Announcements

Announcements

General immunization news, as well as events, jobs, RFPs, and useful resources.

04/12/2017

In a study led by researchers at Yale and The Jackson Laboratory, investigators zeroed in on a specific cell type that is uniquely responsible for activating a strong response to vaccination. The insight could lead to changes in how vaccines are developed and delivered to maximize immunity to infections like…

04/12/2017

A Japanese doctor who has stood up to a campaign of misinformation around a common anti-cancer vaccine has won a prestigious prize for championing evidence in the face of hostility and personal threats. Riko Muranaka at Kyoto University was awarded the 2017 John Maddox prize on Thursday for her efforts…

04/12/2017

Researchers announced the launch of two big studies in Africa on Thursday to test a new HIV vaccine and a long-acting injectable drug, fuelling hopes for better ways to protect against the virus that causes AIDS. The start of the three-year vaccine trial involving 2,600 women in southern Africa means…

28/11/2017

Critically needed aid arrived Saturday in war-torn Yemen, some of the first such aid to arrive since Saudi Arabia imposed a blockade of the country in early November. Passenger planes carrying aid workers and around 1.9 million vaccine doses -- enough for 600,000 children -- landed in Sanaa, United Nations…

28/11/2017

India could have a vaccine for the dreaded dengue as early as 2019-end, according to drug maker Panacea Biotec, which has secured permission to conduct clinical trials for the vaccine in India. Panacea Biotec will start clinical trials on humans by early 2018, a spokesman said, adding it has received…

21/11/2017

Pfizer does not deserve the patent it was granted in August on its pneumonia vaccine, said Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). MSF is set to argue tomorrow in the High Court of Delhi,India that it should be overturned because the patent doesn’t meet the standards laid out in India’s Patents Act. The U.S.-based drug…

17/11/2017

While the Saudi-led military coalition has partially lifted the recent blockade of Yemen, closure of much of the country’s air, sea and land ports is making an already catastrophic situation far worse. The space and access we need to deliver humanitarian assistance is being choked off, threatening the lives of…

17/11/2017

An outbreak of measles in Leeds has sparked a warning from health chiefs.Public Health England (PHE) said three confirmed cases and four suspected cases had been reported in the city since the beginning of October. It is encouraging people to check their children for symptoms and get them vaccinated against…
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