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CDC Guide on the Use of HPV Vaccine

On August 16, CDC published updated guidance on the use of Human Papillomavirus Vaccination for Adults (HPV vaccine): Updated Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization. The recommendations now include the following updated information: • For children and adults age…

Flu Season and What to Do

How Flu Spreads: Most experts believe that flu viruses spread mainly by tiny droplets made when people with flu cough, sneeze or talk. These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby. Less often, a person…

What is Flu?

Flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses that infect the nose, throat, and sometimes the lungs. It can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death. The best way to prevent flu is…

August Updates 2019

Vaccine Updates August 2019 Terms to Know: 1. The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) is a group of medical and public health experts that develop recommendations on how to use vaccines. 2. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)…

Hexavalent Vaxelis

ACIP group unanimously voted to add the new hexavalent vaccine, Vaxelis –which protects against diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio, hepatitis B and Haemophilus influenzae type B and was licensed by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Fall 2018 – to the…

Newest Threat to Global Health: Vaccine Hesitancy

Every year, the World Health Organization lists its top threats to global health. Alongside usual suspects like air pollution, cancer and heart disease, a newcomer has joined the 2019 edition: vaccine hesitancy. The anti-vaccine movement has gained momentum in recent…

Measles Outbreak:

Details of situation: Five measles cases, four between the ages of 12 to 21 months, have been reported in three different counties within Southeast Texas. Vaccination remains the most effective method for preventing measles. Genotyping has revealed the cases were…

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