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Tdap vaccinations in pregnant women increase by 50%

October 20, 2017

The rate of pregnant women receiving a tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis vaccine jumped dramatically in numerous metropolitan areas of the United States — by more than 50% over several years — according to the CDC. The increase in immunization stems from recommendations from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, researchers said.

Tdap vaccinations among pregnant women increased from less than 1% before 2009 to 54% in 2015, they wrote in an MMWR.

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VIDEO: H7N9 a ‘virus of greatest concern’

October 18, 2017
SAN DIEGO — Timothy M. Uyeki, MD, medical epidemiologist in the CDC’s Influenza Division, discusses new developments in the avian A(H7N9) influenza…
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High vaccination rates upheld for kindergarteners in 2016-2017 school year

October 17, 2017
Kindergarteners entering the 2016-2017 school year maintained a high level of vaccination coverage, with 94.5% of children receiving all diphtheria, tetanus and

Pediatric vaccination rates down after ACIP recommends against LAIV

Infectious Disease News, October 2017
Vaccination rates were lower among children in the 2016-2017 influenza season when compared with the 2015-2016 season, according to recent findings. These results…
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HIV/AIDS 1 Hour Update For Florida Health Professionals

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This is a 1 hour activity designed for home study by healthcare clinicians. Specifically, it meets the 1 hour HIV/AIDS…
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Ebola vaccines elicit yearlong immune response in Liberia trial

October 16, 2017
Two candidate Ebola virus vaccines elicited immune responses that were mostly maintained through 1 year in a large…
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