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Disingenuous CDC Study Confirms Danger of Chicken-pox Vaccine  -  ‎Nov 4, 2009‎
Age of Autism (blog)Its press release stated: If a chickenpox vaccine were to be added to the childhood immunisation programme concerns have been raised that there would be an ...

Shingles: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment  -  ‎Nov 9, 2009‎
Institute for Integrative Healthcare StudiesThe chickenpox vaccine was developed in Japan in 1974, but only became available in the United States in 1995, and is now a routine childhood immunization. ...

First District Health Unit cancels H1N1 vaccine clinic  -  ‎Oct 28, 2009‎
Minot Daily News...healthy people 2 to 49 years of age, and cannot be given within 30 days of another live vaccine, such as seasonal FluMist, chickenpox vaccine, or MMR. ...

From the infectious diseases meeting: What's with the vaccine-o-phobia?  -  ‎Oct 31, 2009‎
Science News...of a daughter with shingles wrote Dr. Goldman: “A friend of mine e-mailed me a link to an article you had written regarding the chickenpox vaccine. ...

Reports of Shots Fired in Downtown Huntington  -  ‎Nov 15, 2009‎
WSAZ-TVI do think that the chickenpox vaccine is unnecessary, as chickenpox in children is much less dangerous than it is when contracted by an adult. ...

Shingles vaccine hard to obtain this year  -  Dec 10, 2008
Forbes,The company prioritized production of its chickenpox vaccine, Vavrivax, while it worked to make more of the key ingredient, which is a live but weakened

Officials: Update chicken pox vaccine  -  Dec 11, 2008
Daytona Beach News-Journal,The puzzling part for officials is that the chickenpox vaccine has been required for entering Volusia County schools since 1995 -- about the time today's

New vaccine policy recommended for older Americans  -  Dec 9, 2008
Buffalo News,...the same strain of the varicella-zoster virus (the Oka/Merck strain) as the chickenpox vaccine that children get, but it’s at least 14 times stronger.

MRSA infection linked to death of 12-year-old boy  -  Dec 16, 2008
Orlando Sentinel,A highly successful chickenpox vaccine, introduced in 1995, is likely the reason that problem has shifted from elementary schools to high schools,

Chickenpox outbreak occurs in Morgan County Middle School  -  Dec 1, 2008
NewsOK.com,Children are required to have the chickenpox vaccine before they enter public school. Children who have not had the vaccine may be vaccinated at the health

Chickenpox outbreak in Volusia County  -  Dec 19, 2008
Examiner.comAlthough deaths from chickenpox are rare, the Centers for Disease Control notes that prior to the licensing of the chickenpox vaccine in 1995,

Westport Weston Health District: Limited shingles vaccine available  -  Dec 7, 2008
Weston Forum,Only someone who has had chickenpox or has received the chickenpox vaccine can get shingles. You cannot catch shingles from a person with shingles.

CHP warns of peak season for chickenpox  -  Dec 5, 2008
Media Newswire (press release),The spokesman pointed out that chickenpox vaccine was available in Hong Kong and about 90% of people vaccinated with the vaccine would acquire immunity.

Dwindling budgets may lead to drastic decisions  -  Dec 3, 2008
Pharmaceutical Technology Magazine,...showed that 1 in 10 doctors lost money on one recommended infant vaccine and some doctors lost as much as $30 per dose of chickenpox vaccine.

Hiatal hernia turns traumatic  -  Dec 17, 2008
Payson Roundup,Newborn and young infants, before they’ve received the chickenpox vaccine, are at a little greater risk. You do realize that shingles is the reawakened

Vigilance against chickenpox urged  -  Dec 4, 2008
News.gov.hk,Letters have been sent to schools to remind them of preventive measures. A chickenpox vaccine is available and about 90% of people vaccinated will acquire

5 Flu Vaccination Myths  -  Dec 2, 2008
MyFox Nepa,Similar to the chickenpox vaccine, the nasal spray vaccination, called FluMist, contains a weakened live virus. The weakened virus is not potent enough to

Make sure kids’ vaccines covered  -  Dec 3, 2008
Atlanta Journal Constitution,Payments for a common chickenpox vaccine ranged from a $30 loss to a $30 profit. More alarming still, many private insurance plans —- those not underwritten

Some doctors may give up vaccines because of cost  -  Dec 3, 2008
The Boston - Bay State Banner,A chickenpox vaccine netted some doctors $35 but cost others nearly $30 per dose. The survey examined the cost of the vaccines and the expense of storage

Olmsted on Autism: The Decline and Fall of (Almost) Everything  -  Dec 11, 2008
Age of Autism,...shingles epidemic-triggering chickenpox vaccine, to mix more and more live viruses without a clue as to what they do ... shall I stop now?

Sinovac Reports Third Quarter 2008 Unaudited Financial Results  -  19 Nov 2008
PharmaLive.com (press release),Sinovac was selected by the government to take charge of the research and development program for the varicella (chickenpox) vaccine.

