News of Note—Facebook, flu vaccines and more

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Here is some other vaccine news of note for the week:

> Facebook is working to combat the spread of misinformation about vaccines. USA Today article

> From late November to early February, flu vaccines were 47% effective overall in the U.S. in preventing infections. CDC update

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> FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said the federal government might intervene if some states continue on with lax vaccine requirements for schoolchildren. CNN article

> HPV vaccination, together with HPV screening, could end cervical cancer by the end of the 21st century, a new study published in the journal Lancet Oncology has found. The Guardian article

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