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2012-07-03 23:00:39

California based immunization company affiliates with largest independent mass immunizer to deliver more services to clients. Fullerton, California (PRWEB) July 03, 2012 Test-med announced today that it has affiliated with Mollen Immunization Clinics, LLC, the nation´s largest independent mass immunizer, to expand the services it can offer to customers. As a result of the affiliation, Test-med will be able to offer customers national coverage, an expanded menu of immunizations, a...

2012-06-28 20:17:24

Salmonella Typhi (S. Typhi) is the causative agent of typhoid fever, a serious health threat resulting in some 22 million new cases yearly and approximately 217,000 fatalities.  A number of novel vaccine candidates using live attenuated strains of Salmonella are being developed, but care must be taken to ensure the bacteria are not excreted into the environment following vaccination. Karen Brenneman and her colleagues at Arizona State University´s Biodesign Institute have been...

2012-06-19 06:25:07

Older Adults Most Vulnerable to Influenza and Related Complications; Vaccination Options for Adults 65 and Older Available this Season The National Council on Aging (NCOA) is leading the charge to educate older adults about the threat of influenza and the importance of immunization through a new awareness initiative called Flu + You. Each year in the United States about nine out of 10 flu-related deaths and more than six out of 10 flu-related hospital stays occur in people over the age of...

2012-06-14 06:24:10

ST. LOUIS, June 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Parents in Missouri may be unaware that their adolescent children are at risk of contracting a serious, potentially fatal bacterial infection called meningococcal disease if they have not received the second (booster) dose of meningococcal vaccine now recommended by public health officials. The Missouri Association of School Nurses (MASN) has joined organizations and community leaders across the country on a national initiative to ensure that parents...

2012-05-15 22:21:04

PARIS, May 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The SIVAC (Supporting Independent Immunization and Vaccine Advisory Committees) Initiative recently supported the establishment of National Immunization Technical Advisory Groups (NITAGs) in Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120516/531375-a ) (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120516/531375-b ) Established in 2009, SIVAC is implemented by the Agence de Medecine Preventive...

2012-04-24 12:51:35

Special supplemental issue of the journal Vaccine provides critical insights on rotavirus vaccine performance to help maximize their impact in developing countries Rotavirus vaccines offer the best hope for preventing severe rotavirus disease and the deadly dehydrating diarrhea that it causes, particularly in low-resource settings where treatment for rotavirus infection is limited or unavailable, according to studies published in the April 2012 special supplement to the journal Vaccine....

2012-04-24 02:29:41

SAINT PAUL, Minn., April 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Immunization Action Coalition (IAC), one of the nation's premier sources of immunization information, is proud to announce that its associate director for immunization projects, Diane C. Peterson, has been selected as the Minnesota recipient of the first annual Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Childhood Immunization Champion Award. The Champion Award recognizes individuals who are working at the community level. It honors...

2012-04-19 10:26:17

ATLANTA, April 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Each year, thousands of children become ill from diseases that could have been prevented by basic childhood immunizations. National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW) is April 21 - 28, 2012 and the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) urges all Georgians to protect infants from vaccine-preventable diseases by vaccinating their children. "Parents want to do what is best for their children," said Steve Mitchell, Director of the Georgia Immunization...

2012-04-12 22:19:59

Critical improvements necessary to help scale up vaccine access, save children's lives A study released today by the International Vaccine Access Center (IVAC) at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has identified the most feasible and impactful solutions for Nigeria's immunization program that could offer the best hope yet for scaling up vaccine access to the nation's most rural areas and taking aim at the country's precipitous number of child deaths. While the nation...

2012-04-04 10:26:40

ROCKVILLE, Md., April 4, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Association of Immunization Managers (AIM), representing the 64 federally funded state, territorial and large urban area immunization programs, applauds Emory University's Rollins School of Public Health for its findings in support of collaboration between immunization and emergency preparedness programs as the key to successful pandemic influenza response. The Emory Preparedness and Emergency Response Research Center (Emory PERRC)...