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U.S. Considers Massive Swine Flu Vaccination Program

It could include up to 600 million doses of vaccine: report FRIDAY, June 26 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. health officials said Friday that they are considering a swine flu immunization campaign that could involve an unprecedented 600 million doses of vaccine. Still to be worked out is f...

Intercell Supports the Japanese Encephalitis Vaccination Recommendations of CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices

- Expanded Guidelines to include availability of IXIARO(R) vaccine for Japanese Encephalitis - IXIARO now available in the U.S. for travelers to Asia, military personnel, others at high risk regardless of the length of visit ATLANTA, June 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Intercell AG (VSE: ICLL) today...

First evidence for DNA-based vaccination against chronic hepatitis C

Copenhagen, Denmark, Thursday 23 April: The first-proof-of-concept for a DNA-based therapeutic vaccination against chronic hepatitis C was announced today at EASL 2009, the Annual Meeting of the European Association for the Study of the Liver in Copenhagen, Denmark. In the first clinical trial ...

Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota to Receive National Award for Employee Vaccination Program

MINNEAPOLIS and ST. PAUL, Minn., March 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota is receiving national recognition for its innovative employee influenza prevention program. On March 30, Children's will receive the Immunization Excellence Award at the National Influenza Vacc...

Both Latino and non-Latino women likely to accept HPV vaccination for selves and children

Most women responding to a survey conducted at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) clinics indicated they would be willing to be vaccinated against the human papillomavirus (HPV) and to have their daughters and even sons vaccinated in order to prevent cancer in their children. The report in the ...

Scripps research scientists engineer new type of vaccination that provides instant immunity

The experiments, thus far performed only in mice, appear to overcome a major drawback of vaccinations the lag time of days, or even weeks, that it normally takes for immunity to build against a pathogen. This new method of vaccination could potentially be used to provide instantaneous protection ...

Universal vaccination associated with decreased Canadian cases of most deadly strain of meningitis

Universal childhood vaccination against meningococcal C appears to reduce Canadian incidence of the most deadly strain of bacterial meningitis, reports new research published in the March issue of The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal . The Men C vaccine was introduced as part of universal ...

Study shows workplace benefits of influenza vaccination in 50-64 year olds

Workers age 50-64 who received influenza vaccine lost substantially fewer days of work and worked fewer days while ill, according to a new study in the Feb. 1 issue of Clinical Infectious Diseases , now available online. Given the concerns about antiviral drug resistance among this year's flu str...

NACCHO to Support Influenza Vaccination Efforts With Donation of Up to One Million Doses of FluMist(R)

WASHINGTON, Dec. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) today announced a donation of up to one million doses of FluMist(R) (Influenza Virus Vaccine Live, Intranasal) by MedImmune in a partnership aimed at increasing influenza awareness and vaccina...

Video: Childhood Influenza Immunization Coalition Supports Second Annual Children's Flu Vaccination Day

BETHESDA, Md., Dec. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Foundation for Infectious Diseases' (NFID) Childhood Influenza Immunization Coalition (CIIC) is pleased to support the second annual Children's Flu Vaccination Day (Tuesday, December 9), a part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (...

American Lung Association of Minnesota: Get a Flu Shot This Week -- It's National Vaccination Week

SAINT PAUL, Minn., Dec. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Lung Association of Minnesota is urging Minnesotans to immunize themselves and their families against influenza this week as part of the national vaccination week. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...

Survey Shows Mothers See Value in Influenza Vaccination for Their Families Through the Winter and Spring

American Lung Association Supports National Influenza Vaccination Week, December 8 - 14; Urges Immunization into December, January and Beyond WASHINGTON, D.C., Dec. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Mothers -- often the family's primary healthcare decision maker -- recognize the great value in getting t...

Earlier Vaccination Could Cut Whooping Cough Deaths

Giving shot 2 weeks earlier reduces the time babies are unprotected by 25%, study says MONDAY, Nov. 3 (HealthDay News) -- Giving infants a routine pertussis (whooping cough) vaccine two weeks earlier than normal could prevent at least 1,236 cases of pertussis, 898 hospitalizations and ...

Flu vaccination rates lag for at-risk adolescents

BOSTON, Mass. (Nov. 3, 2008) Influenza vaccination rates for adolescents who suffer from asthma and other illnesses are still far too low, according to a recent study. The research, published in the November 2008 issue of Pediatrics, was based at the Department of Ambulatory Care and Preven...

