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National News
Thursday, October 26, 2017
Expert panel recommends new shingles vaccine that gives increased protection »
The Washington Post  October 25, 2017    A federal expert panel Wednesday recommended a new and mo...
Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Vaccine publishes study on flu vaccine in pregnancy »
  An observational study was published September 13, 2017 in the journal Vaccine about flu vaccine and miscarr...
Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Switching to newest HPV vaccine can save billions in health care costs, study says »
Stat News April 18, 2016  By switching to the latest version of the Gardasil vaccine, which can thwart a virus...
Friday, March 11, 2016
Oregon State University requires students to get more immunizations »
The Register-Guard MARCH 8, 2016 Oregon State University officials are asking students to show up fully immunized...
Monday, January 25, 2016
CDC Childhood Immunization Champion Award Nomination Period Now Open! »
The CDC Childhood Immunization Champion Award is an annual award that recognizes individuals who make a significant contri...
Thursday, January 21, 2016
Childhood Vaccination Rates Climb In California »
National Public Radio January 21, 2016 Maybe it was last January's big measles outbreak at Disneyland that scared mo...
Friday, January 15, 2016
HPV vaccine uptake is highest among girls in high poverty and majority Hispanic communities »
Medical Xpress January 14, 2016 Adolescent girls living in high-poverty communities and majority Hispanic communiti...
Tuesday, January 5, 2016
A Tribute to Senator Dale Bumpers; Staunch Advocate for Public Health »
A Shot of Prevention January 5, 2016 Dale Bumpers passed away on New Year’s Day, 2016. He will be remembered by man...
Wednesday, December 23, 2015
The Best Gift Any Grandparent Can Give Their Grandchild is Good Health »
Shot of Prevention December 22. 2015 For grandparents, giving is quite possibly the best part of the holiday season...
Wednesday, December 23, 2015
Influenza vaccine effectively treats obese children »
Healio December 23, 2015  Influenza vaccine was effective among a cohort of obese children, a population that t...
Friday, October 16, 2015
New AAFP Policy Rejects Nonmedical Immunization Exemptions »
AAFP News October 12, 2015 On Oct. 5, the AAFP took a step forward in the fight to overcome unwarranted vaccination...
Friday, October 9, 2015
US could be on verge of measles outbreak, researchers warn »
Boston Globe October 8, 2015 The United States could be on the verge of larger outbreaks of measles. One in eight ch...
Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Texting Reminders Increased Teen Vaccination Rates 30% »
Medscape Medical News October 6, 2015 Text message reminders parents could respond to significantly increased the p...
Friday, September 25, 2015
Pneumococcal and rotavirus vaccines to decrease pediatric hospitalization »
Pneumococcal and rotavirus vaccines to decrease pediatric hospitalization Published on  Thursday, Sep 24, 2015 @ 4...
Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Registration is now open for IAC’s Standing Orders Workshops »
The Immunization Action Coalition (IAC), with support from Pfizer, has just launched Take a Stand™, a new national effort...
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IAC Announces–MCV4: You’re Not Done If You Give Just One; Give 2 Doses to Strengthen Protection »
  The 2014 NIS-Teen Survey indicates only 28.5% of 17-year-olds have received the recommended second dose of...
Wednesday, September 2, 2015
As the school year begins, it’s time to think about vaccination policies »
As kids start a new academic year, some won’t have had their recommended vaccines because their parents have claimed exemp...
Friday, August 28, 2015
We’re Healthier Today Thanks to the Vaccines of Yesterday »
Shot of Prevention August 27, 2015 We often take the medical marvel of vaccines for granted. When we stop to evalua...
Tuesday, August 18, 2015
Lax vaccination laws lead to more infectious disease »
Healio August 17, 2015  States with strict vaccine exemption policies have lower incidence of vaccine preventab...
Monday, August 10, 2015
Not Vaccinating Children Is the Greater Risk »
The New York Times August 10, 2015 After more than 50 years as a medical and science writer, I’m pained to see tha...
Friday, July 10, 2015
Here's What Low-Income Families Think About Mandatory Vaccination »
The Huffington Post July 9, 2015 From the Twitterverse to the Golden Gate Bridge, California's strict new law requi...
Friday, July 10, 2015
Recruits Show Lower Immunity Levels to Measles, Mumps, Rubella »
Infection Control Today July 9, 2015  The percentage of U.S. Air Force recruits with detectable immunity to mea...
Friday, July 10, 2015
Single measles exposure led to $5,600 in clinic costs »
Substantial costs were incurred by an ambulatory care pediatric clinic and others that responded to a single measles expos...
Thursday, July 9, 2015
Chicago identifies 7th case in meningitis outbreak »
Fox 32 News Chicago July 9, 2015 Health officials have identified another case in a serious outbreak of meningitis...
Thursday, July 9, 2015
Student Diagnosed With Mumps At Boston University »
CBS Boston July 8, 2015  BOSTON– A case of the mumps has been reported at Boston University. A letter sent to...
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
California Gov. Jerry Brown signs contentious vaccine bill into law »
San Jose Mercury News June 30, 2015 SACRAMENTO -- Ending months of speculation, Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday signed...
Thursday, June 25, 2015
ACIP endorses individual choice on meningitis B vaccine »
The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) today stopped short of recommending routine use of serogroup B men...
Thursday, June 11, 2015
Will We See Broader Recommendations for the MenB Vaccine? »
Shot of Prevention June 10, 2015 At an upcoming meeting of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP)...
Tuesday, June 9, 2015
AMA: End Personal, Religious Vaccination Exemptions »
Forbes June 9, 2015 The American Medical Association endorsed an end to non-medical exemptions for immunization, say...
Wednesday, June 3, 2015
Postpartum Tdap vaccination remains common despite ACIP recommendation » June 3, 2015 Recent data showed an increased rate of postpartum Tdap vaccination coverage, despite recom...
Thursday, May 21, 2015
How a Childhood Vaccine Reduces Risk of a Cancer »
The New York Times May 20, 2015 Young children are routinely vaccinated against Haemophilus influenza type B, or H...
Friday, May 8, 2015
Measles Vaccination Saves You From More Than Measles »
NBC News May 7, 2015  Here's another reason to get vaccinated against measles - researchers have found the meas...
Friday, May 8, 2015
HPV: 1.1 Million More Women Started Vaccine After ACA Passed »
Medscape May 7, 2015 Passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), which extended health coverage to more young adults...
Friday, May 1, 2015
Quadrivalent HPV vaccine provides early benefit in adolescent girls »
Healio May 1, 2015 Girls aged between 14 and 17 years experienced early beneficial effects with the quadrivalent H...
Friday, May 1, 2015
Americas region first to be officially declared rubella-free »
Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) leaders announced a historic milestone in Washington, D.C., on April 29, by decl...

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