Immunization Resource Center

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Most Kindergartners Getting Vaccinated

Most American children entering kindergarten are getting their required vaccinations.

Childhood Vaccine Cuts 'Superbug' Infection

The childhood pneumococcal conjugate vaccine may be contributing to fewer infections from antibiotic-resistant "superbugs".

A Pill... Covered in Tiny Needles?

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.

Experimental Bird Flu Vaccine with Adjuvant

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.

Pneumococcal Vaccine Advised for Older Adults

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have released a Category A recommendation for revised routine pneumococcal vaccination in older adults.

Opinion: Longevity Diminishes Quality of Life?

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.

CDC Urges Flu Shots

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.

Menactra Gets OK for Booster

The FDA has approved the use of Menactra for booster vaccination against meningococcal disease in patients aged 15–55 years.

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