Note from SaneVax: Medical consumers need to be aware of changes to prescribing information on all vaccines, specifically in regard to potential adverse reactions and contraindications. The most recent update for Infanrix, the DTP vaccine manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline is available via the link below. The CDC recommends DTP, or DTap shots, at ages 2, 4 […]
By Ed Susman, Contributing Writer – Medpage Today SAN FRANCISCO — Some children highly allergic to milk products should be watched with caution when receiving the diphtheria, pertussis, and tetanus (DPT) vaccine because trace milk proteins in the vaccine could trigger reactions, researchers suggested. “We identified seven patients who reported convincing allergic reactions to tetanus […]
By Joe Goldeen, Record Staff Writer STOCKTON – “New rule: Tdap before school.” If you haven’t heard that mantra yet, chances are you will soon, especially if you’re the parent of a child entering seventh through 12th grade in the coming year. A new state law taking effect July 1 requires all incoming students in […]
Posted: March 18, 2011 05:46 PM
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention wants to study autism as a possible clinical outcome of immunization, as part of its newly adopted 5-year research agenda for vaccine safety, the agency said on its website.
The CDC will also study mitochondrial dysfunction and the potential risk for post-vaccine “neurological deterioration,” and convene an expert panel on the feasibility of studying health outcomes such as autism among vaccinated and unvaccinated children.
The CDC plan adopts recommendations approved by the National Vaccine Advisory Committee of the US Department of Health and Human Services. It also comes one month after the federal government’s leading autism body, the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC), announced a shift in research priorities toward environmental triggers for autism, which the IACC said could include toxins, biological agents and “adverse events following immunization.”
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Immunization Safety Office Scientific Agenda indentified the need to research “Neurodevelopmental disorders, including autism spectrum disorder (ASD)” as a possible clinical outcome of vaccination.
Published by the CDC With the continuing resurgence of pertussis, health care professionals will see more patients with suspected pertussis. Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) is an important tool for timely diagnosis of pertussis and is increasingly available to clinicians. PCR is a molecular technique used to detect DNA sequences of the Bordetella pertussis bacterium and […]