Thousands of patients risking their health by ‘shunning’ flu jab, say family doctors
Thousands of patients in England could be risking their health by not having the seasonal flu vaccine, according to figures released by the Royal College of General Practitioners.
Louis R. Joslyn, Elsje Pienaar, Robert M. DiFazio, Sara Suliman, Benjamin M. Kagina, JoAnne L. Flynn, Thomas J. Scriba, Jennifer J. Linderman, Denise E. Kirschner
Abstract Influenza viruses A and B are important human respiratory pathogens causing seasonal, endemic and pandemic infections in several parts of the globe with high morbidity and considerable mortality. The current inactivated and live attenuated vaccines are not effective. Therefore, it is of interest to design universal influenza virus vaccines with high efficacy. The peptide GQSVVSVKLAGNSSL of pandemic influenza, the peptide DKTSVTLAGNSSLCS of seasonal influenza and the peptide DILLKFSPTEITAPT of influenza B were identified as potential linear cell mediated epitopes. The epitopes predicted by BepiPred (B-cell...
A Chinese drug company produced nearly 500,000 substandard vaccines for babies, roughly double an earlier estimate by authorities investigating a safety scandal, state news agency Xinhua reported on Wednesday.Reuters Health Information
China has sacked a senior provincial official and is probing a former top drug regulator after a safety scandal at vaccine maker Changsheng Biotechnology Co Ltd, which again warned it could be delisted over the scandal.
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Chinese authorities will prosecute all suspects in a safety scandal at vaccine maker Changsheng Biotechnology Co Ltd and confiscate its illegal earnings, state broadcaster CCTV reported on Thursday.
ConclusionsWe observed pronounced HPV vaccination initiation disparities among foreign-born women in relation to race/ethnicity and between foreign-born women from minoritized racial/ethnic backgrounds and U.S.-born white women. Research on nativity disparities in HPV vaccination should take into account race/ethnicity, and vice versa. Interventions that seek to facilitate HPV vaccination among foreign-born women are needed and should address the unique needs of those from minoritized racial/ethnic backgrounds to promote cancer equity.
Publication date: September 2018Source: American Journal of Preventive Medicine, Volume 55, Issue 3Author(s): Chelsea S. Lutz, David K. Kim, Carla L. Black, Sarah W. Ball, Rebecca G. Devlin, Anup Srivastav, Amy Parker Fiebelkorn, Carolyn B. Bridges
Health officials are urging parents to vaccinate their children against measles after three cases of the disease were reported in a Florida county, among more than 100 cases throughout the U.S. this year.
Conditions: Cutaneous Melanoma; Non-small Cell Lung Cancer; Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Head and Neck; Urothelial Carcinoma; Renal Cell Carcinoma Interventions: Biological: GEN-009 Adjuvanted Vaccine; Drug: Nivolumab Sponsor: Genocea Biosciences, Inc. Recruiting