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Jerry Brown Must Sign the California Vaccine Bill
California does not often make common cause with Mississippi and West Virginia. America’s blue-red divide doesn’t come any wider than it does between the liberal laboratory of the Pacific West and the conservative cornerstones of the old south. But with a single signature on a single bill, California Gov. Jerry Brown could ensure that the largest state in the nation joins the two far smaller ones in what ought to be a simple, primal mission: keeping children healthy. The pending bill, which passed the California legislature with bipartisan majorities and now rests on Brown’s desk, is known simply as SB277...
Source: TIME: Top Science and Health Stories - June 30, 2015 Category: Science Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized anti-vaxxers California Disease Disneyland Gov. Jerry Brown health vaccines viruses Source Type: news

Why Jerry Brown Was Right to Sign the California Vaccine Bill
Updated: June 30, 2015, 2:32 PM EDT California does not often make common cause with Mississippi and West Virginia. America’s blue-red divide doesn’t come any wider than it does between the liberal laboratory of the Pacific West and the conservative cornerstones of the old south. But with a single signature on a single bill, California Gov. Jerry Brown ensured that the largest state in the nation joined the two far smaller ones in what ought to be a simple, primal mission: keeping children healthy. The law, which passed the California legislature with bipartisan majorities, does a straightforward job—remo...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - June 30, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized anti-vaxxers California Disease Disneyland Gov. Jerry Brown health vaccines viruses Source Type: news

First diphtheria outbreak in Spain after nearly 30 years
There has been a confirmed case of diphtheria in Spain, the first in 28 years, despite very high vaccination coverage in the country Hide related content:  Show related content read more (Source: Nursing in Practice)
Source: Nursing in Practice - June 15, 2015 Category: Nursing Authors: ltrevallion Tags: Children ' s health Travel health Editor s pick Latest News Source Type: news

First Case of Diphtheria in Spain Since 1986 After Parents Shun Vaccination
In Spain’s first recorded case of diphtheria since 1986, a six-year-old boy from the Catalan city of Olot was placed in intensive care Wednesday. Authorities confirm that despite free, widely available immunization services, the boy’s parents had opted not to vaccinate him against the bacterial infection. The child is currently being treated with an anti-toxin in Barcelona, but the drug was not easy to find, El País reports. The country’s Health Ministry appealed to the World Health Organization and authorities in the U.S. before finally locating a dose in Russia. “The problem is that these d...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - June 4, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: alissagreenberg Tags: Uncategorized anti-vaccination anti-vaxxer Catalonia diphtheria epidemic Infectious Disease russia Spain Source Type: news

Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis Vaccination Coverage Before, During, and After Pregnancy — 16 States and New York City, 2011
(Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - May 22, 2015 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Many Pregnant Women Are Not Getting Tdap Vaccine (FREE)
By Cara Adler Edited by André Sofair, MD, MPH Only about half of women received Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, and acellular pertussis) vaccine around the time of pregnancy in 2011, according to a study in MMWR.Using the … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - May 22, 2015 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Isolation of a Non-Toxigenic Strain in a Patient with Exacerbation of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Corynebacterium diphtheriae is a nonsporulating, nonencapsulated, nonmotile, pleomorphic, Gram-positive bacillus that displays a characteristic morphology resembling “Chinese characters” on Gram stain examination. It is the etiologic agent of diphtheria, an upper respiratory tract disease with high morbidity and mortality rates, especially among children. Once considered a major worldwide health problem, today diphtheria is almost a forgotten disease because of the high rates of worldwide immunization practices using the toxoid vaccine. (Source: Clinical Microbiology Newsletter)
Source: Clinical Microbiology Newsletter - May 17, 2015 Category: Microbiology Authors: Sara Gomez, Antonia Yagüe, Fernando Chaves Tags: Case Report Source Type: news

