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December 2008
Recommended Immunization Schedules for Persons Aged 0 Through 18 Years--United States, 2009
Released: 12/31/08
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AAP Policy Statement: Recommended Childhood and Adolescent Immunization Schedules--United States, 2009
Released: 12/29/08
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Health Advisory: CDC Issues Interim Recommendations for the Use of Influenza Antiviral Medications in the Setting of Oseltamivir Resistance among Circulating Influenza A (H1N1) Viruses, 2008-09 Influenza Season
Released: 12/19/08
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FDA Supplemental Approval: Changes in the schedule for administering anthrax vaccine and in the route of administration
Released: 12/11/08
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VIS: Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine (interim, dated 12/9/08)
Released: 12/9/08
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ACIP Provisional Recommendations for Use of Pneumococcal Vaccines
Released: 12/8/08
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2008 National Influenza Vaccination Week: December 8-14
Released: 12/8/08
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NIVW: Children's Vaccination Day, Tuesday, December 9
Released: 12/8/08
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NIVW: Seniors' Vaccination Day, Thursday, December 11
Released: 12/8/08
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NIVW: Healthcare Workers' Vaccination Day, Friday, December 12
Released: 12/8/08
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FDA Product Approval: Boostrix Tdap vaccine indication expanded and approved for use in individuals 10 through 64 years of age
Released: 12/4/08
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AAP Information for Parents: Why is the schedule the way it is?
Released: 12/3/08
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AAP Information for Parents: What are all of the ingredients in vaccines?
Released: 12/3/08
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MMWR: Continued Shortage of Haemophilus influenzae Type b (Hib) Conjugate Vaccines and Potential Implications for Hib Surveillance--United States, 2008
Released: 11/21/08
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FDA Release: Importance of Influenza Vaccination for Health Care Personnel
Released: 11/20/08
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AAP Influenza Vaccine Algorithm
Released: 11/20/08
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Joint IDSA/ACP statement on adult immunization
Released: 11/19/08
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Press Release: Medical Societies: Adults Need Vaccines
Released: 11/19/08
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VIS: Td/Tdap VIS (interim dated 11/18/08); it replaces the existing Td and Tdap VISs
Released: 11/18/08
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Google Flu Trends: Google provides up-to-date estimates of flu activity in the United States based on aggregated search queries
Released: 11/11/08
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Press Release: CDC releases first estimate of human papillomavirus-associated cancer data; about 25,000 cases occurred annually during 1998-2003
Released: 11/3/08
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Conclusions and Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Poliomyelitis Eradication
Released: 11/08
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October 2008 Back to top
23-Valent Pneumococcal Polysaccharide Vaccine--WHO Position Paper
Released: 10/17/08
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World Health Report 2008--Primary Health Care--Now More Than Ever 2008
Released: 10/14/08
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Newly licensed DTaP-IPV combination vaccine, guidance for use as a booster dose
Released: 10/3/08
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Newly licensed DTaP-IPV-Hib combination vaccine, guidance for use in infants and children
Released: 10/3/08
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Global Advisory Committee on Vaccine Safety: response to the paper on HBV vaccine and MS
Released: 10/08
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September 2008 Back to top
FDA Consumer Health Information: Addressing Questions about Gardasil
Released: 9/29/08
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FDA Consumer Health Information: Vaccines Stand Ready for Flu Season
Released: 9/26/08
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Video: Why Flu Vaccination Matters: Personal Stories from Families Affected by Flu
Released: 9/22/08
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VIS: Multi-vaccine VIS updated to include information on Rotarix (interim dated 9/18/08)
Released: 9/18/08
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Press Release: CDC expands testing recommendations for chronic hepatitis B virus infection
Released: 9/18/08
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Press Release and Campaign Kit: National Foundation for Infectious Diseases: National Adult Immunization Awareness Week, September 21-27, 2008
Released: 9/18/08
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AAP Policy Statement: Prevention of Influenza: Recommendations for Influenza Immunization in Children, 2008-2009
Released: 9/08/08
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Press Release: New CDC survey indicates most parents continue to have their children vaccinated,
report high immunization coverage rates
Released: 9/04/08
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WHO Recommendation: Influenza virus vaccine composition 2009-2010 southern hemisphere influenza season
Released: 9/08
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August 2008 Back to top
CDC Statement on the Cost-Effectiveness of HPV Vaccine
Released: 8/28/08
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VIS: Rotavirus (interim, dated 8/28/08)
Released: 8/28/08
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Online Manual for the Surveillance of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases, 4th edition, 2008
Released: 8/28/08
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Press Release: CDC urges pre-teen vaccination with new PSAs
Released: 8/28/08
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Webcast: Immunization Update 2008
Released: 8/28/08
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PATH launches new Vaccine Resource Library
Released: 8/26/08
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Press Release and Transcript: Most US measles cases reported since 1996; many unvaccinated because of philosophical beliefs
Released: 8/21/08
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Press Release: CDC releases 1918 pandemic flu storybook
Released: 8/21/08
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ACIP Recommendations: Prevention and Control of Influenza, 2008
Released: 8/08/08
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Guidance on the use of Pentacel and Pediarix
Released: 8/07/08
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Every Child by Two Launches Website: Vaccinate your baby!
