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    1. Unvaccinated Kids Getting Whooping Cough

      May 26, 2009 -- Children of parents who refuse to give them vaccines are more likely than fully immunized kids to get whooping cough, according to a new study. Researchers say the number of parents refusing to vaccinate their children is on the rise, and this study demonstrates the risk of the bacte

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    2. Easy Way to Ease Infant Immunization Pain

      May 4, 2009 -- Changing the order in which a standard set of infant immunizations are given may be a simple way to minimize the pain and crying they cause. A new study shows that infants who received the pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV) following the combination vaccine for diphtheria, polio, te

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    3. CMV Vaccine in the Works

      March 18, 2009 -- An experimental vaccine may curb cytomegalovirus (CMV) in women, which might reduce CMV-related birth defects in their children. That’s according to a new study, published in The New England Journal of Medicine. CMV is common and it doesn't typically show symptoms in adults. It can

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    4. Hib Outbreak Kills Unvaccinated Child

      Jan. 23, 2009 - A Hib meningitis outbreak has killed one Minnesota infant and sickened four others, prompting the CDC to warn parents to make sure their kids have had their basic Hib vaccinations. Hib is Haemophilus influenzae type B. Before a vaccine became available in 1992, some 20,000 U.S. child

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    5. Alternative Vaccine Schedule Stirs Debate

      Dec. 29, 2008 -- A popular book that presents an alternative vaccine schedule for infants and toddlers is flawed, misguided, and puts children at significant risk of preventable diseases, the journal Pediatrics reports in a harshly-worded article. The Vaccine Book: Making the Right Decision for Your

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    6. Hib Vaccine Shortage Extended

      Nov. 20, 2008 -- The current U.S. shortage of childhood Hib vaccine will continue at least until mid-2009, the CDC warns. The shortage began in December 2007, when Merck recalled certain lots of its Hib vaccine because of possible bacterial contamination and shut down its manufacturing facility. Thi

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    7. Rotavirus Vaccine a Success Story

      Oct. 27, 2008 (Washington, D.C.) -- A vaccine against rotavirus, an infectious disease that causes potentially deadly diarrhea in infants, has led to a remarkable drop in hospitalizations and visits to the emergency room, researchers say. Since it was introduced two years ago, the RotaTeq vaccine ha

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    8. 25% of Teen Girls Got HPV Vaccine

      Oct. 9, 2008 - One in four U.S. teenage girls has been vaccinated against the sexually transmitted human papillomavirus (HPV), the CDC says. The finding comes from data collected in 2007 in the CDC's second annual survey of teen vaccine coverage. It's the first look at how well the HPV vaccine was a

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    9. Gardasil Approved to Target More Cancers

      Sept. 12, 2008 -- The FDA today announced that the vaccine Gardasil may be used to prevent some cancers of the vulva and vagina in girls and women ages 9-26. Gardasil is already approved to help prevent a leading cause of cervical cancer in women of that same age range. Gardasil targets four strains

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    10. Childhood Vaccination Rates High

      Sept. 4, 2008 -- Childhood vaccination rates are at or near record highs, the CDC announced today. Most parents are vaccinating their kids, with less than 1% of children not getting any vaccines by age 19-35 months, according to a new CDC report. "The ongoing success of our nation's immunization pro

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