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Meningococcal disease declines 70% in US

Meningococcal disease declines 70% in US
November 16, 2017

New surveillance data demonstrated a steady decline in the incidence of meningococcal disease over the past 2 decades in the United States.

Substantial reductions in serogroups covered by the meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MenACWY) reflect the impact of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices’ (ACIP) 2005 recommendation to vaccinate individuals aged 11 to 18 years, and the committee’s 2010 recommendation to administer a booster dose to adolescents aged 16 years and older, according to Jessica R. MacNeil, MPH, epidemiologist at the CDC’s National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, and colleagues.

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Text messages increase flu shot rates

November 13, 2017
Text messages were a low-cost and modestly effective way of increasing seasonal influenza vaccine rates, according to findings recently published in Annals of Family

Health agencies kick off World Antibiotic Awareness Week

November 13, 2017
Today marks the start of World Antibiotic Awareness Week — an event led by WHO, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, and the World…
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HPV educational program benefits college-aged males

November 8, 2017
Implementation of an HPV educational intervention resulted in an increase of HPV knowledge, perceived-risk and intention to get the vaccine among college-aged male…
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Immunizations for Internationally Adopted Children

Pediatric Annals, August 2010, Volume 39 Issue 8
From 2000 to 2009, nearly 200,000 children were adopted from outside the United States.1 Although numbers have…
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Youth Suicide: August 2017

AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare and Psychiatric Annals

Suicidal ideation and behavior, as well as death by suicide, in children and adolescents present a particularly…
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American Heart Association Scientific Sessions

American Heart Association Scientific Sessions

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VIDEO: Flublok demonstrates superior efficacy over IIV

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