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    1. Chickenpox Vaccination of Children Helps Protect Infants, Too

      Nov. 28, 2011 -- Chickenpox infection can be life-threatening for infants who are too young to receive the chickenpox vaccine. The good news is that the routine vaccination of children aged 1 and older has shown spillover benefits for infants. The U.S. began recommending a single dose of the chicken

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    2. Males Aged 11-21 Should Get Gardasil HPV Vaccine

      Oct. 25, 2011 -- Boys and men aged 11 to 21 should routinely be offered the Gardasil vaccine for HPV, the human papillomavirus, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) today voted. Although HPV vaccination is approved for males as well as females, it has been routinely recommended on

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    3. Survey: Younger Doctors More Skeptical of Vaccines

      Oct. 21, 2011 -- Younger doctors may be slightly more skeptical about the safety and effectiveness of childhood vaccines than older doctors, a new study suggests. Overall, support for childhood vaccination among doctors remains high, however, says Saad Omer, MBBS, PhD, MPH, of Emory University in At

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    4. 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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    5. Girls More Likely to Get HPV Vaccine When Doctors Recommend It

      Oct. 20, 2011 -- Doctors need to recommend the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine to help increase the number of girls getting immunized, according to CDC researchers. Two vaccines against human papillomavirus, a common sexually transmitted infection, were licensed for use in the U.S. in 2006 and 20

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    6. 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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    7. 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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    8. 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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    9. 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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    10. 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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