Nigeria:123 Million Infants Received Vaccine in 2017, WHO, Unicef Say
[Premium Times] UN agencies said a record-breaking of about 123 million, or nine out of 10, infants, received at least one dose of diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis vaccine in 2017 globally. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 17, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa:Cracking the Cold Chain Challenge Is Key to Making Vaccines Ubiquitous
[The Conversation Africa] Over the years vaccines have prevented countless cases of disease and saved millions of lives. Infectious diseases like polio, measles, diphtheria, pertussis (whooping cough), rubella (German measles), smallpox, mumps, tetanus and rotavirus used to be common around the world. Today vaccines can prevent them. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 17, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Record 123 million infants received at least one vaccine in 2017, says UN
A record-breaking total of around 123 million,  or nine out of 10, infants, received at least one dose of diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis vaccine in 2017, protecting them from deadly infectious diseases, according to United Nations figures released on Monday. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - July 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

What is the Interval For Non-simultaneous Administration of Live Virus Vaccines?
Discussion Vaccines are a mainstay of infectious disease prevention and health promotion. Infants, children and adults benefit from vaccines the most when they are given on the recommended schedules. However there are times when this is not possible as children come to the physician a little early, or a little late, or had unavailable records and so received addition vaccine, etc. There are many questions that arise because of these timing issues such as the one above. Standard vaccine schedules can be reviewed here. Commonly administered vaccines includes: Live-attenuated vaccines Cholera Measles, mumps, rubella (MMR ...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - July 9, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

U.S. government statistics reveal that the flu vaccine is the most dangerous vaccine in America
(Natural News) Even the bestselling flu vaccine is only the fifth most popular vaccine in the United States. Prevnar, the vaccine used to prevent infection caused by pneumococcal bacteria; Gardasil, which supposedly prevents cervical cancer; PENTAct-HIB, given to tiny infants to stave off diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, hepatitis B, poliomyelitis, and Haemophilus influenzae type b; and... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Post-licensure Studies Affirm Safety of DTaP Vaccines, Pinpoint Vaccination Errors Post-licensure Studies Affirm Safety of DTaP Vaccines, Pinpoint Vaccination Errors
No new or unexpected adverse events have been detected for diphtheria-tetanus-acellular pertussis (DTaP) vaccines licensed in the U.S., according to a review of close to 20 years of VAERS data, although vaccination errors may have increased.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

No New Adverse Events Reported for DTaP Vaccination
MONDAY, June 4, 2018 -- No new or unexpected safety issues have been identified in association with diphtheria-tetanus-acellular pertussis (DTaP) vaccines in the United States, according to a study published online June 4 in Pediatrics. Pedro L.... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 4, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Prevention of Pertussis, Tetanus, and Diphtheria with Vaccines in the United States: Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP)
This report compiles and summarizes all recommendations from CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) regarding prevention and control of tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis in the United States. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - April 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

RECOMMENDATIONS AND REPORTS: Prevention of Pertussis, Tetanus, and Diphtheria with Vaccines in the United States: Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP)
(Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - April 26, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

From Declaration to Action: Improving Immunization in Africa
Inviolate Akinyi, a 46-year-old grandmother, got her granddaughter immunized using a mix of private and public clinics. Credit: Veronique Magnin – Habari Kibra VolunteerBy Joyce NgangaNAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 25 2018 (IPS)Inviolate Akinyi, a 46-year-old grandmother, is certain that her grand-daughter needs to get all her vaccines for her to grow up healthy and strong. She uses a mix of private and public clinics in Kibera, one of the largest informal settlement in Nairobi, to get the 15-month-old the shots she needs. Mary Awour, mother to two-year-old Vilance Amondi, also believes immunization is important to protect her ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Joyce Nganga Tags: Africa Aid Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Inequity IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