Doctor disputes autism, vaccine link  -  Oct 29, 2008
MSNBCWhen I asked why they had made that choice, they said vaccines were too dangerous: the whooping cough vaccine caused brain damage, the chickenpox vaccine

Fighting Shingles: Whether to Take the Only Vaccine  -  Nov 14, 2008
Wall Street JournalZostavax, made by Merck & Co., contains a weakened strain of the varicella zoster virus, which is also used in a separate chickenpox vaccine for children.

Five charter school students get chickenpox  -  Oct 31, 2008
San Diego Union Tribune,Three of the students had one dose of chickenpox vaccine; one had two doses; and one child was not vaccinated. The Centers for Disease Control and

Vaccine Impresario, Todd Patrick, At it Again With Immunization ...  -  Nov 18, 2008
Xconomy,A new chickenpox vaccine at $150. Then the motherlode: Wyeth’s pneumococcal vaccine for infants (Prevnar) was approved by the FDA in 2000.

Ouray County parents warned of new chickenpox outbreak  -  Oct 28, 2008
OurayNews.com,Chickenpox vaccine (also known as varicella vaccine) is recommended for persons 12 months of age or older who have not had chickenpox.

Sinovac Reports Third Quarter 2008 Unaudited Financial Results  -  Nov 18, 2008
MarketWatchSinovac was selected by the government to take charge of the research and development program for the varicella (chickenpox) vaccine.

Vaccination law not enforced  -  Oct 26, 2008
Atlanta Journal Constitution,Following federal recommendations, in 2007 Georgia began requiring a second dose of chickenpox vaccine to increase its effectiveness.

Chickenpox Vaccine Slashes Virus by 90 Percent  -  Sep 2, 2008
ABC NewsBy DAN CHILDS While researchers now say the chickenpox vaccine has slashed the occurrence of the disease in children by 90 percent, infectious disease

Chickenpox vaccine does a number on the number of cases  -  Sep 1, 2008
USA TodayBy Liz Szabo, USA TODAY Cases of chickenpox — a childhood infection that was once nearly universal — have fallen 57% to 90% in communities across the USA

Chickenpox parties popping up  -  Sep 16, 2008
Chicago Tribune,Keller did not trust the chickenpox vaccine, so she was arranging for her children to get immunity the old-fashioned way, by catching the disease from an

Chickenpox Vaccine Proves Very Effective  -  Sep 3, 2008
Ontario Now,Washington, DC- There is a new vaccine that has been the product of a new study being conducted by the United States Centers for Disease Control and

Chickenpox Vaccine Does a Number on Number of Cases  -  Sep 2, 2008
RedOrbit,By Liz Szabo Cases of chickenpox -- a disease that was once nearly universal -- have fallen 57% to 90% in communities across the USA since a vaccine was

Chickenpox vaccine: The immunity question  -  Sep 2, 2008
Julie's Health Club - Chicago Tribune Blog,In fact, one reason Merck initially decided to market the chickenpox vaccine was that it said there was a demand from working parents who were

Chickenpox Vaccination Leads To More Shingles  -  Sep 18, 2008
eMaxHealth.com,If a chickenpox vaccine were to be added to the childhood immunisation programme concerns have been raised that there would be an increase of shingles cases

Chickenpox Vaccine Successful, Earwax Removal Not Recommended ...  -  Sep 3, 2008
Insider Medicine,...(September 3, 2008 - Insidermedicine) From Atlanta - According to research in the journal Pediatrics, the chickenpox vaccine introduced in 1995 has been a

Doctor queries vaccine's benefits  -  Sep 8, 2008
Gladstone Observer,AS A chickenpox "explosion'' runs through the Boyne Tannum region, a local doctor has questioned the efficacy of the chickenpox vaccine after treating three

Qld Health says chicken pox increase normal  -  Sep 16, 2008
ABC Online,..."For every 100 children that you vaccinate with the chickenpox vaccine some of them, and it could be as high as 20 in 100, may still be vulnerable to

Vaccination dramatically cuts childhood disease  -  Sep 2, 2008
Globe and Mail,The chickenpox vaccine is available, but not offered as part of the routine schedule. Many parents, even those who vaccinate their children on schedule,

Chickenpox has almost vanished  -  Sep 11, 2008
Ventura County Star,Before the chickenpox vaccine, more than 10000 people were hospitalized each year with such complications, and nearly half of them were children under 5.

Vaccine rate for US children is high  -  Sep 4, 2008
United Press International...three doses of Haemophilus influenzae type b vaccine; three doses of hepatitis B vaccine; and one or more doses of varicella or chickenpox vaccine.

