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Government Awards New Contract to Analyze Side Effects from Vaccines

The federal government recently took steps to ensure the continued monitoring of vaccine side effects. The Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have awarded an $18 million contract to SRA International Inc. — an information technology consulting firm — to support the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System. VAERS is … Continue reading

New Meningitis B Vaccine Carries Familiar Side Effects

Parents with kids in college now have one more thing to worry about: meningitis. In September of this year, a Georgetown University student died from serogroup B Meningococcal disease — better known as meningitis B. Last month, health officials confirmed that a San Diego State University freshman was killed by the same strain. Outbreaks at … Continue reading

Pediatric Medical Journal Weighs in on the Safety of Vaccines

For parents whose children hate the sight of needles, the yearly trip to the doctor for a flu shot can be a struggle. But there‚Äôs now an easier, more effective way. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend that children between 2 and 8 years of age receive the nasal spray vaccine. The spray … Continue reading

How to Prevent SIRVA

The Journal of American Pharmacists Association provides important information on how to prevent shoulder injuries related to the improper administration of vaccines or SIRVA. Read More

Whooping Cough Epidemic Worst in 50 Years

The bacterial infection also known as pertussis can be very serious for children under the age of 12 months. The biggest outbreak is currently in Washington State, where there were more than 3,000 cases through July 14, 2012. Read More

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