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Sep 04, 2018

Sep 04, 2018
Doctor preparing flu shot for child

AAP urges flu shots over nasal spray for kids when possible

Both AAP and the CDC, though, support using FluMist with the goal of optimizing vaccine coverage.

Aug 24, 2018

Aug 24, 2018
Flu shot

New ACIP flu vaccine advice brings up waning-protection issue

ACIP suggests vaccination by the end of October—but the start date is less clear.

Aug 21, 2018

Aug 21, 2018
Vaccine prep

Physician knowledge gaps may limit use of MenB vaccine

A survey of primary care docs reveals significant gaps in their knowledge of serogroup B meningococcal vaccines.

Aug 08, 2018

Aug 08, 2018
HPV vaccination

Study: Catch-up HPV vaccination effective until age 20

The results confirm, however, that the vaccine is most effective when given at younger ages.

Feb 21, 2018

Feb 21, 2018
FluMist influenza vaccine

CDC vaccine panel brings back FluMist for 2018-19 season

After careful deliberation, experts approved the nasal-spray vaccine 12-2.

Oct 25, 2017

Oct 25, 2017
Vaccine older patient

ACIP gives nod to new shingles vaccine, 3rd MMR dose for outbreaks

Panel gives a preference to Shingrix and recommends MMR for mumps outbreaks.

Aug 10, 2017

Aug 10, 2017
Child receiving vaccine

Study: Change in inhaled flu vaccine did not help in 2015-16

Overall flu vaccine effectiveness was 48%, but a change in the 2009 H1N1 vaccine strain didn't fix the problem with the inhaled vaccine's effectiveness in children.

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.

Feb 07, 2017

Feb 07, 2017
HPV vaccine

AAP on teen vaccines: Optimize uptake, address hesitancy

Healthcare providers need to offer vaccines and address vaccine hesitancy whenever possible, the AAP's Committee on Infectious Diseases says.

Sep 29, 2016

Sep 29, 2016
Flu shot

US officials hope for improved flu vaccine uptake

Experts hope the lack of a nasal-spray vaccine doesn't dampen recent advances in kids.

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