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Global Routine Vaccination Coverage, 2016
Global coverage with the third dose of diphtheria and tetanus toxoids and pertussis-containing vaccine, the third dose of polio vaccine, and first dose of measles. Among new or underused vaccines, global coverage increased during 2010-2016 for completed vaccine series against rotavirus (8% to 25%), Streptococcus pneumoniae (11% to 42%), rubella (35% to 47%), Haemophilus influenzae type B (42% to 70%) and hepatitis B vaccine (74% to 84%). containing vaccine coverage has remained unchanged at 84%-86% since 2010. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - November 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

HBV Infection and Development of Non-hodgkin Lymphoma HBV Infection and Development of Non-hodgkin Lymphoma
This study investigated the association of HBV infection and risk of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. Might HBV vaccination reduce the risk in certain populations?Journal of Viral Hepatitis (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

During a hepatitis A emergency, there's a nationwide shortage of vaccine
The battle against Hepatitis A outbreaks across the US is being stymied by a national shortage of the vaccine needed to combat it. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heplisav B (Hepatitis B Vaccine Solution for Intramuscular Injection) - new on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - November 15, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Vaccine Shortage Complicates Efforts to Quell Hepatitis A Outbreaks Vaccine Shortage Complicates Efforts to Quell Hepatitis A Outbreaks
San Diego County, battling a deadly outbreak of hepatitis A, is postponing an outreach campaign to provide the second of two inoculations against the contagious liver disease until a national shortage of the vaccine is resolved.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Dynavax's hepatitis B vaccine gets FDA nod on third try, shares up
(Reuters) - Dynavax Technologies Corp's hepatitis B vaccine won the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's approval on the third attempt and Chief Executive Eddie Gray told Reuters the company was open to, but not waiting for, a partner to market the drug. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Dynavax Announces FDA Approval of Heplisav-B for Prevention of Hepatitis B in Adults
BERKELEY, CA -- (Marketwired) -- November 9, 2017 -- Dynavax Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: DVAX) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Heplisav-B [Hepatitis B Vaccine, Recombinant (Adjuvanted)] for... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals - November 9, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Hepatitis A Is Surging And Cities Don't Have The Resources To Stop It
Cases have jumped 28 percent this year, and there's a "constrained supply" of vaccine. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hepatitis A Is Surging And Cities Don't Have The Resources To Stop It
Cases have jumped 28 percent this year, and there's a "constrained supply" of vaccine. (Source: Science - The Huffington Post)
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - November 4, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Vaccination Coverage Among Children Aged 19-35 Months - United States, 2016
Coverage with most recommended vaccines remained stable and high in 2016; coverage was ≥90% for polio, measles, mumps, and rubella, varicella, and hepatitis B vaccines, and lowest (61%-74%) for hepatitis A, the birth dose of hepatitis B, and rotavirus vaccines, and the combined 7-vaccine series. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - November 3, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

California combats deadly hepatitis A outbreak
As firefighters continue to battle blazes across the state of California, public health officials are dealing with another ongoing crisis: one of the largest person-to-person hepatitis A outbreaks in the country since the development of a vaccine, more than two decades ago. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - October 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Highlights: Oct. 16, 2017
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: State of Emergency Declared in California Over Hepatitis A Outbreak A lack of vaccines to combat a hepatitis A outbreak in California has... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 16, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Gay rights activists back NHS sexuality questionnaire
Equality legislation requires people visiting GPs or hospital to be asked about their sexual orientation Related items fromOnMedica Restrictions on gay men donating blood are eased Gay and bisexual men urged to have hepatitis A vaccine Lesbian and bisexual women missing out on cervical screening LGBT people discriminated against at end of life GMC offers guidance on supporting transgender patients (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - October 16, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Calif. declares state of emergency over deadly hepatitis A outbreak
Golden State experiencing largest hepatitis A outbreak in U.S. transmitted from person to person since vaccine became available in 1996 (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - October 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kenya: Mapping Hepatitis in Kenya Shows Where Action Is Needed
[The Conversation Africa] A study of the different kinds of hepatitis in Kenya showed areas where the government can focus its efforts to prevent infections. One of the findings was a surprise - giving adults the Hepatitis vaccination has been ignored. This is a waiting time bomb, and an area for action that could have been overlooked. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 9, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

New hexavalent vaccine including Hepatitis B for primary immunisations
From 1 October 2017, all babies born on or after 1 August 2017 will become eligible for a hexavalent vaccine which includes Hepatitis B (HepB) for their primary immunisations. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - October 9, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

