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Physical interventions better than sucrose at relieving pain from infant immunizations

Oral sucrose reduces pain from infant immunizations, but the 5 S’s (swaddling, side/stomach position, shushing, swinging, and sucking) is more effective, according to a study published in the journal Pediatrics. Key Point: Pain scores and other signs of discomfort in infants receiving immunizations were lower in those treated with the… 

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Review identifies gaps in pediatric immunization rates in India

According to the most recent National Family Health Survey (NFHS), less than half of all Indian children aged 12 to 23 months are fully vaccinated against tuberculosis, diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus, polio, and measles. In an effort to understand the gaps in vaccination coverage, a recent systematic review published in the… 

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No increase in intussusception after RotaTeq immunization

Infants given RotaTeq, a rotavirus vaccine, had no increased risk of intussusception after immunization compared with infants not given RotaTeq, according to the 4-year Vaccine Safety Datalink (VSD) study. The multiple-site study, conducted in the United States and published earlier this year in the Journal of the American Medical Association,… 

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Parent education key to improving pediatric vaccination rates in India

The greatest barrier to routine immunization of children in India is parents’ lack of awareness of the importance of vaccination, according to a recent study of pediatricians and primary health center (PHC) physicians. Key Point: Parents should be educated as to the importance of fully vaccinating their children. A focused… 

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