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FDA approves new 4-strain flu vaccine
FDA approves new 4-strain flu vaccineThe United States Food and Drug Administration approved a new quadrivalent version of a flu vaccine. At present, it is the only quadrivalent vaccine available for children as young as 6 months.
Measles risk for babies of MMR-vaccinated moms
Measles risk for babies of MMR-vaccinated momsBabies born to women who received the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine lose their initial immunity to measles about 2 months sooner than babies born to women who have been naturally infected with the virus.
Risk of intussusception after rotavirus vaccine
Risk of intussusception after rotavirus vaccineA very low risk of intussusception exists after rotavirus vaccination, usually 3 to 6 days after the first vaccine dose, but the benefits of vaccination far outweigh the risks.
Zoster vaccine effective but underused in elderly
Zoster vaccine effective but underused in elderlyZoster vaccination was associated with a reduction in post-herpetic neuralgia among those who are aged 65 and older, according to a study, published in PLoS Medicine. However, they also found that the use of the shingles vaccine was also very low among certain population groups
Can immunization services protect your business as the push for wellness continues?
Can immunization services protect your business as the push for wellness continues?Immunization rates are so low for adults, the situation has hastened new calls from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for physicians to assess patient vaccination histories and intervene when appropriate to increase adherence.