California Hepatitis A Outbreak Spreads
Drug users, the homeless most affected; county has launched vaccination effort (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - October 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hundreds Hospitalized in San Diego as Hepatitis a Outbreak Spreads
Drug users, the homeless most affected; county has launched vaccination effort Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Hepatitis A (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - October 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rwanda: Public Health Facilities to Test, Vaccinate for Hepatitis
[New Times] The Ministry of Health will next year integrate affordable hepatitis vaccination and testing into the package of services provided by public health facilities. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 2, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Exclusive: Immunotherapy developer Dynavax explores options for Hepatitis B drug-sources
(Reuters) - Dynavax Technologies Corporation, a biotechnology company focused on drugs that harness the immune system to combat disease, is reviewing strategic options for its hepatitis B vaccine, which could include a potential sale or licensing deal, people familiar with the matter said. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Southern California battles hepatitis A outbreak
Lines are long and constant at pop-up clinics around San Diego, where hundreds of people have waited to get free hepatitis A vaccines. There's a desperate race against time to stop the hepatitis A virus from spreading. Mireya Villarreal reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hepatitis A Has Hit Los Angeles, a Week After Sickening Hundreds in San Diego
This article originally appeared on Health.com (Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories)
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amanda MacMillan / Health.com Tags: Uncategorized public health Source Type: news

Hepatitis A outbreak hits major city after 2 cases confirmed
Los Angeles County health officials emphasized Tuesday that getting hepatitis A vaccine is the best protection (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

San Diego is struggling with a huge hepatitis A outbreak. Is it coming to L.A.?
San Diego County is experiencing the third worst hepatitis A outbreak in the nation since a vaccine was introduced. L.A. officials fear the outbreak is headed north. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - September 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Soumya Karlamangla Source Type: news

'Exciting' discovery on path to develop new type of vaccine to treat global viruses
Scientists at the University of Southampton have made a significant discovery in efforts to develop a vaccine against Zika, dengue and Hepatitis C viruses that affect millions of people around the world. In a study published in Science Immunology, researchers have shown that natural killer cells (NK cells), which are a fundamental part of the body's immune system, can recognise many different viruses including global pathogens such as Zika, dengue and Hepatitis C viruses, through a single receptor called KIR2DS2. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - September 15, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Hospital staffers took photos of a patient ’ s genitals — and the foreign object lodged there
It seemed like the whole hospital was in the operating room. The crowd had gathered with smartphones in hand, snapping photos and recording video, the object of their fascination a patient's genitals with a foreign object protrusion. It was “a ton” of staff, to be precise, according to one staffer. “At one point when I looked […]Related:Selena Gomez’s kidney transplant: Young, minority women disproportionately affected by lupusTo fight deadly hepatitis outbreak, San Diego begins power-washing streets with bleachWhat to know about a study of flu vaccine and miscarriage (Source: Washington...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Exciting' discovery on path to develop new type of vaccine to treat global viruses
(University of Southampton) Scientists at the University of Southampton have made a significant discovery in efforts to develop a vaccine against Zika, dengue and Hepatitis C viruses that affect millions of people around the world. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Selena Gomez ’ s kidney transplant: Young, minority women disproportionately affected by lupus
In the world of celebrities, there are diseases such as HIV/AIDS and breast cancer that are very “popular” and well understood, thanks to years of fundraising and awareness campaigns by stars. And there are those diseases that are less so. Lupus, an autoimmune disorder that can damage organs, is in the second category. When Selena Gomez shocked her 126 […]Related:To fight deadly hepatitis outbreak, San Diego begins power-washing streets with bleachWhat to know about a study of flu vaccine and miscarriageMelinda Gates decries ‘loss of U.S. leadership’ in global aid (Source:...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A Hepatitis A Outbreak Has Killed 16 People in San Diego
An outbreak of Hepatitis A in San Diego County has now taken 16 lives, local health officials said, with 421 total cases and 292 hospitalizations. A local public health emergency was declared in the county on Sept. 1, the Los Angeles Times reports, and city and county officials have taken steps to counteract the spread of the virus. A vaccination campaign is underway, and since the virus is spread by contact, officials have urged diligent hand-washing. They have also sprayed down sidewalks in the city and opened tents with showers, bathrooms and hand-washing stations that can serve as temporary shelters so hundreds of home...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sarah Begley Tags: Uncategorized Infectious Disease onetime Source Type: news

To fight deadly hepatitis outbreak, San Diego begins power-washing streets with bleach
Crews have started sanitizing streets, sidewalks and gutters in San Diego to try to combat a hepatitis A outbreak among the city's homeless population. Amid an outbreak across San Diego County that health officials say has led to 16 deaths and nearly 300 hospitalizations, workers were power-washing areas in downtown San Diego earlier this week with water laced with chlorine and […]Related:Researchers find hint of a link between flu vaccine and miscarriageMelinda Gates decries ‘loss of U.S. leadership’ in global aidFormer CDC chief launches $225 million global health initiati...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Guidance issued on restricted use of hep B vaccine until 2018
Nurses and midwives have been warned that a global shortage of hepatitis B vaccines is “impacting severely” on the UK and is likely to limit the country’s supply until early 2018. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - September 8, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Hep B vaccine should be given to babies sooner, pediatricians say
The first dose of the hepatitis B vaccine should be given to babies within 24 hours of birth, new guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics say. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - August 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pediatricians: Give Hepatitis B Vaccine Sooner
Shot should come within 24 hours of delivery, and not at first checkup (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hep B Vaccine Should Be Given Sooner: Pediatricians Group
Shot should come within 24 hours of delivery, and not at first checkupSource: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Hepatitis B, Immunization (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - August 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hep B Vaccine Should Be Given Sooner: Pediatricians Group
MONDAY, Aug. 28, 2017 -- The first dose of the hepatitis B vaccine should be given to babies within 24 hours of birth, new guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics say. Until now, the academy had recommended the vaccine be given by the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 28, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