Video Shows How 'Immunization Gap' Leaves Many Children At Risk. Here's How You Can Help
It's a sentence no mother wants to hear when her child's health is at stake: "Sorry, we've run out of vaccines." But it's a bleak reality many families in the developing world face. In the video above produced by UNICEF, the humanitarian group points out that roughly one out of every five children around the world lacks access to vaccinations. This "immunization gap" is evident in the fictional narrative played out in the video, which follows two South African mothers with their young ones. One of the babies -- whose mother lives in a nice neighborhood, has enough money to drive her own vehicle an...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - May 12, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Effectiveness of Tdap Vaccine in Adolescents Wanes with Time (FREE)
By Kelly Young Edited by Susan Sadoughi, MD For adolescents, protection against pertussis wanes within 2 to 4 years of receiving the tetanus toxoid, reduced diphtheria toxoid, and acellular pertussis (Tdap) vaccine, according to a case-control study in … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - May 4, 2015 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Use New AAFP Resource to Encourage Tdap Vaccination for Pregnant Patients
The AAFP has created a resource to inform and remind family physicians about recommending tetanus toxoid, reduced diphtheria toxoid and acellular pertussis vaccine to pregnant women during every pregnancy. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - April 29, 2015 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Use AAFP Resource to Encourage Tdap Vaccination in Pregnancy
The AAFP has created a resource to inform and remind family physicians about recommending tetanus toxoid, reduced diphtheria toxoid and acellular pertussis vaccine to pregnant women during every pregnancy. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - April 29, 2015 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Global vaccination targets ‘off-track’ warns WHO
22 April 2015 | GENEVA – Progress towards global vaccination targets for 2015 is far off track with 1 in 5 children still missing out on routine life-saving immunizations that could avert 1.5 million deaths each year from preventable diseases. In the lead-up to World Immunization Week 2015 (24 -30 April), the World Health Organization (WHO) is calling for renewed efforts to get progress back on course. In 2013 nearly 22 million infants missed out on the required three doses of diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis-containing vaccines (DTP3), many of them living in the world’s poorest countries. WHO is calling for an en...
Source: WHO news - April 21, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

By 2020, The Most Common HPV-Related Cancer Will Affect Men
While currently recommended for both boys and girls, the HPV vaccine was initially marketed -- and is still thought of -- as a way to protect young women and girls from cervical, vaginal and vulvar cancer. Boys, it's been commonly thought, should be vaccinated primarily to benefit herd immunity and any future female partners. But a new analysis from researchers at the Princess Margaret Cancer Center in Toronto, Canada, points out that boys who get the vaccine receive important protection as well, not only against genital warts, but against HPV strains that cause oropharyngeal (mouth and throat) cancer. "We believe t...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - April 20, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Why Target Vaccines?
Anti-vaccination campaigners have reached the forefront of the news. When a public health issue has reached the Jimmy Kimmel show, you know that it has reached the "big time." Seth Mnookin wrote the book The Panic Virus: The True Story of the Vaccine-Autism Controversy. Both Kimmel and Mnookin mentioned Jenny McCarthy, who has been quite vocal about her concerns about vaccines. More measles outbreaks have occurred in the past year than in the past decade, with the majority occurring among unvaccinated children. Buzzfeed asked vaccine expert Kate O'Brien of the International Vaccine Access Center (IVAC) at the Joh...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 8, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sanofi Pasteur’s Quadracel approved to treat children between the ages of four and six
Sanofi Pasteur has received approval from US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its Quadracel (Diphtheria and Tetanus Toxoids and Acellular Pertussis Absorbed and Inactivated Poliovirus; DTaP-IPV) vaccine. (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - March 26, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

The Changing Politics and Consistent Science of Vaccinations
The recent outbreak of measles in the United States launched a national debate on vaccinations that has spread rapidly throughout the media and even involved some of the likely 2016 presidential candidates. A Gallup survey and other recent developments make clear that it's a public discussion that we need to continue. The Gallup survey, released earlier this month, revealed that "a slight majority of Americans, 54%, say it is extremely important that parents get their children vaccinated, down from the 64% who held this belief 14 years ago. Another 30% call it 'very important' - unchanged from 2001." That 10 per...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 19, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Changing Politics and Consistent Science of Vaccinations
The recent outbreak of measles in the United States launched a national debate on vaccinations that has spread rapidly throughout the media and even involved some of the likely 2016 presidential candidates. A Gallup survey and other recent developments make clear that it's a public discussion that we need to continue. The Gallup survey, released earlier this month, revealed that "a slight majority of Americans, 54%, say it is extremely important that parents get their children vaccinated, down from the 64% who held this belief 14 years ago. Another 30% call it 'very important' - unchanged from 2001." That 10 per...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - March 19, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

