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Oct 24, 2012

Oct 24, 2012

ACIP makes recommendations for Tdap, meningococcal vaccines

(CIDRAP News) – A federal panel today recommended that all pregnant women receive the tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis (Tdap) vaccine during each pregnancy and that infants at increased risk receive four doses of a newly approved meningococcal combination vaccine.

Sep 13, 2012

Sep 13, 2012

Tight rabies vaccine supply prompts health alerts

(CIDRAP News) – Health departments in some states have alerted their providers about a thin supply of rabies vaccine that has limited pre-exposure prophylaxis and altered how they obtain vaccine for post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP).

Jul 19, 2012

Jul 19, 2012

CDC: Pertussis numbers suggest vaccine protection gap

(CIDRAP News) – With the United States heading toward the highest pertussis case count in decades, health officials have found an unusual illness spike in 13- and 14-year-olds in Washington state's epidemic that suggests waning vaccine immunity may be a contributing factor, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said today.

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.

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