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  1. Whooping Cough Risk & Kids Who Miss Vaccinations

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Sept. 9 (HealthDay News) -- Young children aged 3 months to 36 months who don't get all their doses of the diphtheria, tetanus and acellular pertussis (DTaP) vaccine on schedule appear to be at increased risk for pertussis -- also known as whooping cough

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  2. HPV Vaccination Rates Among Teens Still Lagging

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Aug. 29 (HealthDay News) -- Not enough teens are getting the vaccine that protects against the human papillomavirus (HPV), and doctors' reluctance to recommend it may be part of the reason why, U.S. health officials reported Thursday. Although the teta

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  3. Stomach Bug Vaccine for Infants Protects Community

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Aug. 27 (HealthDay News) -- Vaccinating babies against rotavirus also protects older children and adults against infection with the stomach bug, a new study shows. Since 2008, the vaccine has prevented up to 50,000 hospitalizations for rotavirus each ye

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  4. HPV Vaccine Lowering Infection Rates Among Girls

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 19 (HealthDay News) -- Vaccination against the cancer-causing human papillomavirus (HPV) is proving highly effective in reducing the spread of the sexually transmitted virus among young women, new research shows. The rate of new infections with s

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  5. Are 2 HPV Shots as Good as 3 for Preteen Girls?

    By Brenda Goodman HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 30 (HealthDay News) -- Preteen girls may get the same immune response against human papillomavirus (HPV) with two doses of vaccine as young women get with the full three-shot series, a new study suggests. HPV is a sexually transmitted infection tha

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  6. Anti-Vaccine Parents Seek Like-Minded Opinions

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 15 (HealthDay News) -- Friends and family may be key in parents' decisions on whether to vaccinate their young children, a small study suggests. The study, of about 200 parents, found that those who had opted not to follow the standard vaccine schedule

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  7. Parents' Worries About HPV Vaccine on the Rise

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 18 (HealthDay News) -- Although experts recommend girls and young women be vaccinated against the virus that causes most cases of cervical cancer, parents seem to be increasingly worried about the vaccine's safety, a new U.S. study shows. Experts say th

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  8. Whooping Cough Vaccine Protection Wanes Fast

    Sept. 12, 2012 -- 2012 is shaping up to be the worst year for whooping cough in more than five decades, and a new study from California may help explain why. When researchers studied a 2010 outbreak in that state, they found that protection among children vaccinated against whooping cough (also know

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  9. Are Kindergarten Kids Getting Their Vaccines?

    Aug. 23, 2012 -- Most kindergartners are up to date with their vaccines, but federal immunization goals nevertheless remain unmet, the CDC says. According to a CDC report, the average number of kids who have been vaccinated for measles, mumps, and rubella is 94.8%. Health officials have set their ta

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  10. U.S. Measles Cases, Outbreaks Quadruple in 2011

    April 19, 2012 -- Measles cases are spiking sharply in the U.S., the CDC reported today. The 222 cases and 17 outbreaks seen in 2011 are nearly four times the median of 60 cases and four outbreaks per year seen over the last decade. A third of patients were hospitalized. The surge in cases is largel

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