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NH Allows Pharmacists to Give More Vaccinations
Bloomberg BusinessWeek - 9/4/11
New Hampshire is joining a growing national trend in allowing pharmacists to give more vaccinations than annual flu shots – but doctors oppose the changes in what appears to be a turf war over a profitable aspect of medical care. A new state law lets trained pharmacists give vaccinations for a bacterial form of pneumonia that can be deadly and for shingles, a painful reappearance of latent chicken pox virus that affects the nerve roots and can produce a blistering rash. The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the trend to let pharmacists give vaccines has grown from 22 states allowing flu shots in 1999 to all 50 in 2009.
Survey Shows More U.S. Children Getting Vaccines
Reuters - 9/1/11
More young children are getting immunized in the United States for preventable diseases such as measles, mumps, rubella and hepatitis A, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported on Thursday.
CDC Report Shows Bacterial Meningitis Cases on the Decline
HealthDay - 5/25/11
The incidence of bacterial meningitis dropped by 31 percent between 1998 and 2007, new government research shows. The drop was led by reductions in infections by two powerful germs – Neisseria meningitidis and Streptococcus pneumoniae – that are covered by available immunizations. With fewer infections among young children, the burden of the disease is now mainly borne by older adults, the study authors found.
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