Navigation Links
New Vaccines for Adults: Which do you Need? From Harvard Medical School
Date:11/5/2008

Most adults are not up to date on their vaccinations, says a new report from Harvard Medical School. The report, Viruses and Infectious Diseases, describes how fast-adapting viruses pose an advancing threat to human health and urges adults to seek out new vaccines and renew their old ones.

Boston, MA (Vocus) November 5, 2008 -- Most adults are not up to date on their vaccinations, says a new report from Harvard Medical School. The report, Viruses and Infectious Diseases, describes how fast-adapting viruses pose an advancing threat to human health and urges adults to seek out new vaccines and renew their old ones.

The new report explains how viruses and other infections affect the body, and what adults should do to protect themselves. It warns adults not to assume that the vaccines they received as children will protect them for life. Here are some of the reasons adults need vaccination:

  • Some adults were never vaccinated as children.
  • Newer vaccines were not available when today's adults were children.
  • Immunity can begin to fade over time.
  • As you age, you become more susceptible to serious disease caused by common infections.
  • You may travel to areas where infectious diseases that are rare where you live are much more common.
  • You may come in contact with people who have been exposed to unusual infectious diseases.
The FDA is understandably cautious and very demanding before it will license a new vaccine. But it has recently licensed several vaccines against important infectious agents: HPV (human papillomavirus, which causes cervical cancer), varicella-zoster virus (which causes chickenpox and shingles), and meningococcus (which causes bacterial meningitis). The FDA has also approved a preliminary bird flu vaccine to keep stockpiled in case of a bird flu pandemic. Find out about these and other new vaccines in the Special Section of Viruses and Infectious Diseases, 'The newer vaccines: Do you need them?'.

Viruses and Infectious Diseases, a 49-page Special Health Report edited by Michael N. Starnbach, Ph.D., Professor of Microbiology, Harvard Medical School, also covers such topics as these:

  • Infectious disease in the 21st century
  • Transmission of infectious disease
  • Common and not-so-common viruses
Viruses and Infectious Diseases is available for $18 from Harvard Health Publications, the publishing division of Harvard Medical School. Order it online at www.health.harvard.edu/VID or by calling 877-649-9457 (toll-free).

Harvard Health Publications
Contact: Raquel Schott
Raquel_Schott @ hms.harvard.edu
617-432-5781

May be used in whole or part with attribution. Media inquiries welcome.

###

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2008/11/prweb1571604.htm


'/>"/>
Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2008 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved  

Related medicine news :

1. Therapeutic vaccines
2. Fight begins to eradicate fatal parasite; first vaccines delivered following major funding award
3. Studies Ignite Hope for Long-Acting Allergy Vaccines
4. Vical to Present Phase 1 Data for Vaxfectin(R)-Formulated Pandemic Influenza DNA Vaccines
5. Federal Advisory Committee Votes to Include Newly Licensed Pentacel(R) Vaccine in Vaccines for Children Program
6. Breast Cancer Vaccines Look Promising
7. Do vaccines cause autism, asthma and diabetes?
8. Health Experts Call on Global Leaders to Ensure Access to Life-Saving Pneumococcal Vaccines
9. Jenny McCarthy & Jim Carrey Host the Historic Green Our Vaccines March and Rally in Washington DC on June 4, 2008
10. NIAID to advance B-cell approach to HIV vaccines
11. Chemotherapy might help cancer vaccines work
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
New Vaccines for Adults: Which do you Need? From Harvard Medical School
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... The American College of ... Carol Friedman, PhD, FACMI, during the Opening Session of AMIA’s Annual Symposium in Washington, ... In honor of Morris F. Collen, a pioneer in the field of medical informatics, ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... Restoration, has recently contributed a medical article to the newly revamped Cosmetic ... Mohebi’s article spotlights the hair transplant procedure known as Follicular Unit Extraction ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... , ... On Saturday, October 21, the Health & Wellness Center at Florida ... money for the American Heart Association Heart Walk. Teams of up to 10 people ... keep their treadmills moving for 5 hours. Treadmills will start at 7:00 p.m. on ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... In the United States, ... In some states—like New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Texas, Virginia, Connecticut, and California—the ... have extremely low property-tax rates, which contributes to the relatively lower cost of ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... , ... October 12, 2017 ... ... life sciences content management, presents its enhanced Pepper Flow promotional review platform ... -18, 2017. Pepper Flow’s increased insight-driven capabilities help marketers streamline the medical, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:9/27/2017)... and NEW YORK , Sept. 27, 2017  DarioHealth ... and big data solutions, today announced that its MyDario product is expected ... local TV listings for when The Dr. Oz Show airs in your ... The nine-time Emmy ... ...
(Date:9/25/2017)... , Sept. 25, 2017  EpiVax, Inc., ... vaccine design, and immune-engineering today announced the launch ... the development of personalized therapeutic cancer vaccines. EpiVax ... provided exclusive access to enabling technologies to the ... MBA will lead EpiVax Oncology as Chief Executive ...
(Date:9/22/2017)... 2017  As the latest Obamacare repeal effort moves ... (R-LA) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) medical ... device industry is in an odd place.  The industry ... excise tax on medical device sales passed along with ... patients, increased visits and hospital customers with the funding ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: