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
April 21st 2023
Agency authorizes single-shot bivalent vaccinations, ends authorization for monovalent vaccines
March 23rd 2023
The provision requiring various preventive coverages is being challenged in court
Unvaccinated adults cost U.S. billions in care, lost productivity
Lead researcher hopes results of new study motivates more adults to improve vaccination compliance.
Alzheimer’s vaccine targets early and later disease stages
A new vaccine against Alzheimer’s targets two proteins involved in the development of the disease in hopes to offer both early and late protection.
Researchers zero in on a cure for the common cold
Scientists at Emory University have developed a vaccine they say may work well in preventing infection with rhinovirus-the top cause of the common cold.
Coding, careful planning can reduce vaccine-associated losses
Practices that scrutinize vaccine costs and plan ahead may not make much off of vaccinations, but could cut some of their losses.
CDC announces 2016-17 flu vaccine changes
The CDC reaffirms its decision to pull the intranasal vaccine, but allow vaccination in egg-allergic individuals.
Study: All celiac patients should get pneumococcal vaccine
More susceptible to community-acquired pneumonia, researchers advise those with celiac disease to get vaccinated.
NIH closes in on development of a universal flu vaccine
New research confirms that humans can make antibodies to neutralize several strains of influenza A, according to new study.
7 strategies to maintain a successful vaccine program
A practice’s immunization program requires constant attention and oversight. Here are seven best practices to consider.
Top 5 tips to improve your practice's vaccine process
Keep patients-and your practice’s bottom line-healthy with these suggestions for a successful immunization program.
How to improve your practice's vaccine procurement process
Learn from one practice’s innovative approach to successful vaccine management to improve patient care.
Researchers advance tests of ‘promising’ chlamydia vaccine
A Canadian team is moving forward in advanced animal trials to test what could be the first successful vaccine against chlamydia.
New pneumococcal vaccine may fight all strains of disease
Traditional pneumococcal vaccines can fight up to 23 of the most dangerous strains of pneumococcus, but a new vaccine may be able to fight all 90 strains.
Research team moves toward clinical trials of HIV vaccine
Scientists at Oregon Health & Science University have found a way to reprogram immune cells to recognize and attack early HIV infection.
Personalizing flu may boost vaccine compliance rates
Telling stories about people like them, or reminding them of a previous illness may be the best thing physicians can do to nudge patients toward flu shots.
Soil bacterium could help combat stress, psychiatric problems
Researchers are testing a new type of immunization, using a bacterium found in soil, to help trigger the body’s defenses vs. stress and psychiatric disorders.
Research team uses Google to predict disease outbreaks
A new study reveals that Google can also show places where mandatory vaccination is in place to reduce preventable diseases.
Chitosan could boost body’s immune response to vaccines
A substance gleaned from the shells of crustaceans may hold the key to harnessing the power of the immune system to create new vaccines against diseases.
Morning vaccinations may boost immune response
Time of day may be the key to improve vaccine efficacy, particularly in populations with poor immune responses according to a new report.
Researchers prepare to test Cuban lung cancer vaccine
A lung cancer vaccine reportedly costing around $1 in Cuba that more than doubles life expectancies is on its way to clinical trials in the U.S.
Report: Medicare coverage of adult vaccines is lacking
A new report alleges that commercial plans provide better coverage than Medicare when it comes to vaccinations.
Vaccine could prevent Alzheimer’s-inducing plaques
UC San Diego researchers are testing a new vaccine that they think could help prevent Alzheimer’s disease.
CDC recommends MenB, HPV vaccines for adults
The CDC has updated its adult immunization schedule, with changes to pneumonia vaccine recommendations, as well as new options to fight MenB and HPV.
Study: Early flu shots better for healthcare providers
Although a late flu shot is better than none, a new study out of Mexico reveals that healthcare workers who received early flu shots lost less time at work.
Online tools can help PCPs aid patients traveling abroad
Find out how you can help your patients get the protection they need from domestic vaccine-preventable diseases or diseases that pose an international threat.
Flu vaccine could also protect from pneumonia
A new study finds that the risk for hospitalization for influenza pneumonia could be reduced through the influenza vaccine.
Improvement in adult vaccination rates still needed
Racial and ethnic disparities exist when it comes to the five vaccines routinely recommended for adults, a new study finds.
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