All teens should be vaccinated against rare strain of meningitis
"A vaccination for meningitis is to be offered to all 14-18 year-olds in England and Wales, after a spike in a rare strain of the disease," The Guardian reports. The strain – meningitis W (MenW) – is described as rare, but life-threatening. There has been a year-on-year increase in the number of meningitis cases caused by MenW since 2009, and infection has been associated with particularly severe disease and high fatality rates in teenagers and young adults. The increasing trend looks set to continue unless action is taken, so the government’s Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation...
Source: NHS News Feed - March 16, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: QA articles Medication Pregnancy/child Source Type: news

Genetically engineered immunotoxin shows early promise in patients with B-cell malignancies
DT2219, a new bispecific ligand-directed diphtheria toxin, was found to be safe and clinically effective in a small group of patients with relapsed/refractory B-cell malignancies, according to phase I clinical trial data. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - March 13, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Genetically engineered immunotoxin shows early promise in patients with B-cell malignancies
(American Association for Cancer Research) DT2219, a new bispecific ligand-directed diphtheria toxin, was found to be safe and clinically effective in a small group of patients with relapsed/refractory B-cell malignancies, according to phase I clinical trial data. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - March 13, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

A Simple Tetanus Vaccine Could Help Treat The Most Common And Deadly Brain Tumor
NEW YORK (AP) — Can a tetanus shot help treat brain cancer? A small study hints that it might. A dose of tetanus vaccine let patients live longer when added to an experimental treatment for the most common and deadly kind of brain tumor, researchers report. It "put the immune system on high alert," paving the way for the experimental treatment to work better in attacking the disease, said researcher Kristen Batich of the Duke University Medical Center. In a paper released Wednesday by the journal Nature, she and others describe a study of 12 patients. Some who got the tetanus shot lived years longer than...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - March 12, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Woman with brain cancer has survived for 9 years thanks to vaccine
Sandy Hillburn, 68, from New Jersey, was offered a slot in an experimental study at Duke University involving adding the tetanus-diphtheria vaccine to a new treatment for glioblastoma. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 12, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Anti-Vaccination Activists To Blame For Bosnia's Measles Outbreak, Say Experts
SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Medical experts warned Friday the anti-vaccination lobby is growing in Bosnia, using scientifically discredited arguments to stoke parental fears in the worst-affected country in Europe's measles outbreak. This trend — combined with a generation that could not be immunized because of lack of vaccines during Bosnia's 1992-95 war — has led to 5,340 measles cases in Bosnia, according to the World Health Organization. "I am increasingly hearing from parents about their fears due to the stuff they read on the Internet," Dr. Gordana Banduka, a pediatrician from Pal...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 1, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New vaccine is an important advance in stopping cervical and other HPV-related cancers
If you knew that a vaccine could prevent your daughter or son from developing a relatively common and potentially deadly cancer later in life, would you have her or him get it? Such a vaccine is available, and it’s about to get even better than it is now — but fewer than half of all teens have gotten it. I am talking about a vaccine against the human papilloma virus (HPV). It is responsible for cervical cancer, which strikes 12,000 women each year in the United States and kills 4,000. Only 15% of women diagnosed with advanced cervical cancer survive for five years or more — a grim statistic. HPV also caus...
Source: New Harvard Health Information - February 19, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Gregory Curfman, M.D. Tags: Vaccines cervical cancer cervical cancer vaccine HPV hpv vaccine human papilloma virus Source Type: news

Got Science? Vaccinating Ourselves Against Misinformation
It is dismaying that fears and misinformation about vaccines have led the scourge of measles to return in the United States some 15 years after it had been officially eradicated here. And it's especially discouraging to see some early 2016 presidential hopefuls such as Chris Christie and Rand Paul pander on the issue rather than taking a strong evidence-based stance because the facts could not be more clear: Vaccines are safe and they save lives. One of the tragic aspects of this story is that some of the 102 measles cases so far this year in the United States have struck children under a year old who are too young to rec...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - February 12, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

