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06/21/2017 at 21:27. Facebook
Tamara's daughter nearly died from whooping cough when she was just an infant. Years later, she realized that her sister was a critical part of the team that helped save her daughter's life. Read this remarkable story that comes with a surprise twist, and learn how today's maternal vaccination recommendations are helping to protect newborns from pertussis and flu. [ Bit.ly Link ]
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How My Sister Helped Save My Daughter From Whooping Cough

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06/21/2017 at 12:20. Facebook
A meeting of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices will be held June 21st & 22nd. During committee meetings, members discuss vaccine research and scientific data related to vaccine effectiveness and safety and clinical trial results and also review outbreak information and changes in vaccine supply. These meetings are always open to the public and available online via live webcast...
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Vaccinate Your Family
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Vaccinate Your Family
Vaccinate Your Family
06/20/2017 at 22:34. Facebook
Over 20% of the children in the U.S. have seen more than one healthcare provider by the time they are 2 years old. This can pose problems for keeping track of medical records. But Immunization information systems (IIS) are confidential, computerized databases which are helping can providers and families consolidate immunization information into one reliable source. Have your child's...
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Over 20 of the children in the US have seen more than

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06/19/2017 at 22:20. Facebook
2017 has brought about measles epidemics in Germany, France, Italy, Poland, Switzerland, Ukraine and Romania, where more than 3,400 cases and 17 deaths occurred in the first three months of the year. In response to these outbreaks, German health officials have chooses to fine parents for failing to vaccinate their children. In Dr. Offit's latest Daily Beast article, he explains the...
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2017 has brought about measles epidemics in Germany France Italy Poland Switzerland

When Parents Force the Government’s Hand on Vaccines

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06/18/2017 at 15:47. Facebook
We have a lot to thank Dad for, but it's easy to forget to be thankful for the things we can not see. So this Father's Day, don't forget to thank Dad for doing all he could to keep you healthy. #VaccinesWork #VaccinesSaveLives [ Vaccinateyourfamily.org Link ]
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Vaccinate Your Family
06/17/2017 at 23:31. Facebook
Just as Dads do all they can to protect their families, we owe it to the Dads in our lives to ensure they are protected as well. Real men vaccinate at every age to keep themselves and their families healthy! For more information on vaccines for adults, visit [ Vaccinateyourfamily.org Link ]
Just as Dads do all they can to protect their families we
Vaccinate Your Family
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06/17/2017 at 15:11. Facebook
Vaccines aren't just for kids. Adults need them too. Whether the man you're celebrating this weekend is a father, grandfather, or expectant Dad, make sure they know that there are adult vaccines that can help keep them healthy and enjoying precious memories with family. Learn more at: [ Vaccinateyourfamily.org Link ]
Vaccines arent just for kids Adults need them too Whether the man
Contact your Senator TODAY to prevent devastating cuts to immunization programs. There are two pieces of legislation that the Senate is considering this week that could have a huge impact on vaccination programs in the U.S. Read our special action alert to learn more about the issues and how you can contact your Senator to help preserve critical immunization funding. [ Bit.ly Link ]
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Contact Your Senator to Prevent Devastating Cuts to Immunization Programs

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It's Virtual Advocacy Day! Join us in telling members of Congress to #ProtectPrevention. Preventive measures, like vaccination, improve health, saves lives & save our country money. Click here to take action and make your voice heard: [ Thndr.me Link ]
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How familiar are you with hepatitis B? To help promote testing, immunization and treatment for hepatitis B, the Hepatitis B Foundation has launched a storytelling campaign called #justB in which real people living with this disease are sharing their stories. In honor of Father's Day this weekend, check out this month's featured story: #justB a Dad at [ Hepb.org Link ]
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There are some internet rumors that never seem to die. The suggestion that Dr. Diane Harper was a "lead Gardasil researcher" who had to "come clean" because she "couldn't sleep at night" is an example of a story that's been widely circulated by vaccine critics since 2009. This article by Skeptical Raptor provides a thorough review of the facts (along with a bit of snark) that show that this...
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Diane Harper, lead Gardasil researcher – what are the facts?

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Chickenpox is a highly contagious disease which causes between 250-500 itchy blisters. Although it can be mild, it is not benign, which is why most schools require 2 doses of varicella vaccine. At Walnut Grove Elementary, 10.2% percent of students have immunization exemptions, so 57 students were excluded from school during a recent chickenpox outbreak. Unvaccinated students are required to...
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If someone asked you which infection scared you the most, what would you say? Tony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) was recently asked this question. One might assume he would say Ebola, Zika, MERS or SARS—all infections for which no vaccines and no anti-viral medicines are commercially available. But his answer was much more concerning....
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The Next Plague Is Around the Corner

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Congress passed legislation last year to prioritize research, vaccine development and treatment strategies for tick-borne diseases. Today there is criticism that it's just not happening fast enough. The efforts are more urgent in light of the emergence of Powassan, a virus transmitted like Lyme by the bite of a deer tick, but one that is much more dangerous. Vaccine research and development...
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Schumer urges faster action on vaccines for tick-borne illnesses

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Here is what every parent of every teen should know about meningitis. Shot of Prevention explains the dangers of meningococcal disease, how it is spread and ways in which it can be prevented. Get the facts at [ Bit.ly Link ].
Here is what every parent of every teen should know about meningitis

What Parents of Every Teen Should Know About Meningitis

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Is the Minnesota measles outbreak just a taste of things to come? This Washington Post article explores the concern that people often resist information that challenges their beliefs, and that when it comes to vaccines, "fake news" about vaccines and autism has enabled a persistent, even contagious, myth to continue to endanger children’s health. [ Wapo.st Link ]
Is the Minnesota measles outbreak just a taste of things to come

Analysis | These 3 things help make sense of the dangerous Minnesota measles outbreak

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It's that time of year again! Graduation celebrations are in full force! But before your child heads off to college in the Fall, here are five things you can do this summer to help ensure they stay safe and healthy. [ Bit.ly Link ]
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With 68 confirmed measles cases in Minnesota and 8,250 known exposures, health officials worry that the start of the holy month of Ramadan, which brings Muslims together in prayer and festivities, will accelerate the spread of this highly infectious disease in a close-knit Somali American community. In 2004, the community had a 92% vaccination rate - higher than the state average. After the...
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Imams in U.S. take on the anti-vaccine movement during Ramadan

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It's understandable for parents to have questions about vaccines. But as Dr. Rebecca Bell tells NBC News, we must be careful not to polarize the issue and label questioning parents as anti-vaccine. We share Dr. Bell's goal of helping people overcome vaccine hesitancy, which is why we've been encouraging respectful conversation on our Vaccinate Your Family Facebook page for the past 7 years....
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A kinder, gentler - and tastier - approach to vaccine skeptics

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Science can’t always compete with sensationalized misinformation. That is why improving science communication is a more urgent issue than ever. As we advocate for immunizations, we encounter instances when vaccine hesitancy could potentially be alleviated with a better understanding of the science behind vaccines. This article articulates the need for more effective science communication and...
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Why Can't Scientists Talk Like Regular Humans?

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