Released: 8/06/08
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FDA Press Release: FDA approves 2008-2009 influenza vaccines
Released: 8/05/08
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July 2008 Back to top
VIS: Inactivated influenza vaccine 2008-09
Released: 7/24/08
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VIS: Live, intranasal influenza vaccine 2008-09
Released: 7/24/08
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Advisory Commission of Childhood Vaccines; Request for Nominations for Voting Members
Released: 7/22/08
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Information from FDA and CDC on gardasil and its safety
Released: 7/22/08
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HPV Vaccine - Q&As for the public
Released: 7/17/08
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Prevention and Control of Influenza
Released: 8/08/08
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Toolkit: Health care personnel initiative to improve influenza vaccination
Released: 7/17/08
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Provisional: Prevention of Rotavirus Gastroenteritis among Infants and Children
Released: 7/01/08
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June 2008 Back to top
Product Approval: DTaP-IPV vaccine (KINRIX) approved for use in children ages 4 through 6 years as the fifth dose in the DTaP vaccine series and the fourth dose in the IPV series
Released: 6/24/08
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Press Release: Fewer kids suffering from rotavirus this season; credit may go to newly introduced infant vaccine
Released: 6/25/08
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Product Approval: Pentacel (sanofi pasteur), a new combination vaccine containing diphtheria and tetanus toxoids, acellular pertussis, inactivated poliovirus and Hib (DTaP-IPV/Hib) approved for ages 6 weeks through 4 years
Released: 6/20/08
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Health Advisory: Temporary decrease in human rabies vaccine supplies
Released: 6/20/08
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Letter to the Editor and All Star Pediatrics Vaccine Policy Statement: Vaccinating children 'absolutely the right thing to do'
Released: 6/18/08
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Vaccine Supply: Merck & Co., Inc., is experiencing production delays and has temporarily discontinued accepting orders for hepatitis A vaccine (VAQTA)
Released: 6/13/08
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Product Approval: FDA approves use of Td (Tenivac) in adults age 60 years and older
Released: 6/08/08
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Joint Letter from 74 Signatories: An Open Letter to Congress on Immunization Policy
Released: 6/02/08
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May 2008 Back to top
Schedule: Catch-up immunization schedule for children 6 years of age or younger
Released: 5/26/08
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Vaccine Supply: Temporary unavailability of rabies pre-exposure vaccination
Released: 5/20/08
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World Hepatitis Alliance Announcement: World Hepatitis Day
Released: 5/19/08
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Prevention of Herpes Zoster
Released: 6/06/08
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Press Release: CDC Recommends Shingles Vaccine
Released: 5/15/08
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ACIP Recommendations: Prevention of Pertussis, Tetanus, and Diphtheria Among Pregnant and Postpartum Women and Their Infants
Released: 5/14/08
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April 2008 Back to top
Gardasil vaccine reports to VAERS (ISO plans to update VAERS data three times a year to coincide with ACIP meetings)
Released: 4/28/08
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Second printing of "The Pink Book" (10th Edition of Epidemiology and Prevention of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases) is available for purchase and downloading
Released: 4/25/08
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Vaccine Supply: Update from CDC regarding Hib vaccine shortage
Released: 4/23/08
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10 Facts on Immunization
Released: 4/21/08
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2008 NCIRD annual report available online
Released: 4/10/08
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Product Approval: FDA approves new rotavirus vaccine
Released: 4/06/08
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Update: Use of 7-Valent Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine (PCV7) in Children Aged 24--59 Months Who Are Not Completely Vaccinated
4/04/08
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CDC offers an extensive online "Vaccine and Handling Toolkit"
Released: 4/08
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Policy Statement: Recommendations for influenza immunization of children, 2007–2008
Released: 4/01/08
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Marcy 2008 Back to top
Facts for parents about autism and vaccine safety
Released: 3/18/08
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Update: Administration of combination MMRV vaccine
Released: 3/14/08
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VIS: MMR Vaccine
Released: 3/14/08
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VIS: Varicella Vaccine
Released: 3/14/08
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Correction: CDC corrects HPV vaccine regimen in the catch-up immunization schedule
Released: 3/06/08
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Vaccine Supply: What to do when giving the Hib vaccine during shortage
Released: 3/03/08
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What clinicians need to know about MMRV vaccine safety

Released: 3/03/08
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February 2008 Back to top
VIS: Frequently asked questions about the multi-vaccine VIS
Released: 2/29/08
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Health Advisory: Influenza antiviral use for persons at high risk for influenza complications or who have severe influenza illness
Released: 2/29/08
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Immunization Safety Office (ISO) launches a new website
Released: 2/25/08
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Vaccine Supply: Merck & Co., Inc. initiates a voluntary recall of specific lots of PedvaxHIB (Hib conjugate vaccine) and COMVAX (Hib conjugate and hepatitis B vaccine); it is estimated that these vaccines will be available again in fourth quarter 2008 (See note 1.)
Released: 2/25/08
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FDA selects the influenza virus strain composition of next season's (2008-2009) influenza vaccine for use in the United States
Released: 2/21/08
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Recommended composition of influenza virus vaccines for use in the 2008-2009 influenza season
Released: 2/14/08
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Vaccine Supply: Merck & Co., Inc., are experiencing production delays for Pediatric and Adult hepatitis A vaccine (VAQTA)
Released: 2/13/08
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Position Paper: Typhoid vaccines
Released: 2/08/08
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January 2008 Back to top
Press Release: Babies excrete vaccine-mercury quicker than originally thought
Released: 1/31/08
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Health Advisory: Reporting of all influenza-associated pediatric mortality and Staphylococcus aureus co-infection, 2007-2008 season
Released: 1/30/08
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VIS: Multi-vaccine VIS posted
Released: 1/30/08
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VIS: Meningococcal vaccines (interim dated 1/28/08)
Released: 1/28/08
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Outbreak Notice: Yellow fever alert for Brazil
Released: 1/18/08
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Vaccine Supply: Yellow fever vaccine shortage
Released: 1/17/08
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Recommended Immunization Schedules for Persons Aged 0--18 Years --United States, 2008
Released: 1/11/08
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Notice to Readers: Requirements for use of a new international certificate of vaccination or prophylaxis for yellow fever vaccine
Released: 1/04/08
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