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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

Shingles Is Nasty, And The New Vaccine Works Well. Why Do Adults Avoid Shots?
Beyond annual flu shots, federal health officials say older adults need protection against shingles, pneumonia, tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis. But many grown-ups aren't getting vaccinated.(Image credit: Andrew Brookes/Getty Images/Cultura RF) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - March 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Michelle Andrews Source Type: news

Tetanus Toxoid, Reduced Diphtheria Toxoid and Acellular Pertussis Vaccine, Adsorbed
(Source: What's New at CBER)
Source: What's New at CBER - March 1, 2018 Category: Biomedical Science Source Type: news

Diphtheria and Tetanus Toxoids and Acellular Pertussis Adsorbed, Inactivated Poliovirus and Haemophilus b Conjugate (Tetanus Toxoid Conjugate) Vaccine
(Source: What's New at CBER)
Source: What's New at CBER - February 21, 2018 Category: Biomedical Science Source Type: news

Diphtheria and Tetanus Toxoids and Acellular Pertussis Adsorbed and Inactivated Poliovirus Vaccine
(Source: What's New at CBER)
Source: What's New at CBER - February 21, 2018 Category: Biomedical Science Source Type: news

Flu, Tdap Vax Safe for Babies 6 Months Later
(MedPage Today) -- No higher risk of infant hospitalization, death linked to vaccines in pregnancy (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - February 20, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Influenza, Tdap Vaccination in Pregnancy: Safe for Infants Influenza, Tdap Vaccination in Pregnancy: Safe for Infants
Maternal influenza and Tdap vaccinations during pregnancy do not increase the risk for hospitalization or death among infants agexd 0 to 6 months, a new study showed.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Measles vaccine increases child survival beyond protecting against measles
(Frontiers) Analysis of more than 38,000 children in Ghana shows that all-cause mortality is significantly lower in children who received the measles vaccine after the third diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis (DTP) vaccination. The study adds to growing evidence that, when administered in the WHO recommended sequence, measles vaccination provides non-specific benefits to child survival. The findings have implications for achieving the Millennium Development Goal 4 of reducing child mortality. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 12, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Panacea Biotec partners Serum Institute for hexavalent vaccine
The vaccine is a combination of six antigens to protect against six dreaded diseases - Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis, Hepatitis B, Haemophilus influenza type B and Polio. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - January 18, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

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

Tdap Vaccination Coverage During Pregnancy -- US, 2006-2015 Tdap Vaccination Coverage During Pregnancy -- US, 2006-2015
Unfortunately, the findings of this report indicate that Tdap vaccination coverage for pregnant women remains far below the ACIP's current recommendations.Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health Journal Article Source Type: news

Vaccination Coverage and Exemption Rates Among Kindergarteners Vaccination Coverage and Exemption Rates Among Kindergarteners
Are kindergarteners in the US receiving recommended MMR, DTaP, and varicella vaccination coverage? What percentage are receiving exemptions?Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics Journal Article Source Type: news

Tdap Vaccination Coverage During Pregnancy — Selected Sites, United States, 2006–2015
(Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - October 19, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Vaccination Coverage for Selected Vaccines, Exemption Rates, and Provisional Enrollment Among Children in Kindergarten - United States, 2016-17 School Year
Median vaccination coverage was 94.0% for 2 doses of MMR vaccine; 94.5% for the state-required number of doses of DTAP vaccine; and 93.8% for 2 doses of varicella vaccine. The median exemption level remained low (2.0%) but exemption rates varied by state. The median proportion of kindergartners under a grace period or provisional enrollment was 2.0%, the same as in 2015-16. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - October 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Tdap Vaccine During Pregnancy Reduces Newborn Pertussis
A CDC study estimated that vaccinating pregnant women with the tetanus, diphtheria and acellular pertussis vaccine during their third trimester was nearly 78 percent effective in preventing pertussis in their infants younger than 2 months. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - October 10, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Tdap Given in Pregnancy Protects Infants From Pertussis
Multivariable vaccine effectiveness estimate 77.7 percent for Tdap administered during third trimester (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - October 2, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Infections, Nursing, Pathology, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Whooping cough shot effective, but many pregnant women skip it: CDC
Tdap vaccination during pregnancy prevents whooping cough in three-quarters of babies -- but only about half of mothers-to-be get the shot, a new study reveals. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Whooping Cough Shot Works, but Many Moms-to-Be Skip It: CDC
Timely vaccination can prevent three-quarters of cases in newborns Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Infections and Pregnancy, Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis Vaccines, Whooping Cough (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - September 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Whooping Cough Shot Works, But Many Moms-to-Be Skip It: CDC
THURSDAY, Sept. 28, 2017 -- Tdap vaccination during pregnancy prevents whooping cough in about three-quarters of newborns -- but only about half of mothers-to-be get the shot, a new U.S. study reveals. Researchers from the U.S. Centers for Disease... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 28, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

