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Study Finds Nearly Half a Million Deaths Prevented in the United States by VaccinesOver 55 years, 450,000 people stayed alive and 200 million people stayed well in the United States because of vaccines.
Early Studies of Needle-Free Vaccine Delivery System Show PromiseA pill-like device that pumps vaccine into the mouth may make syringes obsolete.
Human trials of Zika vaccine underwayThe Army has made significant progress on the Zika vaccine in just 10 months. Details here.
HIV vaccine could be nail in coffin for diseaseA clinical study, recently begun in South Africa, is testing whether an experimental vaccine regimen safely prevents HIV infection.
Alzheimer’s vaccine targets early and later disease stagesA new vaccine against Alzheimer’s targets two proteins involved in the development of the disease in hopes to offer both early and late protection.
Researchers zero in on a cure for the common coldScientists at Emory University have developed a vaccine they say may work well in preventing infection with rhinovirus—the top cause of the common cold.
How community pharmacies are affecting flu vaccine ratesThe U.S. rate for adult flu vaccinations has not increased significantly because of retail pharmacy access.
Eligible infants not getting rotavirus vaccineResearchers found that estimated coverage for RV at 19 to 35 months of age lags behind the other vaccines recommended at ages two, four, and six.
Is the U.S. making progress on a Zika vaccine?Already, HHS has awarded around $433 million for Zika response and preparedness activities. In addition, the new Senate and House budget, passed in late September, contained $1.1 billion in Zika funding.
Pharmacists’ role in administering vaccinations on the increaseThe number of pharmacists providing vaccinations – both in the U.S. and around the world – is growing significantly.