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  1. Rotavirus Vaccine Has Cut Hospitalization of Kids

    Sept. 21, 2011 -- Far fewer children were hospitalized for a common stomach bug known as rotavirus since routine vaccination was recommended in 2006, a study shows. The new findings appear in the New England Journal of Medicine. The CDC recommends that infants get vaccinated for rotavirus. There are

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  2. Needle-Free Shots Make Vaccines Less Scary

    Sept. 20, 2011 (Chicago) -- If you or your child gets worked up just thinking about getting a flu shot, take note: Needle-free vaccines may soon be coming to your neighborhood -- if they’re not already there. Needle-free vaccines are generally safer, simple, and more convenient to use, says Bruce We

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  3. Whooping Cough Vaccine May Not Give Long-Term Protection

    Sept. 20, 2011 (Chicago) -- The protection provided by the vaccine against whooping cough may wane after only about three years, a preliminary study suggests. The findings come from a survey of about 15,000 children in Marin County, Calif., where an outbreak of the highly contagious bacterial diseas

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  4. CDC: Adolescent Vaccine Rates Rising

    Sept. 6, 2011 -- More 11- and-12-year-olds are getting their recommended vaccines, but there's room for improvement, a CDC study shows. The study compared immunization rates for 13- to 17-year-olds born from 1991 to 1996. It shows that nearly 55% of kids had made vaccination visits to doctors at age

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  5. CDC: Vaccination Rates for Toddlers Rising

    Sept. 1, 2011 -- After dipping in 2009, national vaccination rates for toddlers increased slightly or held steady at high levels last year, according to a new report from the CDC. Results of the 2010 National Immunization Survey for children aged 19-35 months are published in Morbidity and Mortality

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  6. Vaccines for Teens: Still Room for Improvement

    Aug. 25, 2011 -- More teens are getting their recommended vaccines, but there is still room for improvement. The numbers are especially low for human papillomavirus (HPV) or cervical cancer vaccines among U.S. girls, the CDC reports. The recommended vaccines for all teens include: Two doses of menin

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  7. Report: Vaccines Generally Safe, Cause Few Health Problems

    Aug. 25, 2011 -- Nearly two decades of research on vaccine safety has found that serious side effects are rare and that vaccines do not cause autism, diabetes, asthma, or Bell’s palsy. Although fears about vaccine safety are common, the new study from the nonprofit Institute of Medicine finds that v

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  8. Sharp Drop in Chickenpox Deaths Due to Vaccine

    July 25, 2011 -- Chickenpox deaths in the U.S. have been nearly eliminated thanks to widespread use of the varicella vaccine, according to a new CDC study. Researchers found chickenpox deaths have dropped by 88% overall and by 97% among children and adolescents since 1995, when the varicella vaccine

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  9. Can HPV Vaccine Stop Throat Cancer?

    June 23, 2011 -- Can HPV vaccines stop the explosive rise of HPV-related head and neck cancer? HPV (human papillomavirus) vaccines protect against the sexually transmitted strains of HPV that cause cervical cancer. The same HPV strains -- spread by kissing and by oral sex -- cause oropharyngeal (OP)

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  10. Rotavirus Vaccine Linked to Bowel Disorder

    June 15, 2011 -- A vaccine that prevents the most common cause of severe diarrhea and dehydration in babies was associated with a potentially life-threatening bowel disorder in a large study from Mexico and Brazil, but the risk was small. Investigators with the CDC and health agencies in Latin Ameri

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