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Ebola vaccine candidate highly effective in phase 3 trial

July 31, 2015

Results from an interim analysis of a phase 3 trial of an investigational Ebola vaccine demonstrated 100% efficacy in more than 4,000 adults in Guinea.

“This is an extremely promising development,” WHO Director-General Margaret Chan, MD, said in a press release. “The credit goes to the Guinean government, the people living in the communities and our partners in this project. An effective vaccine will be another very important tool for both current and future Ebola outbreaks.”

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Teen Tdap MenACWY HPV vaccine coverage increases nationwide

July 31, 2015
Adolescent Tdap, quadrivalent meningococcal conjugate and HPV vaccination coverage increased in the United States from 2013 to 2014, although HPV vaccination coverage…
ACP states support for eliminating non-medical vaccination exemptions

ACP states support for eliminating non-medical vaccination exemptions

July 29, 2015
The American College of Physicians has added “eliminating existing exceptions for immunizations,” other than “medical reasons,” to its list of…

EMA approves use of Mosquirix for malaria prevention among sub-Saharan African children

July 27, 2015
The Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use of the European Medicines Agency recently adopted a positive scientific opinion for the malaria candidate vaccine…
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One More Shot for the Road: A Review and Update of Vaccinations for Pediatric International Travelers

Pediatric Annals, April 2015, Volume 44 Issue 4
Increasing numbers of children are traveling to developing countries where they are often at a higher risk than adults…
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Pediatric Annals April 2015

Vaccines: April 2015

Keck School of Medicine of USC and Pediatric Annals

Vaccine refusal and hesitancy to vaccinatehas been a growing problem in the past 2-3decades. Perhaps victims of our…
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Vaccine acceptance strategies must affirm safety, efficacy of vaccines

Vaccine acceptance strategies must affirm safety, efficacy of vaccines

May 6, 2015
SAN DIEGO — Kathryn M. Edwards, MD, an Infectious Diseases in Children Editorial Board member, highlights some…
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Sustained investments needed for measles elimination in Philippines

April 22, 2015
Estimated coverage rates for the first dose of the measles-containing vaccine increased from 80% in 1998 to 90% in 2013 and from 10% in 2010 to 53%…
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Lower vaccination rates occur among U.S. military dependent children

April 21, 2015
Despite universal coverage of all recommended childhood vaccinations among U.S. military dependent children, rates were lowest in this population of…

Australia ends religious exemption benefits for vaccinations

April 20, 2015
Effective January 1, Australia will end immunization exemption for families receiving childcare benefits under the grounds of religious belief…
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VIDEO: New data on vaccines and vaccination at ACVR 2015

April 20, 2015
BETHESDA, Md. — Bruce G. Gellin, MD, MPH, the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health and director of the National Vaccine Program Office at…
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Widespread canine rabies vaccination reduces mortality in low-income countries

April 20, 2015
The approximately 59,000 annual human deaths from the rabies virus could be prevented through domestic dog vaccination, according to a recent…
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Recurrent invasive pneumococcal disease predicts pediatric primary immune deficiencies

April 17, 2015
Recurrent invasive pneumococcal disease episodes are a significant indicator for the presence of primary immune deficiencies in children, according…
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N. lactamica may suppress meningococcal outbreaks

April 16, 2015
Nasal inoculation with live Neisseria lactamica inhibited meningococcal carriage in young adults, according to results of a block-randomized human …
VIDEO: Too soon to encourage vaccination in US by withholding state assistance Meeting News CoverageVideo

VIDEO: Too soon to encourage vaccination in US by withholding state assistance

April 15, 2015
BETHESDA, Md. — Walter A. Orenstein, MD, professor of medicine and associate director of the Emory Vaccine Center at Emory University School of…
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Rotavirus vaccination sustains herd immunity in US

April 15, 2015
Data suggest a significant and sustained decrease in the incidence for seasonal rotavirus activity as well as evidence of herd immunity years after…

Australia to end welfare payments for families rejecting vaccination

April 13, 2015
Starting in 2016, Australian parents who choose not to vaccinate their children will no longer be eligible for certain welfare benefits, according…
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