18% of Vaccinated children with Persistent Cough Have Pertussis

Research published on the 24th of June has added to concerns over the effectiveness of whooping cough vaccinations without an additional booster for school age children. The study from the Oxford University found that from a sample of 279 children, who had visited their doctor with a persistent cough lasting 2-8 weeks, 20% were confirmed as having whooping cough, also …

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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 …

An interview with Dr Rappuoli on the vaccine industry

As part of a series of interviews conducted with leading speakers of the World Vaccine Congress in Washington D.C., Terrapinn were delighted to sit down with Dr Rino Rappuoli, Global Head of Vaccines Research at Novartis Vaccines and Diagnostics. The conversation delved into the future role of big pharma in vaccines, how to deal with anti-vaccine rhetoric and what big …

CDC Publishes 2014 Immunization Schedule

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have released their updated vaccination recommendations for adults of 19 years and above, having been approved back in October by a series of associations -including the Advisory Committee on Immunization, American Academy of Family Physicians, and the American College of Nurse-Midwives. By way of introduction to the schedule the CDC not the …