Saad B Omer
Affiliation: Emory University
- Vaccine refusal, mandatory immunization, and the risks of vaccine-preventable diseasesSaad B Omer
Hubert Department of Global Health, Rollins School of Public Health and the Emory Vaccine Center, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
N Engl J Med 360:1981-8. 2009....
- Maternal influenza immunization and reduced likelihood of prematurity and small for gestational age births: a retrospective cohort studySaad B Omer
Hubert Department of Global Health, Emory University Rollins School of Public Health, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
PLoS Med 8:e1000441. 2011..Infections during pregnancy have the potential to adversely impact birth outcomes. We evaluated the association between receipt of inactivated influenza vaccine during pregnancy and prematurity and small for gestational age (SGA) births...
- Parents' source of vaccine information and impact on vaccine attitudes, beliefs, and nonmedical exemptionsAbbey M Jones
Hubert Department of Global Health, Emory University Rollins School of Public Health, 1518 Clifton Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
Adv Prev Med 2012:932741. 2012..08; 95% CI, 1.49-2.90) and were more likely to have a child with a nonmedical exemption (aOR 3.53, 95% CI, 2.61-4.76). These findings provide context to interpret recent vaccine information seeking research...
- Nonmedical vaccine exemptions and pertussis in California, 2010Jessica E Atwell
MBBS, 1518 Clifton Rd, NE, Room 7017, Atlanta, GA 30322
Pediatrics 132:624-30. 2013..Many factors likely contributed to the outbreak, including the cyclical nature of pertussis, improved diagnosis, and waning immunity; however, it is important to understand if clustering of unvaccinated individuals also played a role...
- Combined effects of antenatal receipt of influenza vaccine by mothers and pneumococcal conjugate vaccine receipt by infants: results from a randomized, blinded, controlled trialSaad B Omer
Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
J Infect Dis 207:1144-7. 2013..4% (95% confidence interval, 30.2%-89.1%) against febrile respiratory illness and 66.4% (95% CI, 14.3%-86.9%) against medically attended acute respiratory illness...
- An evaluation of respiratory administration of measles vaccine for prevention of acute lower respiratory infections in childrenDaisy Higginson
Centre for Population Health Sciences, Global Health Academy, The University of Edinburgh, UK
BMC Public Health 11:S31. 2011..Aerosolised measles vaccines are now under development with the hope of challenging the delivery factors currently limiting the coverage of the existing vaccine...
- Twelve-month follow-up of Six Week Extended Dose Nevirapine randomized controlled trials: differential impact of extended-dose nevirapine on mother-to-child transmission and infant death by maternal CD4 cell countSaad B Omer
Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
AIDS 25:767-76. 2011..We now present endpoints through 12 months of age...
- Predictors of administration and attitudes about pneumococcal, Haemophilus influenzae type b and rotavirus vaccines among pediatricians in India: a national surveyLisa M Gargano
Emory University, School of Medicine, 1462 Clifton Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
Vaccine 30:3541-5. 2012..Pediatricians who are members of the Indian Academy of Pediatrics (IAP) are important stakeholders for vaccine delivery and maintaining public confidence in vaccines...
- Missed opportunities: a national survey of obstetricians about attitudes on maternal and infant immunizationRuth Link-Gelles
Emory Preparedness and Emergency Response Research Center, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, 1518 Clifton Road, NE, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
Matern Child Health J 16:1743-7. 2012..Discussion of routine childhood immunization between obstetricians and their patients is an area for future improvements in childhood vaccination...
- Impact of maternal characteristics on the effect of maternal influenza vaccination on fetal outcomesDemilade A Adedinsewo
Department of Epidemiology, Emory University Rollins School of Public Health, Atlanta, GA, USA Electronic address
Vaccine 31:5827-33. 2013..We evaluated the association between receipt of the inactivated seasonal influenza vaccine on preterm and small for gestational age (SGA) births, with the aim to assess racial and socioeconomic variations in vaccine effect...
