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Medical News & Perspectives
June 2, 1999

Pediatricians Alerted to Five New Vaccines

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JAMA. 1999;281(21):1973-1975. doi:10.1001/jama.281.21.1973

Chicago—Five diseases and the vaccines designed to protect children against them underwent scrutiny at the spring meeting of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) here.

Michael A. Gerber, MD, of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, and Jon S. Abramson, MD, of Wake Forest University School of Medicine, presented updates on vaccines against varicella, Lyme disease, influenza, rotavirus, and group A streptococcus. The efficacy and cost-effectiveness of the first four vaccines varies greatly; the fifth is still in development.

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