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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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