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CDC issues ACIP recommendations for the use of HPV vaccine

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These recommendations represent the first statement by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) on the use of a quadrivalent human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine licensed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on June 8, 2006. This report summarizes the epidemiology of HPV and associated diseases, describes the licensed HPV vaccine, and provides recommendations for its use for vaccination among females aged 9-26 years in the United States. March 2007.

Boys also should get HPV shots, medical experts say

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Some medical experts are calling for boys, in addition to girls, to be routinely vaccinated against the sexually transmitted human papillomavirus. Although men can't get the cervical cancer that can result from HPV, they can get HPV and pass it on to their partners

No Autism-Vaccine Link, Researchers Re-Confirm

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As the mercury-containing preservative thimerosal was removed from vaccines, and as fewer children received the mumps-measles-rubella vaccine, the rates of autism and related disorders rose among Canadian school children.

Hepatitis B Vaccination Among High-Risk Adolescents and Adults B San Diego, California 1998-2001.

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MMWR 2002;51(28):618-621.

Immunizations

Immunization disparities continue to exist in Hispanic populations despite the equity achieved in early childhood rates. Influenza and pertussis are two vaccine preventable diseases for which Hispanic populations in the US are particularly in need of improved coverage.

Focus Group on Immigration and Immunization

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In July of 2005, MCN conducted a focus group with migrant women in a new receiving community on the Eastern Shore of Maryland to help understand their experiences regarding immunization.

The focus group was held at the one of the participant’s home, an established immigrant household. The town house apartment located in a growing immigrant neighborhood offered a comfortable, safe and trusting environment for the group’s participants.

Interviews: State programs addressing immunization needs

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The following report summarizes research conducted by the Migrant Clinicians Network (MCN) in the summer of 2008. The report is an effort to identify state programs that address the immunization needs of adults and migrant and seasonal farmworkers across the country.

Immunization Initiative

The Immunization Initiative at the Migrant Clinicians Network (MCN) is devoted to promoting and improving childhood, adolescent, and adult immunization coverage levels among migrant and other mobile underserved populations. Funding for this project is obtained from a cooperative agreement with the National Immunization Program, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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