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2010-02-24 18:01:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Lung Association supports the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices' (ACIP) vote today that recommends universal influenza immunization with seasonal influenza vaccine. A universal recommendation targets the entire U.S. population for vaccination, including the high-risk groups that are already recommended by the CDC. "Every one of us needs to get immunized against this serious and...

2010-01-29 05:00:00

Increased vaccination could save more than 8 million children by 2020; significant funding gaps remain, others must join effort DAVOS, Switzerland, Jan. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Bill and Melinda Gates announced today that their foundation will commit $10 billion over the next 10 years to help research, develop and deliver vaccines for the world's poorest countries. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100129/DC45704) The Gateses said that increased investment in vaccines...

2010-01-25 08:00:00

PARIS, January 25 /PRNewswire/ -- On January 15, the Minister of Health and Hygiene of Cote d'Ivoire, Dr. Remi Allah Kouadio, presided over a ceremony to mark the launch of a National Immunization Technical Advisory Group (NITAG) named "Cote d'Ivoire National Committee of Independent Experts for Vaccination and Vaccines" (Comite National d'Experts Independants pour la Vaccination et les Vaccins de la Cote d'Ivoire, CNEIV-CI). (Photo:...

2010-01-13 09:00:00

HOUSTON, Jan. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Lung Association serving the Houston area supports the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) National Influenza Vaccination Week (NIVW), January 10-16, 2010, which highlights the importance of annual influenza vaccination after the holiday season into January and beyond. The recent influenza A (H1N1) virus outbreak is a strong reminder that influenza is a serious and potentially life-threatening disease. Each year approximately...

2009-12-17 10:02:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Duane Reade, the largest drug store chain in New York City, today announced plans for its H1N1 immunization program as part of the Company's commitment to meet the health and wellness needs of New Yorkers and to be a destination for their flu related needs. H1N1 immunization vaccines will be offered at select Duane Reade pharmacies in the near term, pending the release of the H1N1 vaccine by the New York City Department of Health. For the most...

2009-12-12 11:18:32

While vaccines help prevent many diseases in the United States, we lack immunization protection against several serious illnesses, says a new report from the Institute of Medicine that identifies priority areas for updating the National Vaccine Plan.  The revised plan should include a strategy to accelerate development of high-priority vaccines, said the committee that wrote the report.  In addition, it should emphasize the importance of expanding funding for safety research and...

2009-12-08 08:00:00

PARIS, December 8 /PRNewswire/ -- The Agence de Médecine Préventive (AMP) has received a three-year grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to implement a program to support immunization advocacy in West Africa. The program, called ADVocacy for IMmunization (ADVIM), is a collaborative effort involving the World Health Organization (WHO), the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF),...

2009-11-19 11:15:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Immunization with either live attenuated influenza vaccine (LAIV, also known as FluMist®), or trivalent inactivated influenza vaccine (TIV), appears to offer a protection (~ 45%) against the novel A/H1N1 virus, the cause of the present influenza pandemic. However, the benefit was largely attributed to the youngest age group. The finding emerges from an evaluation of medical encounters and seasonal influenza immunization of U.S....

2009-11-18 14:12:15

Four million deaths averted through boost for immunization over last 10 years Following the increasing impact of the GAVI Alliance on the vaccine market, the price of one of the major combination vaccines, the pentavalent, is falling considerably, enabling GAVI's partners to vaccinate millions of more children in the developing world. News of the unprecedented progress was announced in Hanoi, Vietnam just before the GAVI Partners' Forum, which unites some 400 participants from all over the...

2009-11-05 10:52:06

The Journal of Infectious Diseases has released a special edition, Global Rotavirus Surveillance: Preparing for the Introduction of Rotavirus Vaccines. This special edition provides a significant contribution to the understanding of rotavirus disease burden and the impact of rotavirus vaccines, which have the potential to save an estimated 228,000 lives annually. As the leading cause of severe diarrheal disease, rotavirus exacts a tremendous toll on health systems, particularly in the world's...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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