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  • Do Adults Need a Measles Booster Shot?

    Do Adults Need a Measles Booster Shot?

    The high-risk groups of adults who should discuss measles vaccination with their doctor include international travelers, health care workers, and folks living in communities that are in the throes of an outbreak, Dr. Nancy Messonnier, director of the CDC’s National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, said in a media briefing last week.

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  • Parents, Protect Your Kids as Measles Outbreaks Spread

    Parents, Protect Your Kids as Measles Outbreaks Spread

    MONDAY, April 29, 2019 (HealthDay News) — As measles outbreaks spread across the United States, there are a number of things parents need to know, a leading pediatricians’ group says. The most important is to make sure your children are fully protected against the disease, which can be deadly, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)

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  • Need to Be Vaccinated? Try Your Local Pharmacy

    Need to Be Vaccinated? Try Your Local Pharmacy

    TUESDAY, March 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Vaccines are big news in the United States these days. Measles outbreaks in unvaccinated clusters around the country have highlighted the importance of immunization, reviving debate over whether vaccines should be required for all children. Meanwhile, the flu continues to plague all parts of the United States so

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  • HPV Infections Most Tied to Cancer Are in Decline, and Vaccines May Be Why

    HPV Infections Most Tied to Cancer Are in Decline, and Vaccines May Be Why

    THURSDAY, Feb. 21, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Infections with two strains of the sexually transmitted human papillomavirus (HPV) are showing marked declines among American women, and rising vaccination rates could be driving the trend. That’s the finding from a new study involving thousands of U.S. women who tested positive for precancerous conditions of the cervix.

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  • As U.S. Measles Outbreaks Spread, Why Does ‘Anti-Vax’ Movement Persist?

    As U.S. Measles Outbreaks Spread, Why Does ‘Anti-Vax’ Movement Persist?

    THURSDAY, Feb. 7, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Measles outbreaks across the United States — including one in Washington state where 50 cases have now been identified — have again shone the spotlight on parents who resist getting kids vaccinated. These outbreaks are a clear sign of the fraying of “herd immunity,” the overall protection found

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