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May 12, 2010

May 12, 2010

Studies show rotavirus vaccines drop kids' hospitalization rates

(CIDRAP News) – Hospitalization rates for rotavirus infections among US children dropped dramatically in the first 2 years after the first rotavirus vaccine was recommended for routine use, researchers from the US Centers for Disease and Prevention (CDC) reported today.

May 07, 2010

May 07, 2010

Second rotavirus vaccine found to contain porcine circovirus

(CIDRAP News) – Merck, the company that makes the most commonly given rotavirus vaccine in the United States, yesterday said it has detected very low levels of DNA from porcine circovirus (PCV) in its Rotateq vaccine, making it the second rotavirus vaccine found to contain PCV.

Mar 12, 2010

Mar 12, 2010

HHS preparing to handle claims of harm from H1N1 vaccine

(CIDRAP News) – While the pandemic H1N1 influenza vaccine seems to be just as safe as seasonal flu vaccines, the federal government has been getting some letters from people saying they plan to seek compensation for injuries caused by the injection, according to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

Mar 01, 2010

Mar 01, 2010

Half of parents concerned about vaccine side effects

(CIDRAP News) – About half of the parents responding to a national survey say they are concerned about adverse effects of vaccines, and one in four believe some vaccines cause autism, according to a paper published today by the journal Pediatrics.

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