• 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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  • A Key Step Toward a Safer Strep Vaccine
    An international team of scientists, led by researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, have identified the genes encoding a molecule that famously defines Group A Streptococcus (strep), a pathogenic bacterial species responsible for more than ...More
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  • Researchers' Findings Could Pave the Way to Vaccines for SARS and MERS
    A Purdue University-led research team has figured out how to disable a part of the SARS virus responsible for hiding it from the immune system; a critical step in developing a vaccine against the deadly disease. The findings also have potential applications in the creation ...More
    June 3, 2014 Posted in News
  • Scripps Research Institute Scientists Win $13 Million Grant in AIDS Vaccine Effort
    A team led by scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) has received a grant of more than $13 million from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease of the National Institutes of Health to study antibodies to the human immunodeficiency virus ...More
    June 3, 2014 Posted in News
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