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2017 Adult immunization schedule released by the CDC

2017 Adult immunization schedule released by the CDC

The ACIP has released the 2017 recommended immunization schedule for adults.

News 2017 immunization schedule for children and adolescents released by CDC

2017 immunization schedule for children and adolescents released by CDC

The schedule includes new or revised recommendations for several vaccines for children and adolescents.

News CDC: Influenza vaccine rate low this season

CDC: Influenza vaccine rate low this season

Forty percent of people have reported receiving the flu vaccine thus far, including 37% of children.

Feature Outdated vaccine protocol

Outdated vaccine protocol

A child deals with the consequences of a lesser vaccine, because a medical practice did not update its immunization policies.

News CDC approves HPV vaccine in 2 doses for preteens

CDC approves HPV vaccine in 2 doses for preteens

Children younger than 15 may be given 2 HPV vaccine doses instead of 3, and the shots should be spaced at least 6 months apart.

News Addressing parental vaccine concerns: AAP provides guidance for clinicians

Addressing parental vaccine concerns: AAP provides guidance for clinicians

The AAP has released a report to help clinicians address the concerns of parents who are hesitant about their children's vaccination.

Healthday Mumps outbreak controlled by third dose of MMR vaccine

Mumps outbreak controlled by third dose of MMR vaccine

A third dose of the MMR vaccine should be administered in cases of a mumps outbreak.

News Concomitant vaccine administration may increase febrile seizure risk

Concomitant vaccine administration may increase febrile seizure risk

Children who receive the influenza vaccine at the same time as PCV or a DTaP-containing vaccine have an increased risk for febrile seizure.

News Predicting viral mutations may improve flu vaccine efficacy

Predicting viral mutations may improve flu vaccine efficacy

Natural viral mutations ensure that the seasonal flu vaccine must be updated on a yearly basis.

News Delayed immunizations, breastfeeding over age 1 may increase risk for caries

Delayed immunizations, breastfeeding over age 1 may increase risk for caries

Researchers identify new risk factors for caries in young children.

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