Repeated vaccination for influenza in older adults reduced the severity of the virus and reduced hospital admissions, found new research published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) A team...

At the end of December 2017, WHO prequalified the first conjugate vaccine for typhoid, Bharat Biotech’s Typbar-TCV®. Typhoid conjugate vaccines (TCVs) are innovative products that have longer-lasting...

First evidence of the shingles vaccine programme shows a substantial reduction in cases and long-term complications. A new study in the Lancet Journal of Public Health shows a substantial decrease in...

Officials with the Oregon Health Authority, Benton County Health Department and Oregon State University (OSU) reported today on a sixth case of meningococcal disease in a OSU Corvallis student since...

According to new estimates published today, between 291,000 and 646,000 people worldwide die from seasonal influenza-related respiratory illnesses each year, higher than a previous estimate of 250,000...

Each year there are more than three million cases of cholera worldwide, a disease transmitted through contaminated food and water that hits developing countries particularly hard. While the standard regimen...

In a follow-up on the dengue vaccine situation in the Philippines, the Philippines Department of Health (DOH) announced the creation of a Task Force for the management of concerns related to the school-based...

Following the release of new information about Dengvaxia® by Sanofi Pasteur about an increased risk of severe dengue infection several years after vaccination among people who had not been exposed to...

Three Phase 1 human clinical trials evaluating an Army-developed Zika purified inactivated virus (ZPIV) vaccine have shown it was safe and well-tolerated in healthy adults and induced a robust immune response....

Millions of children in the poorest countries could soon be protected against typhoid fever following the Gavi Board’s approval today of a support window for typhoid conjugate vaccines (TCVs). “Typhoid...