Most Parents Are Unaware of Expanded CDC Flu Vaccination Recommendations

Families Fighting Flu, Visiting Nurse Associations of America and The Clorox Company Partner to Educate and Vaccinate More Families Than Ever ATLANTA, Sept. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Only one in 10 parents is aware of the recommended age range for children to be vaccinated against the fl...

USCIS Tightens Vaccination Requirements

Full line of vaccines for Immigration and Naturalization ready at Passport Health BALTIMORE, July 23 /PRNewswire/ -- New vaccine requirements will affect anyone who is applying for an immigrant visa for entry into the U.S. and anyone seeking adjustment of status ...

Booster vaccination may help with possible future avian influenza pandemic

New evidence suggests that a booster vaccination against H5N1 avian influenza given years after initial vaccination with a different strain may prove useful in controlling a potential future pandemic. The study is published in the August 1 issue of The Journal of Infectious Diseases, now availa...

Finding suggests novel ways to boost vaccination or natural defenses

Our bodies rely on the production of potent, or 'high affinity', antibodies to fight infection. The process is very complex, yet Sydney scientists have discovered that it hinges on a single molecule, a growth factor, without which it cannot function. There is much we do not yet understand abou...

NVIC Launches 'Stand Up Be Counted Campaign' to Protect Voluntary Vaccination Decisions in America

WASHINGTON, May 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The oldest and largest consumer organization dedicated to preventing vaccine injuries and deaths, the National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC), announced today that it will launch a national public education campaign to protect the legal right to...

Mothers less likely to pursue HPV vaccination for youngest daughters

CINCINNATI Because the first national study of its kind has found that U.S. mothers report they are less likely to vaccinate daughters under age 13 against human papillomavirus virus (HPV), even though the vaccine is recommended for girls at age 11 and 12, its incumbent upon the healthcare communi...

Mothers Less Likely to Pursue HPV Vaccination for Youngest Daughters

Mothers' Intentions Run Counter to CDC Recommendations CINCINNATI, April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Because the first national study of its kind has found that U.S. mothers report they are less likely to vaccinate daughters under age 13 against human papillomavirus virus (HPV), even though th...

Novartis Vaccines to Host Holiday Vaccination Clinic, Making Influenza Vaccination Convenient for Shoppers

- Novartis Vaccines, in partnership with Public Health - Seattle & King County and RediClinic, offers Seattle-area residents a convenient opportunity to get vaccinated against influenza to help protect themselves and the many lives they touch - Vaccination clinics w...

Novartis Vaccines Partners With RediClinic for Holiday Vaccination Clinic, Making Influenza Vaccination Convenient for Shoppers

- Novartis Vaccines, in partnership with RediClinic, offers Austin residents a convenient opportunity to get vaccinated against influenza to help protect themselves and the many lives they touch - Vaccination clinics will be conducted at Barton Creek Square during this ...

Colorado Influenza and Pneumococcal Alert Coalition (CIPAC) Partners with Novartis Vaccines for Holiday Vaccination Clinic, Making Influenza Vaccination Convenient for Shoppers

- Novartis Vaccines, in partnership with Colorado Influenza and Pneumococcal Alert Coalition (CIPAC) and RediClinic, offers Denver residents a convenient opportunity to get vaccinated against influenza to help protect themselves and the many lives they touch - Vaccination clinics...

Chicken pox vaccination should be introduced for children in the UK

The only realistic way of preventing deaths and severe complications arising from chickenpox is to routinely vaccinate children against the disease, concludes research published ahead of print in Archives of Disease in Childhood. At present, only healthcare workers and others likely to be at ri...

A missed shot: The failure of HPV vaccination state requirements

In an article appearing in the current issue of Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics, experts from the University of Pennsylvania Center for Bioethics and Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics review the controversy surrounding the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine debate, and its effects o...

American College of Physicians recommends flu vaccination for health-care workers

The American College of Physicians (ACP) recommends that an annual influenza vaccine should be required for every health care worker with direct patient care activities. Only 36 percent of all health care workers are immunized against influenza each year. Transmission of influenza from health c...

Childhood vaccination may protect adult eyes

Childhood vaccination for the rubella virus may have also almost entirely eliminated an inflammatory eye disease from the U.S.-born population, according to a study by researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago. The study is published in the September issue of the American Journal of ...

