National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD)
Pertussis is on the Rise
Reported pertussis cases are on the rise in the US and in 2012 we saw more than 48,000 cases, the most since 1955. Vaccination is the most effective way to prevent pertussis in your patients. Pertussis vaccines are recommended across the lifespan, including for pregnant women. The main focus is on protecting infants, who are at greatest risk for serious illness, including death.
Inspector General's Report on Vaccines for Children
On June 5, 2012, the Inspector General released a report based on a routine assessment of the Vaccines for Children (VFC) program. Read or download the OIG summary and complete report. Review how CDC is working to incorporate the report findings and recommendations in its plan to strengthen the VFC Program.
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Vaccine-Preventable Diseases (VPDs)
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