World Immunization Week 2018: Protected Together, #VaccinesWork
22 April 2018, Cairo – This year’s World Immunization Week campaign, celebrated from 24 to 30 April, aims to highlight that protecting entire communities with vaccines protects everyone and so the theme of this year’s campaign is “Protected Together, #VaccinesWork”.  Immunization is one of the most successful and cost-effective health interventions. Studies show that every US$ 1 spent on childhood immunization returns US$ 44 in economic and social benefits.  Immunization protects everyone – from infants to senior citizens – against disabling illnesses, disability a...
Source: WHO EMRO News - April 22, 2018 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

What Are Complications of Oropharyngeal Trauma?
Discussion Oropharyngeal trauma is common and ranges from minor contusions to severe trauma of the head and neck. Sudden movement while having a foreign object in the mouth is a very common scenario with falls or collisions being common mechanisms. Common objects include toys, sticks, pens/pencils, chopsticks, toothbrushes, and popsicle sticks. Many of these injuries cause minimal problems such as a contusion to lips (i.e. “fat lip”). In general, the more anterior the location the more common the injury and the less likely to have a severe injury (i.e. lips). Whereas posterior structures are more protected, bu...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - April 16, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

People can ’t be educated into vaccinations, but behavioral nudges help, study finds
Vaccines were one of the great inventions of modern history. They helped stop America’s polio epidemic in the 1950s, when it was paralyzing thousands and killing at least 3,000 a year. They have prevented the deaths of millions worldwide from diseases such as diphtheria, smallpox, measles and tetanus. And yet many people are reluctant to get their shots […]Related:In case you missed the ‘condom-snorting challenge’ — and didn’t know it’s a bad ideaAs controversial ‘abortion reversal’ laws increase, researcher says new data shows protocol can workA woman s...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Haemophilus b Conjugate Vaccine (Tetanus Toxoid Conjugate)
List of Haemophilus b Conjugate Vaccine (Tetanus Toxoid Conjugate) products (Source: What's New at CBER)
Source: What's New at CBER - March 26, 2018 Category: Biomedical Science Source Type: news

Shingles Is Nasty, And The New Vaccine Works Well. Why Do Adults Avoid Shots?
Beyond annual flu shots, federal health officials say older adults need protection against shingles, pneumonia, tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis. But many grown-ups aren't getting vaccinated.(Image credit: Andrew Brookes/Getty Images/Cultura RF) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - March 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Michelle Andrews Source Type: news

Are vaccines in pregnancy linked to infant mortality and hospitalization? (VIDEO)
For Contemporary Pediatrics, Dr Bobby Lazzara discusses a case control study published in Pediatrics that looked at whether associations existed between mother receiving influenza and/or Tetanus, diphtheria, and acellular pertussis vaccinations during pregnancy and infant hospitalization or death occurring in the first 6 months of life. (Source: Contemporary Pediatrics)
Source: Contemporary Pediatrics - March 19, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Brief education intervention boosts tetanus vaccination rates in rural India
(PLOS) Education of mothers on the benefits of tetanus vaccination increased immunization coverage in a randomized trial set in rural India, according to new research this week in PLOS Medicine by Timothy Powell-Jackson of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK, and colleagues. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - March 6, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases 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 - March 1, 2018 Category: Biomedical Science 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 - February 21, 2018 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 - February 21, 2018 Category: Biomedical Science Source Type: news

Measles vaccine increases child survival beyond protecting against measles
(Frontiers) Analysis of more than 38,000 children in Ghana shows that all-cause mortality is significantly lower in children who received the measles vaccine after the third diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis (DTP) vaccination. The study adds to growing evidence that, when administered in the WHO recommended sequence, measles vaccination provides non-specific benefits to child survival. The findings have implications for achieving the Millennium Development Goal 4 of reducing child mortality. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 12, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Panacea Biotec partners Serum Institute for hexavalent vaccine
The vaccine is a combination of six antigens to protect against six dreaded diseases - Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis, Hepatitis B, Haemophilus influenza type B and Polio. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - January 18, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Reminding people about vaccinations can increase rates of immunization
Anupdated Cochrane Review, published in the Cochrane Library today, suggests that reminding people when their vaccinations are due or overdue increases the number of people being immunized.Rates of immunization against infectious diseases in children and adults are improving, but under-vaccination remains a problem that results in vaccine-preventable deaths and illnesses. In Europe, 11,316 cases of measles were reported during 2012, and an estimated four to 50 million symptomatic cases of flu occur each year.Reminders can be sent to patients, parents or guardians, or whole populations when vaccines are due, either because ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - January 15, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

