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GSK gets Boostrix approval for adults over 65

GlaxoSmithKline has gained FDA approval for its tetanus, diphtheria and whooping cough vaccine Boostrix in adults 65 and older. It's the first vaccine that protects older adults from all three

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,

Gates: Disease prevention most beneficial in developing countries

In a move to continue supporting vaccination efforts abroad, Bill Gates donated $50 million to fund a myriad of vaccinations in the Middle East. And this time, he had matched support from Sheik

Health officials call for universal whooping cough, flu vax adult administration

After California's whooping cough outbreak and the threat of the upcoming flu season, many health officials are pushing adults to get vaccinated against the illnesses, if not for themselves, then for

Offit: Children's vaccines are vital

California has been struck with the worst pertussis outbreak in decades, killing nine infants and infecting 4,200 others so far this year. Many, including vaccine expert Paul Offit, have blamed the

CDC: More teens getting their recommended shots

An increasing number of U.S. teens are getting immunizations against HPV, meningitis and other infectious diseases, the CDC says. However, as in 2008, there was wide variation in adolescent

Vaccination gaps contribute to pertussis outbreak

Over the past few years, safety fears have caused some parents to refuse to get their children vaccinated against certain diseases. And some believe failure to do so may have contributed to a

Whooping cough cases highlight 'herd immunity'

Underscoring just how important it is for all children to get vaccinated against diseases, a new study concludes that children who don't get the jab for whooping cough are 23 times more likely to get