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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.

Teens Need Two Different Meningococcal Vaccines

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Many parents are unaware there are two vaccines to protect their teens against meningococcal disease. Read more about meningococcal vaccines and watch a video of Dr. Offit, VEC director, discussing the meningococcal B vaccine, the newer meningococcal vaccine.

Measles Continues to Spread in the U.S.

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Measles is a highly contagious respiratory virus. For the first time since 2003, measles has caused the death of someone in the United States. And, as of the end of June, more than 175 cases of measles have been diagnosed in the U.S. so far this year.

Improved HPV Vaccine Earns License

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Gardasil® 9, a new human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine that protects against five additional HPV serotypes, was licensed by the Food and Drug Administration on December 11, 2014.