December 4th 2023
Double dose against respiratory illness may be more convenient for patients.
November 2nd 2023
New survey shows misinformation erodes credibility of immunizations.
June 21st 2023
President taps internal medicine physician with government experience.
May 22nd 2023
Seasonal influenza kills hundreds of thousands of people every year due to a constantly changing virus and highly inefficient vaccine production. A universal flu vaccine could deal with the first problem, and mRNA technology with the second.
May 3rd 2023
Approval is for use among adults 60 and older
Clinicians must acknowledge root of anti-vaccine trend to tackle the problem
Vaccine hesitancy isn’t as much about additives, side effects, or organic parenting as it is about shifting societal trends toward distrust of medicine and a focus on one’s individual health, according to a new report.
Immune cells could be reprogrammed to find hidden invaders like HIV, new report reveals
Immune cells that previously were only known to play a role in harmful autoimmune processes may actually be useful in fighting hard-to-detect infections, according to a report.
Pertussis vaccine is imperfect but effective, new report concludes
Immunity wanes within a decade in 10 percent of patients vaccinated against pertussis.
New report suggests pharmacists, not physicians, should administer entire list of adult vaccines
A move to allow pharmacists to administer more vaccines could have a profound effect on adult vaccination rates and vaccine-preventable disease prevalence.
Vaccine harnesses immune system to fight opioid abuse
New vaccines that use antibodies to prevent opioids from causing a “high” could help stem abuse and fatal overdoses if human trials are successful.
HIMSS recognizes software to track and manage immunization data
Tracking, reporting, and organizing immunization-related data is difficult but can improve patient care. HIMSS has recognized several products through its voluntary testing program that can do that job and work with electronic health record systems.
“Cancer vaccine” heads to human trials
A therapy that uses the immune system to fight cancer has been 97% effective in mice and is moving to human trials.
New program aims to streamline vaccine reporting, administration
A new program developed with the support of CDC aims to streamline vaccine-related functions in EHRs to make administration and reporting easier for clinicians.
New shingles vaccine approved, recommended highly by ACIP
There is a new vaccine against shingles, and ACIP has recommended that it replace its predecessor.
Poll: Online vaccine questions, side effect concerns rise
Patients are increasingly turning to the Internet to have questions about vaccines answered, highlighting the need for increased education at the time of vaccination.
Genes, age may play a role in flu shot effectiveness
A new study reveals that certain genes may play a role in how effectively the body produces antibodies against the flu after vaccination.
MIT researchers develop one-shot vaccine series
Imagine if you could administer an entire vaccine series in just one shot. That technology might be on the horizon, thanks to researchers at MIT.
Unvaccinated adult travelers pose measles risk
Adults who don’t know they need or refuse measles vaccinations before international travel introduce more than half of new U.S. measles cases.
Caterpillars may edge out chicken eggs for vaccine production
Regardless of whether the chicken or the egg came first, the caterpillar may have the edge when it comes to vaccine production, a new report finds.
Seniors still make up the bulk of flu cases, hospitalizations
Those age 65 and older faced the most cases of the flu and were most often hospitalized during the 2016-17 season, according to new CDC data.
Liability is limited in vaccine-related injuries
Vaccine-related injuries in adults are rising, but healthcare providers administering those vaccines rarely have to worry about liability claims.
Flu “patch” as effective as shots, preferred by patients
Researchers have developed a microneedle patch that could replace injections for influenza vaccination and a host of other diseases.
Researchers: Pneumonia vaccine could use improvement
U.K. researchers say more research and funding is needed for a more successful alternative to prevent pneumonia infection.
Adults know needed vaccines, but skip them anyway
A new report says the key to increasing adult vaccine compliance may lie in a simple suggestion from a physician.
CDC recommends cholera vaccine for certain U.S. travelers
The federal agency supports a vaccine fast-tracked by the FDA for adults traveling to one of the more than 50 countries where cholera is endemic.
Cost, perception remain barriers in pharmacy-based vaccination
Pharmacies can help reach populations that have difficulty in using traditional channels for vaccines, but obstacles remain.
California team working to develop acne vaccine
A vaccine targeting the protein that contributes to acne breakouts is in development at the University of California, San Diego.
Patients, physicians forgo adult vaccines over cost and coverage concerns
Patients often go without vaccines due to cost, and physicians don’t always recommend them over concerns about reimbursement, according to a new study.
Early viral infection may contribute to celiac development
Researchers believe a vaccine could be developed to prevent the formation of celiac disease and possibly other autoimmune disorders.
Patient prompts can increase flu shot rates nearly 40%
A simple prompt reminding patients of their flu shot was found to be highly effective in a trial run at the University of Pennsylvania.
Researchers target potent HIV antibodies in new study
The newly discovered antibodies can fight nearly every strain of HIV in existence, according to study authors.
Physician groups brace for vaccine questions amid Trump presidency
Between public skepticism on vaccinations and provisions of the American Health Care Act, some representing physicians are voicing concern.
Study: Safety, components concerns spur vaccine hesitancy
Researchers find callers to a national health center were most concerned about the safety and components of vaccines based largely on old information.
Researchers isolate cells that weaken immune response to cancer
Study provides new insight on isolating and suppressing immune cells that could play a vital role in inhibiting other immunotherapy efforts against cancer.
As Arkansas outbreak ends, third MMR dose debate renewed
The prevalence of mumps in the state is reinvigorating the question about whether a third dose of measles, mumps and rubella vaccination is warranted.
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