FDA Approves Boostrix for Third-Trimester Administration
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 12, 2022 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Boostrix for immunization during the third trimester of pregnancy to prevent pertussis in infants younger than 2 months of age. The Boostrix vaccine (Tetanus Toxoid,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - October 12, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Panacea wins contract worth $127 million from WHO, PAHO to supply pentavalent vaccine
The vaccine protects children against five deadly diseases: Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis, Hepatitis B and invasive infections caused by Haemophilus Influenza Type b. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - October 10, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

FDA OKs Tdap Vaccine for Whooping Cough Protection Before Birth
(MedPage Today) -- The FDA announced approval of the first vaccine to be delivered through a pregnant mother to unborn babies for protection in the first 2 months of life. The tetanus toxoid, reduced diphtheria toxoid, and acellular pertussis... (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - October 8, 2022 Category: American Health Source Type: news

FDA Authorizes Updated Covid Boosters That Target Newest Variants
WASHINGTON — The U.S. on Wednesday authorized its first update to COVID-19 vaccines, booster doses that target today’s most common omicron strain. Shots could begin within days. The move by the Food and Drug Administration tweaks the recipe of shots made by Pfizer and rival Moderna that already have saved millions of lives. The hope is that the modified boosters will blunt yet another winter surge. “You’ll see me at the front of the line,” FDA vaccine chief Dr. Peter Marks told The Associated Press shortly before his agency cleared the new doses. Until now, COVID-19 vaccines have targeted the ...
Source: TIME: Health - August 31, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lauran Neergaard/AP Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 healthscienceclimate wire Source Type: news

Why You ’ ll Need to Get COVID-19 Boosters Again and Again
Several highly effective vaccines were developed at an unprecedented speed to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. During the phase 3 clinical trials, mRNA vaccines had vaccine efficacy of 94–95% in preventing symptomatic infections. After the rollout, real-world evidence showed that the mRNA vaccines provided ~90% effectiveness against infection. Then came the variants. The wave after wave of new variants, with ever-increasing transmissibility and capacity to escape existing immunity, challenge the ability of vaccines to prevent infection and transmission. The effectiveness of a primary series of mRNA vaccines (two doses) ...
Source: TIME: Health - July 19, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Akiko Iwasaki and Albert Ko Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 freelance Source Type: news

Sharp Drop in Childhood Vaccinations Threatens Millions of Lives
Pandemic lockdowns, misinformation campaigns, conflicts, climate crises and other problems diverted resources and contributed to the largest backslide in routine immunization in 30 years. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 15, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Stephanie Nolen Tags: Vaccination and Immunization Children and Childhood Measles Whooping Cough Tetanus Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Diphtheria Medicine and Health Third World and Developing Countries United Nations Children ' s Fund Brazil Ethiopia Ind Source Type: news

COVID-19 Pandemic Fuels Worst Decline in Childhood Vaccinations in 30 Years
Global childhood vaccination rates experienced the largest decline in about three decades amid Covid disruptions, putting growing number of children at risk from devastating but preventable diseases. The percentage of children who received three doses of the vaccine against diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis (DTP3) was set back to its lowest level since 2008, falling to 81% in 2021, according to official data published by the World Health Organization and United Nations Children’s Fund on Friday. The decline means 25 million children missed out on at least one dose of DTP through routine services in 2021 alone, two mi...
Source: TIME: Health - July 15, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jinshan Hong / Bloomberg Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 overnight wire Source Type: news

Sharp Drop in Childhood Vaccinations Threatens Lives of Millions of Children
Pandemic lockdowns, misinformation campaigns, conflicts, climate crises and other problems diverted resources and contributed to the largest backslide in routine immunization in 30 years. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 15, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Stephanie Nolen Tags: Vaccination and Immunization Children and Childhood Measles Whooping Cough Tetanus Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Diphtheria Medicine and Health Third World and Developing Countries United Nations Children ' s Fund Brazil Ethiopia Ind Source Type: news

