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Vaccinating children against flu helps everyone, study says

A new study shows that when children get vaccinated against seasonal influenza, the entire community can benefit. Read More »

85 million African children to get polio shot during campaign

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Dynavax says auditors concerned about its finances

Dynavax Technologies Corp. said March 16 that its auditors have expressed doubts about the company's ability to continue as a going concern as a result of the company's current financial position, according to Reuters. Read More »

BioSante cancer vaccine gets 'orphan drug' status

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8 million Afghan children to benefit from UN polio vaccination drive

U.N. agencies and the Afghan health ministry are conducting a three-day campaign aimed at vaccinating an estimated 7.7 million children under the age of 5 against polio, which can leave patients totally paralyzed. Read More »

Workers get flu shot if co-workers do, study says

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Medical care for chickenpox down since vaccine's introduction

Since the varicella vaccine was introduced in the mid-1990s, the number of people receiving medical care for chickenpox in the U.S. has decreased sharply Read More »

Bavarian says FDA approves Imvamune production in U.S.

Bavarian Nordic A/S announced that it has received notification that the U.S. FDA has accepted all the actions taken by the company to address the observations made during its inspection of the manufacturing facilities in 2009. Read More »

TB booster shot promising, study says

A booster shot has shown promise in improving tuberculosis resistance in previously vaccinated adults, according to new research in South Africa. Read More »

Chickenpox outbreak increases hospital admissions

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EU approves Novartis' Menveo for meningococcal disease

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Genocea Biosciences signs deal for pneumonia antigens

A vaccine discovery and development company on March 18 announced an exclusive worldwide license for developed countries to a portfolio of Streptococcus pneumoniae antigens from Children Read More »

Biovest set to unveil its personalized lymphoma vaccine

TAMPA, Fla. and MINNEAPOLIS Read More »

Mosquitoes turned 'flying vaccinators' unlikely to bite anytime soon

Experts in Japan developed a mosquito that spreads vaccine rather than disease when it bites humans, it emerged March 19. Read More »

TB rate down in U.S., but drug-resistant cases rise elsewhere

Even with tuberculosis cases falling sharply in the United States to historic lows, strains of drug-resistant disease are gaining ground elsewhere in the world, the Centers for Disease Control Prevention and the World Health Organization report. Read More »

Inventor of vaccine that eliminated serious cattle disease dies

Walter Plowright, the British veterinarian often called one of the "heroes of the 20th century" because of his invention of a vaccine that has almost totally eliminated the cattle disease rinderpest, died recently in London. He was 86. Read More »

Meningococcal disease outbreak in Okla. kills 2 children

In the wake of an outbreak of meningococcal disease at Oologah-Talala Public Schools, state and local health officials offered free vaccinations to the school system's students and staff, according to the Tulsa World. Read More »

3 studies show ways to increase health-care worker vaccination rates

Health care personnel influenza immunization rates have remained low, despite recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Read More »

FDA says to temporarily stop using GSK's Rotarix

Officials from the Food and Drug Administration are advising that doctors should temporarily stop using the vaccine against a diarrhea-causing virus because the vaccine is contaminated with an apparently harmless pig virus. Read More »