For the 2017-18 season, quadrivalent and trivalent influenza vaccines will be available; live attenuated influenza vaccine is not recommended for use.
The FDA approves new hepatitis B virus vaccine for adults.
Providing pregnant women with web-based vaccine information with social media applications during pregnancy is linked to greater proportion of infants up-to-date with vaccination.
Preclinical tests show the new vaccine stimulated an immune response to 72 of the more than 90 known strains of S pneumoniae.
Temporary cessation of methotrexate after receiving the influenza vaccine improves the immunogenicity of vaccination in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.
An investigational H1 influenza oral tablet vaccine provides similar protection against influenza as an injectable vaccine.
Investigators review results from the first study to assess the efficacy of a Vi-conjugate vaccine using a controlled human infection model of typhoid fever.
CDC's ACIP approves use of Shingrix, a zoster vaccine recombinant, adjuvanted, for the prevention of shingles.
In 2012, >48,000 pertussis cases were reported in the US, the largest number since the mid-1950s and waning immunity from acellular pertussis vaccination is a strong contributor.
Two vaccines to prevent Ebola virus disease demonstrated immune responses at 1 month.
The NFID urges those 65 and older to receive their annual influenza vaccination to protect against the flu.
Pregnant women who received vaccines containing the pH1N1 antigen for 2 consecutive influenza seasons may have increased risk for spontaneous abortion 28 days postvaccination.
Only 78% of health care personnel and only 53.6% of pregnant women received influenza vaccination during the 2016-2017 influenza season.
Multiple disparities exist in rates of adult vaccination for 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine.
Volunteer participants received either 1 mg or 2 mg doses of the GLS-5700 vaccine over 12 weeks.
The effects of a statewide immunization effort on the transmission of hepatitis A was examined.
A higher dose of the flu vaccine provided better protection against respiratory and all-cause hospital admissions.
The ACIP issued new guidelines for the upcoming influenza season including not using live attenuated influenza vaccine because of concerns of effectiveness.
An analysis of the financial burden associated with rotavirus infection revealed a lower cost burden for children receiving complete and incomplete vaccination relative to completely unvaccinated children.
A new longitudinal study updates the epidemiology of acute otitis media in the decade after pneumococcal conjugate vaccine introduction.
Influenza vaccination is recommended annually because of antigenic drift, which warrants the change of influenza vaccine on a year-to-year basis.
From 2009-2010 to 2013-2014, there was a decrease in the prevalence of vaccine-type human papillomavirus among unvaccinated young women, which suggests they are beginning to benefit from herd immunity.
The FDA has updated its list of resolved CBER-regulated product shortages to alert the public that the tetanus and diphteria vaccine shortage has been resolves.
Both trivalent and quadrivalent formulations of the influenza vaccine will be offered by Seqirus, which were developed using egg- and cell-based technologies.
Inadvertent administration of the quadrivalent HPV vaccine during periconception or pregnancy was not associated with additional risk to mothers and their infants.
The flu vaccine may have benefits by reducing negative outcomes and mortality associated with contracting influenza.
Human papillomavirus vaccine initiation rates are low among young cancer survivors.
The World Health Organization reports that 12.9 million infants worldwide did not receive any vaccinations in 2016.
One of the main challenges in managing and controlling hepatitis B infection today is identifying people who are infected and ensuring that they have access to suitable treatment.
Increasing rates of non-pneumococcal conjugate vaccine 13 serotypes of invasive pneumococcal disease present a new challenge to the global containment of the infection.
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