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Latest Meningococcal vaccine Stories

2011-06-03 11:00:00

New Regulations to Take Effect in August HARRISBURG, Pa., June 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Parents and caregivers are urged to use the summer break to make sure all students' immunizations are up to date before new regulations take effect in August, the Department of Health said today. To begin the 2011-12 school year, teen students must be able to prove they have received: Meningococcal vaccine (meningitis) Tdap booster (tetanus, diphtheria, whooping cough) Chickenpox - a...

2011-05-10 08:00:00

WASHINGTON, May 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Washington Mystics forward Monique Currie and Basketball Hall of Famer Bob Lanier teamed up with NBA Cares and the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine (SAHM) today to bring Vaccines for Teens to the Washington, D.C. community. Vaccines for Teens is a national awareness campaign designed to educate teens and their parents about the importance of vaccination against serious and potentially life-threatening diseases. To tip off the campaign...

2011-04-22 16:58:00

SWIFTWATER, Pa., April 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Sanofi Pasteur, the vaccines division of the sanofi-aventis Group (EURONEXT: SAN and NYSE: SNY), announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted licensure to expand the indication for its meningococcal conjugate vaccine, Menactra® (Meningococcal [Groups A, C, Y and W-135] Polysaccharide Diphtheria Toxoid Conjugate Vaccine), to include a two-dose schedule for infants and children 9 months through...

2011-04-22 16:37:00

SILVER SPRING, Md., April 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved the use of Menactra in children as young as 9 months for the prevention of invasive meningococcal disease caused by Neisseria meningitidis serogroups A, C, Y and W-135. Menactra already is approved for use in people ages 2 through 55 years. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090824/FDALOGO) Meningococcal disease is a life-threatening illness caused by bacteria that...

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2010-10-28 05:56:59

A federal advisory panel is recommending that teens get a booster dose of the vaccine for bacterial meningitis because a single dose does not work for as long as originally expected. The vaccine was initially given to high school and college students because the disease is more dangerous for adolescents and young adults and can easily be spread in crowded areas, like dorm rooms. The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices said three years ago that the vaccine should be given to...

2010-10-25 13:05:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- See video from Novartis: http://www.thenewsmarket.com/Releases/StoryDetailPage.aspx?GUID=d1d3859e-409c-4ac2-93ca-a697ef16d02e New Phase III data indicate that Menveo® (Meningococcal Group A, C, W135 and Y conjugate vaccine) demonstrated robust immunogenicity in infants potentially offering protection against four major serogroups of meningococcal disease 1, 3. These data were presented during an oral presentation at the 48th annual...

2010-08-26 07:00:00

SWIFTWATER, Pa., Aug. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Sanofi Pasteur, the vaccines division of the sanofi-aventis Group (EURONEXT: SAN and NYSE: SNY), announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted for review a supplemental Biologics License Application (sBLA) for use of Menactra® (Meningococcal [Groups A, C, Y and W-135] Polysaccharide Diphtheria Toxoid Conjugate Vaccine) for active immunization of infants and toddlers for the prevention of invasive...

2010-05-27 09:00:00

SAN ANTONIO, May 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Basketball Hall of Famer Bob Lanier along with San Antonio Silver Stars guard and Vaccines for Teens spokesperson Helen Darling teamed up with WNBA Cares and the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine (SAHM) today to bring Vaccines for Teens to the San Antonio community. Vaccines for Teens is a national awareness campaign designed to educate teens and their parents about the importance of vaccination against serious and potentially life-threatening...

2010-05-17 13:19:00

SHENZEN, China, May 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Hard to Treat Diseases, Inc. (HTDS; http://www.htdsmedical.com) announces that the company received registration certificates for MEVAC-A+C and MEVAC-ACYW (meningococcal vaccine) in Pakistan. Following HTDS' six-month efforts, Pakistani Ministry of Health (MOH) approved HTDS' vaccine, and Hard to Treat Diseases Inc. obtained the registration certificates for MEVAC-AC and MEVAC-ACYW (Group A+C/ACYW135 Meningococcal Polysaccharide Vaccine) in...

2010-03-25 08:00:00

PHOENIX, March 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Seven-time NBA All-Star Grant Hill of the Phoenix Suns teamed up with NBA Cares and the Society for Adolescent Medicine (SAM) today to bring Vaccines for Teens to the Phoenix community. Vaccines for Teens is a national multimedia campaign designed to educate teens and their parents about the importance of vaccination against serious and potentially life-threatening diseases. To tip off the campaign locally, Mr. Hill appeared at the David Crockett...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.