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RSV Vaccines for Senior Adults Linked to Guillain-Barré Syndrome

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On Feb. 29, 2024, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) presented a preliminary analysis that showed that 23 adults over the age of 65 who received a respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) vaccine developed Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS).1 When a person develops GBS, including after an infection or […]

CDC’s ACIP Vaccine Advisory Panel Lacks Leader and Voting Members

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Opinion | In making decisions about which vaccines should or should not be given to people and when developing childhood, adolescent and adult vaccination schedules, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) heavily relies on recommendations provided by an outside group of 15 medical and public health professionals, who make up a panel known […]

CDC Recommends SIX Vaccines During Pregnancy But Fewer Women are Complying

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Fewer women in the U.S. are complying with CDC recommendations to get vaccinated during pregnancy according to a report about an Internet panel survey published on Sept. 29, 2023 in the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR). CDC officials analyzed data from the survey assessing the uptake […]

CDC Says Overweight People Need Longer Needles for Vaccinations

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If you were among the many who experienced a breakthrough SARS-CoV-2 infection despite getting a COVID-19 shot (or two or three), federal health officials suggest that—if you are overweight or obese—the length of the needle used to inject you might be to blame, not vaccine failure. New recommendations from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control […]

CDC Withholding Safety Data on COVID Bivalent Shots and Heart Inflammation

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The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is refusing to release information it has collected on cases of myocarditis (inflammation of the heart muscle) and pericarditis (inflammation of the membrane around the heart) following administration of messenger RNA (mRNA) COVID-19 bivalent shot. The bivalent shot has been replaced this year with a new […]

More Than Half of U.S. Dog Owners Concerned About Pet Vaccines

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The novel messenger RNA (mRNA) COVID-19 shots, notably Pfizer/BioNTech’s Comirnaty and Moderna/NIAID’s Spikevax biologics, were not he only shots causing millions of Americans to worry and be skeptical about their safety and efficacy over the past three years. A new study published last month in the journal Vaccine found that more than half of dog […]

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