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3 Clin Infect Dis
1 Indian Pediatr
1 J Immunol
4 J Infect Dis
3 Lancet
6 Lancet Infect Dis
1 Lancet Public Health
1 N Engl J Med
2 Pediatr Infect Dis J
1 PLoS Comput Biol
4 PLoS One
1 Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A
3 Science
14 Vaccine

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  1. CADDY S
    Developing a vaccine for covid-19.
    BMJ. 2020;369:m1790.

    Clin Infect Dis

  2. TANZ RR, Shulman ST
    Antimicrobial Stewardship: A Potentially Important Benefit of a Group A Streptococcus Vaccine in Areas with Low Rates of Acute Rheumatic Fever.
    Clin Infect Dis. 2020 May 6. pii: 5831337. doi: 10.1093.

  3. LEWNARD JA, King LM, Fleming-Dutra KE, Link-Gelles R, et al
    Incidence of pharyngitis, sinusitis, acute otitis media, and outpatient antibiotic prescribing preventable by vaccination against group A Streptococcus in the United States.
    Clin Infect Dis. 2020 May 6. pii: 5831353. doi: 10.1093.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  4. CROWCROFT NS, Schwartz KL, Savage RD, Chen C, et al
    A call for caution in use of pertussis vaccine effectiveness studies to estimate waning immunity: A Canadian Immunization Research Network Study.
    Clin Infect Dis. 2020 May 8. pii: 5834736. doi: 10.1093.
    PubMed         Abstract available

    Indian Pediatr

  5. KUMAR J, Meena J
    Demystifying BCG Vaccine and COVID-19 Relationship.
    Indian Pediatr. 2020 Apr 30. pii: S097475591600168.

    J Immunol

  6. CAMPUZANO A, Zhang H, Ostroff GR, Dos Santos Dias L, et al
    CARD9-Associated Dectin-1 and Dectin-2 Are Required for Protective Immunity of a Multivalent Vaccine against Coccidioides posadasii Infection.
    J Immunol. 2020 May 1. pii: jimmunol.1900793. doi: 10.4049/jimmunol.1900793.
    PubMed         Abstract available

    J Infect Dis

  7. SALAMANCA DE LA CUEVA I, Pahud B, Huang LM, Leonardi M, et al
    Immunogenicity and safety of porcine circovirus-free human rotavirus vaccine in healthy infants: a phase III, randomized trial.
    J Infect Dis. 2020 May 4. pii: 5829005. doi: 10.1093.
    PubMed         Abstract available

    Antibody Determinants of Influenza Immunity.
    J Infect Dis. 2019 Jan 31. pii: 5304924. doi: 10.1093.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  9. SANT AJ
    The way forward: Potentiating protective immunity to novel and pandemic influenza through engagement of memory CD4 T cells.
    J Infect Dis. 2019 Jan 31. pii: 5304931. doi: 10.1093.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  10. GRAEPEL KW, Kochhar S, Clayton EW, Edwards KE, et al
    Balancing Expediency and Scientific Rigor in SARS-CoV-2 Vaccine Development.
    J Infect Dis. 2020 May 4. pii: 5828933. doi: 10.1093.


  11. BOLLYKY TJ, Gostin LO, Hamburg MA
    The Equitable Distribution of COVID-19 Therapeutics and Vaccines.
    JAMA. 2020 May 7. pii: 2765944. doi: 10.1001/jama.2020.6641.


    A new roadmap for meningitis.
    Lancet. 2020;395:1230.

  13. CURTIS N, Sparrow A, Ghebreyesus TA, Netea MG, et al
    Considering BCG vaccination to reduce the impact of COVID-19.
    Lancet. 2020 Apr 30. pii: S0140-6736(20)31025.

    COVID-19 immunity passports and vaccination certificates: scientific, equitable, and legal challenges.
    Lancet. 2020 May 4. pii: S0140-6736(20)31034.

    Lancet Infect Dis

  15. BASU ROY R, Whittaker E, Seddon JA, Kampmann B, et al
    Tuberculosis susceptibility and protection in children.
    Lancet Infect Dis. 2018 Oct 12. pii: S1473-3099(18)30157.
    PubMed         Abstract available

    SARS-CoV-2: a time for clear and immediate action.
    Lancet Infect Dis. 2020 Mar 31. pii: S1473-3099(20)30250.

