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DHEC offers free Tdap vaccines across state in August

COLUMBIA, SC (WMBF) – The Department of Health and Environmental Control is offering free Tdap vaccinations across the state in August.Full story

News Summary: Pfizer sells key vaccine cheaply

THE NEWS: Pfizer Inc. has agreed to provide hundreds of millions of doses of its lucrative vaccine against pneumonia and meningitis at a fraction of the usual price for young children in poor countries. Full story

Medical Myth Local doctor says "no connection between vaccines and autism"

Over the years, some people have had concerns that autism might be linked to the vaccines children receive. Dr. Catherine Chike-Harris, pediatric nurse practioner at Franklin C Fetter Family Health Center says that is a myth.  She says vaccines actually improve the lives of children. Full story

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Back to school immunization clinic

Report: Teen HPV vaccination rate still lagging

U.S. HPV vaccination rates far from goal, officials say

Israel's SciVac eyes global expansion of 3G hepatitis B vaccine

Novartis vaccine division hit by Bexsero setback

FL Health Dept encourages back-to-school vaccines

New Back To School Rules On Vaccinations

Florence Co. school district mandates vaccine for 7th graders

Sanofi starts dengue vaccine production to keep lead over rivals

Pneumonia vaccine said to reduce U.S. hospitalizations

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  CDC sounds the alarm on HPV vaccine

Only 54 percent of the girls eligible for the HPV vaccine were vaccinated in 2011, in part because doctors aren’t recommending it enough and parents may not be discussing the vaccine with their children. NBC’s Dr. Nancy Snyderman reports.

  Report: HPV vaccine working better than expected

The CDC reports that since the HPV vaccine’s introduction , cases of HPV among teenage girls have fallen dramatically—from 11.5 percent to 5.1 percent. Dr. Lauri Markowitz joins NewsNation for more.

  HPV infections drop 56 percent among teenage girls

Since the HPV vaccine came out in 2006, fewer girls have been diagnosed with the virus that has infected about 79 million Americans. NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

  New Aids vaccine trial launched in UK, Africa

A vaccine for HIV could be a step closer as scientists begin trials of a new drug  in London and Africa . C4’s Victoria McDonald reports

  UK measles outbreak could spread

A dramatic call to get all teenagers in Wales vaccinated against measles as an epidemic sweeps the region where thousands of children haven’t been vaccinated. ITV’s Emily Morgan reports

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