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The measles infected nearly every child in the US — until a vaccine was introduced

Cheryl Healton remembers the look on her mother’s face when the then 8-year old was diagnosed with measles in 1961. “I could tell by her reaction that my life was at risk,” said Healton, now 66 and the dean of New York University’s College of Global Public Health. It was. While measles is best known… Read More »

UK: More Than Half a Million Children Missed Measles Vaccine Between 2010–2017

Children in UK. Representational image. (Photo Credits: Getty Images) London, April 25: More than half a million children in the UK were not given a crucial measles jab between 2010 and 2017, an analysis by children’s charity the Unicef reveals. Health experts say children should have two doses of the vaccine to fully protect against… Read More »

FDA Approves Expanded Use of Adacel (Tdap) Vaccine for Repeat Vaccination

Print this page BRIDGEWATER, N.J., Jan. 14, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the expanded use of Adacel® (Tetanus Toxoid, Reduced Diphtheria Toxoid and Acellular Pertussis (Tdap) Vaccine Adsorbed) to include repeat vaccination to help protect against tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis. It is now the first and only Tdap vaccine… Read More »