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FDA Medwatch Alert: Recombivax HB (Hepatitis B Vaccine (Recombinant)) Adult Formulation by Merck Sharp and Dohme Corp.: Recall - Potential For Cracked Vials

Posted 4 Jul 2013 by

ISSUE: Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp., a subsidiary of Merck & Co., Inc. (Merck), initiated this voluntary recall due to the potential for a limited number of cracked vials to be present in the lot. Merck’s investigation concluded that for certain vials in the affected lot, the potential exists for a crack to have occurred in the vial. If the vial was cracked, the integrity of the vial and the s ...

Vaccines Don't Appear to Increase Rheumatoid Arthritis Risk

Posted 6 Jul 2010 by

TUESDAY, July 6 – Routine adult vaccinations for flu and other conditions don't appear to increase the risk of rheumatoid arthritis (RA), a new study has found. The finding challenges a common belief that such vaccinations can cause the immune system to attack the body and trigger long-term inflammatory conditions such as RA. Swedish researchers examined the vaccination histories of 2,000 ...

Men, Women May Respond Differently to Vaccines

Posted 17 May 2010 by

MONDAY, May 17 – Gender can trigger different immune responses and different side effects to particular vaccines, a new analysis suggests. The finding, reported in the May issue of The Lancet Infectious Diseases, stems from a review of prior research concerning vaccines that target a range of diseases including yellow fever, influenza, measles, mumps and rubella, hepatitis and herpes simplex. ...

1 in 5 At-Risk U.S. Babies Doesn't Get Hepatitis B Vaccine

Posted 8 Mar 2010 by

MONDAY, March 8 – About one in five babies born to mothers with hepatitis B aren't getting treatments that have been shown to prevent the infection in newborns, a new study finds. Given within 24 hours of birth, the hepatitis B vaccine and hepatitis B immunoglobulin can protect 85 percent to 95 percent of newborns from becoming infected, even if they were exposed at birth. Researchers from the ...

Parents Still Worried About Vaccine Safety

Posted 1 Mar 2010 by

MONDAY, March 1 – Although most American parents vaccinate their children, many are concerned about the safety of vaccines and some choose not to have their children protected from potentially deadly diseases, a new study found. Researchers at the University of Michigan found that while 90 percent of parents say vaccines are a good way to protect their kids, and 88 percent follow their doctor's ...

Too Few Adults Get Recommended Vaccinations

Posted 4 Feb 2010 by

THURSDAY, Feb. 4 – Most parents make sure their children get all their vaccinations, but when it comes to adults these protective shots often fall by the wayside, a new report shows. In fact, 40,000 to 50,000 American adults die each year from diseases that vaccines could have prevented, according to the report, Adult Immunization: Shots to Save Lives. The report was released jointly Thursday by ...

Hepatitis B Vaccination Protects Against Liver Cancer

Posted 2 Feb 2010 by

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 16 – Vaccination at birth against hepatitis B virus greatly reduces the risk of liver cancer in young adulthood, new research suggests. In a 20-year study that followed infants who were vaccinated against the liver disease in Taiwan beginning in 1984, when a universal vaccination program went into effect, Dr. Mei-Hwei Chang, of the Department of Pediatrics at the National Taiwan ...

U.S. Childhood Vaccine Rates Good But Could Be Better: CDC

Posted 12 Jan 2010 by

THURSDAY, Aug. 27 – More than three-quarters of United States children have received the recommended vaccinations, but greater efforts are needed to reach youngsters who are not fully immunized, a US government report finds. A 2008 survey of children from 19 months to 35 months of age, born between January 2005 and June 2007, found that 76.1 percent had received the recommended series of ...

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