- Partners in immunization: 2010 survey examining differences among H1N1 vaccine providers in Washington stateKatherine Seib
Emory University, Rollins School of Public Health, Hubert Department of Global Health, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
Public Health Rep 128:198-211. 2013..We explored differences in provider experiences administering pandemic vaccine during a public health emergency...
- Acceptance of pandemic 2009 influenza A (H1N1) vaccine in a minority population: determinants and potential points of interventionPaula M Frew
Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Pediatrics 127:S113-9. 2011..We sought to understand pandemic 2009 influenza A (H1N1) vaccine acceptance in a minority community including correlates of vaccine hesitancy and refusal. We identified intervention points to increase H1N1 vaccine coverage...
- Lessons learned from the 2007 to 2009 Haemophilus influenzae type B vaccine shortage: implications for future vaccine shortages and public health preparednessAllison T Chamberlain
Department of Epidemiology, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA
J Public Health Manag Pract 18:E9-E16. 2012....
- Neonatal outcomes after antenatal influenza immunization during the 2009 H1N1 influenza pandemic: impact on preterm birth, birth weight, and small for gestational age birthJennifer L Richards
Center for Health Research Southeast, Kaiser Permanente, 11 Piedmont Center, 3495 Piedmont Rd NE, Suite 110, Atlanta, GA 30305, USA
Clin Infect Dis 56:1216-22. 2013..Maternal influenza immunization may prevent these adverse infant outcomes during periods of influenza circulation...
- Pediatricians' perceptions of vaccine effectiveness and safety are significant predictors of vaccine administration in IndiaLisa M Gargano
Emory University, School of Medicine, 1462 Clifton Road NE, Room 446, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
Int Health 5:205-10. 2013..The goal of this study was to identify perceptions that are associated with administration of four selected vaccines for prevention of Japanese encephalitis (JE), typhoid fever, influenza and human papillomavirus (HPV) infection...
- Nonmedical exemptions to immunization requirements in California: a 16-year longitudinal analysis of trends and associated community factorsJennifer L Richards
Department of Epidemiology, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30329, USA
Vaccine 31:3009-13. 2013..We evaluated trends in school personal belief exemption rates over the period 1994-2009 in California, and associated school and community characteristics...
- Factors mediating seasonal and influenza A (H1N1) vaccine acceptance among ethnically diverse populations in the urban southPaula M Frew
Emory University School of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, Atlanta, GA, USA
Vaccine 30:4200-8. 2012..We studied correlates of vaccine acceptance including attitudes, beliefs, perceptions, and influenza immunization experiences, and sought to identify communication approaches to increase influenza vaccine coverage in community settings...
- Gift card incentives and non-response bias in a survey of vaccine providers: the role of geographic and demographic factorsJoshua Van Otterloo
Emory University Preparedness and Emergency Response Research Center, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America
PLoS ONE 6:e28108. 2011..However, there is evidence that practices farther from the nearest place to redeem gift cards may be less likely to respond to the survey...
- Vaccine-related standard of care and willingness to respond to public health emergencies: a cross-sectional survey of California vaccine providersKatherine Seib
Hubert Department of Global Health, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, United States
Vaccine 31:196-201. 2012..These providers may have less experience administering vaccines and thus less confidence or self-efficacy in doing so. Self-efficacy is known to have a significant impact on provider willingness to respond in emergency situations...
- Benefits to mother and child of influenza vaccination during pregnancySaad B Omer
Hubert Department of Global Health, Emory University Rollins School of Public Health, Atlanta, GA, USA
Hum Vaccin Immunother 8:130-7. 2012....
- Perspectives of immunization program managers on 2009-10 H1N1 vaccination in the United States: a national surveyAllison T Chamberlain
Emory University Preparedness and Emergency Response Research Center, Department of Epidemiology, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
Biosecur Bioterror 10:142-50. 2012....
- Safety of influenza immunization during pregnancy for the fetus and the neonateRobert A Bednarczyk
Center for Health Research Southeast, Kaiser Permanente, Atlanta, GA, USA
Am J Obstet Gynecol 207:S38-46. 2012..Future research should focus on vaccinations that are given in the first trimester of pregnancy and on product-specific analyses to account for differences in manufacturing processes...
