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2010-12-02 00:41:46

A new study suggests that preterm infants may not be fully protected against invasitve pneumococcal disease under the current United Kingdom immunization schedule. The findings are reported in the November issue of the journal Clinical and Vaccine Immunology. The study, conducted by researchers from Newcastle University, began with a survey of UK neonatal intensive care units. The survey found that preterm infants at increased risk of invasive pneumococcal disease were not being adequately...

2010-10-27 13:10:00

ATLANTA, Oct. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- On October 27, 2010, the CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) voted to expand the adolescent meningococcal vaccination recommendation to include a booster. Routine vaccination at age 11-12 years continues to be recommended with a booster dose at age 16. For adolescents who are first vaccinated between 13 and 15 years of age, a booster dose is recommended 5 years after the first dose through age 21. NMA Statement: The National...

2008-06-17 09:01:10

By Cindy Hadish, The Gazette, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Jun. 17--Thousands of Eastern Iowans are flocking to clinics for tetanus shots, even as public health experts say flooding does not pose a particular risk for infection. Urgent-care clinics and other distribution sites in Cedar Rapids were running out of the vaccine Monday but expected to receive more shipments. Linn County Public Health has requested an additional 6,000 shots from the state. St. Luke's Hospital had provided more than...

2005-06-30 15:39:14

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. vaccine advisers recommended onThursday that teenagers get a booster shot of the whoopingcough vaccine to protect them from waning immunity. The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, whichadvises the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, saidthe booster shot should be added to the scheduled extra dose oftetanus and diphtheria that adolescents are supposed toreceive. Two companies -- GlaxoSmithKline Plc and Sanofi-AventisGroup, have U.S. Food and...

Word of the Day
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.