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News Summary for August 25, 2011

1. National and State Vaccination Coverage Among Adolescents Aged 13 Through 17 Years — United States, 2010

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Not enough of our nation’s girls are receiving this life-saving vaccine. Parents, healthcare providers and immunization partners all have a role in preventing HPV disease in girls. Parents need to know their daughter’s vaccination status—if she has not started the HPV series and is 11-12 years old, make an appointment to do so; healthcare providers should make strong recommendations and vaccinate every girl in your practice on time; immunization partners can make HPV vaccination a priority and help educate their community.  The national teen vaccination data being released shows that far too few U.S. girls are getting the HPV vaccine, a life-saving vaccine that can protect them against cervical cancer.  The data also shows that poor and minority teens less likely to finish the 3-dose HPV vaccine series. Coverage rates for the other two vaccines specifically recommended for preteen and teens—Tdap, which protects against tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis), and MenACWY, which protects against meningococcal meningitis—continue to increase nationwide, according to 2010 National Immunization Survey-Teen (NIS-Teen) estimates released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

2.State Preemption of Local Tobacco Control Policies Restricting Smoking, Advertising, and Youth Access — United States, 2000–2010

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State legislation that preempts local restrictions on smoking, tobacco advertising, and youth access blocks community efforts to reduce tobacco use and secondhand smoke exposure. When states rescind preemptive legislation, local governments can tailor laws to provide a higher standard of health protection.  A new CDC report finds there has been no progress in reducing the number of states which preempt local restrictions on tobacco advertising or youth access to tobacco products from December 31, 2000 to December 31, 2010.  This stands in sharp contrast to the marked progress achieved over the past decade in reducing the number of states which preempt local smoking restrictions.  Evidence from other countries shows that comprehensive restrictions on tobacco advertising reduce tobacco consumption. Evidence also indicates that restrictions on youth access to tobacco products, as part of a strong community mobilization effort, can reduce underage tobacco sales and youth tobacco use

3.Prevention and Control of Influenza with Vaccines: Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), 2011 (Previously Released)

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No summary.

4.Notes from the Field: Mortality Among Refugees Fleeing Somalia — Dadaab Refugee Camps, Kenya, July–August 2011

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No summary.


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