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Plan calls for better vaccines.

The HHS has updated its strategic National Vaccine Plan, calling for new and improved vaccines with a better vaccine-safety system. After consulting with public health and medical experts, government officials, and the public, the HHS came up with other objectives as well: more public education in vaccine decision making, a stable supply of vaccines, and increased vaccine-related efforts in other countries. "'This plan is a 10-year vision for the nation to more effectively prevent infectious diseases and reduce adverse reactions to vaccines," Dr. Bruce Gellin, director of the National Vaccine Program Office, said in a statement. The HHS is planning regional meetings this spring and summer to finalize details.

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Title Annotation:POLICY & PRACTICE
Author:Anderson, Jane
Publication:Family Practice News
Article Type:Brief article
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Mar 15, 2011
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