New Project Uses Data and Determination to Expand Key HIV Services in Eastern Uganda
A health worker at Jinja Regional Referral Hospital in Uganda takes a blood sample for an HIV test. Photo by Tommy Trenchard for IntraHealth International.November 30, 2017IntraHealth International ’s newest project in Uganda—the USAID Regional Health Integration to Enhance Services in Eastern Uganda Activity (or USAID RHITES-E)—developed a 60-day strategy to help the Eastern Uganda region achieve and surpass some of its annual HIV service goals.Some 1.4 million adults and children are living with HIV in Uganda. The adultprevalence rate is 6.4%, and 28,000 Ugandans died due to AIDS-related causes in 2016....
Source: IntraHealth International - November 30, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: intrahealth Source Type: news

Global Routine Vaccination Coverage, 2016
Global coverage with the third dose of diphtheria and tetanus toxoids and pertussis-containing vaccine, the third dose of polio vaccine, and first dose of measles. Among new or underused vaccines, global coverage increased during 2010-2016 for completed vaccine series against rotavirus (8% to 25%), Streptococcus pneumoniae (11% to 42%), rubella (35% to 47%), Haemophilus influenzae type B (42% to 70%) and hepatitis B vaccine (74% to 84%). containing vaccine coverage has remained unchanged at 84%-86% since 2010. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - November 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

BOMBSHELL science paper documents the depopulation chemical covertly spiked into vaccines
(Natural News) Just days after the release of a jaw-dropping video lecture called the Science Agenda to Exterminate Blacks, a bombshell science paper has emerged that confirms the use of covert sterilization chemicals in World Health Organization vaccines deployed in Africa. Entitled, “HCG Found in WHO Tetanus Vaccine in Kenya Raises Concern in the Developing... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ask Well: Should I Get Revaccinated as an Adult?
Certain adults should be vaccinated against measles, mumps and whooping cough, diseases that are making a comeback. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: KAREN WEINTRAUB Tags: Whooping Cough Vaccination and Immunization Mumps Shingles (Disease) Tetanus Measles Source Type: news

Tdap Vaccine During Pregnancy Reduces Newborn Pertussis
A CDC study estimated that vaccinating pregnant women with the tetanus, diphtheria and acellular pertussis vaccine during their third trimester was nearly 78 percent effective in preventing pertussis in their infants younger than 2 months. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - October 10, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Kenya: Catholic Cleric Slams Odinga Over Tetanus Vaccine
[Nation] The Catholic Health Commission of Kenya has criticised Nasa leader Raila Odinga over a claim that the tetanus vaccine given to women of reproductive age was secretly laced with a hormone said to cause infertility. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 4, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Whooping Cough Shot Works, but Many Moms-to-Be Skip It: CDC
Timely vaccination can prevent three-quarters of cases in newborns Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Infections and Pregnancy, Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis Vaccines, Whooping Cough (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - September 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tetanus in Areas Affected by a Hurricane: Risk, Prevention, and Management Guidelines for Clinicians
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 09/2017 This resource provides guidance about the increased risk of wounds for emergency responders, cleanup workers, and volunteers during hurricane evacuation and flood cleanup. These workers should make sure they are up to date with tetanus vaccination before starting cleanup activities. Topics include Protection Against Tetanus, Risk of Tetanus After Exposure to Flood Water, and Wound Management for Tetanus Prevention. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - September 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Kenya: CS Mailu Gives Tetanus Vaccine Clean Bill of Health
[Nation] The Health ministry has dismissed claims that a tetanus vaccine given to women of reproductive age was secretly laced with a hormone said to cause infertility. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 13, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: 'Tetanus Vaccine Laced With Infertility-Causing Hormone'
[Nation] The opposition on Monday re-ignited an unresolved controversial topic when its presidential candidate Raila Odinga claimed that the government administered tetanus vaccine secretly laced with a hormone said to cause infertility in women. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 12, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Flood Waters, Tetanus, and Politicians
Congressman urges Hurricane Harvey victims to get a tetanus shot. Medical myth or mandatory? (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - September 7, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Terry Brenneman, MD Tags: Vaccines Source Type: news

