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Adults don't need tetanus shot every decade: Study
HealthDay News Adults can get tetanus and diphtheria vaccine boosters every 30 years instead of the recommended 10 years, a new study suggests. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - March 25, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Adults Don't Need Tetanus Shot Every Decade: Study
FRIDAY, March 25, 2016 -- Adults can get tetanus and diphtheria vaccine boosters every 30 years instead of the recommended 10 years, a new study suggests. "We have always been told to get a tetanus shot every 10 years, but actually, there is very... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 25, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

The inconvenient truth of vaccine refusal
Follow me at @drClaire When I talk to parents who are hesitant about vaccines, what they most want to talk to me about are possible side effects of the vaccine. They worry about everything from fevers and soreness to additives to possible links to autism. They rarely worry about the diseases that vaccines prevent—and that’s what worries me most of all. It is the inconvenient truth of vaccine refusal: when you don’t get vaccinated against an illness, you are more likely to catch it. A study just released in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) makes this very clear. Researchers looked at ...
Source: New Harvard Health Information - March 22, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Claire McCarthy, MD Tags: Children's Health Infectious diseases Parenting Prevention Vaccines Source Type: news

OHSU study: Tetanus shots needed every 30 years, not every 10
(Oregon Health & Science University) Researchers at Oregon Health & Science University are challenging the convention that tetanus and diphtheria vaccine boosters need to be administered every 10 years. Their paper in Clinical Infectious Diseases recommends current adult vaccination schedule should be revisited. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - March 22, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

When Zika Turns Deadlier: How Anti-Vaccination Misinformation Could Exacerbate an International Health Emergency
The world is in a frenzy over the Zika virus. Researchers established a link between its rise in Brazil and cases of congenital microcephaly in babies of infected pregnant women, with infants born with smaller than expected heads and improper brain development. As of November last year, Brazil's northeastern state of Pernambuco recorded 646 babies born with microcephaly. On February 1, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the virus and its suspected link to birth defects an international public health emergency. Though we don't yet understand the exact relationship between Zika and microcephaly, there is clear cau...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 29, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Zambia: Zambia Vaccinates 86 Percent Children
[Times of Zambia] Addis Ababa -Zambia has immunised 86 per cent of children countrywide against three infectious diseases namely, diphtheria, pertussis (whooping cough) and tetanus, also known as DPT3. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - February 26, 2016 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

India drug monitoring program struggles to grow fast enough
MUMBAI/NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Within days of being given a diphtheria jab during a school vaccination drive, 5-year-old Meraj Shabbir Khan's leg became so swollen that he was hospitalized. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 15, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

CDC advises pregnant women to get aluminum- and formaldehyde-filled Tdap vaccine despite lack of safety
(NaturalNews) The official vaccination schedule issued by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) advises all pregnant women to get the Tdap vaccine for tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis (whooping cough), warning them that, if they don't, their children could get... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 10, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Waning Whooping Cough Immunity Blamed in Outbreaks
Teens have very little protection just a few years after vaccination, study finds Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Immunization, Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis Vaccines, Whooping Cough (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - February 5, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rapid Risk Assessment: Cutaneous Diphtheria Among Recently Arrived Refugees and Asylum Seekers in the EU (European Union)
European Union, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. 07/30/2015This eight-page assessment provides information about the potential risks to public health in the European Union (EU) associated with the recent detection of cases of cutaneous diphtheria among refugees and asylum seekers, the shortage of diphtheria antitoxin (DAT) in the EU, and the recent death of an unvaccinated child from respiratory diphtheria caused by toxigenic Corynebacterium diphtheriae in Spain. Notification through the health system is unlikely to be a sensitive mechanism for detecting outbreaks of cutaneous diphtheria among refugees a...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - January 24, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

MedlinePlus: Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis Vaccines
(Source: NLM General Announcements)
Source: NLM General Announcements - January 20, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

EU Regulators Approve Sixfold Childhood Vaccine (Vaxelis)EU Regulators Approve Sixfold Childhood Vaccine (Vaxelis)
The new vaccine protects against a record six different disorders (diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, hepatitis B, poliomyelitis, and invasive diseases caused by HiB) in a single shot. International Approvals (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - December 19, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Pediatrics News Alert Source Type: news

