GSK files Rotarix for prevention of rotavirus in Japan

GlaxoSmithKline announced Nov. 30 that it has filed its vaccine for the prevention of rotavirus gastroenteritis (approved as Rotarix in several countries outside of Japan). Read More »

Children under 10 need 2 doses of H1N1 vaccine, parents reminded

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Novavax completes enrollment in study of seasonal flu vaccine in older adults

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Inovio partner announces completion of Phase I DNA vaccine study

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WHO prequalifies GlaxoSmithKline's H1N1 pandemic vaccine

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Bavarian Nordic will file for market approval for Imvamune in Canada

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Ohio authorities order more H1N1 flu vaccine doses

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CDC: Flu activity eases, but child deaths still climb

The number of states with widespread pandemic flu activity dropped for the third week in a row, but the virus continued to take a heavy toll on children, with at least 27 more pediatric deaths reported the week of Nov 15 to 21. Read More »

New report shows 97 medicines and vaccines in development for HIV/AIDS

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Hackers spread virus with swine flu vaccine offer; CDC addresses rumors

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Aspirin, Tylenol may decrease effectiveness of vaccines, researchers say

With flu season in full swing and the threat of H1N1 looming, demand for vaccines is at an all-time high. However, researchers suggest that over-the-counter drugs may lessen their effect, ScienceDaily reported Dec. 2. Read More »

CDC sees opportunity as flu wanes, vaccine supply grows

Decreasing pandemic flu activity and growing supplies of vaccine offer a window of opportunity for people to protect themselves from the virus, especially if the nation experiences a third wave of infections. Read More »

Make cancer vaccine more affordable, Nobel laureate says

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Measles deaths drop by 78 percent but resurgence feared

LONDON -- Global deaths from measles fell by 78 percent between 2000 and 2008 thanks largely to mass childhood vaccination campaigns, but experts say death rates may rise again if complacency allows immunization efforts to lag. Read More »

Scientists reveal malaria parasites' tactics for outwitting our immune systems

Malaria parasites are able to disguise themselves to avoid the host's immune system, according to research funded by the Wellcome Trust and published Dec. 1 in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Read More »

Vaccination, antivirals, social distancing may blunt H1N1's impact, study suggests

The relatively low number of new cases created by a single case of H1N1 influenza indicates that mitigation strategies such as vaccination, social distancing and the use of antiviral drugs may help lessen the final impact of the virus. Read More »

Americans speak out on why they got the flu vaccine in new video

Americans Speak Out: Why We Got the Flu Vaccine, a video that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, features Americans talking about why they chose to get vaccinated against the 2009 H1N1 flu virus. Read More »

European agency advises of fever risk in children following Pandemrix vaccination

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Chicken pox vaccine may also reduce risk of shingles among children

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Health leaders fear minorities are avoiding H1N1 vaccine

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