Quantcast

Latest whooping cough Stories

Many Parents Do Not Follow Vaccination Schedule
2011-10-03 10:24:36

More than one in ten parents use an “alternative” vaccination schedule for their young children, with many either delaying or skipping vaccinations altogether, putting their kids at serious risk, a new study has found. US government health officials say that, by age 6, children should have vaccinations against 14 diseases, in as many as two dozen separate doses. But researchers worry that more and more parents may be refusing to vaccinate their children, which raises the...

2011-07-08 21:16:00

NEW YORK, July 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved BOOSTRIX® [Tetanus Toxoid, Reduced Diphtheria Toxoid, and Acellular Pertussis Vaccine, Adsorbed (Tdap)] for use in adults 65 years of age and older for active booster immunization against tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis (whooping cough). This approval makes BOOSTRIX the first Tdap vaccine approved for use in this age group. With this expanded indication, BOOSTRIX is now...

2011-07-08 19:37:00

In the news release, Video from GlaxoSmithKline and Synaptic Digital: GlaxoSmithKline Receives FDA Approval for BOOSTRIX® to Help Prevent Whooping Cough in Adults 65 Years and Older, issued 08-Jul-2011 by Synaptic Digital over PR Newswire, we are advised by the company that the headline should now read, "GlaxoSmithKline Receives FDA approval for BOOSTRIX® to Help Prevent Whooping Cough in Adults 65 Years and Older." Also, in the second paragraph, the word...

2011-07-08 18:49:00

NEW YORK, July 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved BOOSTRIX® [Tetanus Toxoid, Reduced Diphtheria Toxoid, and Acellular Pertussis Vaccine, Adsorbed (Tdap)] for use in adults 65 years of age and older for active booster immunization against tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis (whooping cough). This approval makes BOOSTRIX the first Tdap vaccine approved for use in this age group. With this expanded indication, BOOSTRIX is now...

2011-05-04 08:00:00

TULSA, Okla., May 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Tulsa Shock guard Andrea Riley 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 Tulsa 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 locally, Lanier and...

434ef690f98a42706fb6351e88c1e2481
2011-02-24 07:30:00

More than 21,000 people got whooping cough last year, the highest number of cases since 2005 and among the worst years in more than half a century, according to US health officials Wednesday. The sharp upturn in the number of cases, mostly seen in children and teenagers, puzzles health officials, since the vaccine against whooping cough has been highly effective in children, and vaccination rates for children has been good. California appeared to be the hardest-hit state last year, with...

2011-01-13 17:00:00

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Mariano Trujillo, a defender for professional soccer team Chivas USA, joined nationally recognized health expert Dr. Aliza Lifshitz today to strongly urge all local Hispanic families to vaccinate adolescent children against serious and potentially life-threatening diseases, such as meningococcal meningitis and whooping cough. Trujillo and Dr. Aliza headlined a special event in Los Angeles as part of the Vacune a Sus Hijos Adolescentes (Get Your...

2010-12-16 09:00:00

OKLAHOMA CITY, Dec. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook 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 Oklahoma City 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...

b4b7e2931c8b810e340eae19e93458ef1
2010-11-12 06:05:00

A new study on whooping cough outbreaks and how social patterns affect transmission suggests that blanket vaccination campaigns that target teens and adults could be a waste of time, as children largely spread the disease among themselves. The findings contradict the common idea that infected adults are behind outbreaks of whooping cough, a contagious disease caused by the bacterium Bordetella pertussis. A US advisory panel last month recommended that adults over 65 get a booster vaccine...

2010-09-29 08:00:00

PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Soccer superstar, gold medalist and mom of twins, Mia Hamm, is kicking off a national effort with GlaxoSmithKline to remind adults about the importance of vaccinations in a well-rounded plan for healthy living. The public health campaign, "Give Your Health A Shot," emphasizes the need for adults to work with their healthcare providers to ensure that vaccinations are part of their overall health and wellness goals. To view the multimedia assets...


Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
Related