FDA OKs Tdap Shot in Pregnancy to Protect Newborns From Pertussis FDA OKs Tdap Shot in Pregnancy to Protect Newborns From Pertussis
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend that women receive a dose of Tdap vaccine during each pregnancy.MDedge News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 12, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Alert Source Type: news

Montreal health officials look to reverse decline of routine childhood vaccinations
A growing number of kids have yet to be inoculated against dangerous diseases like measles, mumps, whooping cough and rubella, said Benoît Corriveau, a resident doctor with the CIUSSS du Centre-Sud-de-l'Île-de-Montréal. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - December 1, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Montreal Source Type: news

FDA Approves Boostrix for Third - Trimester Administration
Approval is specifically for use during pregnancy to prevent pertussis in infants whose mothers are vaccinated during pregnancy (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - October 13, 2022 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Infections, Nursing, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, FDA Approvals, Source Type: news

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

US FDA Approves Boostrix for Immunization During Pregnancy for the Prevention of Whooping Cough in Newborn Infants
Boostrix is the first vaccine in the US indicated to help protect infants younger than two months from pertussis (whooping cough) 10 October 2022 -- GSK plc (LSE/NYSE: GSK) today announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals - October 10, 2022 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology 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 approves whooping cough vaccine for pregnant mothers
A new vaccine to prevent whooping cough in newborn infants was approved the Food and Drug Administration on Friday. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - October 7, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA: Newborns Protected by Whooping Cough Vaccine FDA: Newborns Protected by Whooping Cough Vaccine
An already available vaccine has been approved for use during pregnancy to prevent whooping cough in newborns.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 7, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Alert Source Type: news

Pertussis immunisation in pregnancy: vaccine coverage (England), UKHSA (updated 23rd August 2022)
Vaccine uptake data and commentary about the pertussis (whooping cough) vaccination programme for pregnant women. 23 August 2022Added January to March 2022 and 2021 to 2022 annual coverage. 22 March 2022Added HPR 16(4) report and associated data file. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - August 23, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

WHO and UDER implement multi-partner project to boost primary health care services in northwest ...
21 August 2022 – WHO, together with the Relief Experts Association UDER as implementing agency, has bolstered the provision of primary health care services in northwest Syria by rendering the facilities in the towns of Sarmada, Tarmanin, Daret Azza and Zarzour fully operational.  Due to the size and scope of the project – which took place between August 2021 and May 2022 – UDER had struck agreements with several other organizations on the ground. Thanks to immense efforts requiring daily coordination, the Mentor Initiative offered leishmaniasis treatment services; Physicians Across Continents delivered mal...
Source: WHO EMRO News - August 21, 2022 Category: Middle East Health 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