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Latest Meningococcal vaccine Stories

2012-06-06 06:25:56

DALLAS, June 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Parents in Texas 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 Texas School Nurses Organization (TSNO) has joined organizations and community leaders on an initiative to ensure that parents are aware of the new Texas...

2012-06-05 06:28:28

MINNEAPOLIS, June 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Parents in Minnesota 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 School Nurse Organization of Minnesota (SNOM) has joined organizations and community leaders across the country on a national initiative to ensure that...

2012-05-31 06:28:35

NASHVILLE, Tenn., May 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Parents in Tennessee 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 Tennessee Association of School Nurses (TASN) has joined organizations and community leaders across the country on a national initiative to ensure that...

2012-05-30 06:25:59

SALT LAKE CITY, May 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Parents in Utah may be unaware that their adolescent children are at risk of contracting a 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 Utah School Nurse Association (USNA) has joined organizations and community leaders across the country on a national initiative to ensure that parents are aware of the...

2012-05-30 02:26:16

LOUISVILLE, Ky., May 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Parents in Kentucky 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 Kentucky School Nurses Association (KSNA) has joined organizations and community leaders across the country on a national initiative to ensure that...

2012-02-13 06:41:11

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- A recent study has found that routine infant immunizations that have a vaccine of serogroup B Neisseria meningitides (a bacterium that causes serious diseases like meningitis) produced minimal interference with response to the routine vaccinations and was effective against meningococcal strains.  In some clinical trials, serogroup B Neisseria meningitides (MenB) vaccines were proven to control a clonal MenB scare in New Zealand and were effective, but the high...

2012-01-05 07:00:00

CHICAGO and SWIFTWATER, Pa., Jan. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and Sanofi Pasteur announced today that pediatric offices across the country will now have access to a new vaccine packaging technology that will capture more product information in a simple two-dimensional (2D) scan - including lot numbers and expiration dates -- than was possible in a standard linear barcode scan. The new technology, which launched in December 2011, is...

2011-11-14 13:00:00

NEW YORK, Nov.14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The CementBloc received the Bronze Award for their Fresh Rhymes meningitis disease awareness brochure at the 3rd Annual CLIO Healthcare Awards, which took place at the historic Paris Theatre in New York City on November 10, 2011. The Bronze Award was given in recognition of the agency's work for Novartis Vaccines on the Menveo (meningococcal vaccine) Fresh Rhymes disease education campaign. The innovative campaign was designed to increase the...

2011-11-07 10:30:00

WOONSOCKET, R.I., Nov. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Following a bill signed into law last May, Texas will become the first state in the country to require that all college students receive one dose or booster of the meningococcal vaccine for bacterial meningitis. In response, MinuteClinic has prepared all Texas-based walk-in medical clinics inside select CVS/pharmacy stores for an increased demand for the vaccine as the requirement goes into effect on Jan. 1, 2012. Bacterial meningitis is a...

2011-10-14 15:53:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by Meningitis Angels: A broad coalition of organizations - made up of patient groups, consumer advocates, health professionals, and members of the immunization community - joined together on Capitol Hill to encourage the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to recommend life-saving infant meningococcal vaccines, which will be available for the first time, pending FDA approval. In the coming...