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Sep 16, 2010

Sep 16, 2010

CDC says childhood vaccine coverage holding up well

(CIDRAP News) – Coverage levels for most of the older vaccines for small children stayed high last year even as rates for some recently recommended vaccines improved, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported today.

May 12, 2010

May 12, 2010

Studies show rotavirus vaccines drop kids' hospitalization rates

(CIDRAP News) – Hospitalization rates for rotavirus infections among US children dropped dramatically in the first 2 years after the first rotavirus vaccine was recommended for routine use, researchers from the US Centers for Disease and Prevention (CDC) reported today.

May 07, 2010

May 07, 2010

Second rotavirus vaccine found to contain porcine circovirus

(CIDRAP News) – Merck, the company that makes the most commonly given rotavirus vaccine in the United States, yesterday said it has detected very low levels of DNA from porcine circovirus (PCV) in its Rotateq vaccine, making it the second rotavirus vaccine found to contain PCV.

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