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Sep 29, 2017

Sep 29, 2017
Vaccine in pregnancy

Study: Tdap vaccine in pregnancy protects infants

The vaccine protected 78% of newborns from pertussis and 90% from hospitalized cases.

Aug 25, 2017

Aug 25, 2017
Teen vaccination

CDC: HPV vaccine rates climb, but disparities exist

Though coverage still isn't optimal, for the first time rates topped 60%, with the boys' level gaining ground on the girls'.

Jul 17, 2017

Jul 17, 2017
infant vaccination

WHO: 1 in 10 infants received no vaccinations last year

Babies living in countries affected by conflict made up more than half of the total of unvaccinated group.

Apr 03, 2017

Apr 03, 2017
Prenatal visit

Study: Pertussis shot in pregnant moms protects newborns

The vaccine offers strong protection to infants, especially during the first 2 months of life.

Mar 21, 2016

Mar 21, 2016
Measles vaccine

Study relates vaccine refusal to rise in measles, pertussis

A meta-analysis of 50 studies finds vaccine refusal common in measles, pertussis outbreaks.

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 11, 2013

Mar 11, 2013

Study finds waning pertussis protection in kids post-vaccination

(CIDRAP News) – Health officials have suspected a drop-off in protection from the childhood acellular pertussis vaccine as one factor in surging disease levels, and new data today on Minnesota and Oregon kids provide the strongest evidence yet that immunity wanes before they get a booster dose at age 11 or 12.

Feb 07, 2013

Feb 07, 2013

Researchers find first US evidence of vaccine-resistant pertussis

(CIDRAP News) – Researchers in other countries have found evidence that circulating strains of Bordetella pertussis have adapted to the acellular vaccine, and researchers today reported similar findings for the first time in US kids, based on genetic analysis of isolates from hospitalized children.

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