Latest Hib vaccine Stories

2009-01-24 14:18:50

Health officials in Minnesota say they're checking to see if deadly Hib infections have been reported in children in other states. Minnesota last year recorded five cases of infection from Haemophilus influenzae Type B, including the death of a 7-month-old -- the first child Hib fatality in the state since 1991, The Washington Post reported Saturday. The dangerous bacterium's return may be a consequence of a temporary vaccine shortage and a resistance by some parents to immunize their...

2008-11-21 07:35:00

On Thursday, US health officials asked doctors to be on alert for cases of meningitis caused by Hib bacteria in the midst of a continuing vaccine shortage.

2008-11-12 12:00:31

Sanofi Pasteur, the vaccines division of Sanofi-Aventis Group, a French pharmaceutical group, has announced that it is the first international vaccine company to enter the Japanese pediatric vaccine market with ActHIB vaccine.

2008-09-04 12:00:33

At least 90 percent of U.S. children have been vaccinated for all one of the individual vaccines in the recommended series, health officials said. Estimates by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said that more than 77 percent of U.S.

2008-06-26 09:03:12

SWIFTWATER, Pa., June 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Sanofi Pasteur, the vaccines division of sanofi-aventis Group, announced today that its Pentacel(R), Diphtheria and Tetanus Toxoids and Acellular Pertussis Adsorbed, Inactivated Poliovirus and Haemophilus b Conjugate (Tetanus Toxoid Conjugate) Vaccine will be included in the federal government's Vaccines for Children (VFC) program.

2008-06-24 12:03:09

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has licensed a vaccine against five childhood ailments in a single vaccine, officials at Sanofi Pasteur said.

2008-06-23 06:00:31

SWIFTWATER, Pa. and LYON, France, June 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Sanofi Pasteur, the vaccines division of the sanofi-aventis Group, announced today that the U.S.

2008-06-14 03:00:00

By Scott, J Anthony G Any reflection on history, even as recent as the past 20 years, invites a humble re-evaluation of the myth of human progress. In public health, progress has been made; certainly the number of children who die each year has declined progressively.

2008-03-10 10:20:00

Nearly 100 percent drop in Hib meningitis as a result of widespread vaccination

2005-06-27 10:00:01

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Vaccinating infants against five diseases in one shot works just as well as separate injections, with no higher rate of side effects, Italian investigators report.

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  • An uxorious, effeminate, or spiritless man.
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Probably a blend of meek and cock, or from meek +‎ -ock (“diminutive suffix”).