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Influenza is Leading Cause of Vaccine-Preventable Deaths for Kids; Despite CDC Recommendations, Moms Still Don't Vaccinate

... drive awareness about flu prevention and increase vaccinations nationwide through the Say "Boo!" to the ... to educate families on the importance of flu vaccinations and other tips to help prevent the spread of the ... Fact Check-Up The CDC's recommendation for flu vaccinations extends beyond all children ages six months to ...

Afinitor(R) Phase II Data Show Positive Results for Patients With Multiple Types of Lymphoma, Leading to Phase III Trial

... inhibitors should be avoided. An increase in the dose of Afinitor is recommended when co-administered with a strong CYP3A4 inducer. Live vaccinations and close contact with those who have received live vaccines should be avoided by patients taking Afinitor. Afinitor should not be used in patients ...

Video: Data on More Than 15 Novartis Oncology Compounds at ASCO Highlight Progress Toward Targeted Therapies for Diverse Tumor Types

... inhibitors should be avoided. An increase in the dose of Afinitor is recommended when co-administered with a strong CYP3A4 inducer. Live vaccinations and close contact with those who have received live vaccines should be avoided by patients taking Afinitor. Afinitor should not be used in patients ...

Video: Afinitor(R) Approved in US as First Treatment for Patients With Advanced Kidney Cancer After Failure of Either Sunitinib or Sorafenib

... inhibitors should be avoided. An increase in the dose of Afinitor is recommended when co-administered with a strong CYP3A4 inducer. Live vaccinations and close contact with those who have received live vaccines should be avoided. Afinitor should not be used in patients with severe hepatic ...

Video: Novartis Vaccines and PTA Battle Flu: Public Health Vaccination Initiative Urges Families 'Let's Fight Flu Together!'

... if they have a condition that precludes them from receiving the vaccine. All vaccines have side effects. The most common side effects of influenza vaccinations include local reactions and mild general symptoms.(11) For more information about the "Let's Fight Flu Together!" initiative, visit the PTA web ...

Favourable Six Months Follow-Up Results From Intercell's Phase II Therapeutic Hepatitis C Program

... Phase II study 50 genotype-1 patients, naive to standard treatment were enrolled for receiving a treatment schedule consisting of 8 intra-dermal IC41 vaccinations in biweekly intervals with topical application of the Toll-like receptor (TLR) agonist imiquimod. The previous analysis of 46 patients at 2 weeks ...

New Data Show TORISEL Improves Progression-Free Survival for Patients With Relapsed/Refractory Mantle Cell Lymphoma

... anticoagulation therapy may be at an increased risk of developing intracerebral bleeding (including fatal outcomes) while receiving TORISEL. Live vaccinations and close contact with those who received live vaccines should be avoided. Patients and their partners should be advised to avoid ...

New Analyses Presented at ASCO Reaffirmed Efficacy and Safety of TORISEL in Patients With Advanced Kidney Cancer

... anticoagulation therapy may be at an increased risk of developing intracerebral bleeding (including fatal outcomes) while receiving TORISEL. Live vaccinations and close contact with those who received live vaccines should be avoided. Patients and their partners should be advised to avoid ...

Wyeth Initiates INTORACT -- A New Clinical Trial to Examine TORISEL Plus Avastin for First-Line Treatment of Advanced Kidney Cancer

... anticoagulation therapy may be at an increased risk of developing intracerebral bleeding (including fatal outcomes) while receiving TORISEL. Live vaccinations and close contact with those who received live vaccines should be avoided. Patients and their partners should be advised to avoid pregnancy ...

Animals That Cyclone Survivors Depend on Need Help Now

... to advise government livestock veterinarians on the need to deliver veterinary checks to enable preventative treatment in the form of antibiotics, vaccinations and de-worming. "WSPA works to align animal welfare and humanitarian agendas to reduce poverty, hunger and disease in humans. Equally, by ...

Starting Flu Vaccination in August Could Help Protect Nearly 11 Million More Children During Scheduled Doctors' Visits

... HONOLULU, May 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Research presented at the annual meeting of the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) shows that by starting flu vaccinations in August -- ahead of the start of the typical flu vaccination season -- healthcare providers could reach an additional 10.7 million children when ...

The COSHAR Foundation Launches National Childhood Immunization Awareness Campaign During National Infant Immunization Week (April 19-26)

... that includes an initiative called "Immunization Sundays," which encourages parents and caregivers to ensure that children are receiving necessary vaccinations as recommended by their healthcare providers. The COSHAR Foundation will launch this initiative on April 25 at the Christian Faith Center in ...

Influenza Vaccination Rates Among Health Care Personnel Remain Well Below National Goal

... convenience." A variety of approaches and activities outlined in these reports, include: -- Mobile vaccination cart programs -- Free vaccinations on-site -- Intensive education and awareness programs -- Use of new technologies -- Signed declination forms -- State legislation and mandate ...

Olympic Gold Medalist Kristi Yamaguchi Joins American Lung Association of Michigan to Address Seriously Low Vaccination Rates; Urge Metro-Detroiters to Get Immunized This Season

... and signing autographs. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.: Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) will administer vaccinations. vaccinations will be administered by the VNA to anyone six months of age and older wishing to receive influenza immunization for $25 cash or ...

Dog Law Officers' Crackdown on Unsatisfactory Kennels Protecting Animals, Consumers

... inspected an unlicensed kennel owned by Steve Earnest of Millerstown, Perry County, after receiving a complaint. Wardens found 45 dogs without rabies vaccinations living in unsatisfactory kennel conditions and cited Earnest on numerous kennel regulation violations. When wardens returned three weeks later to ...

