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Vaccination efforts estimated to prevent 20 million deaths by 2020

September 12, 2017

Vaccination efforts supported by Gavi, a global Vaccine Alliance, in 73 low- and middle-income countries is expected to avert more than 20 million deaths between 2001 and 2020, with an estimated savings of $350 billion in health care costs.

“Vaccination is generally regarded as one of the most cost-effective interventions in public health,” Sachiko Ozawa, PhD, associate professor at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy, said in a press release. “Decision-makers need to appreciate the full potential economic benefits that are likely to result from the introduction and sustained use of any vaccine or vaccination program.”

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Adverse events extremely rare after reimmunization in children

September 11, 2017
Among children who experienced adverse events following vaccination, the risk of recurrence of serious adverse events — including anaphylaxis, apnea or seizures

Latest H7N9 epidemic biggest yet, new vaccines sought

September 7, 2017
The latest H7N9 avian influenza epidemic to affect China is by far largest and most widespread, with 759 cases reported as of Aug. 7, according to researchers. The…
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AAP urges prompt influenza vaccination for all patients older than 6 months

September 4, 2017
The AAP’s Committee on Infectious Diseases recommends that all patients aged 6 months and older receive an annual seasonal influenza vaccine by the end of October
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Navigating Parental Vaccine Hesitancy

Pediatric Annals, August 2010, Volume 39 Issue 8
Pediatricians routinely encounter families who question the safety and necessity of childhood immunizations. Responding…
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November 2011: New Directions in Eating Disorder Research and Treatment

Vindico Medical Education and Psychiatric Annals

New research is bringing to light the similarities between eating disorders and common psychiatric disorders, making…
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Day 2 at IDC New York 2015: Vaccine-preventable diseases set for a comeback

November 22, 2015
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