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2014-04-18 13:37:12

One of the most popular vaccine brands for children may not be the most cost-effective choice. And doctors may be overlooking some cost factors when choosing vaccines, driving the market toward what is actually a more expensive option, according to a new study by University of Illinois researchers. “The choice of vaccines to administer can be driven by numerous factors,” says Sheldon H. Jacobson, a co-author of the study and a professor of computer science and of mathematics at the U....

2014-02-19 12:48:09

A second study by World Health Organization suggests keeping vaccines at ambient temperatures during campaigns could cut storage and transportation costs in half The first mass vaccination campaign conducted in Africa with a vaccine that does not require constant refrigeration succeeded in providing complete coverage while ensuring the vaccine stayed viable even in ambient temperatures up to 39°C (102.2°F), according to a study published online today in the journal Vaccine. Conducted...

2013-08-19 23:20:13

Living Green with Baby introduces a comprehensive parent’s guide providing important facts to consider when deciding on whether or not to vaccinate a child. New York, New York (PRWEB) August 19, 2013 When researching the latest news about vaccinating children, parents will undoubtedly find a lot of conflicting information, especially within the “green” community. One argument states that we are better off vaccinating our kids. The other side claims that childhood immunization is...

2013-07-08 12:28:56

Lions to raise US$30 million for immunization, matched by US$30 million from UK Government and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation HAMBURG, Germany, July 8, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The GAVI Alliance and Lions Clubs International today announced a unique partnership designed to protect tens of millions of children in the world's poorest countries against measles, a highly infectious disease that kills an estimated 430 people every day, mostly in developing countries. (Logo:...

2013-05-15 12:33:41

Maternal neonatal tetanus, which kills a baby every 9 minutes, eliminated in half of high-risk countries NEW YORK, May 15, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tetanus, one of the most deadly diseases a mother and her newborn can face, has been eliminated in more than half of affected countries targeted by UNICEF just 13 years ago. The milestone was announced today at the annual meeting of the Maternal and Neonatal Tetanus Elimination Initiative at UNICEF headquarters. Tetanus kills one...

2013-01-14 22:14:39

Vaccine Safety Datalink study of 1.4 million children at Group Health, etc., in Pediatrics Children age 12 to 35 months who receive DTaP vaccine in their thigh muscle rather than their arm are around half as likely to be brought in for medical attention for an injection-site reaction. So says a new study of 1.4 million children at Group Health and seven other Vaccine Safety Datalink (VSD) centers across the country, e-published on January 14 in Pediatrics. "These local reactions are the...

2012-12-27 08:25:04

HOUSTON, Dec. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Parents, what are you waiting for? On January 1, 2012, the Schanbaum/Williams law required all college students under age 30 and attending class on a Texas campus, to be vaccinated against bacterial meningitis prior to school entry. The intent is to protect our college students from this horrible disease. With the start of the spring semester approaching in the next few weeks, it is imperative for students to be vaccinated before registering. Anna C....

2011-12-22 10:23:26

Check-list for a healthy life: Quit smoking. Don't drink too much. Exercise regularly. Oops! You forgot something — up-to-date immunizations. Adult Canadians are not being immunized routinely for life-saving, vaccine-preventable diseases, according to Dr. Vivien Brown, an adjunct associate professor of McMaster University's Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine who lectures extensively to doctors and other health care professionals across Canada. The family physician said a...

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2011-12-04 08:17:46

Infants who receive vaccination shots in the afternoon tend to sleep better than those who are immunized at other times during the day, claims a study published in the December issue of the journal Pediatrics. The study looked at 70 children who were approximately two months of age and receiving their first vaccines. It focused specifically on how long those infants slept and their body temperature in the 24 hour periods before and after receiving the immunization shot. While all of the...

2011-11-14 23:14:35

Canada should establish a vaccine seroepidemiology surveillance network to better understand the effectiveness of vaccination programs, according to an analysis in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) (pre-embargo link only) http://www.cmaj.ca/site/embargo/cmaj110506.pdf. Many countries, in Europe for example, have well-established national serosurveillance programs, despite differing vaccination practices. Canada, however, lacks a coordinated serosurveillance program despite the...