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2010-03-16 08:00:00

ORLANDO, March 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Basketball Hall of Famer Bob Lanier and Orlando Magic Legend Nick Anderson teamed up with NBA Cares and the Society for Adolescent Medicine (SAM) today to bring Vaccines for Teens to the Orlando 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, Lanier and Anderson...

2010-02-22 07:19:00

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Feb. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Novartis announced that Menveo® (Meningococcal (Groups A, C, Y and W-135) Oligosaccharide Diphtheria CRM197 Conjugate Vaccine), a quadrivalent meningococcal conjugate vaccine was approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for active immunization to prevent invasive meningococcal disease caused by Neisseria meningitidis serogroups A, C, Y and W-135 in people 11 to 55 years of age(1). To view the multimedia assets...

2010-02-11 08:00:00

FORT WORTH, Texas, Feb. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of the NBA Cares All-Star Community Caravan, WNBA Legend and Vaccines for Teens spokesperson Lisa Leslie, NBA Cares, and WNBA Cares teamed up with the Society for Adolescent Medicine (SAM) today to bring Vaccines for Teens to the Dallas/Fort Worth 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...

2009-11-27 06:00:00

ROCHESTER, N.Y., Nov. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Preventing disease is the goal of every health care provider and fortunately every year, new vaccines are being added to assist in disease prevention. But do all vaccines boost immunity for the same period of time? And, if not, when are additional 'booster shots' needed to keep immunity strong? In this month's issue of Pediatrics, the Journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Michael Pichichero MD, Director of the Rochester...

2009-11-02 07:00:00

PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Sanofi Pasteur, the vaccines division of sanofi-aventis Group (EURONEXT: SAN and NYSE: SNY), presented Safety of a Quadrivalent (A,C,Y,W-135) Meningococcal Vaccine When Given to Infants with Other Pediatric Vaccines at the 47th Annual Meeting of the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) this past weekend. The annual meeting of physicians, scientists, and other health-care professionals who specialize in infectious diseases was held from October...

2009-03-12 14:30:00

Funds to be used for surveillance of meningococcal disease in Latin America and the Caribbean Region WASHINGTON, March 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pan American Health and Education Foundation (PAHEF), a not-for-profit organization in the United States, has announced the receipt of a $1,236,672 million grant from sanofi pasteur, the vaccines division of the sanofi-aventis Group. The purpose of the restricted grant is to reinforce surveillance and knowledge -- based on laboratory...

2009-02-23 10:00:00

- NBA All-Star Grant Hill and Three-Time WNBA MVP Lisa Leslie Urge Teens to Stay in the Game and Get Vaccinated - NEW YORK, Feb. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Basketball Association (NBA) and the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA), in collaboration with the Society for Adolescent Medicine (SAM) and sanofi pasteur (the vaccines division of the sanofi-aventis Group), today announced the launch of Vaccines for Teens, a national multimedia campaign designed to educate teens and...

2009-01-27 07:00:00

National Meningitis Association Urges Parents to Protect Their Preteens and Teens through Vaccination MARIETTA, Ga., Jan. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- What began for Gerald Pe as a pleasant day at the beach quickly turned into a fight for his life and resulted in him losing portions of his feet and suffering organ failure. Lynn Bozof's son, Evan, called home from college to say he had a terrible headache, and within hours was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit; Evan died 26 days later. Gerald and...

2008-12-08 21:42:29

One-fifth of the standard dose of a commonly used meningitis vaccine may be as effective as using the full dose, researchers in Norway said. Researchers at the Norwegian Institute of Public Health and colleagues at Epicentre -- the research arm of Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres -- and Mbarara University of Science and Technology in Uganda said the finding should allow scarce vaccine resources to be stretched further, especially during epidemics in Africa. In 2004, a...

2008-12-05 12:46:38

One fifth of the standard dose of a commonly used meningitis vaccine may be as effective as using the full dose. This new finding should allow scarce vaccine resources to be stretched further, especially during epidemics in Africa.In a study initiated by the Norwegian Institute of Public Health, together with Epicentre (the research arm of Doctors Without Borders/M©decins Sans Frontires), and Mbarara University of Science and Technology in Uganda, immune responses in patients receiving...


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