Most American children entering kindergarten are getting their required vaccinations.
The childhood pneumococcal conjugate vaccine may be contributing to fewer infections from antibiotic-resistant "superbugs".
Despite a preference from patients and physicians for oral drug administration, biologics require delivery via injection due to susceptibility to proteases, endonucleases, bacteria, and pH extremes in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract.
An experimental avian influenza A H7N9 vaccine prompted immune response in 59% of patients who received two injections at the lowest dosage tested, but only if the vaccine was mixed with an MF59 adjuvant.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have released a Category A recommendation for revised routine pneumococcal vaccination in older adults.
In a new controversial essay published in The Atlantic, bioethicist Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel argues that quality of life is often diminished with longevity (living ≥80 years of age) and that he would be content dying at age 75.
Less than half of all Americans got a flu shot last year, so U.S. health officials on Thursday urged that everyone ≥6 months get vaccinated for the coming flu season.
The FDA has approved the use of Menactra for booster vaccination against meningococcal disease in patients aged 15–55 years.