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This report compiles and summarizes all recommendations from CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) regarding prevention and control of Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) disease in the United States. As a comprehensive summary of previously published recommendations, this report does not contain any new recommendations; it is intended(More)
OBJECTIVE We sought to characterize reports to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) of pregnant women who received tetanus toxoid, reduced diphtheria toxoid, and acellular pertussis vaccine (Tdap). STUDY DESIGN We searched VAERS for reports of pregnant women who received Tdap from Jan. 1, 2005, through June 30, 2010. We conducted a clinical(More)
Ten ischemic cardiac events (ICEs) were reported among 37,901 initial US Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) smallpox vaccinees. Symptoms developed a median of 10 days after vaccination (range, 0-28 days). The median age of case patients was 56 years (range, 42-65 years), and 60% were male. Seven (70%) of the case patients had >/=3 cardiac risk(More)
BACKGROUND Cystic echinococcosis (CE) constitutes an important public health problem in Peru. However, no studies have attempted to estimate the monetary and non-monetary impact of CE in Peruvian society. METHODS We used official and published sources of epidemiological and economic information to estimate direct and indirect costs associated with(More)
BACKGROUND Limited data exist on the safety of the measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine in adults. We reviewed reports of adverse events (AEs) to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) to assess safety in this previously understudied group. METHODS VAERS is the national spontaneous vaccine safety surveillance system coadministered by the(More)
BACKGROUND Reporting of adverse events (AEs) following vaccination can help identify rare or unexpected complications of immunizations and aid in characterizing potential vaccine safety signals. We developed an open-source, generalizable clinical decision support system called Electronic Support for Public Health-Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System(More)
Sanitation workers (SW) are exposed to a wide range of biological, chemical, and physical hazards. Needlestick injuries constitute a recognized physical hazard, but few studies have been conducted to document the magnitude of the problem among SW. Contaminated sharp objects can transmit bloodborne pathogens, such as human immunodeficiency (HIV), hepatitis B(More)
BACKGROUND Quadrivalent inactivated influenza vaccines (IIV4) were first available for use during 2013-14 influenza season for individuals aged ≥6 months. IIV4 is designed to protect against four different flu viruses; two influenza A viruses and two influenza B viruses. METHODS We searched the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) for US reports(More)
BACKGROUND In 1980, human diploid cell vaccine (HDCV, Imovax Rabies, Sanofi Pasteur), was licensed for use in the United States. OBJECTIVE To assess adverse events (AEs) after HDCV reported to the US Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS), a spontaneous reporting surveillance system. METHODS We searched VAERS for US reports after HDCV among(More)
Administering vaccines specifically to pregnant women as part of a disease prevention strategy has not been routinely practiced, with the major exception of protecting against neonatal tetanus. Pregnancy continues to be a contraindication for receipt of most live viral (e.g., measles, mumps, rubella, varicella) vaccines. In the wake of the thalidomide(More)