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No evidence that the influenza vaccine causes VTE

No evidence that the influenza vaccine causes VTE

In the 1 to 10 days after flu vaccine administration, there was no increased risk for VTE.

Positive mood associated with enhanced responses to influenza vaccination

Greater positive mood significantly predicted greater antibody responses to the influenza vaccination.

Tdap vaccination during pregnancy protects infants from pertussis

With a continuing resurgence in pertussis, efforts should focus on maximizing Tdap uptake among pregnant women.

Opinion

The flu shot remains a vital healthcare tool

Even if the flu shot "misses," as it did last year, it remains one of the best tools we have to help our patients live healthier lives.

Communicating vaccine safety to parents

Clinicians should inform parents about the safety of vaccines to encourage them to vaccinate their children.

Adolescents need HPV shots early

Common reasons that parents give when declining human papillomavirus vaccine for their children are, "My teen is not sexually active," or "Maybe we'll wait until he/she is a bit older." This thinking negates the vaccine's preventive purpose.

Features

Outdated vaccine protocol

Outdated vaccine protocol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.

Timing of meningococcal vaccine

Timing of meningococcal vaccine

Timing of a recent administration of the meningococcal vaccination cannot be ignored.

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