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Influenza vaccinations urged for young, middle-aged adults

September 19, 2014

Influenza vaccination rates have increased overall, but rates among healthy adults younger than 65 years remain less than 40%, according to new data presented at a National Foundation for Infectious Disease press conference.

Tom Frieden, MD, MPH, director of the CDC, presented the latest influenza vaccination coverage estimates, which was published in an MMWR report, during the conference.

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Tdap cocooning against pertussis effective in Australian cohort

September 18, 2014
Recent data show a government-funded cocoon program was effective in protecting newborns from pertussis during an epidemic in New South Wales, Australia.Helen E. Quinn
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Genetic, structural defects triggered epileptic seizures after vaccination

September 17, 2014
Recent data show that genetic or structural defects were the common underlying cause of epilepsy onset after routine vaccination. Nienke E. Verbeek, MD, MSc, of the…
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Parental, adolescent knowledge of HPV unrelated to vaccination status

September 16, 2014
Recent data show parental and adolescent knowledge of HPV and HPV vaccination was not associated with adolescent vaccination among a predominantly low-income, black…
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Order of vaccine administration could influence patient compliance with HPV4 vaccine

September 5, 2014
Although adolescent girls reported more arm pain after receiving quadrivalent HPV vaccines, physicians should consider…
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