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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...

2014-03-18 12:32:29

LONDON, March 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report: Adult Vaccines Market, Company Adult Vaccines Sales, Country Adult Vaccines - Worldwide Analysis World Adult Vaccines Market - Market OverviewFor much of the 20th century, vaccines were a pharmaceutical success story largely associated with children. Aggressive immunization programs eradicated Polio and Smallpox among developed nations and nearly eliminated Mumps, Pertussis, Measles,...

2014-03-12 12:27:29

ROCKVILLE, Md., March 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Association of Immunization Managers (AIM) representing the 64 federally funded state, territorial and large urban area immunization programs, announces the winners of its annual Bull's-Eye Awards. The AIM Bull's-Eye Award for Innovation and Excellence in Immunization recognizes three immunization strategies that hit their mark and increase the awareness of successful immunization initiatives by encouraging replication in...

2014-02-06 16:27:13

Tens of Thousands Die Annually from Vaccine-preventable Diseases WASHINGTON, Feb. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released new adult immunization rates for six vaccines recommended for American adults, finding rates fall far below national goals. While some rates improved slightly from 2011 to 2012, rates continued to be as low as: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100204/TFAHLOGO) -- Only 14 percent of...

2013-10-21 23:02:01

Representatives of 10 grantee programs participating in a two-year initiative, “Improving Understanding of Adolescent Vaccination through Innovative Local Public Health Demonstration Projects,” gathered at the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center last week to discuss strategies and tactics for increasing adolescent immunization rates for a range of vaccines important for teens and young adults, including human papillomavirus, meningococcal, influenza, and Tdap (tetanus,...

2013-10-21 12:27:58

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Oct. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The teenage years are a busy time for young people and parents and are filled with changes of many types - physical, emotional and environmental. Many changes take place over the teen years physically, emotionally and socially. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130927/CL88116LOGO ) "Whether teens are in middle school or high school, preparing for college or working full-time, they are making the transition into adulthood and...

2013-10-02 23:19:21

Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report: Global Vaccine Market Forecast to 2017. London (PRWEB) October 02, 2013 Of late, the vaccines market is burgeoning with immense activities. Big pharmaceutical companies like GSK, Pfizer, Merck etc. are struggling to maintain their revenue and operating incomes amidst patent cliffs of blockbuster drugs. In such a scenario, vaccines, which have high entry barriers for generic players and the potential to generate blockbuster...

2013-09-30 12:27:48

Bill Would Close Loophole Preventing Military Families From Using TRICARE Vaccine Benefit HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Officials from several veterans' advocacy organizations joined Representative Seth Grove (R-York) and Senator Ted Erickson (R-Delaware) in the Pennsylvania Capitol Rotunda today to call for quick passage of legislation allowing children ages 7 to 18 to be vaccinated by their local pharmacist. In addition to expanding access to vaccines for...

2013-09-24 12:27:41

New online resource provides customized tools, resources developed by leading Grandparent Expert to help grandparents learn more about highly contagious, often serious disease WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. and SWIFTWATER, Pa., Sept. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- March of Dimes and Sanofi Pasteur today launched Grandparents' Corner, a new online resource from the Sounds of Pertussis(®) Campaign, to help grandparents learn more about the potential risks of pertussis, also known as whooping cough,...