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  1. Did CDC Conspire to Hide Vaccine Risk?

    Did the CDC conspire with vaccine advocates to hide evidence that children get autism from mercury in vaccines? The claim was made most forcefully by Robert F. Kennedy Jr. in a 2005 article published in print by Rolling Stone and online by Salon, and in what Kennedy called an "original research pape

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  2. Small Seizure Risk With Flu, Pneumococcal Vaccines

    Feb. 23, 2011 -- Combining the annual flu shot with other vaccines -- particularly the pneumococcal PCV13 vaccine -- may increase a child's risk of a seizure associated with high fever. It's a small risk of a scary but not very dangerous seizure. About one in 25 kids under age 5 get a febrile seizur

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  3. Updated Vaccine Schedule for Children, Teens

    Feb. 1, 2011 -- An updated vaccine schedule for children and teens is out from the American Academy of Pediatrics. "Parents should be aware that the vaccine schedule is updated every year," Cody Meissner, MD, a consultant to the AAP's Committee on Infectious Disease who helped update the new schedul

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  4. Chickenpox Vaccine Drastically Cuts Hospitalizations

    Jan. 3, 2011 -- The chickenpox vaccine prevented more than 50,000 hospitalizations from 2000 to 2006, according to new data published in the February issue of Pediatrics. This time frame is known as the one-dose chickenpox (varicella) vaccination era. In 2006, however, the CDC began recommending two

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  5. Whooping Cough Vaccine: Booster Shots Advised

    Oct. 28, 2010 -- Prompted by a recent surge in whooping cough deaths, particularly in infants, the nation's chief vaccine advisory panel says more Americans of all ages should get Tdap booster shots. In California, 10 infant deaths from whooping cough led to a massive vaccination campaign. Now the A

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  6. Kids Are Getting Vaccinated

    Sept. 16, 2010 -- Children between 19 and 35 months of age are getting immunized at high rates against diseases that can be prevented by vaccines, the CDC says in a new report. “Nearly all parents are choosing to have their children protected against dangerous childhood diseases through vaccination,

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  7. Vaccines for Teens: Some States' Rates Lag

    Aug. 20, 2010 - More teens are getting their recommended vaccinations, but rates are still below target levels, the CDC reports. There are two recommended vaccines for all teens: One dose of menigococcal meningitis vaccine (MenACWY) One dose of the tetanus/diphtheria/whooping cough vaccine (Tdap) On

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  8. Whooping Cough Epidemic Hits California

    July 21, 2010 -- Six infants have died in California in what looks like the state's worst whooping cough epidemic in 50 years. To date, the CDC says South Carolina is the only other state where whooping cough cases have exceeded the "epidemic threshold" -- a statistical measure that means there are

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  9. Seizure Risk Rises With MMRV Vaccine

    June 28, 2010 -- The risk of fever-related seizures in infants nearly doubles with the four-in-one measles-mumps-rubella-chickenpox vaccine (MMRV) compared to when the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine and chickenpox vaccine are given separately, according to a new study. Even so, the risk of febr

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  10. New Guidelines for Immunizations

    June 1, 2010 -- The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), in a revised policy statement, says increasing immunization coverage for children, teens, and young adults should be promoted more aggressively to achieve better immunization rates. The AAP says data from the 2007 National Immunization Survey

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