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The authors have indicated they have no financial relationships relevant to this article to disclose. ABSTRACT OBJECTIVE. We sought to evaluate the impact of intense influenza media coverage during the 2003–2004 influenza season on the influenza vaccination status of children 6 to 59 months of age. METHODS. Children 6 to 59 months of age who presented to a(More)
BACKGROUND The United States (US) Food & Drug Administration (FDA) recently approved a human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine with the purpose of reducing the risk of cervical cancers caused by HPV 16 and HPV 18. It is important that the general population be educated about HPV and the HPV vaccine in order to make the appropriate decision whether or not to(More)
BACKGROUND Invasive pneumococcal disease (IPD) continues to occur at high rates among Australian Aboriginal people. The seven-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (7vPCV) was given in a 2-4-6-month schedule from 2001, with a 23-valent pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine (23vPPV) booster at 18 months, and replaced with 13vPCV in July 2011. Since carriage(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare knowledge and attitudes of human papillomavirus (HPV) and the vaccine between different cultures of African descent. METHODS A cross-sectional survey of 555 African-Americans and Afro-Caribbeans residing in the US and the Bahamas (BHM) was conducted. RESULTS General knowledge about HPV and the HPV vaccine differed between the two(More)
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