News Fatigue, Anti-Vax and Wars
Nothing is so firmly believed as what is least known.                                                     Michel de MontaigneBy Jan LundiusSTOCKHOLM, Jul 13 2022 (IPS) During the beginning of the pandemic, people wanted to learn more about COVID-19. Enclosed in their homes they watched with fear and fascination how the pandemic swept over the world, while comparing ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 13, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jan Lundius Tags: Armed Conflicts COVID-19 Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations IPS UN Bureau Source Type: news

Wisconsin SeniorCare Program to Cover Vaccines Provided at Pharmacies
Gov. Tony Evers and the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) announce Wisconsin ’s SeniorCare Program has received approval from the Centers for Medicare& Medicaid Services (CMS) to cover certain vaccines that members receive in pharmacies. Vaccines covered include those that protect against shingles, tetanus, meningitis, and Hepatitis A and B. These vaccines are recommended by theAdvisory Committee on Immunization Practices...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - June 27, 2022 Category: Hospital Management Authors: millejcodn Source Type: news

Routine Childhood Vaccination Rates Fell as Misinformation About the COVID-19 Shot Rose
Anti-vaccine sentiments have been simmering in the U.S. since at least 1998, when the Lancet, a prestigious medical journal, published—and later retracted—a fraudulent paper falsely linking childhood vaccines to autism. They’ve grown even stronger in the past two years, thanks to disinformation about the COVID-19 vaccines. Though the development of the COVID-19 vaccines happened at an unprecedented pace, they’ve been rigorously tested, and have proven both safe and effective. Nevertheless, falsehoods about them—that the vaccines contained microchips, that they would alter the DNA of recipients...
Source: TIME: Health - May 5, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

How Can Health Leaders Improve Respect and Recognition for Midwives?
By Olajumoke Adebayo, Midwife, advocate, and founder of Reprolife Olajumoke giving a tetanus toxoid vaccine during a client ' s antenatal visit. Photo provide by Olajumoke Adebayo for IntraHealth International.May 04, 2022Imagine if midwives’ voices were heard, they were fairly compensated, had safe working conditions, and could perform their full scope of practice.Unfortunately, lack of respect and recognition for frontline health workers lie at the heart of many workforce-related challenges that impede progress toward ending the global Covid-19 pandemic, eliminating preventable maternal and child deaths, and ...
Source: IntraHealth International - May 4, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: kseaton Tags: Policy & Advocacy International Day of the Midwife Health Workers Midwives Nurses Source Type: news

Don ’t call them anti-vaxxers – that just further erodes people’s trust | Gary Finnegan
There ’s been a worrying decline in diphtheria, polio and measles jabs. We should heed the lessons of Covid-19We forgot about measles. And tetanus and diphtheria. And polio. In the race to vaccinate the world against Covid-19, the global drive to suppress some of the biggest killers in history has fallen back.Almost12n doses of Covid-19 vaccine have been administered in less than 18 months – a stunning achievement, even if the global distribution has been uneven. Yet more than30 million children have missed out on other basic vaccinations during the pandemic, with south-east Asia and the eastern Mediterranean region be...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 25, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Gary Finnegan Tags: Vaccines and immunisation Coronavirus Infectious diseases World news Health Society Science Immunology Source Type: news

Kindergarten Vaccination Rates For Measles, Mumps, Tetanus Fell Due To Pandemic Disruptions, CDC Says
Mandatory vaccine coverage for diseases like whooping cough and chickenpox decreased among kindergarteners last year as kids fell behind on their shots, according to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - April 21, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Zachary Snowdon Smith, Forbes Staff Tags: Business /business Innovation /innovation Healthcare /healthcare Science /science Leadership /leadership Education /education Breaking breaking-news Source Type: news

Tetanus Immunity Protects Mice Against Pancreatic Cancer
Because most people are vaccinated against tetanus as children, delivering benign bacteria carrying a tetanus antigen into pancreatic tumors makes them visible to memory cells in the immune system,... (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - March 24, 2022 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news