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

UNC study: Tdap vaccine given during pregnancy reduces occurrence of infant pertussis
(University of North Carolina Health Care) A study led by UNC's Sylvia Becker-Dreps, M.D., M.P.H., reviewed more than 675,000 pregnancies in the US to determine if the Tdap vaccine given to a mother will reduce the chances of her child developing pertussis during the first 18 months of life. The results show a decrease in overall cases of pertussis, and most notably, in pertussis hospitalization in infants whose mothers were immunized during pregnancy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Post-licensure Studies Affirm Safety of DTaP Vaccines, Pinpoint Vaccination Errors Post-licensure Studies Affirm Safety of DTaP Vaccines, Pinpoint Vaccination Errors
No new or unexpected adverse events have been detected for diphtheria-tetanus-acellular pertussis (DTaP) vaccines licensed in the U.S., according to a review of close to 20 years of VAERS data, although vaccination errors may have increased.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

No Safety Concerns With Kids' DTaP Combo Vaccine
The shot protects against three potentially serious infectious diseases of childhood, including whooping cough (pertussis).  In recent years, the "anti-vaxxer" movement -- a small minority of parents -- has raised concerns that routine childhood immunizations might carry long-term health risks for kids. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - June 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Current DTaP Vaccines Deemed Safe
(MedPage Today) -- But efficacy against pertussis could be better (Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics)
Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics - June 4, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

No New Adverse Events Reported for DTaP Vaccination
MONDAY, June 4, 2018 -- No new or unexpected safety issues have been identified in association with diphtheria-tetanus-acellular pertussis (DTaP) vaccines in the United States, according to a study published online June 4 in Pediatrics. Pedro L.... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 4, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Whooping cough more widespread than previously known
(Public Health Ontario) New research from Public Health Ontario and the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences suggests that whooping cough cases in Ontario are nearly eight times the number actually reported, reinforcing the importance of up-to-date vaccinations to protect against illness and the spread of disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - May 2, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Prevention of Pertussis, Tetanus, and Diphtheria with Vaccines in the United States: Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP)
This report compiles and summarizes all recommendations from CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) regarding prevention and control of tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis in the United States. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - April 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

RECOMMENDATIONS AND REPORTS: Prevention of Pertussis, Tetanus, and Diphtheria with Vaccines in the United States: Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP)
(Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - April 26, 2018 Category: American Health 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

Mali:Mali - Vaccinating 10,000 Children Over 60,000KM of Desert Roads
[MSF] Being vaccinated against diseases like diphtheria, measles, whooping cough, meningitis, pneumonia, yellow fever, and other potentially fatal illnesses is a commonplace event for many children. But in northern Mali, where a combination of insecurity, isolation, and limited health infrastructure means that many communities cannot access health facilities, it can prove difficult to protect children against these illnesses. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 10, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Study explains resurgence of pertussis
(University of Georgia) A team of researchers including scientists from the University of Georgia has found that the resurgence of pertussis, more commonly known as whooping cough, in the US is a predictable consequence of incomplete coverage with a highly effective vaccine. This finding goes against pervasive theories on why we are seeing a steady increase in the disease even though the vaccine is given at an early age. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - April 3, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Why Whooping Cough Has Made a Comeback
It's due to natural population turnover, incomplete vaccination coverage, and gradually weakening protection from a highly effective but imperfect vaccine, they said. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - March 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Flawed Vaccine Not to Blame for Whooping Cough Resurgence (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Increase in cases signals end of vaccine'honeymoon period,'study suggests (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - March 29, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Why Whooping Cough Has Made a Comeback
THURSDAY, March 29, 2018 -- Flaws in current whooping cough vaccines aren't to blame for rising rates of the disease in the United States, a new study contends. Researchers attribute a resurgence of the disease since the 1970s to factors that arose... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 29, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

More Evidence Explains Why Whooping Cough Cases Are Increasing
Another study confirms that waning immunity from the pertussis vaccine is the primary reason for increases in whooping cough cases. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - March 29, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Tara Haelle, Contributor Source Type: news

Whooping cough resurgence marks the end of ‘honeymoon period’ where we weren’t exposed to the virus 
Research by the University of Michigan has revealed an new explanation for the resurgence of whooping cough in the US experts have incorrectly blamed on a low-quality vaccine. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Decades-long trends, not flawed vaccine, explain resurgent whooping cough
(University of Michigan) Researchers and public health officials have struggled to explain the resurgence of whooping cough in the US since the late 1970s, and the suspected shortcomings of the current generation of vaccines are often blamed. But a new University of Michigan-led study concludes that the resurgence of the highly contagious respiratory disease is the result of factors that began in the middle of the last century, long before the latest vaccines were introduced in the late 1990s. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - March 28, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

