Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Vaccine reduces likelihood of severe pneumonia

A new study has found severe pneumonia decreases by 35 per cent in children who receive a vaccine against a pneumonia-causing bacteria.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Vaccine is a cost-effective solution for countries burdened by typhoid

Introducing a typhoid conjugate vaccine (TCV) into routine child vaccine schedules and conducting a catch-up campaign to vaccinate all children up to age 15 is a cost-effective solution for many low- to middle-income countries ...

Medications

Reevaluating pneumococcal vaccine guidance: An analysis

If mitigating racial disparities in those who contract pneumococcal diseases, such as meningitis and pneumonia, is a top public health priority, then recommending that all adults get a pneumococcal vaccine at age 50 would ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

UMSOM and GRAS begin second typhoid conjugate vaccine study in Africa

A new study has been launched in Burkina Faso for Bharat Biotech's typhoid conjugate vaccine (TCV). It is the second clinical study underway in Africa for the vaccine and the first in West Africa. The vaccine study is a joint ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Pneumococcal vaccine recs cause confusion among docs

(HealthDay)—While primary care physicians overwhelmingly recommend pneumococcal vaccines, there is a gap in their knowledge of how to implement related vaccine recommendations, according to a study published in the Journal ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

CDC: HPV vaccination rates increasing among adolescents

(HealthDay)—Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination coverage increased 5.1 percentage points from 2016 to 2017, and there was also an increase in the number of adolescents up to date with HPV vaccinations, according to research ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Drop in childhood pneumococcal, Hib deaths from 2000 to 2015

(HealthDay)—Streptococcus pneumoniae and Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) deaths in children decreased between 2000 and 2015, following introduction of the pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV) and Hib vaccine, according ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Vaccination coverage high for children aged 19 to 35 months

(HealthDay)—Vaccination coverage has remained above 90 percent for many vaccinations among young children, and progress is being made toward immunization information systems (IISs) program goals, according to two studies ...

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