Meningococcal Vaccine

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Sanofi Pasteur Presents Safety Data on Menactra(R) Vaccine Given to Infants at ...  -  ‎Nov 2, 2009‎
Reuters...presented Safety of a Quadrivalent (A,C,Y,W-135) Meningococcal Vaccine When Given to Infants with Other Pediatric Vaccines at the 47th Annual Meeting of ...

Wicked government mandate forces immigrants to accept deadly vaccine  -  ‎Nov 5, 2009‎
Examiner.comRotavirus vaccine, hepatitis A vaccine, meningococcal vaccine, human papillomavirus vaccine, and zoster vaccine have been added as age-appropriate to the ...

Spurs Legend George Gervin Joins New Vaccines for Teens Educational Campaign ...  -  ‎Oct 30, 2009‎
ReutersThe CDC recommends that all preteens and teens receive one meningococcal vaccine shot at 11 through 18 years of age at the earliest possible health-care ...

Researchers to Present Additional Data on Soliris® (eculizumab) for the ...  -  ‎Nov 10, 2009‎
WELT ONLINEVaccinate patients with a meningococcal vaccine at least two weeks prior to receiving the first dose of Soliris; revaccinate according to current medical ...

Department of Health tells Muslims vulnerable to illness to postpone Hajj  -  ‎Nov 16, 2009‎
Bradford Telegraph ArgusPilgrims should be vaccinated with the quadrivalent meningococcal vaccine (ACWY), which protects against four different strains of meningitis and ...

GNA offers free vaccine program  -  Dec 7, 2008
Wilkes Barre Times-Leader,Students now need two shots to help prevent chickenpox, an extra booster shot between the ages of 11 and 12, and a meningococcal vaccine.

Finlay Institute Opens Vaccine Plant  -  Dec 2, 2008
Periódico 26,The Cuban News Agency (ACN) reports that the facility will be able to meet the demands of the meningococcal vaccine established by the World Health

Dr. Bob Sears: Smart Vaccine Decisions for Families with Autism  -  Dec 20, 2008
Age of Autism,Meningococcal vaccine: This teenage meningitis vaccine (one-dose only) protects against the type of meningitis that goes around high schools and colleges.

Soliris(R) Reduced Measures of Thrombosis and Inflammation, and ...  -  Dec 9, 2008
SYS-CON Media,Vaccinate patients with a meningococcal vaccine at least two weeks prior to receiving the first dose of Soliris; revaccinate according to current medical

House call with Dr. Andy: Type of meningitis will determine use of ...  -  Dec 1, 2008
The News-Press,This includes individuals who may have already received the meningococcal vaccine. Close contacts include anyone who lives with the patient or who has spent

Late Winter/Early Spring Is Meningitis Peak Season: Could Your ...  -  Dec 16, 2008
North American Press Syndicate,..."I knew the meningococcal vaccine was recommended for teens, but I didn't realize how serious meningococcal disease can be or that I was at increased risk,

Flu vaccines still available  -  Dec 3, 2008
Savage Pacer,Rotateq (rotavirus vaccine), Tdap (the new tetanus vaccine with a pertussis vaccine component), Menactra (the newer meningococcal vaccine), and Gardasil

Cuba Boosts Patent Application Automation  -  Dec 16, 2008
Prensa Latina, Concepcion Campa and author collective for creating the anti-meningococcal vaccine of the group B, the only effective vaccine in the world so far.

Cuba Donates More than Five Million Vaccines to Africa  -  Dec 4, 2008
Cuba News,HAVANA, Cuba, Dec 4 (acn) Cuba has donated 5.2 million doses of anti- meningococcal vaccine to African countries as an expression of its solidarity and

State drops two free vaccines  -  Nov 7, 2008
Anchorage Daily News,Menactra, the meningococcal vaccine for boys and girls. Under provisions of the federally funded Vaccines for Children program, both immunizations will

Oxford Tech-Transfer Arm Licenses Bacterial Meningitis Vaccine ...  -  Nov 12, 2008
Biotech Transfer Week,In the case of the meningococcal vaccine, the most lucrative market may actually be in developed nations. According to the World Health Organization,

Meningitis jab developed in city  -  Nov 4, 2008
Manchester Online,We're working with and Gameface to give away £500 of kit to a team or club in the UK which promotes women's sport. A JAB aimed at preventing

Researchers to Present Additional Data on Soliris(R) (eculizumab ...  -  Nov 10, 2008
MarketWatchVaccinate patients with a meningococcal vaccine at least two weeks prior to receiving the first dose of Soliris; revaccinate according to current medical

Survey shows majority of African American parents unaware their ...  -  Oct 29, 2008
Westside GazettePreteens and teens age 11 through 18 should be vaccinated against meningococcal vaccine. The vaccines can be obtained by calling your health care provider

Flu shot clinics scheduled Nov. 4, 11  -  Oct 28, 2008
Graham Leader,The Meningococcal vaccine is highly recommended by most colleges for incoming freshman, especially those living in dorm or group settings.

