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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.

2009-12-12 11:18:32

While vaccines help prevent many diseases in the United States, we lack immunization protection against several serious illnesses.

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), and local finance, health, and planning ministries. ADVIM's advocacy platform will...

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.

2009-11-18 14:12:15

Four million deaths averted through boost for immunization over last 10 years.

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.

2009-10-31 13:37:58

The effectiveness of pandemic flu vaccination campaigns – like that now underway for H1N1 – could be undermined by the public incorrectly associating coincidental and unrelated health events with the vaccines.

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2009-10-22 06:40:00

Officials said Wednesday that childhood immunization rates reached an all-time high last year, but tens of millions of children in the world's poorest countries still missed out on life-saving vaccines.


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