Infanrix (Diphtheria and Tetanus Toxoids and Acellular Pertussis) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - November 13, 2015 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Infanrix Hexa (Combined Diphtheria, Tetanus Toxoids, Acellular Pertussis, Hepatitis B, Inactivated Poliomyelitis, Adsorbed Conjugated Haemophilus Influenzae ) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - October 22, 2015 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Quadracel (Diphtheria and Tetanus Toxoids and Acellular Pertussis Adsorbed and Inactivated Poliovirus Vaccine) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - October 21, 2015 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Receiving Tetanus Vaccine Prior to Tdap in Pregnancy Not Tied to Adverse Events (FREE)
By Jenni Whalen Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH, and Lorenzo Di Francesco, MD, FACP, FHM During pregnancy, receiving a tetanus, diphtheria, and acellular pertussis (Tdap) vaccine within 5 years after receiving another tetanus-containing vaccine does not appear … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - October 21, 2015 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Study Says Tdap Vaccine Safe During Pregnancy
Tetanus-diphtheria-pertussis combo shot did not appear to raise risk, even if woman had prior tetanus shot (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - October 20, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study Says Tdap Vaccine Safe During Pregnancy
Tetanus-diphtheria-pertussis combo shot did not appear to raise risk, even if woman had prior tetanus shot Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Immunization, Pregnancy, Women's Health (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - October 20, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pertussis Booster In Every Pregnacy Safe For Mother And Child, Study Finds
The resurgence of pertussis, or whooping cough, in recent years has left doctors, researchers and public health officials scrambling to find ways to protect those most likely to die from the disease: infants under 2-3 months old who are too young to be vaccinated. The most promising strategy — giving mom a dose of the pertussis vaccine toward the end of her pregnancy — means getting a booster in every pregnancy. The booster, called Tdap, actually protects against tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - October 20, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Tara Haelle Source Type: news

Pertussis Booster In Every Pregnancy Safe For Mother And Child, Study Finds
The resurgence of pertussis, or whooping cough, in recent years has left doctors, researchers and public health officials scrambling to find ways to protect those most likely to die from the disease: infants under 2-3 months old who are too young to be vaccinated. The most promising strategy — giving mom a dose of the pertussis vaccine toward the end of her pregnancy — means getting a booster in every pregnancy. The booster, called Tdap, actually protects against tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - October 20, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Tara Haelle Source Type: news

Africa: Why Africa Is Lagging Behind in Child Vaccination
[The Conversation Africa] Africa has made incredible improvements immunising children against preventable diseases such as polio, pneumonia, diphtheria, measles and tuberculosis. By 2014, 77% of the continent's children were immunised. Compared to 1980, when only 5% of African children were vaccinated, this is a drastic improvement. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 15, 2015 Category: African Health Source Type: news

How a Vaccine Is Like a Banana—and Why That’s Good
For once, the anti-vaccine folks might be onto something. Want to see just a few of the chemicals that get pumped into the bodies of babies from the average vaccine? Try these: 2-methyl-butyraldehide, ethyl ethanoate, tocopherol, alpha-terpanine and a wicked slug of terpinyl-acetate. It’s a wonder our kids ever make it out of babyhood. Oh wait, my bad! Those aren’t the ingredients in a vaccine. Those are the ingredients in a blueberry. And the same is true for bananas and eggs too. One of the greatest misconceptions of the anti-vaxxers—and plenty of others—is that there’s some binary divide be...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - October 6, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized aluminum anti-vaccine anti-vaxxers Autism Conspiracy Theories health ingredients inserts magnesium Thimerosal vaccines Source Type: news

How a Vaccine Is Like a Banana — and Why That’s Good
For once, the antivaccine folks might be onto something. Want to see just a few of the chemicals that get pumped into the bodies of babies from the average vaccine? Try these: 2-methyl-butyraldehide, ethyl ethanoate, tocopherol, alpha-terpanine and a wicked slug of terpinyl-acetate. It’s a wonder our kids ever make it out of babyhood. Oh wait, my bad! Those aren’t the ingredients in a vaccine. Those are the ingredients in a blueberry. And the same is true for bananas and eggs too. One of the greatest misconceptions of the antivaxxers — and plenty of others — is that there’s some binary divide ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - October 6, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized aluminum anti-vaccine anti-vaxxers Autism Conspiracy Theories health ingredients inserts magnesium Thimerosal vaccines Source Type: news