No Need to Administer Tetanus Shots to Those Exposed to Flood Waters
Michael T. Osterholm, PhD, MPH, an advisor to the U.S. Metropolitan Medical Directors “Eagles” Coalition and an expert in the area of infectious diseases, has advised that there's no need to routinely administer tetanus shots to those exposed to flood waters. Dr. Osterholm notes that it's a long standing myth that there's an increased risk with such contact. The CDC recommendations further calcifies this issue. In watching the news coverage of Hurricane Harvey, Dr. Osterholm has seen and heard healthcare providers, emergency responders and public health officials in the impacted areas repeating the myth about t...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - August 29, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: A.J. Heightman, MPA, EMT P Tags: Major Incidents Patient Care News Source Type: news

No Need to Administer Tetanus Shots to Those Exposed to Flood Waters
Michael T. Osterholm, PhD, MPH, an advisor to the U.S. Metropolitan Medical Directors “Eagles” Coalition and an expert in the area of infectious diseases, has advised that there's no need to routinely administer tetanus shots to those exposed to flood waters. Dr. Osterholm notes that it's a long standing myth that there's an increased risk with such contact. The CDC recommendations further calcifies this issue. In watching the news coverage of Hurricane Harvey, Dr. Osterholm has seen and heard healthcare providers, emergency responders and public health officials in the impacted areas repeating the myth about t...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - August 29, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: A.J. Heightman, MPA, EMT P Tags: Major Incidents Patient Care News Source Type: news

Immunization Resources in Multiple Languages
From the NLM Outreach and Special Populations Branch: August is National Immunization Awareness Month, and public health professionals often need resources to educate individuals who may have limited English proficiency about the importance of receiving vaccinations for themselves and their children. Check MedlinePlus for resources on immunizations and childhood immunizations in both English and Spanish. Also check HealthReach for patient handouts in multiple languages about vaccinations, including: Vaccine Information Statements on specific vaccines, like the chickenpox vaccine (24 languages), diphtheria, tetan...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - August 22, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Consumer Health Education Health Professionals Outreach Source Type: news

Hexavalent 6-in-1 vaccine to be made available to newborn babies
All babies born on or after 1 August 2017 will be offered protection against hepatitis B as part of our universal childhood immunisation programme, Public Health England has announced. This is in addition to continued protection against diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio and Hib. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - August 2, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

How Common Are STIs?
Discussion Of the 30 different microbes which can be transmitted by sexual contact, 8 have the greatest incidence of transmitting disease. Four are curable (Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Syphilis and Trichomoniasis) and 4 are incurable at present (Hepatitis B, Herpes simplex virus (HSV), Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and Human papillomavirus (HPV)). Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are important as they can cause: Increased rates of acquisition of other STIs (ie HSV and syphilis increase the rate of HIV infection acquisition) Pelvic inflammatory disease and infertility Stillbirth and neonatal death Neonatal morbidity i...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - July 17, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Hepatitis B jab to be added to immunisations of babies born in UK
Babies born from the 1 August will be offered new “hexavalent” jab in effort to clamp down on infections that cause cirrhosis and liver cancerAll babies born in the UK will receive the hepatitis B jab as part of their routine immunisations from the autumn in an effort to drive down viral infections that cause cirrhosis and liver cancer.The hepatitis B vaccine is to be added to the 5-in-1 jab that is already given to babies across the UK to protect them from diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough, polio and bacterial infections known as Hib, or haemophilus influenzae type b, health officials said.Continue reading.....
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 9, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Ian Sample Science editor Tags: Hepatitis B Science Society Children UK news Source Type: news

