SUNDAY, JUNE 25, 2017

CDC considering adding meningococcal vaccine to childhood vaccine schedule

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and its Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices plans to examine the possibility of adding the meningococcal vaccine for infants into its regular childhood vaccine schedule. Read More »

Next-generation malaria vaccine to begin Phase I trials

Two of the world Read More »

Vermont sees first measles case in 10 years

For the first time in 10 years, the Vermont Department of Health has reported a laboratory-confirmed case of measles, identified from an unvaccinated individual from southeastern Vermont. Read More »

Trials make headway for universal flu vaccine

Recent clinical trials at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston demonstrated a universal influenza vaccine that targets a protein common to all strains of influenza A and safely produces an immune response in humans. Read More »

New foundation to advance the development of vaccine research

A group of 14 leading scientists and advocacy experts recently announced the formation of a new foundation aimed at advancing the development of vaccine research against a variety of infectious diseases. Read More »

USAID praises lowering of vaccine prices for poorest countries

The head of the U.S. Agency for International Development recently praised the vaccine industry for reducing the prices for its vaccines in the world Read More »

USAID praises lowering of vaccine prices for poorest countries

The head of the U.S. Agency for International Development recently praised the vaccine industry for reducing the prices for its vaccines in the world Read More »

USAID praises lowering of vaccine prices for poorest countries

The head of the U.S. Agency for International Development recently praised the vaccine industry for reducing the prices for its vaccines in the world Read More »

USAID praises lowering of vaccine prices for poorest countries

The head of the U.S. Agency for International Development recently praised the vaccine industry for reducing the prices for its vaccines in the world Read More »

Positive results reported for H1N1 vaccine

Vaccine developer Medicago reported some encouraging results on Wednesday from a phase one human trial for its plant-based seasonal influenza vaccine. Read More »

Maryland reports first measles case since 2009

Maryland health officials have warned people in Catonsville, Easton and Baltimore to be on the watch for measles symptoms after the first case was reported in the state since 2009. Read More »

Survey shows high levels of vaccination for children

A survey by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that approximately 95 percent of parents said their kids had received all recommended vaccinations or would get them all, which was a record high. Read More »

Scientists report as many as 20 new vaccines could be coming in the next decade

A group of scientists writing in The Lancet report that the development of 20 new or improved vaccines in the next decade is possible and that funding along with trust and confidence in vaccines is crucial. Read More »

California county sees first measles cases in a decade

Public health officials recently confirmed that a woman has tested positive for measles in Humboldt County, California. Read More »

Pakistan ends avian influenza program

The government of Pakistan recently decided to cease its National Program for the Control and Prevention of Avian Influenza. Read More »

Minnesota measles outbreak declared over

Health officials have declared an end to the state of Minnesota's worst measles outbreak in years because it has been six weeks since the last measles case was reported. Read More »

Expert says BCG might not be enough to stop TB in Britain

In a letter to The Times, Dr. Helen McShane, a reader in vaccinology at the University of Oxford, said that the BCG, a tuberculosis vaccine, may not be enough to stop the disease in Britain. Read More »

More than 440 tested for TB at Wisconsin middle school

More than 440 students and staff were recently given tuberculosis skin tests at Whitefish Bay Middle School in Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin, after a seventh grader was confirmed to have contracted the respiratory illness. Read More »

Dengue fever returning to Florida

Public health officials in Key West, Florida, are now battling dengue fever, a tropical disease believed to have been eradicated from the United States over 70 years ago. Read More »

AAFP calls for mandatory influenza vaccinations for healthcare personnel

The American Academy of Family Physicians has joined a growing list of healthcare organizations that promote and support mandatory annual influenza vaccinations for healthcare personnel. Read More »