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FDA to review pediatric hexavalent vaccine

October 21, 2014

The FDA has accepted for review a Biologics License Application filed by Merck and Sanofi Pasteur for a pediatric hexavalent combination vaccine containing DTaP, inactivated poliovirus, Haemophilus influenzae type B and hepatitis B vaccines, according to a company press release.

The application acceptance is based on phase 3 study data, presented at IDWeek 2014 in Philadelphia, which indicated vaccine safety and immunogenicity among infants.

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NIH awards seven research grants for vaccine adjuvants

October 18, 2014
The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, a division of the NIH, has awarded seven research grants to separate institutions to explore and develop new…

$5.8 million contract awarded for development of third Ebola vaccine

October 17, 2014
The US Department of Health and Human Services announced a $5.8 million contract toward the development of a third Ebola vaccine, according to a press release.The…
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Vaccination coverage rates high among US kindergarteners

October 16, 2014
Routine vaccination coverage among children in kindergarten was at or near the 95% national Healthy People 2020 target for DTaP, measles-mumps-rubella and…
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NIH, FDA win award for meningitis vaccine licensing deal

September 30, 2014
The technology transfer of a low-cost meningitis vaccine earned the NIH and FDA an award for the year’s most outstanding intellectual property…
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Pertussis vaccination did not increase risk for asthma medication use

September 25, 2014
Receipt of pertussis vaccine in infancy did not increase risk for asthma medication use in adolescence, according to study findings in…
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HPV vaccine initiation, parental awareness influenced by provider

September 24, 2014
Provider recommendation facilitates parental awareness of HPV vaccination and vaccination initiation among adolescents, according to study findings…

Live poliovirus released into Belgian river

September 23, 2014
The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control announced that on Sept. 2, about 45 liters of concentrated live poliovirus was “released…
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St. Louis University to test sofosbuvir/ribavirin in pediatric HCV cases

September 23, 2014
Researchers at Saint Louis University will begin study enrollment to test the safety and efficacy of sofosbuvir with ribavirin to treat hepatitis C…
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Partnership aims to benefit school-located vaccination programs

September 23, 2014
School-located vaccination programs, despite their benefits, struggle to remain financially sustainable, according to study data published in…
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Rotavirus vaccine in children may offer household protection

September 22, 2014
Adults in households with children who had received rotavirus vaccine demonstrated lower rates of gastroenteritis-related hospitalizations, new data…
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Influenza vaccinations urged for young, middle-aged adults

September 19, 2014
Influenza vaccination rates have increased overall, but rates among healthy adults younger than 65 years remain less than 40%, according to new data…
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Tdap cocooning against pertussis effective in Australian cohort

September 18, 2014
Recent data show a government-funded cocoon program was effective in protecting newborns from pertussis during an epidemic in New South Wales…
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Genetic, structural defects triggered epileptic seizures after vaccination

September 17, 2014
Recent data show that genetic or structural defects were the common underlying cause of epilepsy onset after routine vaccination. Nienke E. Verbeek
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