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BD Extends Decade-Long Support for UNICEF's Campaign to Eliminate Maternal and Neonatal Tetanus

... countries against maternal and neonatal tetanus (MNT). Representatives from BD and UNICEF ... the perfect opportunity to reflect upon the toll tetanus takes on mothers and newborns in the developing ... began working with BD in 1997 to address the tetanus crisis, and since then we've made great strides ...

Procter & Gamble Gives Back With 'GIVE Health'

... programs, including Pampers Maternal and Neonatal tetanus Global Campaign, PUR Children's Safe Drinking ... children have access to clean drinking water, tetanus vaccines and the proper puberty education and ... . About Pampers Maternal and Neonatal tetanus Global Campaign: Pampers has partnered with ...

Video: Pampers Together with Actress Salma Hayek Helps UNICEF Move Closer Toward Goal of Eliminating Deadly Tetanus Through Global 'One Pack = One Vaccine' Campaign

... the Devastating Effects of Maternal and Neonatal tetanus CINCINNATI, Feb. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ... assists UNICEF in fighting Maternal and Neonatal tetanus (MNT) by generating funding to aid UNICEF in ... which provided funding for more than 45 million tetanus vaccines in 2008, and aims to raise funds for an ...

Federal Advisory Committee Votes to Include Newly Licensed Pentacel(R) Vaccine in Vaccines for Children Program

... today that its Pentacel(R), Diphtheria and tetanus Toxoids and Acellular Pertussis ... 6 weeks of receipt of a prior vaccine containing tetanus toxoid; or if adverse events have occurred in ... true name for DAPTACEL vaccine is: Diphtheria and tetanus Toxoids and Acellular Pertussis Vaccine ...

FDA Approves KINRIX(TM) - New Combination Vaccine for Children

... (FDA) has approved KINRIX(TM) [Diphtheria and tetanus Toxoids and Acellular Pertussis Adsorbed and ... to the separately administered Diphtheria and tetanus Toxoids and Acellular Pertussis (DTaP) and ... 4 to 6 years of age whose previous Diphtheria and tetanus Toxoids and Acellular Pertussis (DTaP) ...

U.S. FDA Licenses Sanofi Pasteur's New Pediatric Combination Vaccine, Pentacel(R)

... (FDA) has licensed Pentacel(R), Diphtheria and tetanus Toxoids and Acellular Pertussis ... 6 weeks of receipt of a prior vaccine containing tetanus toxoid; or if adverse events have occurred in ... true name for DAPTACEL vaccine is: Diphtheria and tetanus Toxoids and Acellular Pertussis Vaccine ...

Actress/Producer Salma Hayek Launches The Pampers(R) 'One Pack = One Vaccine' Program to Benefit UNICEF

... Lends Her Support to Campaign to Help Provide tetanus Vaccines to Help Save the Lives of Moms and ... with UNICEF to eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus (MNT), a preventable disease that claims the ... and will support UNICEF's efforts to eliminate tetanus in 12 African countries(2) within the next 12 to ...

Many Young Adults Uninformed About Vaccines

... shows. For example, while 84 percent of Americans over 50 know that tetanus causes lockjaw and that they need to get a new tetanus shot every 10 years, only 49 percent of adults aged 18 to 26 know this, ...

Young Adults Unaware of Threat of Infectious Disease and the Availability of Preventive Vaccines

... For example, 84 percent of Americans over the age of 50 know that tetanus causes lockjaw and that they need to get a tetanus shot every 10 years. By contrast, just 49 percent of young adults aged 18 ...

Beware of Dog Bites

... local health department or animal control. Children or adults may need a tetanus shot. How can you prevent aggressive behavior? Have your dog ... or young children alone with a dog. Make sure your child has had a tetanus shot. Don't play aggressive games with your dogs. Properly ...

Independent Audit of Global Child Immunizations Urged

... News) -- About 7 million fewer children are immunized against diphtheria, tetanus and whooping cough (pertussis) than individual nations and World Health ... wrote. The researchers, comparing data on the three-dose diphtheria, tetanus and whooping cough vaccine (DPT3) being given from 1986 to 2006 with ...

Stroller Strides(R) Signs Pampers(R) as Premier Sponsor for 2009

... Established to help UNICEF work toward eliminating maternal and neonatal tetanus in developing countries, funding raised through the 1 Pack = 1 Vaccine campaign will help UNICEF provide life-saving tetanus vaccines to protect women and their newborns against this deadly but ...

US FDA licenses Sanofi Pasteur's new pediatric combination vaccine, pentacel

... and Drug Administration (FDA) has licensed Pentacel®, Diphtheria and tetanus Toxoids and Acellular Pertussis Adsorbed, Inactivated Poliovirus and ... has occurred within 6 weeks of receipt of a prior vaccine containing tetanus toxoid; or if adverse events have occurred in temporal relation to receipt ...

