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By The Dispatch On Saturday, December 17th, 2016
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Zika vaccine survey: More than 40 percent would not be interested

As scientists race to create a vaccine for the Zika virus, new research from the University of Georgia suggests almost half of Americans wouldn’t be interested in getting the shot even if public health officials More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, December 17th, 2016
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Romania measles outbreak grows, officials lower age to give vaccine

The measles outbreak in Romania has more than doubled since late October, according to Romania’s Ministry of Health. The outbreak tally has grown to 1,725, up from about 800 a month and a half ago. Measles More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, October 20th, 2016
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UNICEF obtains pentavalent vaccine at lowest-ever price

Breakthrough prices have been achieved with six vaccine suppliers who offered to price pentavalent vaccine at an 84 cents a dose average – half the price that the UN children’s agency currently pays. In the More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, June 6th, 2016
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ADF defends Christer and Annie Johansson against Sweden who took their son ‘for homeschooling’

ADF International filed an application with the European Court of Human Rights in the case of Johansson v. Sweden. Christer and Annie Johansson want their 14-year-old son Domenic to be returned by the Swedish state More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, May 4th, 2016
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Alberta: Pertussis increases in South Zone prompts calls for vaccination

Alberta Health Services (AHS) is reminding the public of the importance of immunization in light of  increases in the number of cases of whooping cough (pertussis) confirmed in the South Zone. Public domain photo/John More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016
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Ebola vaccine: Promising phase I trials

“The results for tolerability, safety, and the immune response to the vaccine candidate are very promising,” explains Prof Marylyn Addo. The antibodies which developed against the virus were still detectable More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, May 2nd, 2016
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Pharos to begin Phase 1 clinical trials of its Zika vaccine candidate this fall

Pharos Biologicals, LLC (Pharos) has been awarded the exclusive worldwide licenses for a patented Lysosome-Associated Membrane Protein (LAMP) DNA vaccine technology, as well as for certain nanotechnologies to deliver More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, November 4th, 2015
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Pediatrics: 21% of pediatricians dismiss families who refuse to vaccinate their children

One in five pediatricians dismiss families who refuse to vaccinate their children, according to findings published Monday in the journal Pediatrics and based on research by faculty from the University of Colorado More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, October 30th, 2015
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Japanese researchers step forward to Toxoplasma vaccine development

Toxoplasma gondii is a common parasite which causes the development of fatal encephalosis or pneumonia in immunodeficient patients under treatment of AIDS or cancer. Pregnant women who are infected may suffer a More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, April 14th, 2015
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Australia to force vaccinations or lose socialized medicine coverage

“No jab, no pay” is the headline as Australia has moved strongly for the government to force vaccinations on all children and intimidate parents into compliance, even it’s against their religion. Many More...

By Guest Author On Monday, March 2nd, 2015
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5 Things a Registered Nurse Does

If you enjoy helping others and are highly interested in medicine, you may want to consider a job as a registered nurse (RN). This is a respected role and is one of the most effective ways to give back to your community. More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, January 16th, 2015
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Dr. Paul Offit to respond to anti-vaccine claims on Outbreak News Radio

LISTEN to the interview HERE Director of the Vaccine Education Center and a professor of pediatrics in the Division of Infectious Diseases at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Paul A. Offit, MD will appear More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, July 29th, 2014
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Bexsero, meningitis B vaccine vaccination campaign results released

Novartis has announced the initial results of a large-scale vaccination campaign with Bexsero® (Meningococcal Group B Vaccine [rDNA, component, adsorbed]) to help protect against meningitis B within the Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, July 16th, 2014
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Flu shots: GSK begins shipping of 2014-15 U.S. flu vaccines, FLUARIX® QUADRIVALENT sent to U.S. healthcare providers

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) announced today it has begun shipping FLUARIX®QUADRIVALENT (Influenza Vaccine) doses to U.S. healthcare providers.  This is the first shipment of GSK’s U.S. flu vaccine supply for the flu More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, July 16th, 2014
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South Dakota: Sylvatic plague vaccine for prairie dogs being tested in Wind Cave National Park

Wind Cave National Park is one of 34 areas testing a vaccine to prevent the spread of sylvatic plague in prairie dog populations. If successful, it could be used to protect the park’s endangered black-footed More...

By Guest Author On Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014
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Heart Disease Vaccine Shows Promise In Animal Studies

The La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology (LIAI) outside of San Diego, CA recently announced promising results for a vaccine to treat and prevent heart disease. The shot can be given before the onset of More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, June 30th, 2014
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Vaccine-preventable diseases and the resurgence in the US

Measles, mumps and pertussis–three vaccine-preventable diseases that are making news in the United States in 2014 with a resurgence in cases being seen locally in some cases, while nationally in others. As More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, June 27th, 2014
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ACIP gives ‘thumbs up’ for use of nasal spray flu vaccine in kids

Image/CDC On Wednesday, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) voted to recommend a preference for using the nasal spray flu vaccine (i.e., LAIV) instead of the flu shot (i.e., IIV) in healthy children More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, June 24th, 2014
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Universal Pneumococcus Vaccine Candidate, GEN-004, shows positive results in Phase 1 study

Genocea Biosciences, Inc., a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing T cell-enabled vaccines and immunotherapies, announced yesterday positive top-line results from a Phase 1 study of GEN-004, an investigational More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, June 20th, 2014
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Gardasil approved for the prevention of anal cancer in Europe

  Sanofi Pasteur MSD announced Wednesday that the European Commission has granted marketing authorisation for the use of Gardasil for the prevention of anal precancerous lesions and anal cancers causally related More...


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