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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.

Mar 20, 2013

Mar 20, 2013

Experts: Weaknesses persist in Africa's immunization systems

(CIDRAP News) – Immunization systems in Africa still have supply, financing, and sustainability issues and need urgent attention from country leaders to reach the region's health goals, African experts said yesterday.

Jan 29, 2013

Jan 29, 2013

CDC sees little growth in adult vaccine coverage

(CIDRAP News) – Coverage rates for vaccines recommended for adults remain stubbornly low, except for modest gains in two, the diphtheria with acellular pertussis vaccine (Tdap) and the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine in women, according to new federal estimates today.

Jan 15, 2013

Jan 15, 2013

Report: Preparedness steps hedge against busy flu seasons

(CIDRAP News) - Low demand for flu vaccine in previous years could limit the supply of vaccine, leaving the nation unprepared for a year when levels are higher, according to a new analysis of flu vaccine trends and policies by Trust for America's Health (TFAH), a nonprofit health advocacy group based in Washington, D.C.

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.

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