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2022 NY Polio Case: Why and What Does It Mean?

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In the fall of 2022, an unvaccinated man in Rockland County, NY, was paralyzed by polio. The poliovirus type was from the oral polio vaccine – a version of polio vaccine still used in other countries. Find out why this case was concerning for scientists and clinicians.

Aluminum in Vaccines and Asthma?

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Aluminum is used in some vaccines as an adjuvant. Adjuvants enhance the immune response to vaccines, allowing for use of lower quantities of antigen in the vaccine and fewer doses.

Measles Outbreaks and Flu Vaccine Season

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Who Needs the Measles Vaccine During a Breakout

This article includes videos and downloadable resources about measles and influenza infections and the vaccines that help to prevent them.

Dr. Offit Discusses Intranasal Flu Vaccine

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Understanding What Happened with the Intranasal Flu Vaccine

After a three-year hiatus, the intranasal flu vaccine is once again recommended for use during the 2018-2019 influenza season. In these videos, Dr. Offit explains the changes to the intranasal flu vaccine and the recommendations regarding its use by the CDC and AAP.

Dr. Offit Addresses New Hepatitis B Vaccine for Adults

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A new hepatitis B vaccine is now available for adults. The vaccine requires only two doses, as opposed to three of other versions, and has the potential to increase adult hepatitis B vaccine rates. In this short video, Dr. Offit explains the origins and benefits of this new hepatitis B vaccine.

Dr. Offit Addresses HPV Vaccine and Chronic Disease

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VEC News Brief: August 2017

Despite the proven safety and effectiveness of HPV vaccine, the vaccine remains underutilized. One reason is because of misinformation about the vaccine’s safety and chronic diseases. In this short video, Dr. Offit discusses these concerns.

Dr. Offit Discusses Recent Mumps Outbreaks

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April 2017 - Mumps Outbreak

While mumps is no longer common in the United States, outbreaks still occur. Dr. Offit discusses the recent mumps outbreaks and what they teach us about the mumps vaccine.