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Apr 03, 2017

Apr 03, 2017
Prenatal visit

Study: Pertussis shot in pregnant moms protects newborns

The vaccine offers strong protection to infants, especially during the first 2 months of life.

Nov 12, 2014

Nov 12, 2014

News Scan for Nov 12, 2014

2 new Saudi MERS cases
Tdap vaccine in pregnancy

Sep 09, 2013

Sep 09, 2013

News Scan for Sep 09, 2013

Possible MERS drug treatment
DTaP vaccination and pertussis risk
H5N1 hurts Nepal economy
Polio efforts in Nigeria

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.

May 14, 2012

May 14, 2012

Washington, other states face pertussis outbreak challenges

(CIDRAP News) – Washington state is battling its biggest pertussis outbreak in more than three decades, and cuts in local health department budgets are among the factors reported to be complicating the state's response to the epidemic.

Feb 22, 2012

Feb 22, 2012

Vaccine advisors streamline pertussis advice for adults

(CIDRAP News) – Federal vaccine advisors today simplified their pertussis immunization recommendation for adults by advising that all those over age 19—including seniors 65 and older—should receive one dose of tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis (Tdap) vaccine if they haven't received it already.

Oct 25, 2011

Oct 25, 2011

CDC vaccine advisors recommend HPV vaccine for boys

(CIDRAP News) – In an effort to protect males against certain cancers and to indirectly protect women, the federal government's vaccine advisory group today approved a recommendation for routine vaccination of boys ages 11 or 12 with the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine.

Feb 23, 2011

Feb 23, 2011

ACIP urges pertussis vaccination for health workers

(CIDRAP News) – In the wake of a bad year for pertussis (whooping cough) in 2010, the federal Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommended today that healthcare personnel (HCP) get vaccinated against the disease and that employers should foot the bill.

Oct 27, 2010

Oct 27, 2010

CDC advisors recommend steps to fill pertussis vaccine gaps

(CIDRAP News) – A federal vaccine advisory group today approved recommendations to fill some gaps in pertussis vaccination as a way to further protect babies who aren't yet fully immunized.

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