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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...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, June 17th, 2014
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Novartis seeks FDA approval for meningitis B vaccine, Bexsero

Basel, June 17, 2014 – Novartis announced today the submission of a Biologic License Application (BLA) to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for marketing approval for the use of Bexsero® (Multicomponent More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, May 5th, 2014
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Ohio mumps and measles cases continue to rise, Ohio House staffer infected with mumps

The vaccine preventable diseases of measles and mumps continue their spread in the Buckeye State, in fact, the later has made it’s way to the State House. Mumps virus/CDC Statewide, the number of measles cases More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, April 25th, 2014
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Sabin Vaccine Institute hosts symposium of leading global experts on vaccines

PRESS RELEASE WASHINGTON, D.C. – April 25, 2014 – Twenty years ago, the immunization landscape was starkly different from what it is now. More than 100,000 cases of poliomyelitis and 1.2 million cases of measles More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, April 24th, 2014
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Vaccines for Children program saved more than 700,000 kids in past two decades: CDC

PRESS RELEASE The CDC estimates that vaccinations will prevent more than 21 million hospitalizations and 732,000 deaths among children born in the last 20 years. Despite the U.S. immunization program’s success, More...

By Guest Author On Thursday, April 24th, 2014
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Princeton researcher to conduct meningitis B vaccine study

Princeton University received attention back in March 2013 following eight cases of infection from serogroup B Neisseria meningitidis bacteria, and a total of nine cases associated with the university. To prevent More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, April 18th, 2014
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World Immunization Week 2014 begins Thursday

The World Immunization Week campaign kicks off next Thursday, April 24 and continues through April 30 with the World Health Organization noting this year’s theme is “Are you up-to-date?”. Image/WHO According More...

By Robert Herriman On Wednesday, April 16th, 2014
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Canada: Ontario updates school immunization requirements as Deb Matthews has a few words for Jenny McCarthy

Ontario is strengthening their school immunization requirements for the upcoming school year, requiring proof of immunization against three more diseases, according to a Ontario Ministry of Health news release More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, April 14th, 2014
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Former Playboy model, Jenny McCarthy, pens op-ed: ‘I am not anti-vaccine’

Former playmate and current hostess of The View, Jenny McCarthy got the opportunity to “clarify” her thoughts on vaccines and autism Saturday in an Op-Ed published in the Chicago Sun-Times. She comes More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, April 10th, 2014
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LA BioMed researcher receives NIH grant to study passive Acinetobacter vaccine

PRESS RELEASE As one of the most common and deadliest “Superbugs,” Acinetobacter baumannii, continues to grow in strength and prevalence, Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute (LA BioMed) infectious More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, April 7th, 2014
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Bexsero, meningitis B vaccine, receives FDA Breakthrough Therapy designation

PRESS RELEASE Novartis announced today that Bexsero® (Meningococcal Group B Vaccine [rDNA, component, adsorbed]) has received a Breakthrough Therapy designation from the United States Food and Drug Administration More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, April 5th, 2014
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Vaccinations: What do Americans think?

A recent survey published by the National Consumers League (NCL) shows that too many Americans are misinformed about vaccines and this is certainly a major contributing factor to the rise of vaccine preventable More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014
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FDA lowers age indication for Sanofi Pasteur’s Adacel Tdap vaccine

PRESS RELEASE Sanofi Pasteur, the vaccines division of Sanofi , announced Tuesday that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has expanded the approved age indication of Adacel® (Tetanus Toxoid, Reduced Diphtheria More...


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