AAP Encourages Parents to Immunize Their Children

... deafness, blindness and mental retardation. -- 1,314 people contracted tetanus annually; one-fifth died of the infection. tetanus bacteria live in the soil and are resistant to germ-killing cleaners. ...

Many Vaccine Booster Shots Unnecessary: Study

... of immunity against measles, mumps, rubella, chickenpox, mononucleosis, tetanus and diphtheria over an extended period of time. "The goal of this study ... "Surprisingly, we found that immunity following vaccination with tetanus and diphtheria was much more long-lived than anyone realized, and that ...

Hard to Treat Diseases, Inc. (HTDS) Thai Registration Dossier

... - Hard to Treat Diseases, Inc. (HTDS:PK), http://www.htdsmedical.com announced today that its registration dossier for MEVAC-DTaP (Diphtheria, tetanus and Acellular Pertussis Combined Vaccine, adsorbed) had passed the preliminary consideration of the experts in Thai FDA. The sample analysis is ...

American CareSource Holdings Increases ACS Network's Convenience and Quality With MinuteClinic Signing

... for common family illnesses such as strep throat and ear, eye, sinus, bladder and bronchial infections. Common vaccinations such as influenza, tetanus and Hepatitis A are also available. MinuteClinic retail locations are open seven days a week. No appointment is necessary. MinuteClinic nurse ...

MinuteClinic Becomes Participating Provider in All CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield Plans

... for common family illnesses such as strep throat and ear, eye, sinus, bladder and bronchial infections. Common vaccinations such as influenza, tetanus and Hepatitis A are also available. MinuteClinic retail locations are open seven days a week. No appointment is necessary. MinuteClinic nurse ...

Smallpox -- the death of a disease

... were so successful that he sought to expand the program of smallpox immunization to include polio, measles, whooping cough, diphtheria, and tetanus vaccines. That program now reaches more than four out of five children in the world and is eradicating poliomyelitis. This unique book is to be ...

More Low-Income Kids Are Getting Vaccinated

... need. The bad news is that there's still a wide disparity between low- and high-income children when it comes to protection against diphtheria, tetanus and whooping cough (pertussis), via the combo DTaP vaccine, the researchers say. In a study published in the May issue of the Archives of ...

Video: Jennifer Lopez Joins the Fight Against Pertussis in New PSAs

... is an important step in trying to reverse this trend." Protecting Against Pertussis While most infants are given routine diphtheria, tetanus and acellular pertussis (DTaP) immunizations, they do not begin the primary series until they are two months of age and may not be fully protected ...

San Francisco Health Plan is U.S. Leader in Childhood Immunizations

... all required immunizations have been received results in a $50 gift card for the parent. Required immunizations consist of four diphtheria, tetanus and acellular pertussis (DTaP), three polio (IPV), one measles, mumps and rubella (MMR), three H influenza type B (HiB), three hepatitis B, one ...

Pennsylvania State Health Department Conducts Pertussis Immunization Clinic in Mercer County

... diphtheria and pertussis (Tdap), is available for adolescents and adults, ages 10-64 years. Tdap should be given as a one-time dose in place of a tetanus booster. For more information on pertussis and all immunizations, visit www.health.state.pa.us or call 1-877-PA-HEALTH. ...

Important Message for 2008 Universal Children's Day

... the reduction of child deaths. The basic cost of a lifetime vaccination package, which includes, vaccinations against measles/mumps/rubella, polio, tetanus and meningitis, as well as the tools to administer the vaccines, totals $17. The U.S. Fund led initiative will be rolled-out over multiple ...

National Vaccine Advisory Committee recommends increased adolescent immunization

... to engage in preventive behaviors is difficult. Current programs have not been successful in immunizing a major portion of adolescents with the tetanus booster. Without a new approach to communication and new communications materials, the public, providers, parents, and the adolescents themselves may ...

Fort Dodge's 'Mosquito Shot' Offers Convenient Protection Against Dangerous Mosquito-Borne Illnesses

... illnesses, and has identified West Nile virus, EEE and WEE among five diseases in a "core vaccination protocol" for adult horses. Also included were tetanus and rabies. Fort Dodge's Mosquito Shot is the only product on the market that protects against four of the five core diseases in one vaccine. For ...

Nabi Biopharmaceuticals Announces Third Quarter 2007 Financial Results and Positive Vote from November 8, 2007 Special Stockholders Meeting

... or 20%, from the third quarter of 2006. This increase was driven by a $3.7 million increase in antibody sales principally from higher sales of tetanus and Anti-D antibodies. Nabi Biologics research and development expenses were $10.7 million for the third quarter ended September 30, 2007, compared ...

