Profound autism

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently published statistics that distinguish a subgroup of autistic individuals as profoundly affected. The notion of separating out this group has been met with controversy within autism-interested circles. However, those who support the move point out that the spectrum of affected individuals is vast and that more severely affected individuals require different resources. Find out more:

VIS updates

The CDC recently updated vaccine information statements (VISs) for hepatitis B and pneumococcal conjugate vaccines. Both are interim versions. As a reminder, VISs are required for each vaccine dose given. Make sure you are using the latest versions:

For a comprehensive list of VISs and their current edition dates, visit the CDC’s “Current VISs” page.

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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