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Pediatric immunization records improving with varying data quality

November 22, 2017

Data on children who received at least two immunizations recorded in immunization information systems within the United States has increased from 90% to 94%, nearly meeting the Healthy People 2020 goal of 95% coverage.

“In 2016, 55 jurisdictions in 49 states and six cities in the United States used immunization information systems to collect and manage immunization data and support vaccination providers and immunization programs,” Neil Murthy, MD, from the Epidemic Intelligence Service at the CDC, and colleagues wrote. “To monitor progress toward achieving [immunization information systems (IIS)] program goals, CDC surveys jurisdictions through an annual self-administered IIS Annual Report.”

CDC: Raw milk contaminated with dangerous bacteria sold in four states

November 21, 2017
The CDC issued another warning about raw milk, saying people who consumed products from a company called Udder Milk should see their doctor because of potential…

Teen alcohol, drug dependence linked to poor life outcomes in adulthood

November 21, 2017
Teenagers who are dependent on alcohol and marijuana are significantly less likely to attain life goals such as academic success and the achievement of full-time…
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FDA approves first two-drug HIV regimen, Juluca

November 21, 2017
Today, the FDA announced the approval of Juluca — the first complete HIV regimen in the United States to include only two drugs instead of three or more. Juluca…
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