Vaccines: April 2015
Keck School of Medicine of USC and Pediatric Annals
Table of Contents
Identifying and Addressing Vaccine Hesitancy
Lori A. Kestenbaum, MD; and Kristen A. Feemster, MD, MPH, MSHP
Vaccine-Preventable Outbreaks: Still with Us After All These Years
Daniel Ruderfer, MD; and Leonard R. Krilov, MD, FAAP
Adolescent Immunization: 2015 and Beyond
Manika Suryadevara, MD; Lance Paton, BS; and Joseph B. Domachowske, MD
One More Shot for the Road: A Review and Update of Vaccinations for
Pediatric International Travelers
Andre Rebaza, MD; and Paul J. Lee, MD
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1. Identify the key factors that contribute to vaccine hesitancy and explore potential strategies.
2. Recognize outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases such as measles, mumps, and pertussis, and that maximizing vaccination rates are critical to help control these infections.
3. Describe the rationale for using each of the vaccines that are routinely recommended during adolescence.
4.Define the appropriate travel vaccines for pediatric patients based on their age and travel plans.
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Reviewer names: Thomas J. Selva, MD, CME Director, Pediatric Annals; Stanford T. Shulman, Editor-in-chief, Pediatric Annals
Guest Editor: Leonard R. Krilov, MD, FAAP
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Authors report the following financial relationships: Lori A. Kestenbaum has no relevant financial relationships to disclose. Kristen A. Feemster has no relevant financial relationships to disclose. Daniel Ruderfer has no relevant financial relationships to disclose. Leonard R. Krilov has performed contracted research for Pfizer and AstraZeneca (MedImmune). Manika Suryadevara discloses contracted research for Pfizer and GlaxoSmithKline. Lance Paton has no relevant financial relationships to disclose. Joseph B. Domachowske has received consulting fees from GlaxoSmithKline, Novartis, and Sanofi. Andre Rebaza has no relevant financial relationships to disclose. Paul J. Lee discloses consulting fees received from Lupin Pharmaceuticals and Novartis Vaccines for non-CME services.
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