CDC: Teen Vax Rates Rise, But HPV Coverage Still Lagging
(MedPage Today) -- Much higher coverage for Tdap, MenACWY vs HPV vaccine (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - August 24, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Immunization Resources in Multiple Languages
From the NLM Outreach and Special Populations Branch: August is National Immunization Awareness Month, and public health professionals often need resources to educate individuals who may have limited English proficiency about the importance of receiving vaccinations for themselves and their children. Check MedlinePlus for resources on immunizations and childhood immunizations in both English and Spanish. Also check HealthReach for patient handouts in multiple languages about vaccinations, including: Vaccine Information Statements on specific vaccines, like the chickenpox vaccine (24 languages), diphtheria, tetan...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - August 22, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Consumer Health Education Health Professionals Outreach Source Type: news

Quadracel Approved: Take the PI Test
Find out what you know about on- and off-label use of the newest DTaP/IPV combination vaccine based on this short scenario. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - August 11, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Terry Brenneman, MD Tags: Special Report Vaccines Source Type: news

Hexavalent 6-in-1 vaccine to be made available to newborn babies
All babies born on or after 1 August 2017 will be offered protection against hepatitis B as part of our universal childhood immunisation programme, Public Health England has announced. This is in addition to continued protection against diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio and Hib. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - August 2, 2017 Category: UK Health 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 - July 3, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Only a fifth of birth defect cases are explained
Causes of major birth defects remain mystery Related items fromOnMedica Tdap vaccination in pregnancy not linked to birth defects Oral contraceptive use not linked to major birth defects Antidepressants in pregnancy linked to heightened risk of birth defects Epilepsy drug linked to 4,000 birth defects in France Maternal gestational diabetes increases risk of autism (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - May 31, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

The ‘Stealth Move’ That Improved Michigan's Vaccine Rates
Just three years ago, Michigan had the fourth-highest rate of unvaccinated kindergartners in the nation. But when a charter school in northwestern Traverse City reported nearly two dozen cases of whooping cough and several cases of measles that November, state officials were jolted to action. Without much fanfare — or time for opponents to respond — they abandoned the state’s relatively loose rules for getting an exemption and issued a regulation requiring families to consult personally with local public health departments before obtaining an immunization waiver. The new rule sidestepped potential ideolog...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The ‘Stealth Move’ That Improved Michigan's Vaccine Rates
Just three years ago, Michigan had the fourth-highest rate of unvaccinated kindergartners in the nation. But when a charter school in northwestern Traverse City reported nearly two dozen cases of whooping cough and several cases of measles that November, state officials were jolted to action. Without much fanfare — or time for opponents to respond — they abandoned the state’s relatively loose rules for getting an exemption and issued a regulation requiring families to consult personally with local public health departments before obtaining an immunization waiver. The new rule sidestepped potential ideolog...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - April 12, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Pregnant Mothers Need Whooping Cough Vaccine
The Tdap vaccine is highly effective in protecting newborns against pertussis in the first two months of life, but less than half of women get it. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Whooping Cough Pregnancy and Childbirth Vaccination and Immunization Source Type: news

Maternal pertussis vaccine reduces risk in newborns
A new study from Kaiser Permanente shows receiving the Tdap pertussis booster vaccine during pregnancy reduces risk of pertussis in infants by 90 percent. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Maternal pertussis vaccination reduces risk for newborns by more than 90 percent
Among infants of women who received the Tdap pertussis booster vaccine during pregnancy, the risk of contracting pertussis was reduced by an estimated 91 percent during the first two months of life -- the critical period before they can receive their first childhood acellular pertussis (DTaP) vaccination. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - April 3, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Maternal pertussis vaccination reduces risk for newborns by more than 90 percent
(Kaiser Permanente) Among infants of women who received the Tdap pertussis booster vaccine during pregnancy, the risk of contracting pertussis was reduced by an estimated 91 percent during the first two months of life -- the critical period before they can receive their first childhood acellular pertussis (DTaP) vaccination. The findings from the Kaiser Permanente Vaccine Study Center were reported today in the journal Pediatrics. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - April 3, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Tdap Vaccination During Pregnancy Protects Infants from Pertussis (FREE)
By the Editors Receipt of the tetanus toxoid, reduced diphtheria toxoid, and acellular pertussis (Tdap) vaccine during pregnancy is associated with reduced risk for pertussis … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - April 3, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Advocating for Childcare Employee Tdap Vaccination Advocating for Childcare Employee Tdap Vaccination
Vaccines play a vital role in combatting the spread of pertussis. Should Tdap vaccine boosters be required for childcare providers?Journal of Pediatric Health Care (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics Journal Article Source Type: news

When to Give Tdap During Pregnancy
The optimal window for administering the Tdap vaccine during pregnancy is later rather than earlier in the third trimester. How much later? (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - February 16, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Terry Brenneman, MD Tags: Vaccines Source Type: news

