Health Record Prompts Can Improve Hepatitis Diagnosis Health Record Prompts Can Improve Hepatitis Diagnosis
Despite guidelines, one in five people with HIV have not been tested for hepatitis C and one in three have not been vaccinated for hepatitis B. Can electronic health record reminders change this?Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nursing News Source Type: news

Hepatitis A linked to Charlotte's Village Tavern, vaccinations encouraged
Roughly 150 people who ate at a Charlotte restaurant should receive a Hepatitis A vaccination as soon as possible, health department officials said Thursday. That comes after an employee at Village Tavern, 4201 Congress St., was diagnosed with the viral disease earlier this week. Patrons who ate at that establishment and employees who worked Oct. 30 should be vaccinated within the next six days.  “According to the Centers for Disease Control, the vaccine must be given within 14 days of exposure… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - November 9, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Jennifer Thomas Source Type: news

Hepatitis A linked to Charlotte's Village Tavern, vaccinations encouraged
Roughly 150 people who ate at a Charlotte restaurant should receive a Hepatitis A vaccination as soon as possible, health department officials said Thursday. That comes after an employee at Village Tavern, 4201 Congress St., was diagnosed with the viral disease earlier this week. Patrons who ate at that establishment and employees who worked Oct. 30 should be vaccinated within the next six days.  “According to the Centers for Disease Control, the vaccine must be given within 14 days of exposure… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - November 9, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jennifer Thomas Source Type: news

Health Dept: Hepatitis A linked to SouthPark restaurant, vaccinations encouraged
Roughly 150 people who ate at this SouthPark restaurant should receive a Hepatitis A vaccination as soon as possible, health department officials said Thursday. That comes after an employee at Village Tavern was diagnosed with the viral disease earlier this week. Patrons who ate at that establishment and employees who worked on Oct. 30 should be vaccinated within the next six days.  The Village Tavern is located at 4201 Congress St., Suite 190. “Acc ording to the Centers for Disease Control… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - November 8, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Jennifer Thomas Source Type: news

Health Dept: Hepatitis A linked to SouthPark restaurant, vaccinations encouraged
Roughly 150 people who ate at this SouthPark restaurant should receive a Hepatitis A vaccination as soon as possible, health department officials said Thursday. That comes after an employee at Village Tavern was diagnosed with the viral disease earlier this week. Patrons who ate at that establishment and employees who worked on Oct. 30 should be vaccinated within the next six days.  The Village Tavern is located at 4201 Congress St., Suite 190. “Acc ording to the Centers for Disease Control… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - November 8, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jennifer Thomas Source Type: news

Why are there so many shortages of common vaccines?
Vaccines against Hepatitis A and B, shingles, yellow fever and even rabies are just some of the injections Canadians are having a tough time finding. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - November 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

ACIP Recommends HepA Vaccine for Homeless Patients
During the Oct. 24-25 meeting of the CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, the group discussed topics including recommending the hepatitis A vaccine for people who are homeless. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - October 31, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

ACIP Recommends Hep A Vaccine for Homeless Patients
During the Oct. 24-25 meeting of the CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, the group discussed topics including recommending the hepatitis A vaccine for people who are homeless. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - October 31, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Is there a vaccine for hepatitis C?
While vaccines exist for hepatitis A and B, researchers are still developing a vaccine for hepatitis C. Learn more about future treatments in this article. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Liver Disease / Hepatitis Source Type: news

CDC Panel Backs Routine Hepatitis A Shots for Homeless CDC Panel Backs Routine Hepatitis A Shots for Homeless
ACIP seeks to address outbreaks of the liver-damaging infection in the United States. The panel also tweaked the adult, child, and teen vaccination schedules.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Alert Source Type: news

Expert panel urges hepatitis A shots for homeless in U.S.
This is the first time a routine vaccination has been recommended for homeless persons. Officials hope to prevent future outbreaks of the contagious liver disease. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - October 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lena H. Sun Source Type: news

CDC committee recommends routine hepatitis A vaccination for homeless people
An advisory committee of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention unanimously voted Wednesday to recommend the use of routine hepatitis A vaccination for all homeless people ages 1 year and older to protect them against infection. The CDC is expected to approve the committee's recommendation. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - October 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

US advisory group urges hepatitis A shots for homeless
For the first time, a U.S. advisory committee is recommending a routine vaccination for homeless people, voting Wednesday to urge hepatitis A shots for the homeless to prevent future outbreaks of the contagious liver disease (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Hepatitis A and B Vaccinations
Title: Hepatitis A and B VaccinationsCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/15/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - October 15, 2018 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

