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Oct 25, 2011

Oct 25, 2011

CDC vaccine advisors recommend HPV vaccine for boys

(CIDRAP News) – In an effort to protect males against certain cancers and to indirectly protect women, the federal government's vaccine advisory group today approved a recommendation for routine vaccination of boys ages 11 or 12 with the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine.

Aug 25, 2011

Aug 25, 2011

IOM review ties few adverse effects to vaccines

(CIDRAP News) – An Institute of Medicine (IOM) analysis found few health problems that were clearly linked to eight common vaccines, according to a report released today.

Aug 25, 2011

Teen vaccine survey finds lagging HPV coverage

(CIDRAP News) – An annual survey found that increases in human papillomavirus vaccine (HPV) vaccination in US adolescents are lagging those of two other vaccines——the tetanus, diphtheria, and acellular pertussis (Tdap) vaccine and the meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MenACWY)——the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said today.

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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