Vaccine News & Notes — September 2017

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HPV vaccine safety

The human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine is one of the most tested and safest vaccines available. It’s also the second vaccine — after the hepatitis B vaccine — to prevent types of cancer. Yet it remains underutilized because of unfounded safety concerns. The VEC recently published a video in which Dr. Offit discusses HPV vaccine safety and some specific concerns related to chronic conditions.

Stop the spread of germs

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that more than 38 million school days are lost each year due to the flu and other respiratory illnesses. The agency offers these general tips for halting the spread of germs.

Have you seen these vaccine infographics?

The Colorado Children’s Immunization Coalition collected some of its favorite vaccine infographics. The infographics cover a range of issues including vaccine safety, effectiveness, history, coverage and more.

Materials in this section are updated as new information and vaccines become available. The Vaccine Education Center staff regularly reviews materials for accuracy.

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