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  1. FDA Approves New Meningitis Vaccine

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Oct. 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new vaccine that could help prevent some cases of life-threatening meningococcal disease was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday. Trumenba is approved to protect people between the ages of 1

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  2. Most Kindergartners Are Getting Their Shots: CDC

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Oct. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Most American kids entering kindergarten are getting their required vaccinations, a new report shows. Coverage for the 2013-2014 school year ranged from 95 percent for the diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis (whooping co

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  3. Childhood Vaccine Cuts 'Superbug' Infection

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Oct. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The childhood pneumococcal vaccine helps children avoid the suffering and danger of ear infections, meningitis and pneumonia. And a new study suggests it may provide an added bonus: cutting down on infections from antibi

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  4. Experts: Give Flu Shot to Kids 6 Months and Older

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Sept. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Pediatricians are urging that all children aged 6 months and older be vaccinated for the upcoming flu season. The American Academy of Pediatrics updated their influenza vaccine recommendations to advise that the younges

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  5. Most U.S. Babies Get Their Vaccines: CDC

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Aug. 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The vast majority of American babies are getting the vaccines they need to protect them from serious illnesses, federal health officials said Thursday. More than 90 percent of children are getting the vaccines that pre

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  6. Doctors ID New Ways to Get More Kids Vaccinated

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Aug. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors are still struggling to find effective ways to convince wary parents of the importance of vaccinating their infant children. The whooping cough epidemic of 2011-12 made no significant difference in Washington sta

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  7. Childhood Vaccines Vindicated Once More

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Parents worried about getting young children vaccinated against infectious diseases have fresh cause for reassurance, researchers say. A new review of existing scientific evidence has concluded that childhood vaccines ar

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  8. Ohio Amish Rethink Vaccines Amid Measles Outbreak

    By Sarah Jane Tribble, WCPN The Amish countryside in central Ohio looks like it has for a hundred years. There are picturesque pastures with cows and sheep, and big red barns dot the landscape. But something changed here when, on an April afternoon, an Amish woman walked to a communal call box. She

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  9. Measles Journey Points Up Risk to Unvaccinated Kids

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A measles outbreak in Minnesota offers a case study of how the disease is transmitted in the United States today: An unvaccinated person travels abroad, brings measles back and infects vulnerable people -- including children w

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  10. Vaccine for Infant Tummy Bug Cuts Hospitalizations

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Since the introduction of rotavirus vaccine in 2006, the number of kids hospitalized for severe diarrhea has dropped dramatically, a new study finds. Rotavirus is a common cause of sometimes severe gastrointestinal infect

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