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GlaxoSmithKline vaccine suspended in Portugal

The National Agency for Medicines and Health Products of Portugal decided to suspend the administration of British vaccine maker GlaxoSmithKline's vaccine Infanrix Tetra following the report of adverse reactions.

Op-Ed: One more girl: 13-year-old American injured by the HPV vaccine Special

Thirteen-year-old Skylee Butler's life has not been the same since receiving the Human papillomavirus or HPV vaccine in Massachusetts last August.
Digital Journal Report by Jeannie Stokowski-Bisanti

Recent flu vaccine efficacy estimate higher in Canada than Spain

Canadian researchers estimate that this season's flu vaccine is about 70 percent effective so far, which is much higher than the recent 24 percent estimate reported by a Spanish team.
In the Media by Jeannie Stokowski-Bisanti

Hepatitis B vaccine linked to infant deaths

The Chinese government is investigating a drug manufacturer to see if several recent deaths of babies were related to a hepatitis vaccine.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 4 comments

United States CDC announces an HPV vaccine recall

The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) was informed by Merck on Monday that the pharmaceutical company planned to recall one lot of Gardasil [Human Papillomavirus Quadrivalent (types 6, 11, 16, and 18) Vaccine, Recombinant].

Flu vaccine linked to sleep disorder

Some patients who received a flu vaccine manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline’s were at an increased risk of developing the sleep disorder, according to a new report.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Boy left brain-damaged, unable to walk or talk after vaccine

Sydney - On Saturday, it was reported that an Australian boy suffered severe brain damage, including seizures and encephalopathy or swelling of the brain, after a doctor in Australia accidentally administered an adult version of the CSL Fluvax shot.

Breakthrough in Malaria vaccine

The U.S. Navy along with the federal government and the medical industry have developed the first ever complete vaccine against malaria. So far it is still under the development stage.
In the Media by Jonathan Lam - 1 comment

Synthetic foot-and-mouth vaccine developed

Researchers have developed a safer vaccine for foot-and-mouth disease by reproducing the protein shells found on the disease-causing virus.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 3 comments

Chagas disease vaccine could be close

Scientists appear to be getting closer to a Chagas disease vaccine. Chagas disease causes fever, fatigue, body aches, headache, rash, loss of appetite, diarrhea, and vomiting. Currently there is no vaccine available.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment
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900 Canadian Kids Suspended Vaccine Non-Compliance

Over 900 kids at a school in Ottawa were suspended from for 20 days to prove a point. They were suspended in the new...
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FDA Advisers Recommend Two Changes to Next Season's Flu Vaccines

Advisers to FDA on Wednesday recommended that two components of the currently licensed trivalent influenza virus...
Mar 6, 2013 in  Reason and Science by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Vaccine to prevent Hendra virus

A scientific discovery made in the laboratory of Christopher C. Broder, Ph.D., professor of microbiology and immunology...
Jan 11, 2013 in  Reason and Science by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

FDA Approval For Novel Flu Vaccine Flucelvax

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a novel animal cell-based flu vaccine. The approval covers the...
Nov 27, 2012 in  Health by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

China Launches First Hepatitis E Vaccine

A new vaccine against a viral condition that infects an estimated 20 million of the world's residents every single year...
Oct 30, 2012 in  Reason and Science by Tim Sandle
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