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High Dose Influenza Vaccine Leads to Lower Rate of Hospitalization From Respiratory Illnesses in Nursing Home Residents

CLEVELAND – In the largest nursing home study to date on the effect of a high dose (HD) flu vaccine, researchers found that vaccines with four times the antigen of standard flu (SD) vaccines significantly reduced the risk of respiratory and all-cause hospitalization during flu season. The study found a 12.7 percent relative reduction in the incidence of hospitalization for respiratory illness, such as pneumonia, and an 8.5 percent reduction of all-cause hospitalizations among residents on Medicare who lived at nursing homes that received HD instead of SD flu vaccines. The findings are published in the journal The Lancet Respiratory Medicine.

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The American Dermatological Association will Co-Sponsor the American Academy of Ophthalmology Recommendation on Herpes Zoster (Shingles) Vaccination for Patients 50 Years and Older

The American Dermatological Association joins the American Academy of Ophthalmology in their recommendation for Shingles vaccines in appropriate patients over the age of 50.

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Skin Vaccination with Microneedle Patch, Influenza Fusion Protein Improves Efficacy of Seasonal Flu Vaccines, Study Finds

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A boosting skin vaccination with a biodegradable microneedle patch and protein constructed from sequences of influenza virus subtypes could improve the effectiveness of conventional influenza vaccines, according to a study led by Georgia State University.

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When Preparing Your Child’s Back-to-School Needs List, Don’t Forget to Include Vaccines

Even if you’ve previously rejected vaccinating your children or have neglected to do so, physicians say it’s not too late to protect them against many preventable diseases.

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Teens May Be Missing Vaccines Because Parents Aren’t Aware They Need One

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Parents may be up to speed on what vaccines their children need for kindergarten, but may be less sure during high school years, a new national poll suggests.

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Vaccines Protect Fetuses From Zika Infection, Mouse Study Shows

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A new study in mice shows that females vaccinated before pregnancy and infected with Zika virus while pregnant bear pups who show no trace of the virus. The findings offer the first evidence that an effective vaccine can protect vulnerable fetuses from Zika infection and resulting injury.

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Study Reveals Interplay of an African Bat, a Parasite and a Virus

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A lack of evidence that bats are key reservoirs of human disease has not prevented their vilification or efforts to exterminate bat colonies where threats are presumed to lurk. “The fact is that they provide important ecosystem services ... and we want them around,” says Tony Goldberg, a University of Wisconsin-Madison epidemiologist and virus hunter. “But bats are also increasingly acknowledged as hosts of medically significant viruses. I have mixed feelings about that.”

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Tulane University Awarded $12 Million to Create Lassa Fever Vaccine and Treatment

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The National Institutes of Health has awarded Tulane University more than $12 million to test a promising drug treatment against Lassa fever and develop a vaccine against the deadly disease endemic in parts of West Africa.

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Vaccines Not Just for Babies: New Survey Reveals Teen Health May Be Impacted by Misperceptions

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A national survey of parents, teens and healthcare providers revealed some major areas for improvement in preventive health communications to teens.







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