CDC: Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP)
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) is hosting a virtual meeting on October 19-20, 2022. The agenda will include discussions on influenza vaccines, pneumococcal vaccine, meningococcal vaccines, respiratory syncytial virus vaccine, rotavirus vaccine, dengue vaccines, adult immunization schedule, child/adolescent immunization schedule, COVID-19 vaccines, and Chikungunya vaccine. Includes information on how to submit public comments or request permission to make a public comment during the meeting. Registration is not required, and the meeting is open to the...
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - September 16, 2022 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Jigawa Vaccinates 1 Million People Against Cholera
[Premium Times] Rotavirus vaccine a vaccine used to protect children against certain viruses. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 2, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Rotavirus Vaccine Integrated Into National Vaccine Programme Amid Shortfalls
[VOA] Abuja, Nigeria -- Nigeria this week added a rotavirus vaccine to its national program that is expected to prevent 50,000 deaths of children per year from the diarrheal disease. But the launch comes amid shortages of the vaccine in countries such as Cameroon, Kenya, Senegal and Tanzania. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 25, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Nigeria Introduces Rotavirus Vaccines Into Routine Immunisation
[Premium Times] The NPHCDA boss noted that the rotavirus vaccine introduction has the potential to avert over 110,000 deaths in 10 years. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 24, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Govt Introduces Rotavirus Vaccine to Avert 110,000 Children's Deaths
[Daily Trust] The Federal Government yesterday flagged off rotavirus vaccine in Nigeria's Routine Immunization Schedule and this year's African Vaccination Week. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 23, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Nigeria Govt Introduces Rotavirus Vaccine to Avert 110,000 Children's Deaths
[Daily Trust] The Federal Government yesterday flagged off rotavirus vaccine in Nigeria's Routine Immunization Schedule and this year's African Vaccination Week. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 23, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Federal Govt Introduces Vaccine to Fight 50,000 Diarrhoea Deaths Annually
[Leadership] Federal government has said that about 50,000 deaths occur in children under five years in Nigeria as a result of rotavirus infection, saying vaccination against the virus will avert these deaths. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 23, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Bill Gates Says the World Got Lucky With COVID-19: ‘It Could Have Been Way More Fatal’
The cost of the COVID-19 pandemic is staggering, in terms of both human life and and economic activity. But Bill Gates believes humanity is fortunate that the virus was not even more devastating. “I have to say, given the toll of this pandemic 20 million dead globally, a million in the U.S., and it could have been way more fatal. We just got lucky that the death rate per case was like 0.2%,” Gates told TIME senior correspondent Alice Park during the TIME 100 Summit in New York City on Tuesday. While the official global death toll from COVID-19 is about 6.3 million, experts estimate that the real number of death...
Source: TIME: Health - June 7, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tara Law Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 nationpod News sponsorshipblock TIME100 Summit 2022 time1002022 Source Type: news

Protecting your baby against rotavirus
This leaflet answers your questions on the vaccine that protects babies against rotavirus infection. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - June 1, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Covax, the Developing World ’ s Hope against COVID, Has Made It Only Halfway
Delivery of syringes for the vaccination campaign in El Salvador. Latin American countries have made steady progress in immunizing their populations, partly through direct negotiations between their governments and suppliers and partly through international cooperation. CREDIT: PAHO By Humberto MárquezCARACAS, Jan 20 2022 (IPS) The Covax initiative, the hope of the countries of the developing South to immunize their populations against COVID-19, only met half of its goals in 2021. And as 2022 begins, and the omicron variant of the virus is spreading fast, the scheme still depends on the decisions of pharmaceutical compani...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 20, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Humberto Marquez Tags: COVID-19 Development & Aid Editors' Choice Featured Global Global Governance Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations COVAX COVID-19 vaccines Source Type: news

Vaccines for preventing rotavirus diarrhoea: an updated Cochrane review
The latest update of the Cochrane review ‘Vaccines for preventing rotavirus diarrhoea: vaccines in use’ has found that rotavirus vaccines pre-qualified by the World Health Organization (WHO) (Rotarix, RotaTeq, Rotasiil, and Rotavac), prevent episodes of rotavirus diarrhoea in children and no increased risk of serious adverse events was found.Rotavirus infection is a common cause of diarrhoea in infants and in young children, and can cause mild illness, hospitalization, and death. Since 2009, the WHO has recommended that a rotavirus vaccine be included in all national infant and child immunization programmes. To date, 1...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - November 12, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

Government slashes prices of about 39 commonly-used drugs
The drugs brought under price control include teneligliptin-an anti diabetes drug, popular anti TB drugs like Bedaquiline and Delamanid, Ivermectin used in Covid treatment, Rotavirus vaccine, among others. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - September 3, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Bharat Biotech's Rotavac 5D receives WHO Prequalification
The new variant of Rotavac, Rotavac 5D, is a unique rotavirus vaccine formulation that can be administered without a buffer and its low dose volume (0.5 mL) facilitates easy vaccine logistics, cold chain management and low biomedical waste disposal post-vaccination, it said. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - August 2, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Rotavirus Vaccine Tied to Major Reduction in Infections Rotavirus Vaccine Tied to Major Reduction in Infections
Two widely used rotavirus vaccines performed comparably in a meta-analysis, reducing risk of rotavirus gastroenteritis by more than 60% in young children.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - May 21, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Introducing rotavirus vaccination in Nigeria highly cost effective
(Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News)
Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News - January 1, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news