Top News: #Vaccines

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Stuart Kinlough/Getty Images/Ikon ImagesVaccine Against Meningitis B Gets A Boost From CDC:

Parents, take note! The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s vaccine committee has expanded its recommendation for immunization against meningitis B, a rare but potentially deadly strain of meningitis. Read more

Study Suggests Clue to Strange Link Between Swine Flu Vaccine and Narcolepsy:

(WASHINGTON) — One vaccine used in Europe during the 2009 swine flu pandemic was linked to rare cases of a baffling side effect — the sleep disorder narcolepsy. Now new research offers a clue to what happened. Read more

California Governor Signs Tough New Vaccine Law:

California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill Tuesday that removes most of the state’s vaccination exemptions, meaning parents can only send unvaccinated kids to school if they have a doctor’s note. Read more .


JIM CARREYScientist Debunks Jim Carrey’s Anti-Vaccination Tweets:

In a series of recent tweets, actor Jim Carrey raged against a new California law banning the personal belief exemption for childhood vaccines. The bill, signed by Gov. Jerry Brown (D) on Tuesday, makes the shots mandatory for every child before attending public or private school. The only children who will be exempt from vaccines are those who have a medical reason to postpone them, such as an immune deficiency or cancer. Read more


ACOG Updates Recommendations to Include 9-Valent HPV Vaccine:

A key role of obstetrician/gynecologists and other healthcare providers is to provide patients and their parents with information on the benefits and safety of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine and to encourage adolescents to receive the HPV immunization, according to updated recommendations published online June 26 by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Read more