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Infants who received two or three primary doses of the 7-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV-7) both had a decreased rate of carrying pneumococcal microorganisms that can cause pneumonia and other infections, compared to infants who were not vaccinated, according to a study in the July 8 issue of JAMA.
-- Candidate vaccine designed to protect against the 13 most prevalent serotypes associated with pneumococcal disease -- COLLEGEVILLE, Pa., May 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, a division of Wyeth (NYSE: WYE), announced today that the U.S.
Infants who receive the pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV) following the combination vaccine for diphtheria, polio, tetanus, pertussis and Haemophilus influenzae type b (DPTaP-Hib vaccine) appear to experience less pain than those who are immunized in the opposite order.
- Candidate vaccine designed to protect against the 13 most prevalent serotypes associated with pneumococcal disease - COLLEGEVILLE, Pa., March 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, a division of Wyeth (NYSE: WYE), announced today that it has submitted a Biologic License Application (BLA) to the U.S.
Researchers say a pediatric vaccine has been effective in reducing the rate of pneumococcal meningitis in the United States. The study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, said the vaccine prevents several common types of meningitis and has helped reduce the rate of another strain of meningitis that affects children and adults. The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine said a review of 1,379 cases of pneumococcal meningitis from 1998 through 2005 shows rates of the disease...
Commonly used pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccines do not appear to be effective in preventing pneumonia, Swiss and British researchers said. Dr.
A vaccination to protect against the bacteria that can cause pneumonia, meningitis and other diseases is now available for smokers.
U.S. scientists say the discovery of a new mechanism of immunity suggests a more effective pneumococcal vaccine might be in the offing.
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