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Dr. Marc Siegel: Measles outbreaks are far worse than the vaccine that can prevent them • foxnews.com

Measles is a highly contagious disease that often causes pneumonia and, more rarely, brain swelling or even death (1 or 2 per 1,000 cases). The measles and mumps vaccine is highly effective and has been successful in completely eradicating indigenous… Continue Reading →

The WHO recommends clearing the flu vaccine for the next season

Break news e-mails Receive news reports and special reports. The news and the stories that matter are delivered on weekday mornings. REGISTER 21 February 2019, 17:48 GMT By Shamard Charles, M.D. The World Health Organization has made new recommendations on… Continue Reading →

Washington legislators weigh two vaccine exemption bills

OLYMPIA, Washington (Good Medical) – As health officials report a new case of a measles epidemic in Washington State, lawmakers continue to weigh two measures that would prevent parents from asking for a personal or philosophical exemption from vaccination. their… Continue Reading →

FDA chief: Federal government could intervene if states do not change lax vaccine laws

Almost all states allow children to go to school even if their parents choose not to be vaccinated. These vaccine exemptions are particularly popular in the state of Washington, where a measles outbreak erupted last month and sickened at least… Continue Reading →

Philippines Revokes Sanofi Product License for Dengue Vaccine

MANILA (Good Medical) – The Philippines has permanently stopped the sale, distribution and marketing of Sanofi's dengue vaccine in the country after the French drug maker failed to comply with regulatory guidelines. FILE PHOTO: The Sanofi logo is presented at… Continue Reading →

2019 flu vaccine: the vaccine works well this year, especially for children – Good Medical • Good Medical

The first indication of flu vaccine effectiveness this season in America has just been released – and this may help explain why this year's influenza season is milder than last year. Disease Control and Prevention Centers measure the effectiveness of… Continue Reading →

House Committee Advances Legislation Limiting Vaccine Exemptions

OLYMPIA, Washington (Good Medical) – Lawmakers in Washington State on Friday issued a measure that would prevent parents from asking for a personal or philosophical exemption to vaccinate their school-aged children against measles, while Northwestern Ontario's Pacific is struggling with… Continue Reading →

Flu season: up to 15,900 people died; Vaccine Protects About Half Of Those Who Receive It – The Weather Channel • weather.com

A nurse is preparing a flu shot from a vial of vaccine at the Salvation Army in Atlanta on Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2019. Preliminary data suggest that this winter's vaccine is globally effective at preventing flu-like illness. serious enough to… Continue Reading →

According to the CDC, this year's flu vaccine is less than 50% effective

The success of the shot varies according to your age, noted the CDC. Its overall effectiveness against influenza was 61% in children under 17, while only 24% of adults 50 years and older who had received the vaccine had been… Continue Reading →

Influenza vaccine effectiveness below 50%, low season: CDC

Preliminary estimates evaluate the overall adjusted effectiveness of the vaccine for any influenza virus infection associated with an acute respiratory illness attended by a physician. 47% (95% confidence interval) [CI]34% to 57%) until now this season, according to a report… Continue Reading →

Influenza vaccine is doing a pretty good job this season • yahoo.com

NEW YORK (Good Medical) – The influenza vaccine is doing a pretty good job this season, protecting about half of the people who have received it, US health officials said Thursday. Preliminary figures suggest that the vaccine is 47% effective… Continue Reading →

What is the effectiveness of this year's influenza vaccine?

What is the effectiveness of this year's influenza vaccine? The United States is in the middle of flu season and a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says this year vaccine against influenza seems to work…. Continue Reading →

Vaccine storage often fails to meet the standards

Break news e-mails Receive news reports and special reports. The news and the stories that matter are delivered on weekday mornings. REGISTER February 12, 2019, 15:48 GMT / Source: Kaiser Health News By correcting one potential error, the Health Care… Continue Reading →

Washington lawmakers evaluate the draft law on the vaccine exemption

OLYMPIA, Wash. (Good Medical) – In the midst of a measles outbreak that has injured more than 50 people in the Pacific Northwest, Washington lawmakers heard testimony Friday on a bill that would prevent parents to ask for a personal… Continue Reading →

As the measles epidemic spreads, lawmakers can end some vaccine exemptions – KOMO News • komonews.com

by RACHEL LA CORTE, Associated Press DOSSIER – In the photos of this file dated January 30, 2019, posted at the Vancouver Clinic in Vancouver, Washington, notify patients and visitors of a measles outbreak. A measles epidemic near Portland, Oregon… Continue Reading →

Lawmakers in Washington weigh vaccine step in the event of an outbreak

Break news e-mails Receive news reports and special reports. The news and the stories that matter are delivered on weekday mornings. REGISTER 9 February 2019, 15:09 GMT From Associated Press OLYMPIA, Wash. – During an outbreak of measles that sickened… Continue Reading →

Public health: A newly reactivated vaccine could kill typhoid fever – It languished for 20 years for lack of financial means for development • economist.com

A bacterium called Salmonella typhi moves from one host to another in contaminated food and water. Thanks to better pipes and drains, his excursions have been reduced in rich countries. But the disease it causes – typhoid fever – is… Continue Reading →

Vaccine demand rises amidst the outbreak of measles

Break news e-mails Receive news reports and special reports. The news and the stories that matter are delivered on weekday mornings. REGISTER 7 February 2019, 15:54 GMT By JoNel Aleccia, Kaiser Health News Demand for the vaccine against measles has… Continue Reading →

The ACIP schedule for 2019 updates the influenza and hepatitis vaccine

New recommendations for influenza, hepatitis A and Hepatitis B vaccines are highlighted in the recommended vaccination schedule for adults 2019. Posted online by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on… Continue Reading →

WHO and vaccine group support "critical" vaccines against cervical cancer

Every year, more than 310,000 women die from cervical cancer, and the vast majority of deaths occur in poorer countries, where vaccination rates for human papillomavirus (HPV) are low. (Good Medical) A vaccine given to girls to protect them from… Continue Reading →

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