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Coronavirus Remains Front and Center at June ACIP Meeting

Newly Launched COVID-19 Work Group to Assist in Vaccine Development, Deployment

07/01/2020 — The CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices met virtually June 24 to discuss topics related to the COVID-19 pandemic and issues pertaining to vaccines for influenza and meningococcal disease.

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CDC Issues Guidance on Immunizations During Pandemic

FP Experts Provide Insights, Vaccination Tips

06/30/2020 — The CDC has issued new interim guidance for family physicians and other clinicians on providing immunization services during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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06/25/2020 — New research suggests a link between increased influenza vaccine uptake and reduced antibiotic prescription rates, while a second study examines primary care physicians' attitudes about antibiotic stewardship.

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CDC Issues Health Advisory on Meningococcal Disease

Combined Penicillin-Ciprofloxacin Resistance Detected in Some Patients

06/22/2020 — The CDC on June 18 issued a health advisory notifying physicians about recent case reports of patients with meningococcal disease that is resistant to both penicillin and ciprofloxacin.

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Fresh Perspectives Blog

Share the insights and experiences of new-to-practice family physicians.

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