• C. difficile Vaccine Proves Safe, 100 Percent Effective in Animal Models
    An experimental vaccine protected 100 percent of animal models against the highly infectious and virulent bacterium, Clostridium difficile, which causes an intestinal disease that kills approximately 30,000 Americans annually. The research is published ahead of print in ...More
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  • Researchers Advance Development of a Vaccine Against Tick-Transmitted Disease
    Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine researchers have made an important advancement toward developing a vaccine against the debilitating and potentially deadly tick-transmitted disease, human granulocytic anaplasmosis (HGA). During the past several years, ...More
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  • Vaccine Website Could Increase Uptake
    Giving parents access to a dedicated website on the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine is the most cost-effective way to increase uptake, say experts. The study, published in the British Journal of General Practice, recommends that a dedicated website be developed as ...More
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  • Incomplete HPV Vaccination May Offer Some Protection
    Minority women who received the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine  even after becoming sexually active had lower rates of abnormal Pap test results than those who were never vaccinated. These findings appear in the journal Sexually Transmitted Diseases. Researchers ...More
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  • Latest Vaccination Coverage Estimates for Adolescents Show Only Small Increase for HPV Vaccine
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) officials announced today that the number of girls and boys aged 13-17 years receiving human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine remains unacceptably low despite a slight increase in vaccination coverage since 2012, according to ...More
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  • Researchers Create Vaccine for Dust-Mite Allergies
    Researchers at the University of Iowa have developed a vaccine that can combat dust-mite allergies by naturally switching the body’s immune response. In animal tests, the nano-sized vaccine package lowered lung inflammation by 83 percent despite repeated exposure to ...More
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  • GSK Begins Shipping 2014-15 U.S. Flu Vaccines
    GSK announced today it has begun shipping FLUARIX® QUADRIVALENT (influenza vaccine) doses to U.S. healthcare providers.  This is the first shipment of GSK’s U.S. flu vaccine supply for the flu season, following licensing and lot-release approval from the U.S. ...More
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  • Study Does Not Find Increased Risk of Blood Clot Following HPV Vaccination
    Although some data has suggested a potential association between receipt of the quadrivalent human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination and subsequent venous thromboembolism, an analysis that included more than 500,000 women who received the vaccine did not find an increased ...More
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  • Researchers Find Moral Barriers to Getting HPV Vaccine
    A survey of first-year Grand Valley students showed the biggest barrier to receiving a human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine was moral or religious beliefs, or a perceived promotion of sexual behavior, according to graduate physician assistant researchers. ...More
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  • ACIP Recommends Preference for Using Nasal Spray Flu Vaccine for Children
    The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) voted to recommend a preference for using the nasal spray flu vaccine (i.e., LAIV) instead of the flu shot (i.e., IIV) in healthy children 2-8 years of age when it is immediately available. ACIP is a panel of ...More
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