MIT is pleased to announce that it has signed the Joint Venture agreement with its Chinese partners and has received an initial order of 120 units for Animal vaccination

DENVER, CO, May 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Medical International Technology Inc. (MDLH. PK) ( http://www.mitcanada.ca http://www.mitinvest.ca ), MIT is pleased to announce that it has signed the Joint Venture Agreement with its Chinese partners. MIT president Mr. Karim Menassa has returne...

Houston Mother Who Nearly Lost Her Daughter to Influenza Joins American Lung Association's Faces of Influenza Campaign to Promote Annual Vaccination

American Lung Association Supports National Influenza Vaccination Week (December 8-14); Urges Immunization Throughout the Winter and Spring HOUSTON, Dec. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Local mother Daina Maxwell has joined the American Lung Association of the Central States to bring Faces of Influenz...

Sacramento Mother Dee Dee Abdur-Rahim and Deputy District Attorney Robin Shakely Join the American Lung Association's Faces of Influenza Campaign to Promote Annual Vaccination

American Lung Association Supports National Influenza Vaccination Week (December 8-14); Urges Immunization Throughout the Winter and Spring SACRAMENTO, Calif., Dec. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Health experts recommend annual influenza vaccination for nearly 250 million people in the U.S. Despite t...

Audio: NACCP, Families Fighting Flu, and the Childhood Influenza Immunization Coalition Team Up to Educate Families About Annual Childhood Flu Vaccination

New Survey: Misinformation, Concern among Mothers Regarding Protecting Children from the Flu ARLINGTON, Va., Nov. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- News Facts -- Today the National Association of Child Care Professionals (NACCP), Families Fighting Flu (FFF) and the Childhood Influenza Immunizat...

NACCP, Families Fighting Flu, and the Childhood Influenza Immunization Coalition Team Up to Educate Families About Annual Childhood Flu Vaccination

New Survey Finds Misinformation, Concern among Mothers Regarding Protecting Children from the Flu AUSTIN, Texas, Nov. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today the National Association of Child Care Professionals (NACCP), Families Fighting Flu (FFF) and the Childhood Influenza Immunization Coaliti...

Gender, time of day affect response to vaccination

Birmingham, U.K. July 9, 2008 Led by Anna Catriona Phillips of the University of Birmingham, researchers assessed the response to a hepatitis A vaccine in young healthy adults and also examined responses to the annual influenza vaccination in older community-based adults. In the first study,...

Families Rejoice in CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices Vote for Universal Childhood Influenza Vaccination

Families Fighting Flu, Inc. Recognizes Importance of Protecting Children from Deadly Influenza Virus ATLANTA , Feb. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Families Fighting Flu, Inc., fully supports today's vote by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) Advisory Committee on Immu...

Experts Delve Into Issues of HPV Vaccination

MONTVALE, N.J., Feb. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- You know that the HPV (human papillomavirus) vaccine is effective for girls and young women. Is there a theoretical basis for exploring its use in other populations? "Controversies in HPV Vaccination" a 3-part CME Webcast, assesses this and other issue...

Novartis Vaccines Launches National Gift-Giving Program to Help Protect Loved Ones by Reserving an Influenza Vaccination

- FluGram(TM) Influenza Vaccination Program enables people in America to offer vaccination as a gift, helping to protect others from influenza and its potentially serious complications CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Oct. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- For the first time, consumers can take an...

Launch of New Educational Campaign, Spread the Word - NOT the Flu!, Aims to Highlight Importance of Influenza Vaccination

- Coalition of forces join to launch educational program to help students make a difference in influenza prevention - Detailed curriculum teaches students about influenza and empowers them to be ambassadors of health at home and in their community CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Sept. 26...

Efficacy of Lyme Disease Vaccination Examined

A new study has examined whether a vaccine that offers only partial protection can backfire by increasing risky behaviour , as a false sense of security could make recipients less careful than they otherwise would be. While the study looks at the response to Lyme disease vaccination, its a...

Routine Hib Vaccination Could Save Innumerable Asian Children

A new study has shown that regular vaccination of infants against H. influenzae type b (Hib), a bacterium that causes deadly Hib pneumonia and meningitis, could save innumerable children in Asia. The study from Bangladesh, which is published online in The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journ...
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