Common Misconceptions, Advancements, and Updates in Pediatric Vaccination Administration

Benjamin J. Oldfield, Rosalyn W. Stewart

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Abstract

Vaccines are among the greatest achievements in biomedicine and public health. Yet for a variety of reasons, some vaccine-preventable illnesses have experienced resurgences during the last decade. As such, there is a particular need for pediatric providers to be aware of the newest guidelines for vaccination administration to provide consistent and evidence-based recommendations and thoughtful reassurance to families. We aimed to enhance providers' understanding of pediatric vaccinations by highlighting recent changes in vaccination guidelines and addressing common knowledge gaps. This is not a comprehensive list or systematic review of vaccination recommendations. Rather, we present a collection of new developments and misconceptions we have found particularly relevant in our own experience in providing vaccination education at a training institution.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)38-41
Number of pages4
JournalSouthern medical journal
Volume109
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016

Keywords

  • general pediatrics
  • pediatric immunoprophylaxis
  • pediatric preventive care
  • pediatric vaccine administration

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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