Vaccines

Leprosy Vaccine Candidate to Be Tested in Humans

By October 12, 2017

Leprosy (also known as Hansen's disease) is caused by the Mycobacterium leprae bacteria and results in disfiguration of the skin and mucous membranes as well as incurable nerve damage.

Is Post-HSIL Tx Adjuvant HPV Vaccination in HIV-Infected MSM Cost-Effective?

October 11, 2017

Adjuvant HPV vaccination could reduce anal cancer risk in HIV-infected men who have sex with men

Jail Time for Mother Who Refused to Have Son Vaccinated

October 10, 2017

Ruling is the latest round in a long-running custody fight

Live Flu Vaccine Withdrawal Not Linked to Change in Immunization Rates

October 06, 2017

Withdrawal of live attenuated influenza vaccine recommendation not linked to change in rates

Most U.S. Measles Cases Linked to Unvaccinated Patients

October 04, 2017

Failure to vaccinate, rather than vaccine performance, appears to be driving transmission

Tdap Vaccination During Pregnancy Protects Infants From Pertussis

October 02, 2017

Multivariable vaccine effectiveness estimate 77.7 percent for Tdap administered during third trimester

CDC: Factors that Influence Flu Vaccine Coverage Among Pregnant Women, HCPs

September 29, 2017

But only 53.6 percent of pregnant women received flu shot before/during pregnancy in 2016-2017

Pneumococcal Vaccine Rates Assessed by Work-Related Asthma Status

September 28, 2017

The researchers found that 42% of the estimated 12 million ever-employed adults with current asthma had received a pneumococcal vaccine. The likelihood of receiving a pneumococcal vaccine was increased for adults with work-related asthma versus those with non-work-related asthma.

ACOG Issues Statement on Safety of Flu Vaccine During Pregnancy

By September 26, 2017

"Scientifically, it is unclear why this would occur," states Mr. Brown. "In the same study, when vaccination was given either later in the first trimester or in the second or third trimester, there was no association seen with pregnancy loss or any other adverse pregnancy outcomes."

HPV Vaccination May Protect Fertility for Some Women

By September 20, 2017

The data indicated little association between vaccination in females (FR 0.98, 95% CI: 0.90, 1.08) or males (FR 1.07, 95% CI: 0.79, 1.46) and fecundability.

Does Prenatal Biologic Therapy for IBD Affect Infant Vaccine Response?

By September 18, 2017

In addition, the researchers assayed umbilical cord blood samples from 33 infants to assess the concentration of biologic agents.

Experts Concerned About Study that Links Flu Vaccine to Spontaneous Abortion

By September 14, 2017

Overall, the study points to an association between spontaneous abortion and influenza vaccination receipt in the past 28 days. This link, however, proved significant only among those vaccinated in the previous season with the pH1N1-containing vaccine.

Quadrivalent Flu Vaccine Approved for Use in 5-Year-Olds

By September 14, 2017

Data from a randomized, observer-blinded, comparator-controlled study (n=2,278) evaluating children aged 5-17 years showed that Afluria Quadrivalent vaccine was non-inferior to a comparator vaccine containing the same recommended virus strains.

FDA Committee Gives Thumbs Up to New Shingles Vaccine Shingrix

By September 13, 2017

While not bound by the Advisory Committee's recommendation, the FDA takes its guidance into consideration.

Plans Stepped Up to Curb San Diego Hepatitis Outbreak

By September 12, 2017

Streets will be power-washed by crews using bleach-spiked water to clean what, in a letter the County called a "fecally contaminated environment".

Could a Third Vaccine Dose Aid Waning Immunity During Mumps Outbreaks?

September 08, 2017

They found that before the outbreak, 98.1% of the students had received at least 2 doses of MMR vaccine.

AAP: Hepatitis B Vaccine Should Be Given Within First 24 Hours of Life

August 29, 2017

Birth vaccine should be given for all medically stable infants weighing 2,000 g

CDC: Updated Influenza Immunization Recommendations for 2017-2018

By August 28, 2017

While still a licensed product, the ACIP does not recommend use of live attenuated influenza vaccine.

Tenivac Available Again for Tetanus and Diphtheria Immunization

By August 23, 2017

As a back-up, the CDC stated that Tdap could be used if Td was unavailable.

Delays in Infant Immunization Caused by Info Provided During Pregnancy

August 22, 2017

Seventy-three percent of infants whose mothers only got positive information had their babies vaccinated on time. But only 57% of babies whose mothers heard only negative information got their vaccines on schedule.

Celiac Disease Linked to Increased Risk of Pneumococcal Infection

By August 15, 2017

After adjusting for socioeconomic index, diabetes, level of education, sex and age, an increased risk of pneumococcal infection among celiac disease patients was noted.

Efficacy of Killed Whole-Cell Oral Cholera Vaccine Examined

August 14, 2017

During the 2 years after vaccination the 2-dose efficacy estimates were similar, with estimates of 56 and 59% in the first and second year, respectively.

FDA Approves Concomitant Administration of Zostavax and Flu Vaccines

By August 09, 2017

Zostavax is a vaccine indicated for the prevention of herpes zoster (shingles) in adults aged ≥50 years.

Vaccine for Recurrent UTI Granted Fast Track Designation

By July 26, 2017

The vaccine consists of the FimH bacterial adhesion protein as well as a new adjuvant designed to induce an immune response to prevent bacterial colonization of the urinary tract.

Vaccine Regimens Generate Anti-HIV Immune Responses in Early-Stage Trial

By July 26, 2017

The early-stage clinical trial studied "mosaic" vaccines created to induce immune responses against various HIV subtypes responsible for infections across the world.

Vaccine Hesitancy Linked to Substantial Public Health Consequences

July 25, 2017

The researchers determined that just a 5% drop in measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine coverage would triple the number of measles cases in children aged 2 to 11 years nationally every year.

Seqirus Begins Shipping Flu Vaccines for 2017/18 Season

By July 21, 2017

Specific vaccines in the Seqirus portfolio for the upcoming flu season include Afluria Quadrivalent (ages ≥18 years), the egg-based quadrivalent influenza vaccine, and Afluria (ages ≥5 years) and Fluvirin (ages ≥4 years), the egg-based trivalent influenza vaccines.

Recall Announced for Meningitis Vaccine

By July 19, 2017

This recall is considered precautionary as the batch associated with the recall was subject to a "mechanical intervention executed during the aseptic filling operations, which is not supported by validation data."

Widespread Shipment of Fluzone Product Line Will Begin in Early August

By July 18, 2017

The Fluzone vaccines should not be given to any individual with a severe allergic reaction to any vaccine component, including eggs, egg products, thimerosol, or to a previous dose of any flu vaccine.

Many Parents Unsure About Teen Vaccine Schedules

By July 17, 2017

Surveyed parents reported that an appointment scheduled by the provider (44%), mentioning vaccination during an office visit by a clinician (40%), or a reminder sent by the clinician's office (11%) were the primary methods by which they were informed of the need for additional vaccines.