Adacel (Tetanus Toxoid, Reduced Diphtheria Toxoid and Acellular Pertussis Vaccine Adsorbed) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - February 14, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Tdap and Influenza Vaccine Coverage Among Pregnant Women Tdap and Influenza Vaccine Coverage Among Pregnant Women
This study examined the demographic variability of Tdap and influenza vaccination coverage among pregnant women in Minnesota. How did coverage differ among groups?Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health Journal Article Source Type: news

Why Skipping Vaccines Is A Public, Not Personal, Health Choice
(Reuters Health) - Too many U.S. adults are not getting vaccinated, putting themselves and others at risk, immunization experts say. According to the latest available data, about 44 percent of adults over age 19 had a flu shot; 20 percent had a TDAP vaccine, which protects against tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis; and 20 percent of 19-to-64-year-olds at risk of pneumonia had that vaccine (compared to 60 percent of those over 65). Just 27 percent of those over age 60 were vaccinated against herpes zoster, which cuts the risk of shingles in half, according to new guidelines from the Advisory Committee on Immunization P...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - February 8, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

New Child Vaccine Schedule Alters Tdap Timing, Cuts HPV Doses New Child Vaccine Schedule Alters Tdap Timing, Cuts HPV Doses
The updated recommendations clarify timing for Tdap vaccination of pregnant teens, warn against LAIV use, and narrow the window for hepatitis B vaccines to within 24 hours of birth.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - February 6, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Pediatrics News Alert Source Type: news

Vaccine fraud – The undeniable truth exposed
(Natural News) In 2015, 91.5 percent of all children in the United States between the ages of 19 and 35 months received the MMR vaccine, while 84.2 percent were immunized for diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis. Meanwhile, many natural health experts continue to sound the alarm on the dangers of vaccines and their toxic additives –... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Quadracel Approved: Take the PI Test
Find out what you know about on- and off-label use of the newest DTaP/IPV combination vaccine based on this short scenario. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - January 20, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Terry Brenneman, MD Tags: Vaccines Source Type: news

Government document confirms vaccine link to microcephaly
(NaturalNews) The adverse event-deniers who insist that vaccines are 100 percent safe and never cause any problems in children clearly missed a little-known 1991 study published by the United States Government. This paper reveals a clear link between the popular Tdap vaccine for tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis (whooping cough), and microcephaly, a neurological birth defect... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coverage with Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Acellular Pertussis Vaccine and Influenza Vaccine Among Pregnant Women — Minnesota, March 2013–December 2014
(Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - January 19, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Antidepressants in pregnancy linked to heightened risk of birth defects
Researchers urge caution on use of antidepressants in pregnancy Related items fromOnMedica Postnatal depression Tdap vaccination in pregnancy not linked to birth defects Some SSRIs might be linked to raised risk of birth defects No impact of antidepressants taken during pregnancy on child ’s development Speech problems linked to in utero SSRI exposure (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - January 18, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

From strep throat to RSV: Winter health cheat sheet
According to this study published in Pediatrics, vapor rub can be effective in decreasing nighttime cough. Please note that some children may experience skin irritation. Vapor rub is not recommended for children under the age of 2. Keep the nasal passages as clear of excess mucous as you can. Elevate the head when sleeping to help support comfortable breathing. Keep a close eye on your child’s breathing. Notify your pediatric health care providers of any changes in your child’s condition. You should notify your pediatrician or call 911 immediately if your child displays signs of respiratory distress such as:&n...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - January 12, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Meaghan O'Keeffe Tags: Health & Wellness Parenting Croup RSV strep throat whooping cough Source Type: news

Daptacel (Diphtheria and Tetanus Toxoids and Acellular Pertussis Vaccine Adsorbed) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - December 6, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

DTP (Diphtheria and Tetanus Toxoids and Pertussis Vaccine Adsorbed USP) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - December 6, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Immunological Effects of Selected Childhood Immunisations Immunological Effects of Selected Childhood Immunisations
Do routine childhood vaccines such as BCG, Tdap, or MMR have effects on the immune system beyond the expected immunological response to the targeted antigen?The BMJ (formerly known as the British Medical Journal) (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - November 11, 2016 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Pediatrics Journal Article Source Type: news

Study Confirms Safety of Tdap Vaccine in Pregnancy, Finds No Microcephaly Risk Study Confirms Safety of Tdap Vaccine in Pregnancy, Finds No Microcephaly Risk
A new analysis supports current recommendations for routine administration of tetanus, diphtheria, and acellular pertussis (Tdap) vaccine during pregnancy and expands on what is currently known about the vaccine's safety in pregnant women, researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - November 2, 2016 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Tdap During Pregnancy Not Associated with Microcephaly (FREE)
By Amy Orciari Herman Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH, and Lorenzo Di Francesco, MD, FACP, FHM Immunization with the tetanus, diphtheria, and acellular pertussis (Tdap) vaccine during pregnancy is not associated with increased risk for structural birth defects, including microcephaly, according to a … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - November 1, 2016 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news