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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. Vaccination Rate for Kindergartners Is Over 90%

    June 2, 2011 -- More than 90% of children entering kindergarten in the U.S. have had most recommended immunizations, although coverage rates remain below target goals for most states, the CDC says. The newly published vaccination coverage report for the first time includes state-by-state data on vac

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  9. FDA OKs Meningitis Vaccine for Infants

    April 26, 2011 -- The FDA has approved the use of Menactra, a vaccine that prevents a life-threatening form of meningitis, in children as young as 9 months. Menactra is already approved for use in people ages 2 through 55. It helps prevent invasive meningococcal disease caused by a bacterium called

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  10. Most Parents Confident About Vaccine Safety

    April 18, 2011 -- Two new studies seek to better understand parents’ attitudes about vaccine safety and analyze potential barriers to routine childhood vaccination. The new reports appear in a special vaccine safety supplement in journal Pediatrics. There has been some concern about vaccine safety a

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