From Google Scholar & other sources: Selected Journal Articles, Newsletters, Dissertations, Theses, Commentary

From Google Scholar & other sources: Selected Journal Articles, Newsletters, Dissertations, Theses, Commentary

Global Health Action
[01 Jan 2019, 12(1):1574544]
Organization and implementation of an oral cholera vaccination campaign in an endemic urban setting in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
IA Khan, AI Khan, A Rahman, SA Siddique, MT Islam… –
Bangladesh has historically been cholera endemic, with seasonal cholera outbreaks occurring each year. In collaboration with the government of Bangladesh, the Infectious Diseases Division, International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh (icddr,b) initiated operational research to test strategies to reach the high-risk urban population with an affordable oral cholera vaccine (OCV) “ShancholTM” and examine its effectiveness in reducing diarrhea due to cholera. Here we report a sub-analysis focusing on the organization, implementation and effectiveness of different oral cholera vaccine delivery strategies in the endemic urban setting in Bangladesh. We described how the vaccination program was planned, prepared and implemented using different strategies to deliver oral cholera vaccine to a high-risk urban population in Dhaka, Bangladesh based on administrative data and observations made during the program. The objective of this study is to evaluate the organization, implementation and effectiveness of different oral cholera vaccine delivery strategies in the endemic urban setting in Bangladesh. OCV administration by trained local volunteers through outreach sites and mop-up activities yielded high coverage of 82% and 72% of 172,754 targeted individuals for the first and second dose respectively, using national Expanded Program on Immunization (EPI) campaign mechanisms without disrupting routine immunization activities. The cost of delivery was low. Safety and cold chain requirements were adequately managed. The adopted strategies were technically and programmatically feasible. Current evidence on implementation strategies in different settings together with available OCV stockpiles should encourage at-risk countries to use OCV along with other preventive and control measures.

Family & Community Health
April/June 2019 – Volume 42 – Issue 2 – p 161–169
Original Articles
Toward a Model of HPV Vaccine Series Completion in Adolescent Hispanic Males: Identifying Mothers’ Salient Behavioral, Normative, and Control Beliefs
AM Roncancio, CC Carmack, KK Ward, SW Vernon…
Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine series completion among adolescent Hispanic males (35%) is lower than the Healthy People 2020 80% goal. This directed qualitative content analysis identified mothers’ beliefs about their sons completing the series. We found that mothers (N = 19) (1) express positive feelings; (2) believe the vaccine has positive effects; (3) identify the father and doctors as supporters and friends as nonsupporters; (4) list health insurance, transportation, and clinic reminders as facilitators; and (5) mention affordability as a barrier to vaccine completion. Results provide guidance for interventions. Increasing HPV vaccination among boys will decrease the overall incidence of HPV in this population.

Journal of Adolescent Health
Available online 15 February 2019
Original article
Predictors of Human Papillomavirus Vaccine Completion Among Low-Income Latina/o Adolescents
MA Gerend, YP Stephens, MM Kazmer, EH Slate… – Journal of Adolescent …, 2019
The purpose of this longitudinal study was to identify individual and interpersonal factors associated with human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine series completion in a sample of low-income Latina/o adolescent girls and boys.
American Journal of Preventive Medicine
Available online 15 February 2019
Review Article
Human Papillomavirus Vaccine Interventions in the US: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis
AM Rodriguez, TQN Do, M Goodman, KM Schmeler… – American Journal of …, 2019
Despite current recommendations, human papillomavirus vaccine uptake remains low. A systematic review and meta-analysis assessed the effectiveness of interventions targeting human papillomavirus vaccine initiation and completion among children, adolescents, and young adults aged 9–26 years.
Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift (1946)
[13 Feb 2019, 144(4):244-253]
Journal Article
Gaps in Vaccine Coverage and Adverse Effects of Vaccines-An Overview
C Bogdan – Deutsche medizinische Wochenschrift (1946), 2019
The success of vaccination programs is jeopardized by gaps in vaccine coverage of the target population. These are frequently due to a lack of awareness, but also result from misconceptions of adverse effects of vaccines. Subject of this article are the current vaccination rates of children, adolescents and adults as well as of medical personnel in Germany, the reporting and surveillance system for adverse effects of vaccines, the magnitude of registered permanent vaccine-induced damages and the possible immunological mechanisms underlying vaccine-triggered autoimmune diseases.