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Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices June 2018 Meeting Update

The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) held their second of three annual meetings at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, GA last week.  ECBT staff took...


What You Don’t Know About Hepatitis Can Hurt You

More than four million Americans are living with viral hepatitis, but most do not know they are infected. In honor of Hepatitis Awareness Month, learn how the three types...


Shingles Vaccine is the Silver Lining of Turning 50

After watching both my 73-year-old mother and my 18-year-old daughter suffer with shingles, I would do almost anything to avoid it. And last year, when a new and more...


What Your Dentist Should Be Telling You About Oral Cancer and HPV

During Oral Cancer Awareness Month, and throughout the year, the dental community has a responsibility to help educate the public about the association between HPV and many oral cancers....


How Flu Strains are Selected for the Seasonal Flu Vaccine Each Year

Did you ever wonder how the flu strains are selected for the seasonal vaccine every year? A lot more goes into the decision than you might think!


Updates from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices February Meeting

The February meeting of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) included presentation pertaining to several different diseases and vaccines, to include hepatitis A and B, influenza, HPV, pneumococcal...


Immunization Funding is an Investment in Public Health that Saves Lives and Dollars

As we consider the details of the proposed fiscal budget, we must call upon Congress to properly fund critical prevention programs. Every Child By Two Executive Director, Amy Pisani, makes...


Meningitis B and Your College Student: Preventing the Call

Emily was a college student when she called home complaining of a headache - 36 hours later she passed away due to serogroup B meningococcal disease, but her organ...


Most Popular Posts of 2017 Address Flu, Vaccine Safety, Disease Outbreaks and Maternal Vaccines

In these final days of 2017, we hope you will revisit the top ten posts from the past year and share them with others in your social networks.  They address such pressing...


Flu Vaccine Benefits Go Beyond Effectiveness of One Strain

There seems to be a lot of speculation recently about how effective the influenza (flu) vaccine will be at preventing cases of influenza this season. It's important to understand...