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Pneumococcal Vaccine and Pneumonia

The Question: Does vaccination with the pneumococcal vaccine (PCV7) reduce hospitalizations for community-acquired pneumonia? The Study: Uruguay began vaccinating children with the 7-valent pneumococcal conjugated vaccine (PCV7) and in...
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Pertussis Booster Vaccination

The Question: Does boosting immunity against pertussis (whooping cough) in adolescents protect infants from being hospitalized for pertussis? The Study: Many of the children hospitalized with pertussis are too...
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Rotavirus Vaccine Effectiveness

The Question: Has the rotavirus vaccine reduced hospitalizations for diarrhea-related illnesses? The Study: In this retrospective study, researchers examined the hospitalization rate for diarrhea-associated illnesses for children under five...
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Measles Update

Measles, once considered nearly eliminated in this country, is making a comeback. As of May 30, 2014, the Centers for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC) announced there were 334...
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Vaccine Promotion Messaging

The Question: How effective are the messages designed to increase vaccination rates? The Study: The national vaccination rate is going down, leading to outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases that had...
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