Revere Middle eighth-grader dies from meningitis  -  Oct 31, 2008
Houston Chronicle,Texas does not require school-age students to get the meningococcal vaccine. Counselors will be available at the school Monday for students and staff at the

Group vaccinations help prevent pneumonia  -  Nov 6, 2008
Johns Hopkins News-Letter,In the previous study, PCV was administered to one group of children and meningococcal vaccine (MCC) was administered as a control to another group of

Saudi Arabia: Hajj 2008  -  Oct 30, 2008
Cambridge Network,Children under two yrs of age have a sub-optimal response to meningococcal vaccine and the Saudi authorities have stated that children above three months

Pilgrims urged to take preventative measures  -  Nov 6, 2008
Asian Image,..."Therefore, it is vital that all travellers must get ‘quadrivalent meningococcal’ vaccine (ACWY vac) before leaving for Saudi Arabia.

Alexion's Soliris(R) Receives 2008 Prix Galien USA Award for Best ...  -  26 Sep 2008
MarketWatchVaccinate patients with a meningococcal vaccine at least two weeks prior to receiving the first dose of Soliris; revaccinate according to current medical

When should I get my vaccines before college?  -  Sep 25, 2008
Kansas City Star,Q: In the senior year of high school, when should I get the meningococcal vaccine in order to be covered for the start of college?

Hurricanes delay vaccine shipments  -  Sep 19, 2008
Saipan Tribune,DPH received the chicken pox vaccine this week and hopes to receive the meningococcal vaccine this month, Sablan said. Under normal conditions vaccines can

NJ children returning to school face mandatory meningitis shots  -  Sep 2, 2008
New Brunswick Home News Tribune,That's because for the first time, the state is re-quiring all children in that age group to get a meningococcal vaccine that protects against most types of

While some opt out, most local parents make sure children receive ...  -  Aug 31, 2008,The meningococcal vaccine is recommended now for children ages 11 and older, said Ashwani Arora, a pediatrician with the Family Wellness Center in Munster.

Free immunizations for school childen  -  Aug 29, 2008
The Bridgeton News -,They are also required to have one dose of Meningitis/Meningococcal vaccine. "The amendments to the rules governing immunizations will have a direct impact

Norma Day event Sept. 13 at church  -  Sep 1, 2008
Vineland Daily Journal,They also are required to have one dose of meningitis/meningococcal vaccine. Community Health Care Inc. will provide all families in need of new and

Back to School in a Healthy Way: Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield ...  -  Aug 28, 2008
Insurance News Net (press release),Meningococcal vaccine - typically recommended for all adolescents age 11-12 and at age 13-18 if not previously vaccinated. In addition, parents should

Hope for meningococcal vaccine  -  Jun 21, 2008
Melbourne Herald Sun,In a significant breakthrough, international scientists have successfully tested a new vaccine for meningococcal B on 150 children.

Kids age 11 must get shots to start class  -  Jul 10, 2008
Arizona Daily Star,The requirements are one dose of meningococcal vaccine and one dose of TDAP — tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis vaccine. Pertussis is whooping cough,

Sixth-grade students will need new set of shots  -  Jul 8, 2008
Tucson Citizen,...of Health Services, said the biggest change in the state's vaccination schedule is the introduction of the meningococcal vaccine for 11-year-olds.

Janice Poirot, public health nurse: Health info crucial  -  Jul 5, 2008
Steamboat Pilot,Meningococcal vaccine is recommended for children ages 11 to 18 years old and for those with an increased risk for developing the disease,

Report From the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP ...  -  Jun 24, 2008
Journal of American Medical Association (subscription),During June 2007–February 2008, the ACIP Meningococcal Vaccine Workgroup considered use of MCV4 among children aged 2-10 years by reviewing data on MCV4

Get Ready for School | North Dakota News  -  Jul 2, 2008
KXMC,While a visit to your physician or public health clinic has long been needed to update immunizations for children entering kindergarten,

Cabarrus Health This Week  -  Jun 22, 2008
Charlotte Observer,Menactra (meningococcal vaccine) available for people ages 11-55. For adults, tetanus/diphtheria booster shots available; routine tetanus boosters

Soliris® Improved Fatigue Independent Of Changes In Anemia In ...  -  Jun 18, 2008
Medical News Today (press release),Vaccinate patients with a meningococcal vaccine at least two weeks prior to receiving the first dose of Soliris; revaccinate according to current medical

A Teen's Father Speaks Out About HPV Vaccine  -  Jul 8, 2008,...the National Vaccine Information Center, a clearinghouse for information on vaccines, reported that Gardasil, given with the meningococcal vaccine,

In a Phase II study, Novartis  -  May 13, 2008
Ad-Hoc-News (Pressemitteilung),Menveo has the potential to become the first meningococcal vaccine toprotect people in age groups from infancy to adulthood against thesefour

Novartis Menveo(R) Vaccine Shows Superior Immune Response Against ...  -  May 6, 2008
FOXBusinessJournal of the American Medical Association demonstrated Menveo to be the first meningococcal vaccine to produce a strong immune response in infants.

