Vaccines in the News

Vaccines in the News

Most U.S. teenagers do not get HPV vaccines to prevent cancer August 11, 2017
immunization rates for the HPV vaccine among American teenagers remain low, more than a decade after it was introduced. The human papillomavirus, or HPV, causes most cancers of the cervix, middle and back of throat, anus and genitals. Each year, 27,000 men and women in the U.S. are diagnosed with a cancer linked to HPV. [+] more
Rotavirus vaccines continue to reduce diarrhea hospitalizations, medical costs in US kids August 10, 2017
Following the introduction of routine childhood vaccination against rotavirus, a common cause of diarrheal illness, more than 380,000 children avoided hospitalization for diarrhea from 2008 to 2013 in the US, thus saving an estimated $1.2 billion in direct medical costs. The estimates provide additional evidence for the substantial impact of routine rotavirus vaccination. [+] more
UK rations hepatitis B vaccine amid global shortage August 8, 2017
UK health officials are putting a temporary limit on who can have a hepatitis B vaccination because stocks are running low. [+] more
4 vaccines you might not know your teen needs for back-to-school August 7, 2017
School’s starting and you’re so relieved your pre-teen or teenager is done with the annual fight over getting shots. But there are four vaccines that teenagers are advised to get that might not be on your radar. [+] more

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