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Does the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program Promote Immunization?

Does the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program Promote Immunization?

The Vaccine Injury Compensation Program was developed to offer financial assistance for those harmed by a vaccine.

Vaccine-Preventable Infections Common After Pediatric Organ Transplant

Hospitalization for vaccine-preventable infections occurs in more than 15% of pediatric solid organ transplant recipients in the first five years after surgery.

Rotavirus Vaccination May Decrease the Incidence of Type 1 Diabetes in Children

Introduction of the oral rotovirus vaccine in Australia was associated with a decline in the incidence of type 1 diabetes.

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

ACIP Updates Recommendations for US Adult Immunization Schedule

ACIP Updates Recommendations for US Adult Immunization Schedule

The ACIP and CDC have approved and released 2019 recommendations for the adult immunization schedule in the US.

Platform Manufacturing May Speed Pandemic Vaccine Development

Platform Manufacturing May Speed Pandemic Vaccine Development

With the advent of platform manufacturing technology, vaccines can be developed quickly to stop the spread of outbreaks.

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