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VACCINES NEWS - Page 8

CDC's ACIP Recommends Dynavax's Hepatitis B Vaccine To Prevent Virus In Adults
The CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices has included HEPLISAV-B on its list of recommended products for use to vaccinate adults against hepatitis B.
CDC Reports That Flu Vaccine Has Been 36% Effective This Season
While a new report has found that the flu vaccine has been just 36% effective this year, a recent study suggests that history of exposure to flu may, in part, be to blame.
 
Yellow Fever Vaccination Campaigns May Be Key to Eliminating Epidemics Worldwide
Massive vaccination campaigns launched in Brazil and Nigeria strive to quell ongoing outbreaks.
Harvard Study Indicates Vaccination Investment Can Reduce Poverty
Providing investments in 10 vaccines during a 15-year period in low- and middle-income nations could prevent 36 million deaths and 24 million cases of poverty related to medical reasons.
An Uncommon Effect-Children Who Develop Herpes Zoster at Varicella Vaccination Site
Although rare, children inoculated against chicken pox can present with herpes zoster at or near the vaccination site.
Philippines Halts Major Dengue Vaccination Program Because Vaccine May Increase Risk of Severe Disease
A panel of experts from the Philippines Department of Health finds that Sanofi Pasteur's dengue fever vaccine, Dengvaxia (CYD-TDV), may be connected with 3 deaths.
 
Influenza B Making a Surge in the United States
Influenza A (H3N2) has caused most of the illnesses in this severe flu season, but influenza B is becoming increasingly responsible for more infections as the flu season continues to hit the United States.
Could Flu Be Causing Hives?
A Nebraska mother’s Facebook post has parents and health experts around the country wondering if an influenza B infection may have caused hives in a child who did not present with any other flu symptoms.
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