Ear infection superbug discovered to be resistant to all pediatric antibiotics

... incidence of pneumonia and meningitis by at least 69 percent, and difficult to treat ear infections by 24 percent as well, researchers said. While tetanus is caused by a single strain of bacteria, S pnemoniae seeks to evade the human immune system by coating itself in 90 variations of sugar capsule that ...

Sixty Percent of Americans Cannot Name Top Killers of Kids

... children are still dying from causes that we, in America, rarely face -- dehydration from diarrhea, pneumonia, vaccine-preventable diseases such as tetanus and measles, and neonatal complications such as birth asphyxia and sepsis," states David Oot, Associate Vice-President of Health, Save the Children. ...

Combination vaccines okay for infants, study shows

... against HiB, and a third, PCV-7 (or brand name Prevnar). 2. Separate Vaccine Group, which received five independent vaccines: DTaP, (for diphtheria, tetanus and whooping cough), HepB (for hepatitis B), IPV (for poliovirus), HiB, and PVC-7. 3. Staggered Vaccine Group that was identical to the Combination ...

An Innovation in Health Care Opens at CVS/pharmacy Stores in Los Angeles Metro Area

... $59 - Wart Removal (ages 5+) $69 Vaccines: (Prices vary; vaccines generally have a $0 co-pay for most insurance plans) - DTaP (Diphtheria, tetanus and Pertussis) $65 - Flu (seasonal) $30 - Hepatitis A (adult) $85 - Hepatitis A (child) $54 - Hepatitis B (adult) $65 - Hepatitis B (child) $50 ...

An Innovation in Health Care Opens at CVS/pharmacy Stores in Pittsburgh

... Infections & Rashes $59 - Ringworm $59 Vaccines: (Prices vary; vaccines generally have a $0 co-pay for most insurance plans) - DTaP (Diphtheria, tetanus and Pertussis) $65 - Flu (seasonal) $30 - Hepatitis A (adult) $85 - Hepatitis A (child) $54 - Hepatitis B (adult) $65 - Hepatitis B (child) ...

An Innovation in Health Care Opens at CVS/pharmacy Stores in Philadelphia Metro Area

... $59 - Wart Removal (ages 5+) $69 Vaccines: (Prices vary; vaccines generally have a $0 co-pay for most insurance plans) - DTaP (Diphtheria, tetanus and Pertussis) $65 - Flu (seasonal) $30 - Hepatitis A (adult) $85 - Hepatitis A (child) $54 - Hepatitis B (adult) $65 - Hepatitis B (child) ...

Wyeth's Pearl River, N.Y. Facility Celebrates 100 Years of Achievements in Health care

... that are used across the Wyeth network." Numerous medical milestones are associated with Pearl River. The site pioneered the production of tetanus antitoxin and was a major manufacturing center for typhoid, smallpox and polio vaccines. And it was researchers at Pearl River who discovered ...

An Innovation in Health Care Opens at a CVS/pharmacy Store in the Oklahoma City Region

... -- Ringworm $59 -- Wart Removal $69 Vaccines: (Prices vary; vaccines generally have a $0 co-pay for most insurance plans) -- DTaP (Diphtheria, tetanus and Pertussis) $65 -- Flu (seasonal) $30 -- Hepatitis A (adult) $85 -- Hepatitis A (child) $54 -- Hepatitis B (adult) $65 -- Hepatitis B ...

Bacteria successful in cancer treatment

... clostridia can successfully treat tumours in animals". Although some notorious clostridia are responsible for causing serious illnesses such as tetanus and botulism, most of them dont cause any diseases in people. They are all anaerobic bacteria, but most can form highly resistant spores which allow ...

Preparation for Natural Disasters Critical for People With Diabetes, Chronic Medical Conditions

... (antibiotic ointments or creams) to treat cuts or abrasions. Other recommendations: -- Make sure that all immunizations including tetanus are updated. -- Pack extra comfortable clothing including undergarments. -- Take a cellular phone with extra charged batteries for you and family ...

Growing Number of U.S. Kids Not Getting Needed Vaccinations

... These include vaccinations for hepatitis A, hepatitis B, polio, influenza type B, measles, mumps, rubella, pneumonia, meningitis, diphtheria, tetanus and whooping cough. Missing any one of these vaccinations could leave the child vulnerable to disease. "One of the important things about ...

New tetanus-diphtheria combination vaccine launched by Serum Institute of India

... A combination vaccine for immunization against tetanus and diphtheria, Td-Vac priced at Rs. 7.50 has ... The vaccine is aimed at combating the fatal tetanus and diphtheria (Td) in adolescents and adults. It ... The cost is much lesser than the existing tetanus (TT) vaccine, given at Rs 6.50 per dose. ...
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