Quadracel (Diphtheria and Tetanus Toxoids and Acellular Pertussis Adsorbed and Inactivated Poliovirus Vaccine) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - July 3, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Gaps Remain in Recommended Vaccines for Older Americans Gaps Remain in Recommended Vaccines for Older Americans
New data suggest room for improvement in influenza, pneumococcal, tetanus, and shingles vaccine coverage among adults aged 65 and older.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Hiberix (Haemophilus B Conjugate Vaccine Tetanus Toxoid Conjugate for Intramuscular Injection) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - June 21, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Kinrix (Diptheria and Tetanus Toxoids and Acellular Pertussis Adsorbed and Inactivated Poliovirus Vaccine) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - June 16, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Study: Replacing Existing Vaccines with Heat-Stable Versions Saves Money, Protects More Mothers and Children From Deadly Diseases
Press releaseStudy: Replacing Existing Vaccines with Heat-Stable Versions Saves Money, Protects More Mothers and Children From Deadly DiseasesApril 25, 2017NEW YORK, APRIL 26, 2017—Replacing the standard vaccines currently recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO)—most of which require refrigeration—with heat-stable versions would save money and increase protection of women, children and babies from deadly diseases like pneumonia, diarrhea, tetanus, measles and yellow fever, according to a study by Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontiéres (MSF) and the HERMES Logistics Team ...
Source: MSF News - April 25, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Brienne Prusak Source Type: news

World Immunization Week 2017: #VaccinesWork
19 April 2017, Cairo – On the occasion of  World Immunization Week – celebrated annually between 24 and 30 April  – WHO highlights the vital importance of immunization as the most cost-effective preventative intervention in public health. Under the theme “#VaccinesWork”, World Immunization Week in 2017 calls on governments and all stakeholders to ensure strong country commitment for immunization as a priority, demand immunization as a right and responsibility and equitably extend the benefits of immunization to all people. It also highlights the progress achieved over the past years...
Source: WHO EMRO News - April 19, 2017 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

The ‘Stealth Move’ That Improved Michigan's Vaccine Rates
Just three years ago, Michigan had the fourth-highest rate of unvaccinated kindergartners in the nation. But when a charter school in northwestern Traverse City reported nearly two dozen cases of whooping cough and several cases of measles that November, state officials were jolted to action. Without much fanfare — or time for opponents to respond — they abandoned the state’s relatively loose rules for getting an exemption and issued a regulation requiring families to consult personally with local public health departments before obtaining an immunization waiver. The new rule sidestepped potential ideolog...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The ‘Stealth Move’ That Improved Michigan's Vaccine Rates
Just three years ago, Michigan had the fourth-highest rate of unvaccinated kindergartners in the nation. But when a charter school in northwestern Traverse City reported nearly two dozen cases of whooping cough and several cases of measles that November, state officials were jolted to action. Without much fanfare — or time for opponents to respond — they abandoned the state’s relatively loose rules for getting an exemption and issued a regulation requiring families to consult personally with local public health departments before obtaining an immunization waiver. The new rule sidestepped potential ideolog...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - April 12, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Tdap Vaccination During Pregnancy Protects Infants from Pertussis (FREE)
By the Editors Receipt of the tetanus toxoid, reduced diphtheria toxoid, and acellular pertussis (Tdap) vaccine during pregnancy is associated with reduced risk for pertussis … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - April 3, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news