Vaccine Boosters: The FDA Panel Decision Shows Process Worked

The FDA panel decision on vaccine boosters shows the process worked. The Advisory Committee for Immunization Practices (ACIP) unanimously recommended that doctors give a booster shot of the tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis (Tdap) vaccine to adults who have not received one in the last 10 years. This is important because an increasing number of adults are opting out of vaccinating their children against these diseases but failing to get vaccinated themselves. A new study by researchers at Johns Hopkins University found that this type of behavior puts them at risk for contracting deadly infections such as tetanus, which causes painful muscle spasms and can be fatal if left untreated.”

A new study by researchers at Johns Hopkins University found that this type of behavior puts them at risk for contracting deadly infections such as tetanus, which causes painful muscle spasms and can be fatal if left untreated.

Michael I. Greenberg of Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health wrote an opinion piece in the Baltimore Sun about who should get vaccinated against tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis (Tdap vaccine), and why. He concluded that adults who had never received a Tdap vaccine should get one if they’ve never had pertussis or haven’t been vaccinated since 2005. Adults with concerns about vaccination can speak with their doctors, he added.

“The FDA panel decision on vaccine boosters shows the process worked,” Greenberg wrote. “The Advisory Committee for Immunization Practices (ACIP) unanimously recommended that doctors give a booster shot of the tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis (Tdap) vaccine to adults who have not received one in the last 10 years. This is important because an increasing number of adults are opting out of vaccinating their children against these diseases but failing to get vaccinated themselves.”

A study by researchers at Johns Hopkins University found that this type of behavior puts them at risk for contracting deadly infections such as tetanus, which causes painful muscle spasms and can be fatal if left untreated.

Michael I. Greenberg of Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health wrote an opinion piece in the Baltimore Sun about who should get vaccinated against tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis (Tdap vaccine), and why. He concluded that adults who had never received a Tdap vaccine should get one if they’ve never had pertussis or haven’t been vaccinated since 2005. Adults with concerns about vaccination can speak with their doctors, he added.

“The FDA panel decision on vaccine boosters shows the process worked,” Greenberg wrote. “The Advisory Committee for Immunization Practices (ACIP) unanimously recommended that doctors give a booster shot of the tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis (Tdap) vaccine to adults who have not received one in the last 10 years. This is important because an increasing number of adults are opting out of vaccinating their children against these diseases but failing to get vaccinated themselves.”

A new study by researchers at Johns Hopkins University found that this type of behavior puts them at risk for contracting deadly infections such as tetanus, which causes painful muscle spasms and can be fatal if left untreated.

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Michael I. Greenberg of Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health wrote an opinion piece in the Baltimore Sun about who should get vaccinated against tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis (Tdap vaccine), and why. He concluded that adults who had never received a Tdap vaccine should get one if they’ve never had pertussis or haven’t been vaccinated since 2005. Adults with concerns about vaccination can speak with their doctors, he added.

“The FDA panel decision on vaccine boosters shows the process worked,” Greenberg wrote. “The Advisory Committee for Immunization Practices (ACIP)