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Safe and effective vaccine that prevents cancer continues to be underutilized - Press Release

Thursday, July 24, 2014
CDC officials announced today that the number of girls and boys aged 13-17 years receiving human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine remains unacceptably low despite a slight increase in vaccination coverage since 2012, according to data from CDC′s 2013 National Immunization Survey-Teen (NIS-Teen) published in this week′s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR).
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Media Announcements and Events - CDC officials to discuss National Immunization Survey-Teen results and HPV vaccination coverage among adolescents

CDC will host a media telebriefing to discuss the latest coverage rate estimates for vaccines recommended for adolescents in the United States. The articles featured in this week's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) highlights data from the 2013 National Immunization Survey-Teen (NIS-Teen).  More »

Thursday, July 24 at 1:00 pm ET

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New safety protocols in place, first CDC lab resumes transfer of inactivated materials out of high-containment laboratory - Media Statement

Thursday, July 24, 2014
After intensive review by CDC’s internal Laboratory Safety Improvement Working Group (internal working group), CDC Director Tom Frieden, M.D., M.P.H., has lifted the moratorium on a specific type of material transfer for the CDC’s Clinical Tuberculosis Laboratory.

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CDC announces the formation of an external laboratory safety workgroup - Media Statement

Thursday, July 24, 2014
CDC announced today the formation of an external laboratory safety workgroup of the Advisory Committee to the Director of CDC. This group will provide advice and guidance to the CDC Director and CDC’s new Director of Laboratory Safety.

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Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry releases first set of data from National ALS Registry - Press Release

Thursday, July 24, 2014
About 4 in 100,000 people live with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease in the United States, according to the first data summary released today by the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry.

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