DHS Announces Immunization Updates for Children in Child Care Centers and Schools
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) has announced updates to the immunizations needed for children in child care centers and schools. The changes include updated requirements related to meningitis and whooping cough immunizations, and that past chickenpox infection must be documented by a qualified medical professional. There is no change to existing exemption options for medical, religious, or philosophical reasons. Seasonal flu vaccination or COVID-19 vaccination are not required...(see release)JenniferC.MillerFebruary 1, 2023 (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - February 1, 2023 Category: Hospital Management Authors: JenniferC.Miller 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

December 2022
Healthy Weight Control : Balancing Eating and Exercise Popular Diabetes Drugs Compared in Large Trial Wipe Out Whooping Cough : Recognize and Prevent This Serious Illness Lung Health and Our Environment Why Are Drugs So Hard To Quit? (Source: NIH News in Health)
Source: NIH News in Health - November 28, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Would you sign up to catch a deadly disease and live in isolation for weeks? These friends did
Two friends in Halifax are among dozens of Canadians participating in a human challenge trial — a type of medical study that involves purposely infecting people with a particular pathogen. In this case, it’s the bacteria Bordetella pertussis, known for causing potentially-deadly whooping cough. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - November 17, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health 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

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

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

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

Why Pregnant People Should Get COVID-19 Vaccines As Soon As Possible
COVID-19 poses health risks during pregnancy for everyone involved. Pregnant people are at higher risk for severe disease, and the chances of negative outcomes for mother and baby—such as preeclampsia, preterm birth, and stillbirth—increase with infection. However, pregnant people were excluded from the original vaccine trials, so when the vaccines first became available, many soon-to-be-mothers were unsure about taking them. Thousands of pregnant people have now been vaccinated in the U.S., and an abundance of data show that getting vaccinated during pregnancy is safe and protective for both mothers and babies...
Source: TIME: Health - June 30, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tara Law and Emily Barone Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

Brits offered £4,000 to take part in whooping cough study that will see them deliberately infected
Whooping cough can kill up to one in 50 babies and cases have been on the rise in the UK. Now scientists at University Hospital Southampton hope to trial a better vaccine. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 24, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Three Key Strategies to Improve Maternal Vaccination Rates
(MedPage Today) -- Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, pregnant women were at a high risk for negative health outcomes from certain vaccine-preventable infectious diseases such as the flu and whooping cough. The pandemic taught us two valuable lessons... (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - May 1, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news