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GSK partners with Australian scientists to make cheaper pediatric vaccines

GlaxoSmithKline is teaming up with researchers from Monash University in Melbourne, Australia, to develop new manufacturing methods to make vaccines cheaper for children in the developing world.

Parents not always swayed to vaccinate children during disease outbreaks

Despite conventional wisdom, parents are not necessarily more likely to vaccinate their children when the risk of catching a disease is heightened, according to a new study.

Anthrax vax vexes bioethics committee

In 2011 the U.S. government ran a war game to simulate how a San Francisco-sized city would cope with an anthrax attack by terrorists.

IOM confirms safety of childhood vaccine schedule

Despite scientific evidence and confirmation from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that childhood vaccines help rather than hurt, some parents still harbor doubts about immunizing their kids. A recent study from the Institute of Medicine further underscores the safety of the federal childhood immunization schedule.

Global pediatric vaccine market to hit $23B by 2015

The global pediatric vaccine market will likely hit a value of more than $23 billion by 2015, a market analysis shows. GlaxoSmithKline leads the charge with nearly a quarter of the global market.

Study: Vaccinating children against flu cuts ER visits

After the CDC lowered the flu shot age recommendation to include 2- to 4-year-olds in 2006, hospitals saw a drastic decline in emergency room visits for flu-like illnesses, according to a study

When it comes to vaccines, 'tweens' often overlooked

Young children must receive a host of vaccines before starting school. However, the CDC says kids 11 years and older often don't get the boosters and shots they need to stay up-to-date with their

Merck, Sanofi start Ph3 pediatric vax trial

Investigators have started a Phase III study in the U.S. of a hexavalent pediatric vaccine created by Merck and Sanofi Pasteur. The vaccine is designed to protect against diphtheria, tetanus,

Parents still want more vaccine safety research

When it comes to vaccines and children, often repeated myths continue to pass for truth among many parents. Despite widespread debunking of research that showed a link between vaccines and autism,