New guidelines call for pregnant women to receive flu vaccination

In a committee opinion, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists issued new guidelines to pregnant women regarding their vaccinations for influenza. Read More »

Preliminary study shows Rotarix may increase risk of bowel problems

Officials with the Food and Drug Administration said preliminary study results from a study involving Rotarix showed a possible increased risk of serious bowel problems. Read More »

Mass vaccinations planned for flood-devastated Pakistan

Officials with the UAE Red Crescent Authority and Unicef have jointly announced that they will be vaccinating more than 750,000 women and children in flood-devastated Pakistan against diseases like measles and polio. Read More »

Dynavax begins universal flu vaccine test earlier than expected

Dynavax Technologies Corporation has begun immunizing volunteers with its universal influenza vaccine candidate in Phase Ib clinical trials half a year earlier than originally planned. Read More »

EMA says probe into narcolepsy-vaccine link six months away

The European Medicine Agency announced on September 23 that it would take three to six months to probe a possible link between cases of narcolepsy and the Pandemrix flu vaccine for the H1N1 strain in 2009. Read More »

Whooping cough on the rise in upstate N.Y.

A report released this week by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that whooping cough cases are on the rise in upstate New York. Read More »

Los Angeles raising vaccination awareness to fight whooping cough

Health care officials with the Eastmont Community Center in Los Angeles have launched a new adolescent immunization awareness initiative in response to low whooping cough and meningococcal meningitis immunization rates among Latino adolescents. Read More »

France hit with second chikungunya virus case

A second case of the mosquito-borne chikungunya virus was confirmed in the French Riviera this weekend, and French health officials are warning doctors to be on alert for new cases. Read More »

Indiana facing highest whooping cough infections in 24 years

State health officials are reporting that the number of whooping cough cases in Indiana could be the highest they have seen in 24 years. Read More »

China forms AIDS vaccine development network

Officials with the National Center for AIDS/STD Control and Prevention in Beijing, China, have teamed up with several international agencies to form a network that is geared toward strengthening efforts to find an AIDS vaccine. Read More »

Plague outbreak reported in Tibet

A health alert has been issued in the southwestern region of Tibet in China following the diagnosis of plague in five people. Read More »

Grant awarded by NIAID to research HIV neutralizing antibodies

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases of the National Institutes of Health recently awarded a $7.8 million grant to the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative to research the generation of neutralizing antibodies developed by individual Read More »

Rapid Micro Biosystems given contract for rapid sterility testing

The Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority has signed a contract with Rapid Micro Biosystems, a provider of automated, non-destructive, rapid microbial detection systems, to develop a method of rapid sterility testing for vaccines. Read More »

Grant awarded for trial of new HPV vaccine

Researchers with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences have been awarded a $3.3 million grant for clinical trials of a new HPV vaccine. Read More »

Patent issued for lipid bubble vaccine delivery method

Officials with National Jewish Health recently announced they have received a patent for a new kind of vaccine that uses a small lipid bubble to deliver an antigen and DNA adjuvant. Read More »

Fifty-nine percent of Americans may be immune to H1N1

Researchers now believe that up to 59 percent of Americans - 183 million people - may be immune to the H1N1 virus, known as the swine flu. Read More »

Goals of reducing AIDS by 25 percent called achievable

An editorial published recently in the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome says the U.S. National AIDS Strategy can achieve its stated goal of reducing the incidence of AIDS in the United States by 25 percent in the next five years. Read More »

Mia Hamm joins effort for adult vaccinations

Soccer star Mia Hamm has started a national effort in conjunction with GlaxoSmithKline to remind adults about the importance of vaccinations for healthy living. Read More »

Australia to use mosquitoes to combat dengue fever

Australian authorities will begin using the nation's own mosquito population to fight dengue fever in the coming months as part of a first-in-the-world $18 million program. Read More »

Sanaria reports poor results for malaria vaccine

In the first clinical trial of a new malaria vaccine by Sanaria Read More »