Vaccine developed to fight hepatitis E

Health experts in China say they have developed an experimental vaccine that safely protects people against hepatitis E infection. Read More »

Whooping cough cases rise in Illinois

Health officials in Peoria, Illinois, have reported that seven cases of whooping cough, or pertussis, have been reported in the tri-county area. Read More »

CDC director says no false alarms raised for H1N1

Dr. Thomas Frieden, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, recently told the annual Flu Conference that he did not raise false alarms about the seriousness of the H1N1 flu last year. Read More »

Michigan reports two new EEE cases

Two cases of eastern equine encephalitis have been reported in Michigan, coming on the heels of four EEE-related deaths in Florida earlier this season. Read More »

Prevenar 13 granted prequalification status

The World Health Organization has granted Pfizer Inc.'s Prevenar 13, a children's pneumococcal vaccine, prequalification status, which opens the door for United Nations agencies and governments to begin ordering the vaccine. Read More »

Infant rotavirus vaccine shows promise

Australian health officials recently announced that a new infant rotavirus vaccine has been successful in preventing rotavirus and non-rotavirus acute gastroenteritis hospitalizations in vaccinated children and older individuals who are unvaccinated. Read More »

Philadelphia whooping cough cases on the rise

A rise in reported cases of whooping cough in causing concern in the greater Philadelphia area, health officials say. Read More »

Vaccinations needed to fight future mumps outbreaks

A recent study suggested that more vaccinations are required in order to prevent future outbreaks of the mumps. Read More »

FDA warns of latex reactions from flu vaccines

Concerns about latex labelings have led to FDA-mandated warnings on several prominent flu vaccines. Read More »

Report reveals methods to improve nation's response to pandemics

A recently released report by the President Read More »

Whooping cough outbreak in California grows

The number of whooping cough cases in California continues to grow as San Diego county has reported three new cases this week, raising the total number of infections in the state so far this year to 3,311 cases. Read More »

More than half of Americans concerned about vaccine safety

With California reporting more than 3,000 cases of whooping cough and sitting on the cusp of its worst whooping cough outbreak in 50 years, a new Rasmussen Reports study has shown that more than half of American adults are concerned about the safety of va Read More »

Link between swine flu vaccine, narcolepsy probed

A link between the Pandemrix swine flu vaccine and the sleeping disorder narcolepsy will be probed by the European Medicines Agency after concerns have been raised in Finland and Sweden. Read More »

Court finds no link between vaccines, autism

A lower court's findings rejecting a causal connection between childhood vaccines and the onset of autism have been upheld by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Read More »

Novartis to open Brazilian facility

Novartis has announced that it will open a new vaccine facility in Brazil. Read More »

Pakistan flooding brings polio fears

Health officials in Pakistan are scrambling to shore up the nation Read More »

CDC makes changes to flu death estimates

Officials with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have backed away from a decades-long estimate of the number of people who die annually from the flu, taking a new position that flu deaths vary widely from year to year. Read More »

Hong Kong debuts new pneomococcal vaccine

A new pneumococcal vaccine will replace the existing one used in Hong Kong government Read More »

Cervarix license amended for additional HPV strains

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New flu guidelines call for all children to be vaccinated

New flu shot guidelines recently released by the American Academy of Pediatrics advise that all children six months of age and older should receive the annual trivalent influenza vaccine this flu season. Read More »