For the 2017–18 season, Medicaid will reimburse up to five monthly palivizumab doses from November 27 through May 15. Except for the date change to accommodate a Monday start, the eligibility criteria for palivizumab will remain the same as during 2016–17, and will continue to... READ MORE
The American Academy of Pediatrics issued updated recommendations Monday for the flu vaccine, but some parent and pediatricians were disappointed that the FluMist nasal vaccine is once again not recommended. Read the whole story >> READ MORE
Rates of vaccination among teens improved in 2016 compared to 2015, including coverage for routine vaccinations such as Tdap, MenACWY and HPV vaccines, CDC researchers found. Read the entire article >> READ MORE
The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) has created a new online tool called the Health Workforce Connector to help health care professionals, including pediatricians, find jobs at more than 20,000 sites and health care facilities in the communities across the... READ MORE
The quarterly reports are intended to facilitate collaboration between awardees and partners to help increase HPV vaccination coverage. Due to the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices’ (ACIP) recent recommendation of a 2- dose HPV vaccination schedule for adolescents... READ MORE
The World Health Organization, UNICEF and the Global Breastfeeding Collective reported that all 194 countries failed to comply with all recommended breast-feeding standards, with only 40% of infants younger than age 6 months being exclusively breast-fed and only 23 countries... READ MORE
Remarkable. In the early hours of the morning, a dangerous bill that would have jeopardized health care for millions of children and families was narrowly defeated. The U.S. Senate voted 49-51 on legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act, stopping the bill in its tracks and... READ MORE
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