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Whooping Cough Booster Vouchers Don’t Boost Immunization Rates of Caregivers

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A team of researchers lead evaluated the feasibility and impact of different interventions aimed at increasing the number of Tdap vaccinated caregivers.

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Drug That Could Aid in Vaccine Development Activates Innate Immune System in a Novel Way, UT Southwestern Study Shows

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A new drug with the potential to aid in vaccine development has been identified by researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center.

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Canadian Experts Available to Speak on Vaccine Development for Emerging Diseases

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CSHL Joins Nation’s Cancer Centers in Endorsement of HPV Vaccination for Cancer Prevention

Joint statement urges parents, young adults and physicians to act to increase vaccination rates.

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Leading American Cancer Centers Endorse HPV Vaccination for Cancer Prevention

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) has joined with all the top cancer centers across the nation in issuing a statement urging for increased HPV vaccination for the prevention of cancer. Recognizing that insufficient vaccination is a public health threat, these leading institutions have called upon the nation’s physicians, parents and young adults to take advantage of this rare opportunity to prevent many types of cancer.

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UC San Diego Health and Nation’s Cancer Centers Endorse HPV Vaccination for Prevention

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In response to low national vaccination rates for the human papillomavirus (HPV), Moores Cancer Center at UC San Diego Health has joined 68 National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated cancer centers in issuing a statement urging for increased HPV vaccination.

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VCU Massey Cancer Center Joins Nation’s Cancer Centers in Urging the Public for Increased HPV Vaccination for Cancer Prevention

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In response to low national vaccination rates for the human papillomavirus (HPV), VCU Massey Cancer Center has joined with the other 68 of the nation’s top cancer centers – National Cancer Institute-designated cancer centers – in issuing a statement urging for increased HPV vaccination for the prevention of cancer.

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The Tisch Cancer Institute at Mount Sinai Joins Nation’s Cancer Centers in Endorsement of HPV Vaccination for Cancer Prevention

National vaccination rates need to be increased for the human papillomavirus (HPV), which causes several types of cancer, The Tisch Cancer Institute at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and 69 of the nation’s top cancer centers urged today in a joint statement. These institutions collectively recognize insufficient vaccination as a public health threat and call upon the nations’ physicians, parents and young adults to take advantage of this rare opportunity to prevent many types of cancer.

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Cancer Centers Promote HPV Vaccination for Cancer Prevention

Leaders of several cancer centers designated by the National Cancer Institute have united to support human papillomavirus vaccination. Among them is Cheryl Willman, MD, Director and CEO of the University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center. The team of HPV experts who drafted the statement included Cosette Wheeler, PhD, at the UNM Comprehensive Cancer Center.

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Fred Hutch Joins Nation’s Cancer Centers in Endorsing HPV Vaccination for Cancer Prevention

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In response to low national vaccination rates for the human papillomavirus, or HPV, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center has joined with 67 other top U.S. cancer centers in issuing a statement urging for increased vaccination in adolescent girls and boys for the prevention of many types of HPV-related cancers in adulthood.

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#HPV Vaccine Expert From @FredHutch Available to Discuss HPV Consensus Statement on Vaccination

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Chickenpox, Shingles Vaccine May Cause Corneal Inflammation in Some Patients

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In use for more than 20 years, the varicella zoster virus vaccine for chickenpox and shingles is considered an essential medicine by the World Health Organization (WHO). However, researchers from the University of Missouri School of Medicine have found, in rare instances, a link between the vaccine and corneal inflammation. It is a finding the researchers say should be discussed by primary care physicians and patients with a history of eye inflammation before getting vaccinated.

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Infant-Friendly Flu Vaccine Developed with Key Protein

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According to the World Health Organization, influenza causes serious illness among millions of people each year, resulting in 250,000 to 500,000 deaths. Those most at risk include infants younger than six months, because they cannot be vaccinated against the disease. Now, researchers at the University of Missouri School of Medicine have identified a naturally occurring protein that, when added to the flu vaccine, may offer protection to babies during their first months of life.

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Age-Related Response to the Hepatitis B Vaccine Linked to Inflammation

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Physicians have known for years that patients respond differently to vaccines as they age. There may soon be a new way to predict and enhance the effectiveness of vaccinations, in particular the hepatitis B vaccine.

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Vaccine Targets Alzheimer’s Disease-Like Characteristics in People with Down Syndrome

In the first clinical trial of its type, researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and the Alzheimer’s Disease Cooperative Study (ADCS), in collaboration with AC Immune, a biotechnology company based in Switzerland, will test the safety and tolerability of an immunotherapy vaccine that targets Alzheimer’s disease-like characteristics in adults with Down syndrome.

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University Of Maryland School Of Medicine To Collaborate With Industry On Vaccine To Prevent Common, Deadly Infection

The Center for Vaccine Development at the University of Maryland School of Medicine will participate in a partnership with industry to develop a vaccine to prevent a group of deadly bacterial infections that occur commonly among hospital patients.

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Debate Continues of HPV Vaccine with New Study

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Q&A: Biologist Describes Milestone toward a Universal Flu Vaccine

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Scientists from The Scripps Research Institute and the Crucell Vaccine Institute have now designed a protein fragment called mini-HA that stimulates the production of antibodies against a variety of influenza viruses. A key part of the work took place at the Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource (SSRL), a DOE Office of Science User Facility at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, where the scientists used a technique called X-ray crystallography to look at the atomic structure of the mini-HA at each stage of its development.

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La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology Team Receives $18 Million Consortium Grant

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The La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology (LJI) is pleased to announce that an international team led by LJI investigator Alessandro Sette, Ph.D., is one of four recipients of a Human Immune Profiling Consortium (HIPC) grant in 2015. With this prestigious grant, the LJI team will characterize the immune response to dengue virus (DENV) and Mycobacterium tuberculosis (TB), both of which represent major global health challenges.