Affiliation: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Vaccine safety: current systems and recent findingsMelinda Wharton
National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road, Mailstop E05, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
Curr Opin Pediatr 22:88-93. 2010..An understanding of vaccine safety is important for all immunization providers, who have responsibilities to identify, report, and prevent adverse events...
- Myocarditis, pericarditis, and dilated cardiomyopathy after smallpox vaccination among civilians in the United States, January-October 2003Juliette Morgan
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and 2Department of Cardiology, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Clin Infect Dis 46:S242-50. 2008..We describe an association between smallpox vaccination, using the US vaccinia strain, and myo/pericarditis among civilians...
- Investigations of 2 cases of diphtheria-like illness due to toxigenic Corynebacterium ulceransTejpratap S P Tiwari
Division of Bacterial Diseases, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
Clin Infect Dis 46:395-401. 2008..A second, nonfatal case occurred in a 66-year-old female Tennessee resident who received erythromycin and diphtheria antitoxin...
- Varicella susceptibility and validity of history among U.S. Coast Guard recruits: an outbreak-based studyLaura Zimmerman
Epidemiology and Surveillance Division, National Immunization Program, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road, MS E 61, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
Mil Med 168:404-7. 2003..Although immunity among recruits was high, varicella outbreaks may occur in closed adult settings due to the high risks of exposure and transmission. Varicella vaccination can prevent these costly, disruptive outbreaks...
- Tracking varicella deaths: accuracy and completeness of death certificates and hospital discharge records, New York State, 1989-1995Karin Galil
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
Am J Public Health 92:1248-50. 2002
- Serologic immunity to diphtheria and tetanus in the United StatesGeraldine M McQuillan
Division of Health Examination Statistics, National Center for Health Statistics, Hyattsville, MD 20782, USA
Ann Intern Med 136:660-6. 2002..Serologic data on diseases that are preventable by vaccine are useful to evaluate the success of immunization programs and to identify susceptible subgroups...
- Varicella disease after introduction of varicella vaccine in the United States, 1995-2000Jane F Seward
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Rd, NE, Mailstop E 62, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
JAMA 287:606-11. 2002..Before licensure of varicella vaccine in 1995, varicella was a universal childhood disease in the United States, causing 4 million cases, 11,000 hospitalizations, and 100 deaths every year...
- The changing epidemiology of rubella in the 1990s: on the verge of elimination and new challenges for control and preventionSusan E Reef
National Immunization Program, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Rd NE, MS E 61, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
JAMA 287:464-72. 2002..Reported rubella cases are at record low levels; however, cases and outbreaks have occurred, primarily among unvaccinated foreign-born adults...
- Ischemic cardiac events during the Department of Health and Human Services Smallpox Vaccination Program, 2003David L Swerdlow
Smallpox Vaccine Adverse Events Monitoring and Response Activity, National Immunization Program, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Clin Infect Dis 46:S234-41. 2008..10; 95% PI, 3.5-15.7). After persons with >/=3 cardiac risk factors or known heart disease were deferred from vaccination, no ICEs were reported among an additional 6638 vaccinees...
- Childhood immunization: exemptions and vaccine safetyMelinda Wharton
Epidemiology and Surveillance Division, National Immunization Program, CDC, Atlanta, GA, USA
J Law Med Ethics 33:34-7. 2005
- Philosophic objection to vaccination as a risk for tetanus among children younger than 15 yearsElizabeth Fair
Division of Epidemiology, National Immunization Program, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Pediatrics 109:E2. 2002..Parents who choose not to vaccinate their children should be advised of the seriousness of the disease and be informed that tetanus is not preventable by means other than vaccination...
- Vaccine policy changes and epidemiology of poliomyelitis in the United StatesLorraine Niño Alexander
National Immunization Program, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
JAMA 292:1696-701. 2004..To reduce the VAPP burden, national vaccination policy changed in 1997 from reliance on OPV to options for a sequential schedule of inactivated poliovirus vaccine (IPV) followed by OPV. In 2000, an exclusive IPV schedule was adopted...