influenza vaccination

Almost 33% fewer cases among toddlers vs prevaccination era.

Influenza infection levels continue to rise in the UK
  • UK Medical News
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Influenza infection levels continue to rise in the UK

Latest statistics from the PHE.

  • Global Clinical Summaries from MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep
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ACIP recommends third MMR dose during mumps outbreaks

Patients at increased risk should receive an additional dose.

  • Global Clinical Summaries from Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol
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Herpes zoster rates higher in IBD patients, especially those taking thiopurines

A large Veterans’ Affairs study noted modestly elevated risk among unvaccinated patients.

  • Global Clinical Summaries from J Fam Pract.
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CDC issues guidance on recent hep A outbreaks

5 large outbreaks involving more than 1600 cases reported since July 2016.

Possible explanations for  reduced effectiveness of  influenza vaccine
  • The Lancet Infectious Diseases
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Possible explanations for reduced effectiveness of influenza vaccine

Further research is required to enable public health policy or commercial decisions regarding vaccine production

  • Global Clinical Summaries from Am J Epidemiol
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Shingles vaccine effective for patients aged 80 years and older

Herpes zoster vaccine is similarly effective in older vs younger patients.

  • Global Clinical Summaries from CMAJ
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Repeat influenza vaccination helps prevent severe flu in older adults

Study reinforces importance of annual vaccination.

Is there added benefit from repeated influenza vaccinations?
  • Global Medical News
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Is there added benefit from repeated influenza vaccinations?

New findings suggest repeated influenza vaccination helps prevent severe flu in older adults.

  • UK Medical News
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Imperial College London leads ground-breaking research hub

The Future Vaccine Manufacturing Hub will include 8 UK institutions, with initial funding of £10 million from the Department for Health.

  • Global Clinical Summaries from World Health Organization
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WHO prequalifies first typhoid conjugate vaccine for young children

Typbar TCV shown to confer long-term typhoid protection.

  • Global Clinical Summaries from CDC
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CDC warns of widespread H3N2 influenza activity across the US

Influenza is in full swing; familiarity with NAIs is warranted.

European Commission launches public consultation on vaccination
  • Global Medical News
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European Commission launches public consultation on vaccination

Opinions are sought on topics such as vaccine hesitancy, sustainable vaccine policies and EU coordination on vaccination.