Tag: vaccine

Single Shot May Someday Deliver All Childhood Vaccines

Single Shot May Someday Deliver All Childhood Vaccines

Scientists have invented an all-in-one injection that could eventually enable children to receive all of their vaccines in a single shot.

/ September 19, 2017
FDA Panel Recommends Shingrix Shingles Vaccine

FDA Panel Recommends Shingrix Shingles Vaccine

GlaxoSmithKline's shingles vaccine Shingrix won unanimous approval from an advisory panel to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), paving the way for the first alternative to Merck's Zostavax.

/ September 14, 2017
Pediatricians Advise Against FluMust Nasal Spray Flu Vaccine

Pediatricians Advise Against FluMist Nasal Spray Flu Vaccine

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is recommending against the FluMist nasal spray flu vaccine for the second year in a row due to poor effectiveness.

/ September 5, 2017
Under 50% of Teens Up-To-Date on HPV Vaccines

Under 50% of Teens Up-To-Date on HPV Vaccines

While 60% of parents are vaccinating their teenagers against human papillomavirus (HPV), only 43% are up-to-date on all of the recommended doses of the vaccine, according to U.S. health officials.

/ August 25, 2017
Study Questions Seizure Risk of MMRV Vaccine

Study Questions Seizure Risk of MMRV Vaccine

A new study in Australia has found no evidence of an increased risk of febrile seizures when the combination vaccine MMRV is given for the 2nd dose in the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) immunization series.

/ August 21, 2017
A group of 18 people from 11 states have filed a lawsuit against Merck & Co. for failing to warn about risks of the Zostavax shingles vaccines.

Zostavax Shingles Vaccine Lawsuit Filed in New Jersey

A group of 18 people from 11 states have filed a lawsuit against Merck & Co. for failing to warn about risks of the Zostavax shingles vaccines.

/ July 19, 2017

Vaccine Patch May Be Future of Flu Shots

Data from a Phase I clinical trial has shown promising results for a painless needle-free flu vaccine patch compared to a flu shot injection.

/ June 29, 2017
Lawsuits for Zostavax Shingles Vaccine Side Effects

Merck Faces Growing Number of Zostavax Vaccine Lawsuits

Merck & Co. is facing a growing number of lawsuits for downplaying the risk of developing shingles and other side effects from the Zostavax shingles vaccine.

/ March 23, 2017
Hepatitis C

Vaccine to Prevent Hepatitis C Possible by Exposing Virus to Attack

Manipulating a protein of the hepatitis C virus (HCV) in a way that exposes it to a direct attack by the immune system may help lead to a preventative vaccine, according to a new study.

/ March 9, 2017
Zostavax Singles Vaccine

Zostavax Vaccine Can Be Deadly in Sick Patients

After a person who got the vaccine died, health officials in Australia remind doctors not to give Merck's shingles vaccine Zostavax to patients who are sick or on medications that weaken the immune system.

/ March 7, 2017