Californians strongly back vaccine law in new statewide poll

Californians strongly support a state law creating new oversight of vaccine medical exemptions for schoolchildren in a statewide poll released Monday, with backing across a spectrum of political affiliations, income and education levels, and geography. The UC Berkeley Institute of Governmental Studies poll, conducted for the Los Angeles Times, found Continue Reading

Potential vaccine treats and prevents deadly streptococcal toxic shock

A new vaccine developed by Griffith University Institute for Glycomics researchers has the potential to treat and prevent toxic shock caused by invasive streptococcal disease, which kills more than 160,000 people every year. “Streptococcal toxic shock syndrome is an acute condition like meningococcus—if you get exposed to the organism you Continue Reading

Pediatric flu vaccine guidelines updated for 2019-20 season

(HealthDay)—In a policy statement published online Sept. 2 in Pediatrics, updated recommendations are presented regarding influenza vaccines for children, with no preference for any one product or formulation over another. Researchers from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Committee on Infectious Diseases updated recommendations for the routine use of influenza Continue Reading

RTS,S vaccine could favor the acquisition of natural immunity against malaria

The RTS,S malaria vaccine could enhance the production of protective antibodies upon subsequent parasite infection, according to a study led by the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal), an institution supported by “la Caixa.” The results, published in BMC Medicine, identify the antigens (or protein fragments) that could be included Continue Reading