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ACIP Votes to Update Hepatitis A Vaccination Recommendations

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) has voted to recommend that pediatric patients (2 to 18 years old) who have not previously received hepatitis A vaccine be routinely vaccinated at any age.  Currently, the CDC recommends routine hepatitis A vaccination for children 12 to 23 months of…
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Direct-Acting Antiviral Agents Safe for Hepatitis C

Direct-acting antiviral (DAA) exposure may not be associated with higher rates of any serious adverse events when used for hepatitis C virus (HCV) treatment, according to a study published in JAMA Network Open. At this time, there are approximately 2.4 million individuals living in the United States who are infected with HCV. Further, 28% of…
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