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  1. More Parents Refuse, Delay Child's Vaccinations

    May 5, 2010 -- In 2008, 39% of parents refused or delayed giving at least one routine vaccine to their children, up from 22% just five years earlier, the CDC reports. Despite the delays, which widen the critical period in which kids are most vulnerable to vaccine-preventable diseases, the percentage

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  2. Pig Virus DNA Found in Rotavirus Vaccine

    March 22, 2010 -- GlaxoSmithKline's Rotarix rotavirus vaccine contains DNA from an apparently harmless pig virus, the company and the FDA today announced. The FDA estimates that 1 million U.S. kids have received the Rotarix vaccine. The contamination was discovered by researchers developing a new te

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  3. Refusing to Vaccinate Affects Other Kids, Too

    March 22, 2010 -- A CDC investigation shows a measles outbreak in San Diego was fueled by kids whose parents refused to vaccinate them, thus endangering children too young to be vaccinated. Measles is one of the world's most highly contagious viral diseases. Thanks to high vaccination rates, the dan

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  4. Survey Shows Parents Worry About Vaccines

    March 1, 2010 -- Most parents believe vaccination is a good way to protect their children from potentially deadly diseases, but a new survey shows more than half still worry about the possibility of vaccine side effects. The study shows 88% of parents follow the child immunization schedule recommend

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  5. Study Linking Autism to Vaccine Retracted

    Editor’s note: On Jan. 5, 2011, an editorial in the BMJ called the research retracted from the Lancet “an elaborate fraud,” based on a seven-year investigation by journalist Brian Deer. Andrew Wakefield, MD,  still stands by his discredited research. Feb. 2, 2010 -- The venerable British medical jou

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  6. Kids' Chest Infections Up Since Vaccine

    Jan. 19, 2010 - Childhood pneumococcal vaccination may be linked to an increase in a serious complication of pneumonia, a new study suggests. The proven benefit of the vaccine -- which since its introduction in 2000 has slashed rates of pneumonia, bacterial meningitis, and blood infections in childr

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  7. New Schedule for Childhood Vaccines

    Jan. 6, 2010 - H1N1 swine flu shots, a meningitis booster, and a genital warts vaccine for boys are the big changes to the 2010 childhood vaccination schedule. The changes were recommended by a CDC advisory panel last October. Now approval of the changes by the American Academy of Pediatrics makes t

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  8. Vaccine Refusal Raises Chickenpox Risk

    Jan. 4, 2010 -- Chickenpox cases have dropped by about 80% in the U.S. since a vaccine to prevent the disease became available almost 15 years ago, but many parents still reject immunization because of concerns about vaccine safety. Now new research confirms what public health officials have long kn

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  9. CDC: Partial OK of Gardasil for Boys

    Oct. 21, 2009 -- Parents of boys may get federal funds to pay for the Gardasil HPV vaccine to prevent sexually transmitted genital warts, a CDC advisory panel today ruled. But the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) did not fully recommend the vaccine to boys, as it does for girls. F

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  10. Tylenol May Weaken Infant Vaccines

    Oct. 15, 2009 - Acetaminophen, the active ingredient in Tylenol, weakens infants' immune responses to vaccines, a compelling new study suggests. Infants often get a mild fever after getting vaccines. Some pediatricians routinely use acetaminophen to prevent vaccine-related fever. But that's not a go

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