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2015-03-25 12:31:20

Approval allows children to receive a combination of two recommended vaccinations SWIFTWATER, Pa., March 25, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Sanofi Pasteur, the vaccines division of Sanofi (EURONEXT:

Whooping Cough Vaccines Proven Safe For Adults
2012-11-29 17:03:29

According to new research, immunizing adults with Tdap vaccine to prevent whooping cough is as safe as immunizing them with the tetanus and diphtheria (Td) vaccine.

2012-11-28 13:10:05

In an examination of cases of childhood pertussis in California, researchers found that children with pertussis had lower odds of having received all 5 doses of the diphtheria, tetanus, and acellular pertussis vaccine (DTaP) vaccine series; however the odds increased as the time since last DTaP dose lengthened, which is consistent with a progressive decrease in estimated vaccine effectiveness each year after the final dose of DTaP vaccine.

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2012-09-13 17:47:22

According to a new study, children older than 6 and even some teenagers could benefit from an extra round of whooping cough booster shots.


Word of the Day
honeyguide
  • Any of various tropical Old World birds of the family Indicatoridae, some species of which lead people or animals to the nests of wild honeybees. The birds eat the wax and larvae that remain after the nest has been destroyed for its honey.
Honeyguide birds have even been known to eat candles.