Dr. Carson and Dr. Paul: Pandering to Anti-Vaxxers?!? Really?!?
Being a pediatrician and a public health advocate, there were several things that bothered me about Wednesday night's "debate" about vaccines. Let's start with the first part of Jake Tapper's question: "Dr. Carson, Donald Trump has publicly and repeatedly linked vaccines, childhood vaccines, to autism, which, as you know, the medical community adamantly disputes." Mr. Tapper, there is no dispute. The medical community has repeatedly disproven any links between childhood vaccines and autism. We did our job. It's time to do yours as a journalist. The next part of your question to Dr. Carson, "Should ...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - September 18, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Dr. Carson and Dr. Paul: Pandering to Anti-Vaxxers?!? Really?!?
Being a pediatrician and a public health advocate, there were several things that bothered me about Wednesday night's "debate" about vaccines. Let's start with the first part of Jake Tapper's question: "Dr. Carson, Donald Trump has publicly and repeatedly linked vaccines, childhood vaccines, to autism, which, as you know, the medical community adamantly disputes." Mr. Tapper, there is no dispute. The medical community has repeatedly disproven any links between childhood vaccines and autism. We did our job. It's time to do yours as a journalist. The next part of your question to Dr. Carson, "Should ...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - September 18, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Licensure of a Diphtheria and Tetanus Toxoids and Acellular Pertussis Adsorbed and Inactivated Poliovirus Vaccine and Guidance for Use as a Booster Dose
(Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - September 3, 2015 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Tdap booster vaccine rates triple at family care clinics using automated reminders
Electronic reminders at clinics helped boost rates of Tdap booster that protects against tetanus, diptheria, and whooping cough, a study shows. Guidelines recommend that adolescents and adults ages 11 and up receive a single dose of the Tdap vaccine for booster immunization even if they have had a Td (tetanus and diphtheria) vaccine within the past 10 years. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - August 14, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Africa: Immunization Prevents Three Million Deaths Yearly
[Foroyaa] The World Health Organisation (WHO) Representative in the Gambia, Dr. Charles Segun Moses, has said that immunization prevents between 2 and 3 million deaths every year.He added that it protects children not only against diseases for which vaccines have been available for many years, such as diphtheria, tetanus, polio and measles, but also against diseases such as pneumonia and rotavirus diarrhoea, 2 of the biggest killers of children under five. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 3, 2015 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Wow, Americans Really Aren't Fans Of The Life-Saving HPV Vaccine
By Kylie GumpertJuly 30 (Reuters) - The percentage of U.S. teenagers vaccinated against the human papillomavirus increased slightly in 2014, but the rate lags behind other immunizations, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Thursday.The HPV vaccine, sold as Gardasil by Merck & Co and Cervarix by GlaxoSmithKline, protects against the most common sexually transmitted infection. Each year, 27,000 people nationwide are diagnosed with a cancer caused by the virus, including cancers of the cervix, penis, anus and throat.The CDC said the percentage of girls between 13 and 17 years old who received at least o...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - July 31, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Wow, Americans Really Aren't Fans Of The Life-Saving HPV Vaccine
By Kylie GumpertJuly 30 (Reuters) - The percentage of U.S. teenagers vaccinated against the human papillomavirus increased slightly in 2014, but the rate lags behind other immunizations, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Thursday.The HPV vaccine, sold as Gardasil by Merck & Co and Cervarix by GlaxoSmithKline, protects against the most common sexually transmitted infection. Each year, 27,000 people nationwide are diagnosed with a cancer caused by the virus, including cancers of the cervix, penis, anus and throat.The CDC said the percentage of girls between 13 and 17 years old who received at least o...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - July 31, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Diphtheria Pipeline Products and Comparative Analysis with Company...
RnRMarketResearch.com adds 'Diphtheria - Pipeline Review, H1 2015', provides an overview of the Diphtheria's therapeutic pipeline.(PRWeb July 16, 2015)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/diphtheria-pipeline/review-h1-2015-market/prweb12852480.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - July 17, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

South Africa: Deadly Disease Outbreak in KZN 'under Control'
[News24Wire] The outbreak of diphtheria in KwaZulu-Natal, which has claimed the lives of four people, appears to be under control, according to the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 13, 2015 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Jerry Brown Must Sign the California Vaccine Bill
California does not often make common cause with Mississippi and West Virginia. America’s blue-red divide doesn’t come any wider than it does between the liberal laboratory of the Pacific West and the conservative cornerstones of the old south. But with a single signature on a single bill, California Gov. Jerry Brown could ensure that the largest state in the nation joins the two far smaller ones in what ought to be a simple, primal mission: keeping children healthy. The pending bill, which passed the California legislature with bipartisan majorities and now rests on Brown’s desk, is known simply as SB277...
Source: TIME: Top Science and Health Stories - June 30, 2015 Category: Science Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized anti-vaxxers California Disease Disneyland Gov. Jerry Brown health vaccines viruses Source Type: news

