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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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Parental, adolescent knowledge of HPV unrelated to vaccination status

September 16, 2014
Recent data show parental and adolescent knowledge of HPV and HPV vaccination was not associated with adolescent vaccination among a predominantly…
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CDC: Varicella surveillance requires improvement in US

September 15, 2014
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Order of vaccine administration could influence patient compliance with HPV4 vaccine

September 5, 2014
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CDC: HCPs should heed short shelf life of LAIV

September 4, 2014
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HPV4 vaccine safe, effective 8 years post-vaccination

September 3, 2014
Three doses of quadrivalent HPV vaccine provided protection against disease and persistent infection for more than 8 years, according to recent study…
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National HPV vaccination shows promise in Australia

September 2, 2014
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Routine vaccination rates increased, remained stable in 2013

August 29, 2014
Vaccination coverage for all routinely recommended childhood vaccines increased or remained stable in 2013, according to study findings in…
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Study on link between MMR vaccine and autism redacted from publication

August 28, 2014
A recently published study that assessed timing of measles-mumps-rubella vaccination and autism among young black boys has been removed from the…
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Mutated polio virus can resist vaccination

August 25, 2014
A mutated poliovirus was able to resist the protection of vaccination in victims of a large outbreak in the Congo in 2010, researchers from Germany…
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Pertussis vaccination rates unchanged after epidemic

August 22, 2014
Recent data show no increase in pertussis vaccination rates occurred following the 2011-2012 pertussis outbreak in Washington State.Elizabeth R
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