- Support for immunization registries among parents of vaccinated and unvaccinated school-aged children: a case control studyRobert W Linkins
Thailand Ministry of Public Health US CDC Collaboration, National Center for HIV, STD, and TB Prevention previously at National Immunization Program, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
BMC Public Health 6:236. 2006....
- Acceptance of a vaccine against novel influenza A (H1N1) virus among health care workers in two major cities in MexicoAlejandra Esteves-Jaramillo
Hubert Department of Global Health, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia
Arch Med Res 40:705-11. 2009..The aim of the study was to evaluate the acceptance of a newly developed vaccine against pandemic (H1N1) 2009 influenza A among healthcare workers (HCW) in Mexico...
- Socioecological and message framing factors influencing maternal influenza immunization among minority womenPaula M Frew
Emory University School of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, Decatur, GA, United States Emory University, Rollins School of Public Health, Department of Behavioral Sciences and Health Education, Atlanta, GA, United States Electronic address
Vaccine 32:1736-44. 2014..We also assessed multilevel social and community factors that influence maternal immunization among racially and ethnically diverse populations...
- Health disparities in human papillomavirus vaccine coverage: trends analysis from the National Immunization Survey-Teen, 2008-2011Robert A Bednarczyk
Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University
Clin Infect Dis 58:238-41. 2014..Minority and below-poverty adolescents consistently had higher series initiation than white and above-poverty adolescents. ..
- Sexual activity-related outcomes after human papillomavirus vaccination of 11- to 12-year-oldsRobert A Bednarczyk
Center for Health Research Southeast, Kaiser Permanente, Atlanta, Georgia 30305, USA
Pediatrics 130:798-805. 2012..To date, no studies measured clinical markers of sexual activity after HPV vaccination. This study evaluated sexual activity-related clinical outcomes after adolescent vaccination...
- Medical exemptions to school immunization requirements in the United States--association of state policies with medical exemption rates (2004-2011)Stephanie Stadlin
Hubert Department of Global Health, Emory University Rollins School of Public Health, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
J Infect Dis 206:989-92. 2012..4 [95% confidence interval: 2.7-15.6]). Routine evaluation of medical exemption rates is needed to ensure their appropriate use...
- Attitudes of pediatricians and primary health center physicians in India concerning routine immunization, barriers to vaccination, and missed opportunities to vaccinateLisa M Gargano
Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA
Pediatr Infect Dis J 31:e37-42. 2012..We focused on Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, which has faced some of the greatest challenges to achieving high routine immunization coverage...
- Congenital rubella syndrome and autism spectrum disorder prevented by rubella vaccination--United States, 2001-2010Brynn E Berger
Department of Epidemiology, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, 1518 Clifton Road NE, Room 7017 CNR Building, Atlanta, Georgia 30322, USA
BMC Public Health 11:340. 2011..The objective of this study was to estimate the numbers of CRS and ASD cases prevented by rubella vaccination in the United States from 2001 through 2010...
- Could the United States experience rubella outbreaks as a result of vaccine refusal and disease importation?Brynn E Berger
Department of Epidemiology, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA
Hum Vaccin 6:1016-20. 2010..To avoid the severe health consequences associated with prenatal rubella infection, continued attention should be given to the maintenance of high MMR coverage...
- Vaccine refusal and the endgame: walking the last mile firstDiane S Saint-Victor
Hubert Department of Global Health, Rollins School of Public Health, 1518 Clifton Road NE, Room 7017, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 368:20120148. 2013..In order to overcome one of the most intractable challenges to eradication, future disease eradication efforts must prioritize vaccine refusal from the start, i.e. 'walk the last mile first'. ..
- Intention to accept Bordetella pertussis booster vaccine during pregnancy in Mexico CityAiden Kennedy Varan
Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, 1518 Clifton Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
Vaccine 32:785-92. 2014..Adult booster vaccination against pertussis can help prevent severe infections in young infants. We examined influences on intention to accept pertussis booster vaccination among pregnant women in Mexico City...