Why Jerry Brown Was Right to Sign the California Vaccine Bill
Updated: June 30, 2015, 2:32 PM EDT California does not often make common cause with Mississippi and West Virginia. America’s blue-red divide doesn’t come any wider than it does between the liberal laboratory of the Pacific West and the conservative cornerstones of the old south. But with a single signature on a single bill, California Gov. Jerry Brown ensured that the largest state in the nation joined the two far smaller ones in what ought to be a simple, primal mission: keeping children healthy. The law, which passed the California legislature with bipartisan majorities, does a straightforward job—remo...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - June 30, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized anti-vaxxers California Disease Disneyland Gov. Jerry Brown health vaccines viruses Source Type: news

First diphtheria outbreak in Spain after nearly 30 years
There has been a confirmed case of diphtheria in Spain, the first in 28 years, despite very high vaccination coverage in the country Hide related content:  Show related content read more (Source: Nursing in Practice)
Source: Nursing in Practice - June 15, 2015 Category: Nursing Authors: ltrevallion Tags: Children ' s health Travel health Editor s pick Latest News Source Type: news

First Case of Diphtheria in Spain Since 1986 After Parents Shun Vaccination
In Spain’s first recorded case of diphtheria since 1986, a six-year-old boy from the Catalan city of Olot was placed in intensive care Wednesday. Authorities confirm that despite free, widely available immunization services, the boy’s parents had opted not to vaccinate him against the bacterial infection. The child is currently being treated with an anti-toxin in Barcelona, but the drug was not easy to find, El País reports. The country’s Health Ministry appealed to the World Health Organization and authorities in the U.S. before finally locating a dose in Russia. “The problem is that these d...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - June 4, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: alissagreenberg Tags: Uncategorized anti-vaccination anti-vaxxer Catalonia diphtheria epidemic Infectious Disease russia Spain Source Type: news

Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis Vaccination Coverage Before, During, and After Pregnancy — 16 States and New York City, 2011
(Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - May 22, 2015 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Many Pregnant Women Are Not Getting Tdap Vaccine (FREE)
By Cara Adler Edited by André Sofair, MD, MPH Only about half of women received Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, and acellular pertussis) vaccine around the time of pregnancy in 2011, according to a study in MMWR.Using the … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - May 22, 2015 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Isolation of a Non-Toxigenic Strain in a Patient with Exacerbation of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Corynebacterium diphtheriae is a nonsporulating, nonencapsulated, nonmotile, pleomorphic, Gram-positive bacillus that displays a characteristic morphology resembling “Chinese characters” on Gram stain examination. It is the etiologic agent of diphtheria, an upper respiratory tract disease with high morbidity and mortality rates, especially among children. Once considered a major worldwide health problem, today diphtheria is almost a forgotten disease because of the high rates of worldwide immunization practices using the toxoid vaccine. (Source: Clinical Microbiology Newsletter)
Source: Clinical Microbiology Newsletter - May 17, 2015 Category: Microbiology Authors: Sara Gomez, Antonia Yagüe, Fernando Chaves Tags: Case Report Source Type: news

