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  1. Flu Vaccine May Be Especially Good Idea for Kids

    Jan. 26, 2000 (Los Angeles) -- Should you vaccinate your child against the flu? Two new studies suggest that the flu puts a significant number of children in the hospital each year, but the researchers raise important questions about the logistics and ultimate value of having each child vaccinated.

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  2. Should Children Be Vaccinated Against Lyme Disease?

    Jan. 18, 2000 (Boston) -- A vaccine designed to protect people against the tick-borne illness Lyme disease may be as effective and well-tolerated in children as it is in teen-agers and adults. But even if the vaccine is eventually approved by the FDA for the under-15 set, should every child get it?

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  3. Most Children Should Receive Chickenpox Vaccine

    Jan. 10, 2000 (Baltimore) -- Although the vaccine against varicella, or chickenpox, has been in use for some time, a large number of children aren't immunized and should be, says a document released by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) updating their recommendations on the vaccine. The update

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  4. New Childhood Vaccine Recommendations for a New Year

    Jan. 4, 2000 (Atlanta) -- Childhood vaccine recommendations for the U.S. in the year 2000 bring several major changes, but few surprises. The annual advisory is a joint effort of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), and the American

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  5. Vaccine for Deadly Childhood Infection in the Works

    The bacteria, called Neisseria meningitidis group B, is responsible for most cases in the U.S. of the life-threatening infectious diseases bacterial meningitis and septicemia, which occur most often in children and young adults. "We have made such tremendous progress in the last year and a half that

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  6. Mandatory Vaccinations Undergo a Year Under the Microscope.

    Dec. 28, 1999 (Atlanta) -- Blind faith or abject fear. When it comes to controversy swirling around vaccinations, these are the two extremes. Somewhere in the middle, though, is where a battle approached fever pitch this year over mandatory vaccinations and the safety of those vaccinations. "Why thi

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  7. Mandatory Vaccinations Undergo a Year Under the Microscope

    Dec. 28, 1999 (Atlanta) -- Blind faith or abject fear. When it comes to controversy swirling around vaccinations, these are the two extremes. Somewhere in the middle, though, is where a battle approached fever pitch this year over mandatory vaccinations and the safety of those vaccinations. "Why thi

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  8. Health Officials Call for the Virtual Elimination of Live Polio Vaccine

    Dec. 8, 1999 (Atlanta) -- Beginning next year, the use of oral drops as a childhood vaccination against polio should be phased out in the United States in favor of the injectable vaccine, according to recommendations being made by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the CDC. Both organizations sa

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  9. Vaccination at Birth Leads to Full Set of Childhood Shots

    Nov. 9, 1999 (Seattle) -- Hospitals can greatly increase the chance that inner-city children will receive all of their childhood vaccinations by providing the first one shortly after birth, according to a study in the Nov. 10 Journal of the American Medical Association. "Children in the inner city h

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  10. FDA Approval Backed for Pneumococcal Disease Child Vaccine

    Nov. 5, 1999 (Bethesda, Md.) -- An expert advisory panel to the FDA today recommended the approval of a new children's vaccine against Streptococcus pneumoniae, a very common bacteria that causes pneumonia, meningitis, and ear infections. The agency's Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisor

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