The Number of Children Without Vaccinations Has Skyrocketed Since 2001, New Reports Find
The number of children who have not received vaccines for preventable diseases has quadrupled since 2001, to an estimated 100,000 individuals, according to a report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Using data from the National Immunization Survey-Child, the CDC report published Thursday found that in 2017, “the percentage of children with no vaccinations by age 2 years increased from 0.9% for children born in 2011 to 1.3% for those born in 2015.” In 2001, that figure was only 0.3%. The survey found that children were least likely to have received vaccinations for hepatitis A and...
Source: TIME: Health - October 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Wilder Davies Tags: Uncategorized onetime public health Source Type: news

Hepatitis A Outbreak Reported Among At-Risk Populations In Mass.; 1 Dead
BOSTON (CBS) – The Massachusetts Department of Public Health is reporting an increase in hepatitis A cases in the state. The department says there have been 65 total cases reported statewide since April, including 30 in Boston. The infected patients had been experiencing homelessness or substance use disorder, according to the department. One infected person has died. We are working with local health departments and providers to increase services and vaccination for an outbreak of #hepatitis A infection in people experiencing #homelessness and/or #substanceuse disorder. Read the press release: https://t.co/TcVMC96V...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - September 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated Local Hepatitis A Local TV Source Type: news

5 Qs on Vaccines for People Over 50
Sample:  Which vaccine is considered optional for healthy adults aged 50-64 years? Hepatitis A? Pneumococcal? Other? (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - September 11, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Linda Peckel Source Type: news

Inovio launches Ph1 study of Hep C vaccine
Inovio Pharmaceuticals (NSDQ:INO) and its partner, GeneOne Life Science (KSE:011000), said today that the companies have dosed the first patient in a Phase I study designed to test a preventive vaccine against hepatitis C infection. The companies plan to recruit 24 study participants to evaluate Inovio’s GLS-6150 candidate. Participants will include people who have a sustained virologic response following treatment for Hep. C, as well as healthy controls. They are slated to receive one of two doses of vaccine, administered intra-dermally and followed by electroporation with Inovio’s Cellectra device. Get t...
Source: Mass Device - September 4, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Clinical Trials Drug-Device Combinations Pharmaceuticals Wall Street Beat Inovio Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Requiring insurers to cover retail pharmacy vaccinations for adult Californians could save lives, study finds
Requiring health insurers to pay for adult vaccinations given at retail pharmacies could help prevent the spread of deadly communicable diseases such as influenza, pneumococcal infection and human papillomavirus, according to a  new study by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research.Many insurers do not cover pharmacy-administered vaccines; cover a limited selection of vaccines; or require people they insure to get vaccinated only at pharmacies within their insurance network, the study reports.Overall vaccination rates in state are lowThe overall vaccination rate among adult Californians is far below federa...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - August 30, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

NKY Health urges all residents get vaccinated amid hepatitis outbreak that included food service worker
The Northern Kentucky Health Department today strongly urged all residents to get vaccinated against the hepatitis A virus, noting that the number of cases in Boone, Campbell, Grant and Kenton counties jumped in July and continues to climb this month. Of particular concern, the department stated, is a case of hepatitis A diagnosed in an employee who handled food at the Newport Syndicate, an events center at 18 E. Fifth St. that specializes in corporate functions and weddings. An investigation found… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 15, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Barrett J. Brunsman Source Type: news

Flu, Tdap, Shingles and More: A List of Vaccines for Age 50+
Every Vaccine You Need After Age 50 ... There are three vaccines every adult needs — Influenza, Tdap, and Shingles. Two others, Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B — are needed for certain risk factors. ..... (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - August 13, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Uganda:Why Uganda War Against Hepatitis B Is Not Won Yet
[East African] Although Uganda has undertaken a mass vaccination campaign since 2015 against Hepatitis B, the prevalence of the disease in the country remains at a high 4.3 per cent. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 10, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Arkansas residents urged to get vaccinated after possible hep A outbreak at a Red Lobster
Arkansas health officials are urging for vaccinations after an employee was found to have contracted hepatitis A. They say it is not related to the outbreak that has sickened 80 and left one dead (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Uganda:Hepatitis B Vaccine Runs Out, More Than 1,000 At Risk
[Monitor] More than 1,000 people are reportedly at risk of missing the second immunisation cycle against Hepatitis B due to stock-outs at Bupandengo Health Centre III in Nawanyago Sub-county, Kamuli District. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 8, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Pediarix (Diphtheria, Tetanus Toxoids and Acellular Pertussis Adsorbed, Hepatitis B and Inactivated Poliovirus Vaccine) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - August 1, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

