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Oregon alters school vaccination exemption requirement to include nonmedical exemptions

Child Vaccination

TweetThe Oregon Public Health Division provided more information on Tuesday regarding the state’s new nonmedical exemption law for vaccination and how it relates to vaccination requirements in schools. The law renamed the “religious exemption” the “nonmedical exemption” to make allowances … Read More »

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Anti-polio efforts rekindled in Middle East by U.N. and partners


Tweet The United Nations and its partners launched on Tuesday a polio vaccination campaign in Syria, Iraq and Egypt in an effort to vaccinate 22 million children in response to a new case in Iraq. “The recent detection of a … Read More »

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Bexsero receives Breakthrough Therapy designation from FDA


TweetNovartis announced on Monday that its meningococcal group B vaccine Bexsero received a Breakthrough Therapy designation from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The vaccine is already approved for use in the United Kingdom, Canada and Australia, and was recently … Read More »

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Meningitis Research Foundation Ireland hopeful meningococcal vaccine will be approved

Meningitis Research Foundation

TweetMeningitis Research Foundation Ireland said on Wednesday that the National Immunisation Advisory Committee will make a meningococcal disease group B vaccine a priority after it was recommended for use in the U.K. The Bexsero vaccine was recommended by the Joint … Read More »

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WHO delegates meet to share concerns, pledge assistance to immunize Europe


TweetThe World Health Organization said on Thursday that 46 Member States met on March 18-20 to discuss the current state of vaccine-preventable diseases, and set a plan for immunization in the European Region. Members who had led successful immunization programs … Read More »

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Sanofi Pasteur receives FDA approval to use Adacel vaccine on 10-year-olds

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TweetSanofi Pasteur said on Tuesday that it received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to expand the age indication of its tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis booster immunization to include people 10 years of age. The Adacel Tdap vaccine … Read More »

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New Hampshire Immunization Program 2014 recognizes medical practices, highlights adult immunization

New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services

TweetThe New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services said on Friday that it recognized multiple medical practices and organizations for their work in immunization education and implementation with awards at its annual conference. The Immunization Program 2014 statewide conference … Read More »

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GAVI Alliance joins with UNICEF and WHO to offer rotavirus vaccine in Cameroon


TweetThe GAVI Alliance said on Friday that it has joined with UNICEF and the World Health Organization to offer rotavirus vaccines as part of routine immunization programs in Cameroon. Rotavirus is the most common cause of fatal diarrhea and kills … Read More »

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New Mexico entrepreneur works with Sandia on vaccine-saving cooler

CDC study reveals flu vaccine greatly reduces risk of admission to ICU for children

Microneedle patch may increase influenza immunization rate

U.K. welcomes Novartis meningitis B vaccine into National Immunisation Programme

Lions Club International partners with GAVI Alliance on measles-rubella vaccine campaign

EU commits $1.4 million to fight polio in Syria

Novartis’ Bexsero meningitis B vaccine approved for infants and adolescents in Australia

Flu vaccination rule for day care reduces hospitalization rate

Vaccine campaigns continue to miss 22 million children

Childhood immunizations save thousands of lives, billions of dollars

GAVI, GPEI work together to introduce IPV

Pertussis immunization rates increase with changes to hospital orders

AAP study finds pro vaccine messages backfire

Louisiana confirms fifth pediatric flu death

UNICEF begins polio vaccination campaign in Middle East

Sanofi to provide UNICEF with polio vaccine

UNICEF initiative makes inactivated polio vaccine more accessible

Pharmacists may be key to community preparedness against disease

Flu no longer widespread in Rhode Island

WHO addresses health challenges in Syria

Novartis provides UCSB with meningitis vaccine

CDPH reports increase in measles prevalence

WHO to help administer 140,000 cholera vaccines in South Sudan

Study finds correlation between flu vaccination and decreased risk of stroke