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2011-06-13 09:58:00

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 )...

2011-05-17 05:00:00

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. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click: http://multivu.prnewswire.com/mnr/gatesfoundation/49363/ (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110517/MM01624 ) In a keynote address at the 64th...

2011-05-12 10:42:34

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. This new information is important to patients who find it more convenient and less costly to receive both vaccines from their...

2011-05-11 18:00:00

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. This new information is important to patients who find it more convenient and...

2011-04-06 11:22:18

Using a cross-sectional study, Stefan Flasche and colleagues investigated the effects of the UK pneumococcal vaccination program on serotype-specific carriage and invasive pneumococcal disease. There are more than 90 Streptococcus pneumoniae serotypes that can cause invasive pneumococcal disease (IPD). The pneumococcal conjugate vaccine PCV7 contains antigens from seven serotypes responsible for IPD. Immunization with PCV7 prevents both IPD disease and carriage of these seven serotypes, but...

2011-03-03 07:00:00

BEIJING, March 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Sinovac Biotech Ltd. (Nasdaq: SVA), a leading provider of biopharmaceutical products in China, announced today it submitted the application to commence clinical trials for its 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV) to China's State Food and Drug Administration (SFDA) on March 3, 2011. Sinovac initiated its PCV research program in 2008. The vaccine targets infants under two years old. The target population in China is estimated at 34...

2011-02-22 13:09:48

Triggers protective immune response while preventing fatal inflammation Researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University have developed an experimental vaccine that appears to protect against an increasingly common and particularly deadly form of pneumococcal pneumonia. Details of the new vaccine, which was tested in an animal model, are reported in a paper published today in the Journal of Infectious Diseases. Pneumococcal pneumonia can occur when the lungs are...

2011-02-16 16:43:44

Vaccine inhibits bacteria by mimicking naturally-acquired immunity; collaborators plan to further advance development of the vaccine candidate Pneumococcus (Streptococcus pneumoniae) accounts for as much as 11 percent of mortality in young children worldwide. While successful vaccines like Prevnar® exist, they are expensive and only work against specific pneumococcal strains, with the risk of becoming less effective as new strains emerge. Through a novel discovery approach,...

2011-01-31 07:00:00

BEIJING, Jan. 31, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Sinovac Biotech Ltd. (Nasdaq: SVA), a leading provider of biopharmaceutical products in China, announced today the submission of the applications to commence human clinical trials for its 23-valent and 24-valent pneumococcal polysaccharides vaccines to the Chinese State Food Drug Administration (SFDA) on January 31, 2011. The preclinical studies were completed and showed good safety and efficacy profile in animal models. Sinovac independently...

2011-01-28 10:00:00

Citing dramatic gains achieved with polio vaccines, Prime Minister David Cameron, Bill and Melinda Gates call on world leaders to finish the job DAVOS, Switzerland, Jan. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- British Prime Minister David Cameron said today that the United Kingdom would double its current contribution to polio eradication. Mr Cameron called on other donors to back the Global Polio Eradication Initiative as he announced the UK's commitment that will see an extra 45 million...


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