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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…
In the Journals

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…
5 Questions

A Conversation with Samuel L. Katz, MD

Pediatric Annals, August 2012, Volume 41 Issue 8
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Immunization An Update

Keck School of Medicine of USC and Pediatric Annals

In the current environment of increasing vaccine refusal, the pediatrician has a powerful role to play as a trusted…
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UTMB researchers to develop universal flu vaccine

May 10, 2014
University of Texas Medical Branch researchers have been awarded a $4.4 million grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases…
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Curriculum developed to improve vaccine uptake

May 8, 2014
BETHESDA, Md. — Researchers are developing a new curriculum to educate children and adolescents about immunization to reduce vaccine hesitancy…
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Text message reminders improved uptake of second dose of flu vaccine

May 8, 2014
VANCOUVER, British Columbia — Use of text message reminders to help promote delivery of a second dose of influenza vaccine in a low-income…
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Despite pertussis epidemic, vaccination rates remained stable

May 6, 2014
VANCOUVER, British Columbia — Despite a pertussis outbreak in Washington state, no differences in vaccination rates were found among infants…

WHO: Wild poliovirus transmission international concern

May 5, 2014
Margaret Chan, PhD, the director-general of WHO, declared the spread of wild poliovirus a public health emergency of international concern based on…
Industry News

Sanofi Pasteur releases dengue vaccine results

May 4, 2014
Sanofi Pasteur recently announced the success of its dengue vaccine candidate. Phase 3 study results show the vaccine significantly reduced dengue…
Meeting News Coverage

Gastroenteritis symptoms more severe in children with rotavirus vs. norovirus

May 2, 2014
BETHESDA, Md. — Children with rotavirus develop more severe gastroenteritis symptoms and are more likely to experience fever, dehydration and…
Meeting News Coverage

Gastroenteritis symptoms more severe in children with rotavirus vs. norovirus

Infectious Diseases in Children, June 2014
BETHESDA, Md. — Children with rotavirus develop more severe gastroenteritis symptoms and are more likely to experience fever, dehydration and…
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Adjuvanted vaccine approval requires careful consideration

May 2, 2014
BETHESDA, Md. — Kathryn M. Edwards, MD, of Vanderbilt University, discusses the use of adjuvants to boost vaccine efficacy. She was part of a…
Editorial

It’s time for more public schools to join the 
fight against cervical cancer

Infectious Diseases in Children, May 2014
Lawren D. Wellisch, MD; Benjamin P. Brown, MD
Since the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices first recommended routine use of the HPV vaccine in 2006, uptake has been discouragingly poor…
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