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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.

Oct 19, 2016

Oct 19, 2016
Teen vaccine

Vaccine panel recommends 2 doses of HPV vaccine for preteens

ACIP spent several months reviewing clinical trial data that showed two doses in younger adolescents prompted an immune response similar to or higher than in young adults.

Jan 17, 2013

Jan 17, 2013

IOM study finds child vaccine schedule safe

(CIDRAP News) – An Institute of Medicine (IOM) review of the safety of the US childhood vaccine schedule turned up no signs that it is unsafe and found that existing vaccine safety databases are best poised—with a few tweaks—to further explore additional questions, according to a report yesterday.

Feb 27, 2012

Feb 27, 2012

Reports detail risk of seizures in kids after flu vaccination

(CIDRAP News) – A recent set of articles in Vaccine has confirmed previous preliminary reports that young children who received influenza shots in the 2010-11 flu season had a slightly increased risk of a febrile seizure after vaccination, especially if they received a new pneumococcal vaccine at the same time.

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