NFID Initiative Working to Up Hepatitis B Vaccination Rates
FRIDAY, July 27, 2018 -- A new initiative to increase hepatitis B virus vaccination rates among at-risk adults has been developed, according to a report from the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID) published in support of World... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 27, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Heplisav B (Hepatitis B Vaccine Solution for Intramuscular Injection) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - July 27, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Combined vaccine strategy targets both hepatitis C virus and HIV
An EU-funded project developed a simple, affordable and effective vaccine strategy to prevent the incidence of both hepatitis C virus and HIV-1. This could significantly increase the life expectancy of people receiving antiretroviral therapy for HIV-1. (Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre)
Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre - July 27, 2018 Category: Research Source Type: news

Hepatitis C vaccine could dramatically reduce transmission in people who inject drugs
(Loyola University Health System) Among the most serious consequences of the opioid epidemic is the spread of hepatitis C among injecting drug users. A study published in Science Translational Medicine shows that if a hepatitis C vaccine were successfully developed, it would dramatically reduce transmission of hepatitis C among drug users -- even though it's unlikely such a vaccine would provide complete immunity. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

What is the Interval For Non-simultaneous Administration of Live Virus Vaccines?
Discussion Vaccines are a mainstay of infectious disease prevention and health promotion. Infants, children and adults benefit from vaccines the most when they are given on the recommended schedules. However there are times when this is not possible as children come to the physician a little early, or a little late, or had unavailable records and so received addition vaccine, etc. There are many questions that arise because of these timing issues such as the one above. Standard vaccine schedules can be reviewed here. Commonly administered vaccines includes: Live-attenuated vaccines Cholera Measles, mumps, rubella (MMR ...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - July 9, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

U.S. government statistics reveal that the flu vaccine is the most dangerous vaccine in America
(Natural News) Even the bestselling flu vaccine is only the fifth most popular vaccine in the United States. Prevnar, the vaccine used to prevent infection caused by pneumococcal bacteria; Gardasil, which supposedly prevents cervical cancer; PENTAct-HIB, given to tiny infants to stave off diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, hepatitis B, poliomyelitis, and Haemophilus influenzae type b; and... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Call for all children to receive hepatitis B vaccination at birth
All children around the world should receive the hepatitis B vaccination at birth, as recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO), according to a global expert on the disease. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - June 15, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Nabi-HB (Hepatitis B Vaccine Recombinant) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - June 7, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Hepatitis B Update: Vaccination and Follow-up Hepatitis B Update: Vaccination and Follow-up
CDC outlines the indications for hepatitis B vaccination, including the number of doses, postvaccination serology, and when revaccination is needed.CDC Expert Commentary (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases Commentary Source Type: news

Tennessee Is Just the Latest State to Report a Hepatitis A Outbreak. Here ’s What to Know
Tennessee has joined a growing number of states battling hepatitis A outbreaks, public health officials report. The Nashville Metro Public Health Department (MPHD) announced that 14 cases of hepatitis A have been confirmed in the city since December 2017 —significantly more than the two cases it sees in an average year. MPHD is working with state public health officials to contain the outbreak, according to a statement, but the infection has already popped up in a number of nearby states, as well as some on the West Coast. Here’s what to know hepatitis A and the outbreaks around the country. What is hepatitis ...
Source: TIME: Health - May 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Infectious Disease onetime Source Type: news

Hepatitis A Now Hits Nashville, And There Is Not Enough Of The Vaccine
How do you spread Hepatitis A? Here's the poop. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - May 26, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Contributor Source Type: news