UC plans to require vaccinations for incoming students starting in 2017
The University of California will require incoming students to be screened for tuberculosis and vaccinated for measles, mumps, rubella, chicken pox, meningococcus, tetanus and whooping cough under a plan set to take effect in 2017. Currently, the UC system only requires students to be vaccinated against hepatitis B, though several campuses have additional requirements. The plan — designed to help protect the health of students and campus communities — has been in the works for a year. But the need is more pressing than ever, given the current multistate measles outbreak and the re-emergence of other vaccine-pre...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - February 7, 2015 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Here’s how many are opting out of measles, other vaccinations in Missouri
As measle outbreaks continue to pop up around the country, records show the number of immunization exemptions in Missouri have risen for three consecutive years — and not just for measles. Records from the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services show a steady increase in requests for exemptions for four major vaccines: diphtheria, polio, measles and hepatitis B. The majority of the requests were made on religious grounds as opposed to medical reasons. Measles tops the list of most-requested… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 6, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Corey Noles Source Type: news

Here’s how many are opting out of measles, other vaccinations in Missouri
As measle outbreaks continue to pop up around the country, records show the number of immunization exemptions in Missouri have risen for three consecutive years — and not just for measles. Records from the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services show a steady increase in requests for exemptions for four major vaccines: diphtheria, polio, measles and hepatitis B. The majority of the requests were made on religious grounds as opposed to medical reasons. Measles tops the list of most-requested… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 6, 2015 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Corey Noles Source Type: news

Ghana: Ghana Failed to Immunize 220kK Children in 2014
[Ghanaian Chronicle]Two hundred and twenty thousand children were not immunized last year against the six killer diseases - polio, diphtheria, tuberculosis, pertussis (whooping cough), measles and tetanus, according to Dr. Joan Awanyo-Akaba, the Civil Society rep on the board of the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization (GAVI). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 29, 2015 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Pertussis Immunity Lasts Only Few Years After DTaP ImmunizationPertussis Immunity Lasts Only Few Years After DTaP Immunization
The average duration of protection against pertussis after diphtheria-tetanus-acellular pertussis (DTaP) immunization is only about three years, according to a review and meta-analysis of a dozen studies. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 6, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Diphtheria and Tetanus Toxoids and Acellular Pertussis Adsorbed, Inactivated Poliovirus and Haemophilus b Conjugate (Tetanus Toxoid Conjugate) Vaccine
(Source: What's New at CBER)
Source: What's New at CBER - December 31, 2014 Category: Biomedical Science Source Type: news

Diphtheria and Tetanus Toxoids and Acellular Pertussis Adsorbed and Inactivated Poliovirus Vaccine
(Source: What's New at CBER)
Source: What's New at CBER - December 31, 2014 Category: Biomedical Science Source Type: news

Diphtheria and Tetanus Toxoids Adsorbed, STN 103944
(Source: What's New at CBER)
Source: What's New at CBER - December 31, 2014 Category: Biomedical Science Source Type: news

Diphtheria & Tetanus Toxoids Adsorbed, STN 103919
(Source: What's New at CBER)
Source: What's New at CBER - December 31, 2014 Category: Biomedical Science Source Type: news

Mission launched to cover kids against preventable diseases
The diseases are diphtheria, whooping cough, tetanus, polio, tuberculosis, measles and hepatitis B, an official statement here said. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - December 25, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What The NHL Mumps Outbreak Teaches Us About Immunity
The unprecedented outbreak of mumps -- a contagious and occasionally dangerous virus -- in a professional sports league, the NHL, has led to player quarantines, cancelled events and, most recently, movement among NBA clubs that often share facilities to distance themselves from arenas and practice facilities also used by hockey players. The NFL, though its players don't have contact with hockey teams, has taken note as well, according to an ESPN report -- they know it could happen in their league, too. Although the first mumps alert in the NHL -- from the Anaheim Ducks -- happened in mid-September, and the first official ...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - December 24, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

Tetanus Toxoid, Reduced Diphtheria Toxoid and Acellular Pertussis Vaccine, Adsorbed
(Source: What's New at CBER)
Source: What's New at CBER - December 2, 2014 Category: Biomedical Science Source Type: news

I-Team: Vaccine Rates Plummeting In Parts Of Mass.
BOSTON (CBS) – Childhood vaccines are credited with virtually wiping out a host of awful diseases, yet many parents are still concerned about the shots. Two and a half year old Collin let out a scream as he got his latest vaccine in the office of his Cape Cod pediatrician, but Dr. Sharon Daley believes that discomfort is a small price to pay for the protection the shot offers. Dr. Daley, who is also the chief of pediatrics at Cape Cod Hospital, explained, “Whooping cough, and diphtheria, measles, bacterial meningitis, even influenza; these diseases used to cause thousands of deaths each year.” Dr. Daley...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - November 13, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: deanreddington Tags: Health i-Team Local News Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local Watch Listen Cape Cod Cape Cod Hospital Dr. Sharon Daley immunization Kim Shea Lauren Leamanczyk Vaccine Source Type: news

