News & Perspective

Apr 30, 2004

Apr 30, 2004

CDC recommends flu shots for toddlers

(CIDRAP News) – It's official: federal health authorities say that from now on, all children between the ages of 6 months and 23 months should receive an annual influenza shot.

May 06, 2004

May 06, 2004

CDC neutral on thimerosal in flu vaccine for toddlers

(CIDRAP News) – Almost 5 years ago, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the US Public Health Service joined in calling for removal of the mercury-containing preservative thimerosal from vaccines. By 2001, all the vaccines recommended for children under age 7 were available without thimerosal or with only trace amounts.

Mar 05, 2008

Mar 05, 2008

Flu immunizations for children will pose big challenge

(CIDRAP News) – Starting next fall, how will the healthcare system get influenza vaccine into the arms (or noses) of tens of millions of additional children each year, given that the vaccination season is limited and many children don't have regular medical checkups?

Feb 27, 2012

Feb 27, 2012

Reports detail risk of seizures in kids after flu vaccination

(CIDRAP News) – A recent set of articles in Vaccine has confirmed previous preliminary reports that young children who received influenza shots in the 2010-11 flu season had a slightly increased risk of a febrile seizure after vaccination, especially if they received a new pneumococcal vaccine at the same time.

Jun 19, 2013

Jun 19, 2013

Vaccine advisors see little benefit for second Tdap dose

A working group for a vaccine advisory board recommended against a second dose of Tdap vaccine for teens, citing lack of a booster effect.

Oct 23, 2013

Oct 23, 2013

News Scan for Oct 23, 2013

Meningococcal vaccine option for babies
Drug-resistant bacteria in the ICU

Feb 07, 2014

Feb 07, 2014

News Scan for Feb 07, 2014

MERS case in UAE
Canadian H5N1 gene analysis
N95 respirators and bacterial infections
2014 ACIP recommendations

Nov 25, 2014

Nov 25, 2014

News Scan for Nov 25, 2014

Questions on GOF pause
Cholera in Haiti
Pneumococcal vaccine in kids

Jun 24, 2015

Jun 24, 2015
Young adult being vaccinated

ACIP endorses individual choice on meningitis B vaccine

ACIP stops short of recommending routine use of group B vaccine in young people.

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