WHO – Immunization coverage reaches 84%, still short of 90% goal

July 17, 2014 More than 111 million infants received vaccines in 2013 to protect them from deadly diseases. These infants account for about 84% of the world’s children, but an estimated 21.8 million infants remained unvaccinated, according to new estimates from WHO and UNICEF. The estimates tell a success story for the Expanded Programme on Immunization, namely that global coverage …

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Presentation: Academic and Industrial Collaboration: Developing a Td and Tdap vaccine in collaboration with Green Cross

At the last World Vaccine Congress Asia in 2013. The audience were fortunate enough to hear from Dr Jin-Han Kang of The Catholic University of Korea. Dr Jin gave the following presentation entitled: Academic and industrial collaboration: Developing a Td and Tdap vaccine in collaboration with Green Cross. Download the presentation to hear about: Basic strategy for controlling of diphtheria and …

Sanofi Pasteur Announces FDA Has Expanded Age Indication of Adacel® Tdap Vaccine to Include Persons 10 Years of Age

Approval reinforces the safety profile of Adacel as an active booster immunization for the prevention of tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis April 1, 2014 Sanofi Pasteur, the vaccines division of Sanofi, announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has expanded the approved age indication of Adacel® (Tetanus Toxoid, Reduced Diphtheria Toxoid and Acellular Pertussis Vaccine Adsorbed; Tdap) for active …

Have Your Say: Should any vaccines be required for children?

  One of the most controversial topics in the vaccines industry currently, is the argument involving vaccines for children. Whether it is regarding FDA regulation, vaccine requirements for public schools, or the overall safety of vaccines, the topic presents a heated, two-sided debate.  So which side do you sit on, and why?   This week's pro/con debate   Proponents argue …