Tdap Vaccine Generally Safe in Pregnancy (FREE)
By Amy Orciari Herman Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH, and Lorenzo Di Francesco, MD, FACP, FHM Administration of the tetanus toxoid, reduced diphtheria toxoid, and acellular pertussis (Tdap) vaccine in … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - November 12, 2014 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

7 Steps To Ensure Ebola Doesn't Disrupt Your International Travel
Is it safe to travel? Should we cancel our long-planned family safari in Botswana? Can I get Ebola from an airplane seat? For the last two decades, I've been helping people find the best doctors, treatments and medical information -- and I've never seen the kind of health panic among clients like I do now. (Yes, No and Extraordinarily unlikely are the short answers to these questions, by the way). For expert advice, I checked in with Dr. Michael Callahan, an associate physician in the Division of Infectious Diseases at Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School. Callahan ran one of the Department of Defense pr...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - October 27, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

Which state does the best job of vaccinating kids? Mississippi
When it comes to vaccinating children against diseases such as measles, diphtheria and whooping cough, Mississippi is the model for the nation, new federal data show. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - October 16, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

Adacel (Tetanus Toxoid, Reduced Diphtheria Toxoid and Acellular Pertussis Vaccine Adsorbed) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - October 6, 2014 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Tenivac (Tetanus and Diphtheria Toxoids Adsorbed) - new on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - October 3, 2014 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Vaccination with Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Acellular Pertussis Vaccine of Pregnant Women Enrolled in Medicaid — Michigan, 2011–2013
(Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - September 26, 2014 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Office Champions Report: Focused Effort Can Improve Immunization Rates
The AAFP recently published its Child and Adolescent Immunization Office Champions Project report, highlighting outcomes from the 20 participating practices. The post-project data for teen immunizations, in particular, revealed increases over baseline for all immunization rates measured, from a 12.35 percent uptick for tetanus, diphtheria and acellular pertussis vaccination to a 100 percent rise for HPV vaccination. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - September 23, 2014 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Report: Focused Effort Can Improve Vaccine Rates
The AAFP recently published its Child and Adolescent Immunization Office Champions Project report, highlighting outcomes from the 20 participating practices. The post-project data for teen immunizations, in particular, revealed increases over baseline for all immunization rates measured, from a 12.35 percent uptick for tetanus, diphtheria and acellular pertussis vaccination to a 100 percent rise for HPV vaccination. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - September 23, 2014 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Prevnar 13 (Pneumococcal 13-valent Conjugate Vaccine [Diphtheria CRM197 Protein] Suspension for Intramuscular Injection) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - September 19, 2014 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Menactra (Polysaccharide Diphtheria Toxoid Conjugate Vaccine) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - September 12, 2014 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

‘Infant Cocooning’ Becoming More Popular Among New Parents
BOSTON (CBS) – Angela Keizer and Brian Miller are counting the days until the birth of their baby girl. “This Baby is very unexpected and very special,” Angela said. They didn’t think they would be able to have a baby and so they are taking no chances when she arrives. “We are going to request that family members vaccinate before they see her,” Brian said. They want to make sure everyone is up-to-date with their pertussis, diphtheria and influenza vaccines before they meet the baby. It’s called infant cocooning and it is supported by the American Academy of Pediatrics. According t...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - August 26, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: deanreddington Tags: Health Local News Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local Watch Listen American Academy Of Pediatrics diphtheria Dr. Mallika Marshall infant cocooning influenza vaccines pertussis Source Type: news

August is National Immunization Awareness Month
! This year, the National Public Health Information Coalition (NPHIC) has designated a specific population focus for each week: August 3-9 — A Healthy Start: Babies and Pregnant Women August 10-16 — Back to School: Children, Preteens & Teens August 17-23 — Off to the Future: Young Adults August 24-30 — Not Just for Kids: Adults Immunizations are important for individuals of all ages. Often times there are concerns as to whether or not we should continue immunizing our children (and ourselves), however, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) maintains vaccinations are worthwhile: It’s true, ...
Source: Network News - August 11, 2014 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Naomi Gonzales Tags: Consumer Health General (all entries) Public Health Source Type: news