Quantcast

Latest immunization Stories

2010-09-28 07:00:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Now every American 6 months of age and older is recommended to receive an annual influenza immunization, according to new recommendations issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Although it is early in the season, influenza cases have already been detected in the U.S. The best way to help protect yourself against influenza and its complications is to get vaccinated. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release,...

2010-09-23 14:00:00

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Eastmont Community Center responded today to alarmingly low whooping cough and meningococcal meningitis immunization rates among Latino adolescents by launching a new adolescent immunization awareness initiative. The grassroots campaign aims to educate local Latino families about free or low-cost vaccines available to help protect children against these and other infectious diseases. Only around half of Latino preteens and teens are vaccinated...

2010-09-13 12:30:00

SWIFTWATER, Pa., Sept. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Sanofi Pasteur, the vaccines division of sanofi-aventis Group (EURONEXT: SAN and NYSE: SNY), announced today that it has filed a Supplemental Biologics License Application (sBLA) with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for Fluzone®( )Intradermal (Influenza Virus Vaccine). The file has been accepted by the FDA and an action date is anticipated in the first half of 2011. "Upon FDA licensure, this new formulation of Sanofi...

50e9cbd6d0421e02dab620da5501ec5c
2010-09-09 09:50:00

Too many doctors and nurses ignore recommendations to receive annual flu shots, leading the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) to release a new policy statement calling for "the implementation of a mandatory influenza immunization policy for all health care personnel (HCP)." The Academy, which released the new policy statement on Wednesday, "has recommended for years that all HCP be immunized annually against influenza," according to an AAP News article by Henry H. Bernstein, D.O., FAAP,...

2010-08-23 11:01:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The World Health Organization (WHO) has granted prequalification to Prevenar 13* (Pneumococcal polysaccharide conjugate vaccine [13-valent, adsorbed])for active immunization of infants and children from 6 weeks through five years of age against invasive disease, pneumonia and otitis media caused by the 13 pneumococcal serotypes (1, 3, 4, 5, 6A, 6B, 7F, 9V, 14, 18C, 19A, 19F and 23F) contained in the vaccine. WHO prequalification allows for the...

2010-08-20 23:01:00

WASHINGTON, Aug. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090226/CENSUSLOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090226/CENSUSLOGO) SATURDAY, AUGUST 21: IMMUNIZATION Profile America -- Saturday, August 21st. Many people die each year in the U.S. from diseases that could have been prevented by immunization. Many more experience pain, suffering and disability. That's...

2010-08-02 07:30:00

WOONSOCKET, R.I., Aug. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- It's time for back-to-school physicals and immunizations, but it's not just for children. Most young adults beginning their freshmen year need to obtain a pre-college health exam and have their immunization record updated to protect against meningitis and other diseases. College physicals and vaccines, sports physicals and acne treatment are among the many back-to-school-related services available at MinuteClinic medical walk-in clinics open seven...

2010-07-30 09:36:00

August is National Immunization Awareness Month HARRISBURG, Pa., July 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Secretary of Health Everette James today urged all Pennsylvanians to ensure they are fully immunized against vaccine-preventable diseases, noting that August is National Immunization Awareness Month. "While routine use of vaccines over the years has resulted in a dramatic reduction in vaccine-preventable disease in the U.S., we are still experiencing far too many outbreaks," said James....

2010-07-23 14:46:00

GAITHERSBURG, Md., July 23 /PRNewswire/ -- MedImmune announced today that it has begun shipping FluMist® (Influenza Vaccine Live, Intranasal) to influenza vaccine distributors who service health care providers throughout the United States. (Photo; http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20070516/NEW026 ) (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20070516/NEW026 ) MedImmune expects to provide approximately 15 million doses of its trivalent (three-strain) nasal spray flu...

2010-07-22 13:17:19

The GAVI Alliance and Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health celebrate new vaccine era; applaud Baltimore's efforts to immunize every child; call for resources to do the same worldwide A Johns Hopkins University scientist, whose team of researchers recently identified pneumonia, diarrhea, and malaria as the primary causes of death of 6 million of the world's poorest children, today called on leaders in donor and developing nations to take action to address the terrible death toll....


Word of the Day
negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.