Shoe giant takes leap towards Chinese vaccine industry  -  May 27, 2008
China Business News,Shanghai. May 27. INTERFAX-CHINA - Aokang Group, China's largest privately owned shoe producer, will branch into the pharmaceutical sector by producing and

Quadrivalent Meningococcal Conjugate Vaccine Has Staying Power ...  -  May 15, 2008
DG News...[Presentation title: MenACWY-CRM, a Novel Quadrivalent Meningococcal Vaccine, Is Well Tolerated and Immunogenic in Infancy Through to Adolescence.

Treating meningitis  -  Apr 29, 2008
Malaysia Star,There are different types of meningococcal vaccine. One vaccine protects against group C (or group C conjugate vaccine). Another vaccine protects against

Routine Vaccination With Meningococcal Conjugate Vaccine Not ...  -  May 5, 2008
Medscape (subscription)From June 2007 to February 2008, the ACIP Meningococcal Vaccine Workgroup considered use of MCV4 in children aged 2 to 10 years. They reviewed data on MCV4

Seven vaccines you need right now  -  May 6, 2008
CNNVisitors to the "meningitis belt" of central Africa should get a meningococcal vaccine. And yellow fever vaccines are important for travelers to much of

Childhood diseases making comeback in adults?  -  May 20, 2008
Utica Observer Dispatch,The meningococcal vaccine can prevent four types of the disease, including two of the three most common in the United States.

About Meningococcal Disease  -  Apr 24, 2008,Overseas travelers should check to see if meningococcal vaccine is recommended for their destination. Travelers should receive the vaccine at least 1 week

A New Tetravalent Meningococcal Vaccine for Infants  -  Apr 1, 2008
AAP Grand Rounds (subscription),The current US-licensed conjugate meningococcal vaccine is approved for children as young as two years of age. 1 Unfortunately, this vaccine is not

No deaths from MenC last year  -  Apr 21, 2008
OnMedica,For the first time since records began there have been no deaths recorded from Meningococcal C in the past year, a government report shows.

Baby and toddler on the mend from meningitis  -  Mar 28, 2008
Cyprus Mail,The pneumococcal vaccine is suitable for children under the age of five, while the meningococcal vaccine is suitable for all ages.

Three cases of meningitis found in Minnesota  -  Apr 15, 2008
Wahpeton Daily News, Jennifer Johnson, Daily News The Minnesota Department of Health released a statement April 11 regarding four individuals around Houston County who

What kind of vaccines do adults need?  -  Apr 8, 2008,Meningococcal vaccine: To protect against one type of meningitis, students, military recruits, and people with an impaired immune system (especially those

Pacific briefs: Vaccinations offered at school registration  -  Apr 4, 2008
Stars and Stripes,The tetanus/diphtheria/pertussis booster, meningococcal vaccine and hepatitis A vaccine will be available. Parents need their ID card and their child’s

CME QUESTIONS  -  Apr 1, 2008
AAP Grand Rounds (subscription),Participants in this month’s activity should be able to, upon completion: State the reason the conjugate meningococcal vaccine licensed in the US is not

Successful MeNZB campaign comes to an end  -  Apr 13, 2008 (press release),The Government committed $200 million to the meningococcal Vaccine Strategy which paid for the development of a strain-specific vaccine, clinical trials and

Shots for Grown-Ups  -  20 Feb 2008
Forbes,Merck's human papillomavirus vaccine for young women up to age 26; meningococcal vaccine for first-year college students in dorms;

What you need to know about Meningitis  -  Jan 25, 2008
Newsday,Overseas travelers should check to see if meningococcal vaccine is recommended for their destination. Travelers should receive the vaccine at least 1 week

Whooping cough causes deaths in Ohio  -  Feb 18, 2008
Wilmington News Journal, OH, 11–12 years of age, along with the other vaccines routinely recommended at that age (meningococcal vaccine and human papillomavirus vaccine ).

Rotavirus, meningitis vaccines to become available  -  Feb 7, 2008
Saipan Tribune,The meningococcal vaccine is another new vaccine that helps fight against meningitis. The meningococcal vaccination will be made available to pre-adolescent

Event was much larger than portrayed in story  -  Jan 30, 2008
Newsday,...but nowhere in the article did it mention the availability of a meningococcal vaccine to potentially prevent infection caused by this bacteria.

Public Health opens new immunization clinic  -  Feb 6, 2008
Marianas Variety,Immunization program manager Mariana C. Sablan said the Rota virus vaccine and the Meningococcal vaccine protect children from diarrhea and meningitis.

Vaccines get a boost: Global market increases profitability of ...  -  Jan 27, 2008
American Medical News (subscription)Last month, data were published in the Journal of the American Medical Association showing that a meningococcal vaccine protects infants from four types of

California's Preteen Vaccination Week encourages awareness  -  Jan 22, 2008
The California Aggie Online,According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention website, recommendations include the meningococcal vaccine, a Tetanus diphtheria pertussis

Many Vaccines for Adults  -  Jan 24, 2008
U.S. News & World Report,First-year college students living in dormitories, international travelers, and healthcare workers are the main customers for the meningococcal vaccine,

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