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  1. What’s Behind the Latest Measles Outbreaks?

    Oct. 20, 2011 -- Safety concerns about the measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine helped fuel a measles outbreak this year in Minnesota. It was the country’s largest measles outbreak since 1996. Research on the outbreak is slated to be presented Saturday at an infectious diseases meeting. From Ja

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  2. Vaccine Halves Malaria Infections in Young Children

    Oct. 18, 2011 -- An experimental vaccine cut malaria infections in infants and toddlers by about half, a new study shows. "This is remarkable when you consider there has never been a successful vaccine against a human parasite nor obviously against malaria," study researcher Tsiri Agbenyega, princip

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  3. Is the HPV Vaccine Safe?

    In every issue of WebMD the Magazine, we ask our experts to answer readers' questions about a wide range of topics. In our January-February 2011 issue, we gave WebMD lead medical editor Bruni Nazario, MD, a question about HPV vaccines for girls. Q: I'm just not sure about giving my daughter the HPV

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  4. More Than 1 in 10 Parents Don't Follow Vaccination Schedule

    Oct. 3, 2011 -- More than 1 in 10 parents of young children don't follow the recommended vaccination schedule, new research shows. They decline some vaccines, delay others, or in other ways tweak the recommendations, the survey found. The 1 in 10 finding is concerning, says researcher Amanda Dempsey

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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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