The United States Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices votes for near universal recommendation for seasonal influenza vaccinationArchived
The United States Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), which advises the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on vaccine issues, voted to approve a new recommendation on February 24 to offer seasonal influenza vaccination to the whole population aged 6 months and older.
Efficacy of pentavalent rotavirus vaccine against severe rotavirus gastroenteritis in infants in developing countries in Asia: a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trialArchived
These article published in The Lancet provide new data for the efficacy of oral pentavalent rotavirus vaccine for prevention of severe rotavirus – related gastroenteritis in infant in developing countries
Influenza season 2010/11 – Norway’s risk assessment and revisited vaccine recommendationsArchived
An important conclusion from this process is that the current situation, with B viruses dominating (80%), is likely to continue through the season.
ECDC – VAESCO investigation into narcolepsyArchived
This initiative was taken following the indication of a potential association between the 2009 pandemic influenza A(H1N1) monvalent vaccine and the occurrence of narcolepsy following reports, especially in children from Finland and Sweden.
Pneumococcal meningitis in French children before and after the introduction of pneumococcal conjugate vaccineArchived
In the context of an active nationwide surveillance network, this study describes pneumoccocal meningitis in children aged from 1 day to 15 years during a 8 year study period (2001-2008) in France. 951 pneumoccocal meningitis cases were reported among 3312 children with bacterial meningitis. T
Influenza vaccine: selection of strains to be included in the seasonal vaccine for the Northern Hemisphere 2011-2012 – Early indications of seasonal vaccine effectiveness in EuropeArchived
This recommendation for the Northern Hemisphere is the same as for the season 2010-2011 and for the Southern Hemisphere season.
Economic evaluation of human papilloma virus vaccination in the European Union: a critical reviewArchived
The authors performed a literature review of all economic evaluations (EEs) of HPV vaccines conducted in EU countries and published in English from January 2007 to June 2010. EEs were classified and compared according to their model, the economic variables used, the modelling techniques and whether or not they had financial backing from vaccine manufacturers.
Reports of cases of narcolepsy and cataplexy in children and adolescents in Finland, Iceland, and SwedenArchived
In February 2011, ECDC published a report concerning a rise in narcolepsy in children and adolescents in some northern countries.