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  1. Common Childhood Vaccine Recalled

    Dec. 12, 2007 -- The CDC and FDA today announced the recall of 1.2 million doses of children's Haemophilus influenzae type b vaccine (Hib vaccine) due to concerns of product sterility. No health problems have been reported, and no tainted vaccines have been found, says CDC Director Julie Gerberding,

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  2. Online Vaccine Videos Questioned

    Dec. 4, 2007 -- If you turn to YouTube to get information about immunizations, you may want to keep the findings of a new study in mind. In February, University of Toronto researchers screened 153 vaccine videos posted on YouTube. The videos included clips for and against immunization, and some of t

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  3. Vaccines Cut Diseases to Record Lows

    Nov. 13, 2007 -- Most vaccine-preventable diseases are rarer than ever in the U.S., CDC researchers reported today. They tracked reported cases, deaths, and hospitalizations for 13 diseases that have vaccines recommended by the CDC since before 2005. Consider these findings from 2006: A 92% drop in

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  4. FDA OKs Meningitis Vaccine for Kids 2-10

    Oct. 23, 2007 -- The FDA has expanded the age range for Menactra, a bacterial meningitis vaccine, to include children aged 2-10. Meningitis is a serious inflammation of the lining that surrounds the spinal cord and brain. It can result in death or permanent injury to the brain and nervous system. Ea

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  5. Adult Vaccination: New Guidelines

    Oct. 19, 2007 -- The CDC has updated its adult vaccination schedule. Changes to the adult vaccination schedule include: Varicella vaccine: This vaccine, which targets the chickenpox virus, is now recommended for all adults without evidence of immunity to varicella (such as people who haven't had chi

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  6. Malaria Vaccine Passes Early Test

    Oct. 17, 2007 -- Researchers today reported encouraging results from an early study of a new malaria vaccine. The malaria vaccine seems to be safe for babies, according to the study, published online today in The Lancet. Malaria is one of the world's leading killers. Here are malaria facts from the

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  7. Vaccines Make Day Care Healthier

    Sept. 20, 2007 (Chicago) -- Day care centers -- often thought of as giant petri dishes of pathogens -- are safer than ever, thanks to improved vaccination of toddlers against a host of common childhood diseases, experts say. "Are day care centers safer in the era of vaccines? Absolutely they are," s

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  8. Immunization Rates High for U.S. Kids

    Aug. 30, 2007 -- The CDC today reported that U.S. immunization rates for young kids remain at or above record highs, but teens need to get up to speed on their vaccinations. "We're doing well in the childhood program but we've still got a ways to go with adolescents," Melinda Wharton, MD, MPH, deput

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  9. Vaccine Gap for Underinsured Children

    Aug. 7, 2007 -- Underinsured children may be going without recommended vaccines due to limited federal and state funding, a new study shows. Kids who are underinsured for immunization come from families with private health insurance that doesn't fully cover vaccination costs. The new study, publishe

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  10. Meningitis Vaccine Schedule Simplified

    July 12, 2007 -- The CDC today announced that it's simplifying its recommendations about when to get vaccinated against meningitis and other meningococcal diseases. The CDC and its Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) now recommend that all adolescents aged 11-18 get vaccinated agains

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