AAP Recommends Newborn Hepatitis B Vaccine by 24 Hours of Age AAP Recommends Newborn Hepatitis B Vaccine by 24 Hours of Age
The AAP recommendation endorses ACIP guidelines and reflects efforts to eliminate perinatal transmission of the virus, the authors write.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Pediatrics Group Recommends Prompt Universal Vaccination Against Hepatitis B for Newborns (FREE)
By Kelly Young Edited by Susan Sadoughi, MD, and Andr é Sofair, MD, MPH The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends universal vaccination against hepatitis B within 24 hours of birth for newborns weighing at least 2000 … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - August 28, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Bavarian Nordic says first milestone payment under J & J deal could be in 2019
COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Danish biotech company Bavarian Nordic expects to get its first milestone payment under a deal with Janssen Pharmaceuticals in 2019, if clinical trials for vaccines targeting hepatitis B and HIV-1 get underway next year, a company executive said. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Bavarian Nordic says first milestone payment under new J & J deal could be in 2019
COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Danish biotech company Bavarian Nordic expects to get a first milestone payment under a new deal with Janssen Pharmaceuticals in 2019, if clinical trials for vaccines targeting hepatitis B and HIV-1 get underway next year, a company executive said. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Don ’t encourage vaginal seeding, healthcare professionals advised
Increasingly popular practice may be doing more harm than good, say doctors Related items fromOnMedica Babies should eat peanuts early on Hepatitis B vaccine to be added to childhood immunisation schedule Special infant milk formulas not protective against allergies Breastfeeding could cut children ’s leukaemia risk Experts question safety of ‘vaginal seeding’ (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - August 25, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Call to boost students ’ uptake of meningitis vaccination
Only a third of students got MenACWY vaccine last year Related items fromOnMedica Vaccine programme halves MenB cases GPs urged to step up meningitis vaccination programme Hepatitis B vaccine to be added to childhood immunisation schedule Restrictions imposed on Hep B vaccine Childhood immunisation (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - August 17, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Scotland's Baby Box rolled out
All babies due in Scotland from today will receive a gift box of essential items Related items fromOnMedica Quadrupling in number of midwife-led units alongside obstetric units Continuity of maternity care to be priority for every woman in Scotland UK breastfeeding rates some of lowest in the world Sleep problems in babies, infants and toddlers Hepatitis B vaccine to be added to childhood immunisation schedule (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - August 15, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

New FDA-approved Hepatitis B vaccine found to increase heart attack risk by 700%
(Natural News) A new FDA-approved Hepatitis B vaccine has been found to increase the risk of heart attacks by 700%, yet Facebook, Google, YouTube and Twitter ban any talk of vaccine dangers. There is a complete blackout of medical and scientific facts if they show vaccines to be anything less than magical, risk-less, medical utopian... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CAS Alert: Shortage of adult Hepatitis B vaccine
Public Health England (PHE) has developed temporary recommendations to support healthcare professionals undertaking an individual risk assessment to ensure that stock is available for those individual (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - August 9, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

GPs 'removed from supply chain' of hepatitis B vaccine
The GPC has advised GPs to refer patients to other providers to receive the hepatitis B vaccine until further notice, after agreeing that practices should be 'removed from the supply chain'. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - August 9, 2017 Category: Primary Care Tags: Viral infections Source Type: news

Hepatitis B vaccine to be rationed in the UK
Public Health England will restrict the jab to only the most vulnerable, meaning UK travellers may not be able to get it before they leave for higher-risk countries. Babies will still be given it. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UK rations hepatitis B vaccine amid global shortage
Holidaymakers planning to travel abroad from the UK may not be able to get their jab in time, say experts. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - August 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Current global shortage of hepatitis B vaccine
There is currently a global shortage of hepatitis B vaccine which has been caused by problems in the manufacturing process. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - August 8, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Restrictions imposed on Hep B vaccine
Global shortages have led to 'acute impact' on UK reserves Related items fromOnMedica High-dose influenza vaccine for nursing home residents reduces hospitalisations Hepatitis B vaccine to be added to childhood immunisation schedule Gay and bisexual men urged to have hepatitis A vaccine World ’s first malaria vaccine to be piloted Vaccines do work for pandemic flu (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - August 7, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news