The CDC has addressed a letter to health care providers emphasizing that a vaccine recommendation made by a provider is key in a patient's decision to get vaccinated.

Please click here to view the letter from the CDC.

St. Paul, Minnesota – The Immunization Action Coalition (IAC) is urging hospitals and birthing centers to Give birth to the end of Hep B with the launch of its new comprehensive guidebook “Hepatitis B: What Hospitals Need to Do to Protect Newborns.” Endorsed by the American Academy of Family Physicians, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, this resource breaks new ground as a policy and best practice guide for newborn hepatitis B immunization.

The CDC has just released the MMWR update early release, please click here to view the complete document.

ARLINGTON, VA, August 9, 2012 – The Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society (JPIDS) today released the largest and most rigorous evaluation to date of the impact on reducing the days of antibiotic therapy in a children's hospital using a prospective-audit-with-feedback antibiotic stewardship program (ASP). The study utilized a control group of the 25-member children's hospitals of the Child Health Corporation of America. A companion article describes how the ASP was created within this 317-bed tertiary care children's hospital and clinicians' attitudes toward it—the first published account of such a pediatric program.

Click here to view CDC key points regarding influenza H3N2v virus infections.

US regulators approved a new children's vaccine from GlaxoSmithKline PLC that targets two common causes of Bacterial meningitis, which can be fatal. Read more

ARLINGTON, VA, May 31, 2012 — The Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society (PIDS) today released the June issue of its Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society (JPIDS), published by Oxford University Press. PIDS members are the scientific and medical authorities on the care and prevention of infectious diseases in children.

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Register today for the Antimicrobial Stewardship in Practice Educational Series! PIDS has partnered with SHEA to bring you the pediatric antimicrobial stewardship module derived from the June 3rd conference at Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas CIty.

On October 25, 2011, the journal The Lancet Infectious Diseases published an article entitled "Efficacy and Effectiveness of Influenza Vaccines: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis." 

The Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society is pleased to announce the launch of its new quarterly journal, Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society (JPIDS), dedicated to perinatal, childhood and adolescent infectious diseases.  For more information, please click here.

The Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society has adopted a position statement regarding personal belief exemptions from immunization mandates.

On Tuesday, February 22, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled in Bruesewitz v. Wyeth that manufacturers of childhoold vaccines cannot be sued by individuals who claim that they suffered vaccine-related injuries as a result of an alleged "design defect" in the vaccine (i.e., a theory that a manufacturer should have distributed a vaccine designed differently from the one that the child received.)

CDC published "Updated Recommendations for Use of Meningococcal Conjugate Vaccines - Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), 2010" in the January 28 issue of MMWR.

CDC published "Update: Influenza Activitiy - United States, October 3-December 11, 2010" in the December 24, 2010 issue of MMWR.