‘Whooping cough' epidemic to hit US kids in late spring
US health officials are bracing for an outbreak of whooping cough, an infectious disease that is rarely serious in adults but can be deadly in infants and children who haven't had all vaccines. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News 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

Why Flu Outbreaks Have Been the Worst in Nearly a Decade
The only thing worse than getting the flu is catching it after you’ve gotten a flu shot. It’s been a terrible year for outbreaks — the worst in almost a decade. Contributing to that is the high failure rate of this year’s vaccine. The current shot is just 25 percent effective against the H3N2 virus, this season’s most-often-identified strain by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The experts say, with enough time and money, they can do a lot better. “There has to be a wholesale change to how we make the flu vaccine,” said Amesh Adalja, senior scholar at Johns Hopkins Ce...
Source: TIME: Science - February 28, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Bloomberg Tags: Uncategorized Bloomberg flu healthytime onetime Source Type: news

Flu And Whooping Cough Vaccines In Pregnancy Safe For Babies 6 Months Later
The evidence continues to show that the flu and pertussis vaccines are safe for mothers to get during pregnancy both for them and for their babies. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - February 23, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Tara Haelle, Contributor Source Type: news

Vaccinating pregnant mothers is safe for babies
(Reuters Health) - Infants are much less likely to get influenza or whooping cough when their mothers were vaccinated against these infections during pregnancy, and a new study suggests this doesn ’t pose a safety risk for babies. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews 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

Health Tip: Protect Baby from Whooping Cough
-- Vaccination is the best way to prevent whooping cough, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says. Whooping cough (pertussis) is a very contagious disease that causes about half its victims aged 1 or younger to end up in the hospital,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 19, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Whooping cough: Could YOU benefit from getting the bacterial infection vaccine?
WHOOPING cough is a contagious bacterial infection that can cause vomiting and difficulty breathing. But, is there a vaccine available to protect against the coughing infection, and should pregnant women get vaccinated? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Whooping cough: Is there a vaccine and who should get the jab?
WHOOPING cough is a contagious bacterial infection that can cause vomiting and difficulty breathing. But, is there a vaccine available to protect against the coughing infection, and should pregnant women get vaccinated? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health 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

Women want ‘more support and advice’ on flu and pertussis
Women want more support and advice from health professionals about flu and whooping cough vaccination in pregnancy, according to a new survey of recent mothers and pregnant women. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - November 24, 2017 Category: Nursing 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

New Acellular Pertussis Vaccine Shows Promise in Adolescents New Acellular Pertussis Vaccine Shows Promise in Adolescents
A new, genetically inactivated acellular pertussis vaccine appears to be safe and immunogenic in adolescents presumed to have received their primary vaccination series in childhood, researchers from Thailand report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - November 9, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Ask Well: Should I Get Revaccinated as an Adult?
Certain adults should be vaccinated against measles, mumps and whooping cough, diseases that are making a comeback. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: KAREN WEINTRAUB Tags: Whooping Cough Vaccination and Immunization Mumps Shingles (Disease) Tetanus Measles 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

Fewer Newborns Get Whooping Cough When Moms Get Vaccinated Fewer Newborns Get Whooping Cough When Moms Get Vaccinated
Vaccinating mothers against whooping cough during pregnancy may prevent 9 out of 10 severe cases of this potentially fatal respiratory infection in their babies, a U.S. study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Fewer newborns get whooping cough when moms get vaccinated
(Reuters Health) - Vaccinating mothers against whooping cough during pregnancy may prevent 9 out of 10 severe cases of this potentially fatal respiratory infection in their babies, a U.S. study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews 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: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 28, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Infections, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Obstetrics, 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

BU: Resurgence of whooping cough may owe to vaccine's inability to prevent infections
(Boston University School of Medicine) The startling global resurgence of pertussis, or whooping cough, in recent years can largely be attributed to the immunological failures of acellular vaccines, Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH) researchers argue in a new journal article. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 21, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases 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

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

Vaccine Lessens Severity of Pertussis Infections Vaccine Lessens Severity of Pertussis Infections
Even though vaccinations don ’ t always prevent whooping cough, people have milder symptoms of the respiratory illness and lower odds of serious complications with the vaccine than without it, a U.S. study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Whooping Cough Cases Double in Indiana in a Year, Prompting a Call to Vaccinate
There were 136 confirmed cases of whooping cough in the state in the first half of 2017, compared with 66 in the first half of 2016, but an expert was not alarmed. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MAGGIE ASTOR Tags: Whooping Cough Indiana Vaccination and Immunization Centers for Disease Control and Prevention JAMA Pediatrics (Journal) Source Type: news