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Cures Act covers vaccines, ACIP, and moreA congressional fact of life is the dangerous “Christmas tree” bill, which passes with so much on it that many things don’t get the scrutiny they deserve. The 21st Century Cures Act, signed into law by President Obama on December 13, 2016, is such a bill.
Vaccinating moms to protect babiesThe US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is struggling to know how to set guidelines for research to bring about more maternal vaccination as a means of protecting the infant.
ACIP expands meningitis vaccine recommendationsThe CDC committee voted on 2015 protocols for use of meningitis, influenza, and HPV vaccines at its February meeting.
High cervical CA, low HPV vaccination, study showsStates with higher rates of cervical cancer (CA) have significantly lower rates of vaccination against human papillomavirus (HPV), according to data presented at a conference of the American Association for Cancer Research.
ACIP updates flu vaccine guidelinesThe Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) has updated its influenza vaccination recommendations for the 2014-15 influenza season.
Flu vaccine: This year’s recommendationsThe influenza strains in the 2014-2015 flu vaccine will be the same as last year, which means that children aged 6 months to 8 years who had at least 1 dose of the 2013-2014 vaccine last season will need only 1 dose this season, according to updated recommendations from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
ACIP says nasal spray beats flu shots for kids
ACIP says nasal spray beats flu shots for kidsThe Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices has taken the unusual step of recommending nasal spray vaccine over flu shots for healthy children aged 2 to 8 years.
Rave reviews for 2-dose varicella programFive years of the now recommended 2-dose varicella vaccine has dramatically reduced the incidence of chicken pox among all age groups, including among infants too young to be vaccinated.
Alternate vaccine schedules are not safer and should be obsolete
Alternate vaccine schedules are not safer and should be obsoleteSince the days of Edward Jenner, the father of smallpox vaccine, there have been parents who have been vaccine hesitant, and at times vaccine refusers. After Benjamin Franklin’s son died of smallpox, he lamented the fact that he had prohibited his son from getting the smallpox vaccine due to his concerns over safety.
Tdap needed with each pregnancy, says CDC advisory committeeOn October 24, 2012, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) of the CDC voted to recommend administering the tetanus toxoid, reduced diphtheria toxoid, and acellular pertussis vaccine (Tdap) to pregnant women with every pregnancy, regardless of the women’s previous Tdap history.