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2011-06-15 08:00:00

LEAWOOD, Kan., June 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation is excited to announce the 2011 AAFP Foundation Pfizer Immunization Award winners. These awards recognize family medicine residency programs which have achieved increased immunization rates in their communities through creative solutions. Monetary grants and scholarships to attend the AAFP's National Conference were presented to 16 residents from the following programs: Baton Rouge General...

2011-06-09 14:03:20

New immunization campaigns to protect millions more in 2011; $375 million funding shortfall hindering wider rollout; new analysis projects enormous cost benefit over next decade from adopting new vaccine over existing ones Burkina Faso, Mali, and Niger report the lowest number of confirmed meningitis A cases ever recorded during an epidemic season this year following the successful introduction of a new vaccine that could eliminate the primary cause of the deadly disease from Africa's...

2011-05-26 14:00:21

Specific influenza immunization strategies for patients with RA may be required for future flu pandemics A Brazilian hospital-based study assessed responses to flu vaccines in 340 RA patients in regular follow-up compared to 234 healthy patients. Measures of protection obtained by vaccination (seroprotection rate (SP)) after immunization was over 20% lower for RA patients compared to healthy individuals (60.1% vs. 82.9% comparatively (p<0.001)). Tests to determine levels of detectable...

2011-05-17 05:00:00

GENEVA, May 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, called on government leaders to increase their investments in vaccines and to hold themselves accountable for extending the benefits of vaccines to every child. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click: http://multivu.prnewswire.com/mnr/gatesfoundation/49363/ (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110517/MM01624 ) In a keynote address at the 64th...

2011-05-10 07:00:00

SWIFTWATER, Pa., May 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Sanofi Pasteur, the vaccines division of Sanofi (EURONEXT: SAN and NYSE: SNY), announced today the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the company's supplemental biologics license application (sBLA) for licensure of Fluzone Intradermal (Influenza Virus Vaccine). Fluzone Intradermal vaccine is indicated for active immunization of adults 18 through 64 years of age against influenza disease caused by influenza virus subtypes A and...

2011-05-04 19:54:40

A systematic effort to improve flu vaccination rates for healthcare workers has increased flu vaccinations rates from 59 percent to 77 percent at the University Health System (UHS) in San Antonio. A report detailing their interventions to increase vaccination was published in the June issue of Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, the journal of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America. UHS raised its healthcare worker vaccination rate from 59 percent in 2009 to 77 percent in...

2011-05-04 00:00:28

STC will be hosting two WebEx sessions on Tuesday, May 3rd. These sessions are intended to educate interested parties in the intricacies of the Prevention and Public Health Fund as well as outline the STC product offerings that satisfy the grant criteria. Tucson, AZ (PRWEB) May 02, 2011 The Affordable Care Act recently created The Prevention and Public Health Fund. According to Healthcare.gov, the goal of this bill is "to assist state and community efforts to prevent illness and promote...

2011-04-11 15:50:47

Study focused on ER visits or hospitalizations in children with inborn errors of metabolism Children with inborn errors of metabolism received vaccines on the same immunization schedule as did healthy infants, according to Kaiser Permanente Vaccine Study Center scientists who examined the Kaiser Permanente Northern California population. In addition, immunization was not associated with significant increases in emergency room visits or hospitalizations during the month following vaccination,...

2011-03-30 00:00:29

STC is widely recognized as a leading public health informatics company in the U.S. Their products and services play a key role in protecting the public from diseases. STC leverages more than twenty years of experience in developing solutions important to addressing and solving critical public health issues. Tucson, AZ (Vocus/PRWEB) March 28, 2011 Patients often fall behind on their routine immunizations because they are not mindful of the often complicated vaccine administration schedules....

2011-03-08 09:00:00

MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL, March 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Minnesota has long been known as a leader in the area of childhood vaccination rates, but a new report released today from Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota shows the state's vaccination rates are backsliding. According to the 2009 National Immunization Survey (NIS), Minnesota has dropped 13 spots in two years - from seventh place in 2007 to 20th place in 2009 - for vaccination coverage rates for the primary series of...


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cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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