Kenya:Medics Call for Mass Hepatitis B Vaccination in Prisons
[Nation] Medics have called for mass vaccination of all inmates and wardens in the country's prisons because of the high prevalence of hepatitis B. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 17, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Hepatitis A: The Disease to Convince People to Wash Their Hands
Hepatitis A is a highly contagious viral infection that can make people very ill or even kill them. The disease attacks the liver, and people spread it through contact with infected fecal matter. While no cure exists, a vaccine can prevent the disease. (Source: TMA News Room)
Source: TMA News Room - May 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Veterinary Group: Dogs Can ’t Get Autism, So Please Keep Vaccinating Them
Yes, you should vaccinate your pets. And no, they can’t get autism. That’s the surreal message the British Veterinary Association (BVA) is pushing out to pet owners. It comes amid a mounting trend of individuals who refuse to vaccinate their dogs due to a mistaken belief that shots can cause autism. This theory — which originally stems from a widely discredited and later retracted 1998 study that purported to find a link between autism and the measles-mumps-rubella vaccine — has been repeatedly disproven in humans, and has no scientific basis when it comes to animals. “There’s currently ...
Source: TIME: Health - April 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Autism healthytime onetime Source Type: news

From Declaration to Action: Improving Immunization in Africa
Inviolate Akinyi, a 46-year-old grandmother, got her granddaughter immunized using a mix of private and public clinics. Credit: Veronique Magnin – Habari Kibra VolunteerBy Joyce NgangaNAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 25 2018 (IPS)Inviolate Akinyi, a 46-year-old grandmother, is certain that her grand-daughter needs to get all her vaccines for her to grow up healthy and strong. She uses a mix of private and public clinics in Kibera, one of the largest informal settlement in Nairobi, to get the 15-month-old the shots she needs. Mary Awour, mother to two-year-old Vilance Amondi, also believes immunization is important to protect her ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Joyce Nganga Tags: Africa Aid Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Inequity IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

World Immunization Week 2018: Protected Together, #VaccinesWork
22 April 2018, Cairo – This year’s World Immunization Week campaign, celebrated from 24 to 30 April, aims to highlight that protecting entire communities with vaccines protects everyone and so the theme of this year’s campaign is “Protected Together, #VaccinesWork”.  Immunization is one of the most successful and cost-effective health interventions. Studies show that every US$ 1 spent on childhood immunization returns US$ 44 in economic and social benefits.  Immunization protects everyone – from infants to senior citizens – against disabling illnesses, disability a...
Source: WHO EMRO News - April 22, 2018 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

ACIP Recommends Heplisav-B Vaccine for Adults ACIP Recommends Heplisav-B Vaccine for Adults
Heplisav-B, a yeast-derived hepatitis B vaccine made with a novel adjuvant, is recommended for individuals aged 18 years and older, according to the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices for Use of a Hepatitis B Vaccine with a Novel Adjuvant
(Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - April 19, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices for Use of a Hepatitis B Vaccine with a Novel Adjuvant
The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recently recommended Heplisav-B (HepB-CpG), a yeast-derived vaccine prepared with a novel adjuvant, administered as a 2-dose series (0, 1 month) for use in persons aged ≥18 years. The ACIP Hepatitis Vaccines Work Group conducted a systematic review of the evidence, including data from four randomized controlled trials assessing prevention of HBV infection and six randomized controlled trials assessing adverse events in adults. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - April 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

GSK to Compensate for Merck's Pediatric HepB Vaccine Shortage
In the face of a continuing shortage of Merck's pediatric hepatitis B vaccines, the CDC says GlaxoSmithKline will fill in with sufficient supply to meet full U.S. demand. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - April 11, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Uganda:Anger Over Fake Hepatitis B Vaccine
[Independent (Kampala)] Kampala -More Ugandans are infected with Hepatitis B than HIV, the virus which causes the dreaded AIDS. And both infections are spread the same way - through blood and other body fluids. Unlike HIV which destroys the immune system and opens up the sufferer to myriad infections, Hepatitis destroys the liver. And it generally kills faster than AIDS. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 26, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda:Eight Private Kampala Hospitals Named to Handle Hepatitis B Vaccine
[Independent (Kampala)] Kampala -The Ministry of Health has named eight Kampala private health facilities to provide the Hepatitis B vaccine as they put in place measures to halt supply of fake drugs on the market. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 20, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Fake Hepatitis B vaccines found at Ugandan health facilities
, sparking corruption concerns (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - March 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Uganda:Hospital Defends Self On Fake Hepatitis B Vaccines
[Monitor] Univic Medical Centre commonly known as UMC Victoria Hospital, a health facility in Kampala, has refuted the claim by the National Drug Authority (NDA) that they were administering fake Hepatitis B vaccines to clients. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 19, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda:No Hepatitis B Vaccination At Private Hospitals - Government
[Monitor] Kampala -The Ministry of Health has halted Hepatitis B vaccination in private health facilities and suspended medical camps sponsored by private health providers. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 19, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news