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HPV: What you should know

Answers to frequently asked questions about the diseases caused by human papillomavirus infections. Also present information about the recently licenced human papillomavirus(HPV) vaccines.
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Tdap: What you should know

Answers to frequently asked questions about the diseases caused by tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis infections. The sheet also present information about the recently licensed tetanus-diphtheria-pertussis (Tdap)vaccines.
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Timerosal: Lo que usted debe saber

A algunos padres les preocupa que el timerosal, un conservante que contienemercurio y se encuentra en la vacuna contra la gripe, provoque autismo. Sin embargo, durante los últimos años, una serie de estudios biológicos y epidemiológicoshan demostrado que esta preocupación no tiene fundamento. A continuación sepresenta un resumen de la evidencia que demuestra que, aunque algunas cosas sí causan autismo, el mercurio de las vacunas no es una de ellas.
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Rotavirus: Lo que usted debe saber

En Febrero de 2006, los Centros para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades (CDC) recomendaron una nueva vacuna para proteger a los lactantes contra el rotavirus. El rotavirus provoca fiebre alta, vómitos y diarrea persistentesenniños pequeños, normalmente durante el invierno en los Estados Unidos.
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Student Action with Farmworkers’ Internship and Volunteer Directory

A listing of farmworker organizations and agencies that are seeking volunteers and interns to support their work.
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Immunization Update, October 2006

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National, State, and Urban Area Vaccination Coverage Among Children Aged 19--35 Months, United States, 2005

Findings from the 2005 NIS include nationwide increases in coverage with >=3 and >=4 doses of pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV) and continued high levels of coverage for the other recommended vaccines and vaccine series. In addition, no racial/ethnic disparities in coverage estimates were observed in the 4:3:1:3:3:1§ vaccine series, the recommended series for children aged 19-35 months that includes DTP/DT/DTaP; poliovirus vaccine; measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine (MMR); Haemophilus influenzae type b vaccine; hepatitis B vaccine; and varicella vaccine.
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Interim VIS for Shingles

On September 11, CDC released an interim VIS for shingles (herpes zoster) vaccine. ACIP has not yet voted on recommendations for zoster vaccine. The interim VIS is based primarily on information from the manufacturer's package insert. The final VIS will be produced after the ACIP recommendations have been published in MMWR. The final VIS could differ from the interim version.
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2006 National Adult immunization week schedule for September 24-30

The NIP website recently posted information about the 2006 National Adult Immunization Awareness Week (NAIAW), which is scheduled for September 24-30. This year marks the 19th consecutive observance of NAIAW. In addition, NIP posted a link to the printable version of the NAIAW 2006 Campaign Kit, which was created by the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID). To access the kit from the NFID website, go to: www.nfid.org/pdf/publications/naiaw06.pdf
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Summaries of Immunizations recommendations for Children & Adolescents

Summary of Recommendations for Childhood and Adolescent Immunization (three pages, updated September 2006): Information was added about the new vaccines for human papillomavirus (HPV) and rotavirus. In addition, the sections on the following vaccines were extensively revised: hepatitis B, Td/Tdap, varicella, MMR, influenza, pneumococcal polysaccharide (PPV), and hepatitis A.
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Women in Government recommends HPV vaccination for girls entering middle school

Following the recent Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of a vaccine targeting cervical cancer, Women in Government, a national, bi-partisan, non-profit organization representing women state legislators, today recommended that all girls entering middle school be vaccinated against the human papillomavirus (HPV), the cause of cervical cancer. The recommendation is part of the group's new policy recommendations for the HPV vaccine's implementation in the states.
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Send Pests Packing Comic Book

The English educational comic book was developed by Wake Forest University and offers practical preventative tips to keep unwanted pests away from your home. To view the Spanish version, search for the "Digale Adios a las Plagas Comic Book."
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Immunization Update, September 2006

Check the latest news, such as 100 Million doses of Influenza Influenza Vaccine distribution data is being made available to State and local public health officials
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Interim VIS for Human Papillomavirus vaccine

On September 5, CDC released an interim VIS for human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine. The final VIS will be developed after ACIP recommendations are published in MMWR and the vaccine is covered by the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program.
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ACIP Provisional recommendations for use of quadrivalent HPV vaccine

On August 14, CDC posted provisional recommendations for use of HPV vaccine. Routine vaccination with three doses of quadrivalent HPV vaccine is recommended for females 11–12 years of age. The vaccination series can be started in females as young as 9 years of age.
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ACIP Provisional recommendations for prevention of Varicella

In June 2005 and June 2006, the ACIP made policy changes for use of live, attenuated varicella containing vaccines for prevention of varicella.
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Health Network Consent Form, Spanish

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Low Literacy Diabetes Educational Materials/Handouts

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Immunization Update, August 2006

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Chariots of Hope

A chariot of Hope, a nonprofit organization, has been established for the purpose of collecting used wheelchairs. The donated wheelchairs are then repaired and distributed, at no cost to the recipient, to those in need
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