Health Experts and Families Encourage Annual Childhood Flu Vaccination to Reduce Flu-Related Illnesses and Deaths in Children

... of vaccinating children against the flu every year. Through education and advocacy, FFF hopes to improve the rates of annual childhood influenza vaccinations and help reduce the number of childhood illnesses and deaths caused by the flu each year. To learn when or where to get a flu vaccine, contact ...

Childhood Influenza Immunization Coalition Encourages Vaccination Throughout the Influenza Season

... after November. According to a National Health Interview Survey, for the past two influenza seasons approximately 84 percent of all influenza vaccinations were administered during September through November, with a strong peak in early October and a drastic drop by early December. Because many people ...

Wyeth's TORISEL Receives European Commission Approval for the Treatment of Advanced Kidney Cancer

... anticoagulation therapy may be at an increased risk of developing intracerebral bleeding (including fatal outcomes) while receiving TORISEL. Live vaccinations and close contact with those who received live vaccines should be avoided. Patients and their partners should be advised to avoid ...

Despite Serious Health Risks, One in Three Adults with Heart Disease Does Not Believe They Need a Flu Shot This Year

... people with heart disease under age 65, and 90 percent of everyone 65 and over, many of whom have heart disease. Studies have found that annual flu vaccinations can prevent death in patients with chronic heart conditions. According to AHA and ACC recommendations, patients with heart disease are advised ...

Flu Season Is Here -- Vaccinations Are Still Plentiful

... Maxim Health Systems Provides 25,000 Flu Shot Clinics Nationwide COLUMBIA, Md., Oct. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Flu vaccinations are available at more than 25,000 nationwide flu clinics hosted by Maxim Health Systems. The company's Web site, http://www.FindAFluShot.com, helps ...

GeoVax Labs, Inc. Comments on Discontinuance of Merck's HIV Vaccine Trial

... Data Safety Monitoring Board recommended that the trial be stopped because it was not reaching its efficacy endpoints. Merck has stopped further vaccinations but will continue to follow volunteers in the trial. The Merck trial was being carried out in conjunction with the HIV Vaccine Trials Network (HVTN), ...

AIDS Vaccine Advocacy Coalition Voices Disappointment in Trial Result

... -- The AIDS Vaccine Advocacy Coalition (AVAC) released the following statement from Executive Director Mitchell Warren about the announcement that vaccinations have been discontinued in the STEP Study, a test-of-concept trial of the MRK-Ad5 AIDS vaccine candidate developed by the Merck Research Laboratories: ...

CVS/pharmacy Offers Flu Vaccinations in Over 4,000 Stores

... WOONSOCKET, R.I., Sept. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CVS/pharmacy today announced that it will help keep America healthy this winter by offering flu vaccinations in over 4,000 of its stores across the country. The flu shot clinics will begin in select markets on October 1, 2007 and continue through November. ...

Seriously Low Vaccination Rates Cause Experts to Call for Increased Immunization Before Influenza Season Peaks

... vaccine ($12.62). Rates for pneumococcal vaccine have increased by 10 percent ($29.73). Medicare's national average administration fee for both vaccinations will be $19.60, an increase of 4.2 percent from last year.(11) Influenza Prevention Among Americans 50+ Helps Maintain Health and Well-being for ...

New England Journal of Medicine Publishes New Data on Gardasil, Merck's Cervical Cancer Vaccine

... consisting of individuals who received all 3 vaccinations within 1 year of enrollment, did not have major ... consisted of individuals who received all 3 vaccinations within 1 year of enrollment, did not have major ... consisted of individuals who received all 3 vaccinations within pre-defined day ranges, did not have ...

Data Published in The Lancet Show Gardasil was 100 Percent Effective in Preventing High-Grade Vulvar and Vaginal Lesions Caused by HPV Types 16 and 18

... consisting of individuals who received all 3 vaccinations within 1 year of enrollment, did not have major ... consisted of individuals who received all 3 vaccinations within 1 year of enrollment, did not have major ... consisted of individuals who received all 3 vaccinations within pre-defined day ranges, did not have ...

New Study Confirms Role for Pertussis Immunization of Entire Family in Reducing Infant Pertussis

... United States, heightening concern in the public health and medical communities. This is partly because pertussis immunity from early childhood vaccinations eventually wears off, leaving adults and adolescents susceptible to the disease. The most current data from the United States Centers for Disease ...

Baxter Announces Final Phase I/II Data and Initiation of Phase III Clinical Trial for Candidate Pandemic H5N1 Influenza Vaccine

... multi-center Phase III trial is designed to evaluate the safety and efficacy of Baxter's adjuvant-free, whole-virus candidate vaccine. vaccinations will begin in the first half of this year and results of the Phase III trial are scheduled to be available by the end of 2007. "The results of the ...

Data Show FluMist May Reduce Seasonal Influenza Burden Among Children in School, Daycare Settings

... visits, medications and work/school absenteeism in the peak flu week as compared to the households of the 17 control schools where no influenza vaccinations were provided. The study, conducted by researchers at the University of Maryland Medical Center, was designed to determine the impact ...

Orchestra Therapeutics Announces New Phase II Clinical Data on NeuroVax Demonstrating Marked Expansion of Regulatory T Cell Populations in Patients With Multiple Sclerosis

... sclerosis (MS). The new data, presented last week at the Federation of Clinical Immunology Societies (FOCIS) annual meeting, showed that monthly vaccinations over one year with NeuroVax(TM) markedly expanded the capacity of regulatory T cells (Tregs) to recognize TCRs expressed by potentially pathogenic T ...
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