    COVID-19: endgames.
    Lancet Infect Dis. 2020;20:511.

  18. BENGTSON AM, Sanfilippo AM, Hughes BL, Savitz DA, et al
    Maternal immunisation to improve the health of HIV-exposed infants.
    Lancet Infect Dis. 2018 Dec 7. pii: S1473-3099(18)30545.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  19. HEMELAAR J, Elangovan R, Yun J, Dickson-Tetteh L, et al
    Global and regional molecular epidemiology of HIV-1, 1990-2015: a systematic review, global survey, and trend analysis.
    Lancet Infect Dis. 2018 Nov 30. pii: S1473-3099(18)30647.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  20. The potential effect of improved provision of rabies post-exposure prophylaxis in Gavi-eligible countries: a modelling study.
    Lancet Infect Dis. 2018 Nov 21. pii: S1473-3099(18)30512.
    PubMed         Abstract available

    Lancet Public Health

  21. HALL MT, Simms KT, Lew JB, Smith MA, et al
    The projected timeframe until cervical cancer elimination in Australia: a modelling study.
    Lancet Public Health. 2018 Oct 1. pii: S2468-2667(18)30183.
    PubMed         Abstract available

    N Engl J Med

  22. GATES B
    Responding to Covid-19 - A Once-in-a-Century Pandemic?
    N Engl J Med. 2020 Feb 28. doi: 10.1056/NEJMp2003762.

    Pediatr Infect Dis J

  23. KURODA N
    Demand for BCG Vaccine Due to Unproven Claims of its Role in Preventing COVID-19 Is Causing Shortages of Vaccines for Infants in Japan.
    Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2020 May 5. doi: 10.1097/INF.0000000000002724.

  24. Comparative Assessment of a Single Dose and a 2-dose Vaccination Series of a Quadrivalent Meningococcal CRM-conjugate Vaccine (MenACWY-CRM) in Children 2-10 Years of Age: ERRATUM.
    Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2020 May 5. doi: 10.1097/INF.0000000000002753.

    PLoS Comput Biol

  25. CASTRO LA, Bedford T, Ancel Meyers L
    Early prediction of antigenic transitions for influenza A/H3N2.
    PLoS Comput Biol. 2020;16:e1007683.
    PubMed         Abstract available

    PLoS One

  26. RYYTI R, Hamalainen M, Peltola R, Moilanen E, et al
    Beneficial effects of lingonberry (Vaccinium vitis-idaea L.) supplementation on metabolic and inflammatory adverse effects induced by high-fat diet in a mouse model of obesity.
    PLoS One. 2020;15:e0232605.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  27. BENNETT DE, Meyler KL, Cafferkey MT, Cunney RJ, et al
    Diversity of meningococci associated with invasive meningococcal disease in the Republic of Ireland over a 19 year period, 1996-2015.
    PLoS One. 2020;15:e0228629.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  28. MANSILLA FC, Turco CS, Miraglia MC, Bessone FA, et al
    The role of viral particle integrity in the serological assessment of foot-and-mouth disease virus vaccine-induced immunity in swine.
    PLoS One. 2020;15:e0232782.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  29. CUMMINGS CL, Kong WY, Orminski J
    A typology of beliefs and misperceptions about the influenza disease and vaccine among older adults in Singapore.
    PLoS One. 2020;15:e0232472.
    PubMed         Abstract available

    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A

  30. VIRK RK, Jayakumar J, Mendenhall IH, Moorthy M, et al
    Divergent evolutionary trajectories of influenza B viruses underlie their contemporaneous epidemic activity.
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2019 Dec 16. pii: 1916585116.
    PubMed         Abstract available


  31. KOLLMANN TR, Marchant A, Way SS
    Vaccination strategies to enhance immunity in neonates.
    Science. 2020;368:612-615.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  32. COHEN J
    COVID-19 shot protects monkeys.
    Science. 2020;368:456-457.