Video Shows How 'Immunization Gap' Leaves Many Children At Risk. Here's How You Can Help
It's a sentence no mother wants to hear when her child's health is at stake: "Sorry, we've run out of vaccines." But it's a bleak reality many families in the developing world face. In the video above produced by UNICEF, the humanitarian group points out that roughly one out of every five children around the world lacks access to vaccinations. This "immunization gap" is evident in the fictional narrative played out in the video, which follows two South African mothers with their young ones. One of the babies -- whose mother lives in a nice neighborhood, has enough money to drive her own vehicle an...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - May 12, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Effectiveness of Tdap Vaccine in Adolescents Wanes with Time (FREE)
By Kelly Young Edited by Susan Sadoughi, MD For adolescents, protection against pertussis wanes within 2 to 4 years of receiving the tetanus toxoid, reduced diphtheria toxoid, and acellular pertussis (Tdap) vaccine, according to a case-control study in … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - May 4, 2015 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Use New AAFP Resource to Encourage Tdap Vaccination for Pregnant Patients
The AAFP has created a resource to inform and remind family physicians about recommending tetanus toxoid, reduced diphtheria toxoid and acellular pertussis vaccine to pregnant women during every pregnancy. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - April 29, 2015 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Use AAFP Resource to Encourage Tdap Vaccination in Pregnancy
The AAFP has created a resource to inform and remind family physicians about recommending tetanus toxoid, reduced diphtheria toxoid and acellular pertussis vaccine to pregnant women during every pregnancy. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - April 29, 2015 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Global vaccination targets ‘off-track’ warns WHO
22 April 2015 | GENEVA – Progress towards global vaccination targets for 2015 is far off track with 1 in 5 children still missing out on routine life-saving immunizations that could avert 1.5 million deaths each year from preventable diseases. In the lead-up to World Immunization Week 2015 (24 -30 April), the World Health Organization (WHO) is calling for renewed efforts to get progress back on course. In 2013 nearly 22 million infants missed out on the required three doses of diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis-containing vaccines (DTP3), many of them living in the world’s poorest countries. WHO is calling for an en...
Source: WHO news - April 21, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

By 2020, The Most Common HPV-Related Cancer Will Affect Men
While currently recommended for both boys and girls, the HPV vaccine was initially marketed -- and is still thought of -- as a way to protect young women and girls from cervical, vaginal and vulvar cancer. Boys, it's been commonly thought, should be vaccinated primarily to benefit herd immunity and any future female partners. But a new analysis from researchers at the Princess Margaret Cancer Center in Toronto, Canada, points out that boys who get the vaccine receive important protection as well, not only against genital warts, but against HPV strains that cause oropharyngeal (mouth and throat) cancer. "We believe t...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - April 20, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Why Target Vaccines?
Anti-vaccination campaigners have reached the forefront of the news. When a public health issue has reached the Jimmy Kimmel show, you know that it has reached the "big time." Seth Mnookin wrote the book The Panic Virus: The True Story of the Vaccine-Autism Controversy. Both Kimmel and Mnookin mentioned Jenny McCarthy, who has been quite vocal about her concerns about vaccines. More measles outbreaks have occurred in the past year than in the past decade, with the majority occurring among unvaccinated children. Buzzfeed asked vaccine expert Kate O'Brien of the International Vaccine Access Center (IVAC) at the Joh...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 8, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sanofi Pasteur’s Quadracel approved to treat children between the ages of four and six
Sanofi Pasteur has received approval from US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its Quadracel (Diphtheria and Tetanus Toxoids and Acellular Pertussis Absorbed and Inactivated Poliovirus; DTaP-IPV) vaccine. (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - March 26, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

The Changing Politics and Consistent Science of Vaccinations
The recent outbreak of measles in the United States launched a national debate on vaccinations that has spread rapidly throughout the media and even involved some of the likely 2016 presidential candidates. A Gallup survey and other recent developments make clear that it's a public discussion that we need to continue. The Gallup survey, released earlier this month, revealed that "a slight majority of Americans, 54%, say it is extremely important that parents get their children vaccinated, down from the 64% who held this belief 14 years ago. Another 30% call it 'very important' - unchanged from 2001." That 10 per...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 19, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Changing Politics and Consistent Science of Vaccinations
The recent outbreak of measles in the United States launched a national debate on vaccinations that has spread rapidly throughout the media and even involved some of the likely 2016 presidential candidates. A Gallup survey and other recent developments make clear that it's a public discussion that we need to continue. The Gallup survey, released earlier this month, revealed that "a slight majority of Americans, 54%, say it is extremely important that parents get their children vaccinated, down from the 64% who held this belief 14 years ago. Another 30% call it 'very important' - unchanged from 2001." That 10 per...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - March 19, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

All teens should be vaccinated against rare strain of meningitis
"A vaccination for meningitis is to be offered to all 14-18 year-olds in England and Wales, after a spike in a rare strain of the disease," The Guardian reports. The strain – meningitis W (MenW) – is described as rare, but life-threatening. There has been a year-on-year increase in the number of meningitis cases caused by MenW since 2009, and infection has been associated with particularly severe disease and high fatality rates in teenagers and young adults. The increasing trend looks set to continue unless action is taken, so the government’s Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation...
Source: NHS News Feed - March 16, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: QA articles Medication Pregnancy/child Source Type: news