Top News: #Vaccines

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MENINGITIS VACCINEFederal Panel Resists Tearful Pleas For New Meningitis Vaccine Routine:

ATLANTA (AP) — A federal panel on Thursday recommended that two new meningitis vaccines only be used for rare outbreaks, resisting tearful pleas to give it routinely to teens and college students. Read more



Botched exposé of HPV vaccine’s ‘dark side’ reveals dark side of news business:

The Toronto Star’s front-page feature on the “dark side” of a widely used HPV vaccine had all the makings of a blockbuster: a grim, gripping headline, vivid accounts from teenagers who died or were debilitated, a wrenching image of a woman holding a framed photo of her dead daughter. Read more



HOLLANDHeat Blamed for Spray Vaccine’s Failure Against Swine Flu:

ATLANTA (AP) — The makers of the nasal spray version of the flu vaccine say now they know why it has failed to protect young U.S. children against swine flu — fragile doses got too warm. Read more



A measles vaccine is seen at Venice Family Clinic in Los Angeles, California February 5, 2015. REUTERS/Lucy NicholsonTougher laws a likely legacy of the Disneyland measles outbreak:

(Reuters) – Chris Barr had no problem getting his eight children exempted from vaccinations when they went to school. First in California, and later when the family moved to Arkansas, the natural healing practitioner simply signed a piece of paper stating that his personal beliefs didn’t allow the immunizations. Read  more



Most Doctors Agree to ‘Spread Out’ Kids’ Shots, Survey Finds:

Nearly all pediatricians and family doctors have been asked at least once by parents if they could “space out” the vaccines their children get and most have agreed to do so at some point, a new study finds. The main reason given is that doctors are afraid of losing their patients – costing them business but also potentially leaving innocent children without good health care, according to the survey published in the journal Pediatrics. Read more