Colorado announces new flu vaccine options

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment announced on Friday that there are several new vaccine options available for the 2013-2014 flu season. Read More »

New vaccine technology shows promise in fight against mucus-based infections

Researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology have developed a vaccine to protect the mucosal surfaces of the body from infection, which could allow a single vaccine to protect against numerous infections. Read More »

Indonesia introduces pentavalent vaccine for children

Indonesia recently announced an ambitious plan to vaccinate children against five major diseases throughout the country's 6,000 inhabited islands by the end of 2014, thanks to the help of the GAVI Alliance. Read More »

NovaDigm announces successful preclinical trial of NDV-3 vaccine against VVC

NovaDigm Therapeutics announced a successful preclinical trial on Thursday of its NDV-3 vaccine against vulvovaginal candidiasis in patients with recurrent VVC. Read More »

Massachusetts reports fourth human case of West Nile virus

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Health care personnel influenza vaccination rates increase, 50 percent of pregnant women receive vaccination

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced on Wednesday the results of two separate studies run by Abt Associates that show approximately half of pregnant women are receiving flu shots and more health care professionals are receiving recommended flu shot vaccinations. Read More »

GAVI, Ghana and Global Fund host event at U.N. General Assembly

Ghana hosted a side event last week at the U.N. General Assembly in collaboration with the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria and the GAVI Alliance. Read More »

University of Maryland receives renewed funding from NIH

The University of Maryland School of Medicine's Center for Vaccine Development announced on Thursday that it has received a renewed contract from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases for its research and clinical studies. Read More »

CDC releases new rapid risk assessment for MERS-CoV

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a new rapid risk assessment for the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus, which has a total confirmed case count of 130 since September 2012. Read More »

VTEU awarded nine contracts from NIAID worth $945 million

The Vaccine and Treatment Evaluation Units, a nationwide group of institutions that test candidate vaccines and therapies against infectious diseases, was recently awarded nine contracts for expansion, valued at $945 million. Read More »

Second West Nile virus death confirmed in Louisiana

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Remel Xpect Flu A&B granted FDA clearance

Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc., announced on Monday that its Remel Xpect Flu A&B assay was granted clearance by the FDA for assessing detection of emerging viruses. Read More »

CDC pushes for more effective and faster lab reports

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is pushing for faster and more effective lab reports to help states to respond better to disease outbreaks, according to a report on Thursday. Read More »

GAVI launches private sector initiative to vaccinate unreached children

The GAVI Alliance launched an initiative on Thursday to help immunize children in areas where non-existent refrigeration, poor transportation and weak stock management previously prevented the delivery of vaccines. Read More »

NIH expands network of VTEUs

The National Institutes of Health announced on Thursday that it would expand its nationwide group of institutions conducting clinical trials of promising vaccine candidates from eight to nine. Read More »

IBM scientists develop tools to predict dengue and malaria outbreaks

IBM scientists are collaborating with the University of California at San Francisco and Johns Hopkins University to fight illness and infectious diseases in real-time through better public health data tools, IBM announced on Monday. Read More »

UNICEF prepares response to malaria cases in Chad

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Pakistan reports dengue fever outbreak

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Vaccine Research Center names new director

The Vaccine Research Center at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, a branch of the National Institutes of Health, recently announced John R. Mascola as the new VRC Director and Chief of the VRC Virology Laboratory. Read More »

Community pushes for free child vaccination in Pennsylvania pharmacies

Representatives from several veteran benefit organizations joined together on Monday at the Pennsylvania Capitol Rotunda to push for the expedited passage of legislation to allow children to be vaccinated by local pharmacists for free. Read More »