  33. GAO Q, Bao L, Mao H, Wang L, et al
    Rapid development of an inactivated vaccine candidate for SARS-CoV-2.
    Science. 2020 May 6. pii: science.abc1932. doi: 10.1126/science.abc1932.
    PubMed         Abstract available


  34. SANGHA P, McCullough JM
    Trends in school-level vaccination coverage from 2015 to 2018: Increases in exemption rates and declines in herd immunity in Arizona.
    Vaccine. 2020 Apr 29. pii: S0264-410X(20)30510.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  35. CHRAPKOWSKA C, Galanis I, Kark M, Lepp T, et al
    Validation of the new Swedish vaccination register - Accuracy and completeness of register data.
    Vaccine. 2020 Apr 28. pii: S0264-410X(20)30490.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  36. GOTTLIEB SL, Ndowa F, Hook EW 3rd, Deal C, et al
    Gonococcal vaccines: Public health value and preferred product characteristics; report of a WHO global stakeholder consultation, January 2019.
    Vaccine. 2020 Apr 28. pii: S0264-410X(20)30317.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  37. KHAN N, Saggurti N
    Socioeconomic inequality trends in childhood vaccination coverage in India: Findings from multiple rounds of National Family Health Survey.
    Vaccine. 2020 Apr 30. pii: S0264-410X(20)30503.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  38. BELL GJ, Loop M, Topazian HM, Hudgens M, et al
    Case reduction and cost-effectiveness of the RTS,S/AS01 malaria vaccine alongside bed nets in Lilongwe, Malawi.
    Vaccine. 2020 Apr 30. pii: S0264-410X(20)30511.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  39. CHERIAN T, Arora N, MacDonald NE
    The global vaccine action plan monitoring and evaluation/accountability framework: Perspective.
    Vaccine. 2020 May 4. pii: S0264-410X(20)30529.

  40. BELL S, Chantler T, Paterson P, Mounier-Jack S, et al
    Is flu vaccination opt-out feasible? Evidence from vaccination programme implementers and managers in the English National Health Service.
    Vaccine. 2020 May 4. pii: S0264-410X(20)30506.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  41. HOSANGADI D, Warmbrod KL, Martin EK, Adalja A, et al
    Enabling emergency mass vaccination: Innovations in manufacturing and administration during a pandemic.
    Vaccine. 2020 Apr 20. pii: S0264-410X(20)30530.

  42. HAWKSWORTH A, Lockhart R, Crowe J, Maeso R, et al
    Replication of live attenuated influenza vaccine viruses in human nasal epithelial cells is associated with H1N1 vaccine effectiveness.
    Vaccine. 2020 May 3. pii: S0264-410X(20)30462.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  43. NAKASONE M, Lopes MH, Sartori AMC, Sandoval EPN, et al
    Immunogenicity, long term protection and safety of subcutaneous administration of hepatitis A vaccine in patients with hemophilia and other bleeding disorders: A randomized study.
    Vaccine. 2020 May 3. pii: S0264-410X(20)30533.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  44. STOJANOV M, Besancon H, Snaka T, Nardelli-Haefliger D, et al
    Differentially regulated promoters for antigen expression in Salmonella vaccine strains.
    Vaccine. 2020 May 3. pii: S0264-410X(20)30541.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  45. OBI-JEFF C, Rakhshani NS, Bello-Malabu JI, Nwangwu C, et al
    Vaccine indicator and reminder band to improve demand for vaccination in Northern Nigeria: A qualitative evaluation of implementation outcomes.
    Vaccine. 2020 May 3. pii: S0264-410X(20)30505.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  46. LOFT LH, Pedersen EA, Jacobsen SU, Soborg B, et al
    Using Facebook to increase coverage of HPV vaccination among Danish girls: An assessment of a Danish social media campaign.
    Vaccine. 2020 Apr 30. pii: S0264-410X(20)30512.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  47. IWU CJ, Ngcobo N, McCaul M, Mangqalaza H, et al
    Vaccine stock management in primary health care facilities in OR Tambo District, Eastern Cape, South Africa.
    Vaccine. 2020 Apr 30. pii: S0264-410X(20)30489.
    PubMed         Abstract available

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