Latest Pneumococcal vaccine Stories
Vaccines against the primary cause of deaths from pneumonia in developing countries could save millions of lives and are highly cost-effective.
Vaccinating young children against pneumonia in turn will protect the entire community.
Researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University have discovered how a novel type of antibody works against pneumococcal bacteria.
On July 8, at approximately 11:26 am EDT, the space shuttle Atlantis will streak skyward from the Kennedy Space Center's launch pad 39A, for one last mission.
A powerful new class of therapeutics, known as recombinant attenuated Salmonella vaccines (RASV), holds great potential in the fight against fatal diseases including hepatitis B, tuberculosis, cholera, typhoid fever, AIDS and pneumonia.
Billions have been pledged by international donors, led by Britain and Bill Gates, to buy vaccines that help protect children in poor countries against life-threatening diseases such as pneumonia and diarrhea.
LONDON, June 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- - GAVI Alliance Poised to IMMUNISE More Than 250 Million Children in Developing Countries by 2015 Major public and private donors achieved a milestone in global health today by committing funding to immunise more than 250 million of the world's poorest children against life-threatening diseases by 2015 and prevent more than four million premature deaths. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20110613/461374 )...
GENEVA, May 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, called on government leaders to increase their investments in vaccines and to hold themselves accountable for extending the benefits of vaccines to every child.
Administering both the pneumococcal and the herpes zoster vaccines to patients during the same visit is beneficial and does not appear to compromise the protective effect of the zoster vaccine.
PASADENA, Calif., May 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Administering both the pneumococcal and the herpes zoster vaccines to patients during the same visit is beneficial and does not appear to compromise the protective effect of the zoster vaccine, according to a Kaiser Permanente study published today in the journal Vaccine. The study's findings challenge information in the zoster vaccine manufacturer's package insert.
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