Shingles vaccination advised, provided one is available  -  Sep 8, 2008
Allentown Morning Call,Production was further stretched by a recommendation that children get two rounds of the chickenpox vaccine, which shares the same base ingredient as the

SOCIAL STUDIES  -  Sep 18, 2008
Globe and Mail,..."Keller did not trust the chickenpox vaccine, so she was arranging for her children to get immunity the old-fashioned way, by catching the disease from an

Students rush to get vaccines  -  Aug 30, 2008
Beloit Daily News,Students also need to get two doses of varicella (chickenpox) vaccine if they are entering kindergarten, sixth and 12th grades.

Vermont ranks fourth for childhood immunizations  -  Sep 6, 2008
Bennington Banner,Davis said a number that appears to be bringing the state's average down is the chickenpox vaccine. "I think there's still the perception that the

Guide helps doctors manage vaccine allergies  -  Sep 1, 2008
National Post,Another study in the same journal found the chickenpox vaccine caused a 90 percent drop in incidence of the disease, while a third recommended parents get

Most US parents vaccinating children  -  Sep 5, 2008
Bizjournals.com,...three doses of Haemophilus influenzae type b vaccine; three doses of hepatitis B vaccine; and one or more doses of varicella or chickenpox vaccine.

Most US Parents are Vaccinating According to New CDC Survey  -  Sep 4, 2008
Infection Control Today,...doses of Haemophilus influenzae type b vaccine (Hib); three doses of hepatitis B vaccine; and one or more doses of varicella or chickenpox vaccine.

Back To School Safety Tips For Parents  -  Sep 17, 2008
Northland's NewsCenter,...for students entering grades 6, 9, and 12 and a second dose of varicella (chickenpox) vaccine for students entering kindergarten, 6th, and 12th grade.

Health Canada approves vaccine to prevent shingles  -  Aug 29, 2008
Niagara Falls Review,Health Canada has approved a vaccine that helps prevent painful shingles outbreaks in older people who had chickenpox earlier in life.

Parents Want Their Kids to Get Sick  -  Sep 16, 2008
Chicagoist,These parents may also be skeptical of the chickenpox vaccine for medical reasons or have religious reasons against vaccinating their children.

Health briefs for September 11  -  Sep 11, 2008
phillyBurbs.com,...doses of Haemophilus influenzae type b vaccine (Hib); three doses of hepatitis B vaccine; and one or more doses of varicella, or chickenpox, vaccine.

Hawaii infant immunizations up  -  Sep 8, 2008
KHNL-TV/KHBC/KOGG,Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib), hepatitis B, measles-mumps-rubella (MMR), polio, and varicella (chickenpox) vaccine. Free or low-cost vaccines are

Immunization Rates for Kansas Children Increase  -  Sep 4, 2008
WIBW,Required hepatitis B and varicella (chickenpox) vaccine for school entry starting in 2004. · Partnered with Kansas Health Institute and Kansas Health

Dan Olmsted's Monthly Radio Interview  -  Sep 16, 2008
Age of Autism,...of NewsRadio 1070 WINA in Charlottesville, Va., which ranges from the fall election to the shingles epidemic triggered by the chickenpox vaccine.

Back to School in a Healthy Way: Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield ...  -  Aug 28, 2008
Insurance News Net (press release),Varicella (chickenpox) vaccine - generally, all children should receive two doses of the varicella vaccine at age 12-15 months and 4-6 years, depending on

There's More To HPV Prevention Than Gardasil  -  Sep 4, 2008
RH Reality Check,Vaccines are typically available for years before being required for school entry-following FDA approval of the chickenpox vaccine in 1995 it took three

Keep back to school from turning into home sick  -  Aug 31, 2008
Chillicothe Gazette,..."With the chickenpox vaccine we don't see as much as we used to, but we still do have a few cases every year," Hill said. Although this is the second year

State third in infant immunizations  -  Sep 8, 2008
Honolulu Star-Bulletin,...measles-mumps-rubella, polio and varicella (chickenpox) vaccine, the DOH said. "Immunizations are our children's best defense against diseases like

Child Immunization: Safe or risky?  -  Aug 29, 2008
Petoskey News-Review,...three doses of the hepatitis b (Hep B) vaccine; and one or more doses of the varicella (chickenpox) vaccine — is suggested to be administered before a

Immunizations Are Key To Good Health  -  Sep 4, 2008
eMaxHealth.com,...for students entering grades 6, 9 and 12 and a second dose of varicella (chickenpox) vaccine for students entering kindergarten, 6th and 12th grade.

Shingles vaccine in short supply  -  Sep 10, 2008
The Plain Dealer - cleveland.com,The increase in demand for the chickenpox vaccine, Verivax, was dramatic, said Merck's Rose. Because Merck makes both vaccines and the two share the same

Chickenpox vaccine cuts infection rates by up to 90%  -  Sep 2, 2008
SmartBrief,A CDC report says the chickenpox vaccine, in use since 1995, has reduced the number of cases of the childhood infection by 57% to 90% throughout the US

Shingles vaccine approved in Canada  -  Aug 28, 2008
Times and Transcript,But he says there is also some evidence to suggest the incidence of shingles was on the rise before the chickenpox vaccine started to be in wide use.



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