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2014-09-10 23:01:22

"Vaccines save lives. We now can protect our youth from diseases including cancer — who doesn't want that protection for his or her child?” declares Amy Middleman, MD, MPH, MSEd, FSAHM, adolescent health expert featured in PBS special. Deerfield, IL (PRWEB) September 10, 2014 Vaccines aren’t just for infants; teens and young adults benefit greatly from a number of vaccines that prevent various cancers and other illnesses. This is the message of a new film from PBS/NOVA,...

2014-07-02 16:24:18

LOS ANGELES, July 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As the number of pertussis cases, also known as whooping cough, reaches epidemic proportions in California, Ralphs Pharmacies continue to offer Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccinations at its 85 in-store pharmacies throughout Southern California. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130715/LA47427LOGO The Tdap vaccination is available every day and no prescription or appointment is necessary. Ralphs pharmacists can vaccinate...

2014-07-02 12:28:44

Protect your child, your family, your school, and your community HARRISBURG, Pa., July 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- It has become a ritual for Pennsylvania parents preparing their children for the first day of kindergarten - school-required immunizations. Thanks to these required vaccinations, certain diseases have become very rare. "Parents play a significant role in the long-term health of their children by making sure they are vaccinated," said Bruce A. MacLeod, MD, 2014...

2014-07-01 12:28:59

ROCKVILLE, Md., July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Serious adverse events resulting from vaccines routinely used in the United States are rare, according to a report funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). The report, highlighted in the July issue of Pediatrics, provides the most comprehensive review to date of published studies on the safety of routine vaccines. "The use of vaccines ranks among the most significant public health achievements," said AHRQ...

2014-06-16 09:40:01

Wolters Kluwer Health 'Education, awareness, and vaccination' are keys to fighting pertussis, says review in Journal of Christian Nursing Concerted effort is needed to reverse the ongoing rise in pertussis cases and deaths, especially among children and young people, according to the article by Emily Peake, APRN, MSN, FNP-C, CLC, and Lisa K. McGuire, MSN, MBA-HCM, RN. "This effort begins with nurses and nurse practitioners and other primary care providers who educate patients and the...

2014-05-06 23:11:01

New report from the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases reinforces pregnancy as optimal time to create lifetime vaccine advocates. Bethesda, Maryland (PRWEB) May 06, 2014 The National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID), with support from several of the nation’s leading health organizations, is calling on pregnant women, their partners, families, and healthcare providers, to open up the lines of communication about vaccines needed before, during, and after pregnancy. As...

2014-04-25 08:27:29

National Infant Immunization Week is April 26 - May 3, 2014 ATLANTA, April 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW) is April 26 - May 3, 2014, and the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) urges all Georgians to protect infants from vaccine-preventable diseases by getting them vaccinated on time, every time. "Vaccinating your infant is the best way to protect them from serious illnesses like whooping cough and measles," said Steven Mitchell, Director of...

2014-04-21 12:27:18

SILVER SPRING, Md., April 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- CoMeD - In a scientific paper published in the peer-reviewed Indian Journal of Medical Ethics, researchers with the Coalition for Mercury-free Drugs (CoMeD) call for the establishment of one global standard of vaccine safety. "We recognize the importance of vaccination programs and want all children to benefit from vaccines," CoMeD President Rev. Lisa K. Sykes explains. "However, giving children in developing nations...

2014-04-07 23:04:43

Although pertussis, commonly known as whooping cough, is considered by many to be an illness of the past, the CDC has established new guidelines advising expecting moms, family members, and caregivers to get vaccinated before baby arrives, even if they’ve had it before. Abington, PA (PRWEB) April 07, 2014 So why the change in the recommendation? “Several factors have contributed to the increase in the incidence of whooping cough in communities,” said Dr. Steven Shapiro, chair of...

2014-04-01 08:30:35

Approval reinforces the safety profile of Adacel as an active booster immunization for the prevention of tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis SWIFTWATER, Pa., April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sanofi Pasteur, the vaccines division of Sanofi (EURONEXT: SAN and NYSE: SNY), announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has expanded the approved age indication of Adacel(®) (Tetanus Toxoid, Reduced Diphtheria Toxoid and Acellular Pertussis Vaccine Adsorbed; Tdap) for active booster...


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