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FDA grants fast track designation for malaria vaccine

FDA grants fast track designation for malaria vaccine
September 22, 2016

Sanaria announced today that it has received fast track designation from the FDA for its investigational malaria vaccine, the only one of its kind to receive such a designation.

The PfSPZ Vaccine is a live-attenuated Plasmodium falciparum sporozoite vaccine. The fast track designation, which is meant to speed up the development and review of drugs intended to treat serious conditions and fill unmet medical needs, will make the preventive malaria vaccine eligible for accelerated approval and priority review, potentially bringing it to market more quickly.

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Intussusception hospitalizations rise in some infants after initial RV vaccination

September 22, 2016
A spike in intussusception hospitalization rates occurred in children aged 8 to 11 weeks after children received initial doses of RotaTeq or Rotarix vaccine for…
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Motives differ between parents who refuse, delay vaccination for children

September 20, 2016
Parents who refused to vaccinate their children were more likely to believe vaccination was unnecessary, and parents who delayed vaccines were more concerned with their…
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MMR vaccine, improved diagnostics reduce meningitis admissions in UK

September 14, 2016
Mumps vaccination, PCR testing for specific viruses and more sensitive clinical management techniques significantly reduced hospital admission rates for viral meningitis…
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Adult Immunization and Its Impact on Children

Pediatric Annals, August 2013, Volume 42 Issue 8
CME Educational Objectives 1.Review the incidence of selected vaccine-preventable diseases in the adult population. 2…
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Vaccines: April 2015

Keck School of Medicine of USC and Pediatric Annals

Vaccine refusal and hesitancy to vaccinate has been a growing problem in the past 2-3 decades. Perhaps victims of our…
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IgG levels among preterm infants contingent on Prevnar 13 schedules

August 30, 2016
A reduced primary schedule for the Prevnar 13 vaccine yielded higher post-booster immunoglobulin G concentrations in premature babies, but the best…

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AAP recommends elimination of nonmedical immunization exemptions for school, day care

August 29, 2016
The AAP’s committees on practice and ambulatory medicine, infectious diseases and state government affairs recently released a policy statement…

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RotaTeq reduces RV gastroenteritis hospitalizations in Finnish children

August 23, 2016
Since the advent of universal RotaTeq vaccination in Finland in 2009, data have indicated a 90% reduction in pediatric hospitalizations for rotavirus…

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Most parents support school-entry HPV vaccination requirements if opt-outs exist

August 19, 2016
A majority of parents supported laws that would make HPV vaccination mandatory for school entry if their state offered opt-out provisions, according…

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Nasal spray, flu shot confer similar protection against influenza

August 16, 2016
There was no difference in community protection against influenza when vaccinating children and adolescents with either intranasal live attenuated…

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Pneumococcal conjugate vaccine reduces disease in Native American children

August 16, 2016
Pneumococcal conjugate vaccines successfully reduced PCV13-specific and 6C carriage among Native American children aged 5 years or younger…

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CDC offers guidance on third MMR dose after campus mumps outbreak

August 15, 2016
The CDC suggested administration of a third dose of the measles-mumps-rubella vaccine to adolescents and young adults after a recent mumps outbreak…

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Meningococcal B vaccine shows limited efficacy in college outbreak

August 11, 2016
College students vaccinated with two doses of meningococcal serogroup B during a university outbreak of meningococcal B experienced a lower level of…

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WPV1 resurges in Nigeria

August 11, 2016
The Global Polio Eradication Initiative has reported two cases of acute flaccid paralysis caused by wild poliovirus type 1 among children living in…

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Vaccination confidence linked with early childhood vaccination behavior

August 10, 2016
Vaccination confidence was closely associated with early childhood vaccination behavior across multiple vaccine types, according to study findings…

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