Pneumococcal Pneumonia

Merck Statement regarding Role of PNEUMOVAX® 23 (Pneumococcal Vaccine Polyvalent) in Updated ACIP Recommendations for Pneumococcal Vaccination in Adults

Merck, known as MSD outside of the United States and Canada, today provided the following statement regarding the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices’ (ACIP’s) updated pneumococcal vaccine recommendations for adults 65 years of age and older.

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Niger launches nationwide dual child immunization campaign

Niger recently became the fourth country globally to launch a nationwide vaccination campaign in children against pneumonia and diarrhea-related viruses, which account for one in three deaths of children under the age of five in the country.
 
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Thousands of refugee children in Uganda to receive pneumococcal vaccine

Doctors Without Borders announced on Friday that approximately 10,000 refugee children in northern Uganda will begin receiving vaccinations against pneumococcal disease.
 
Pneumococcal disease is one of the leading causes of death for children living in refugee camps, according to a Doctors Without Borders press release.
 
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Vacciner en situation humanitaire - des moyens encore loin des ambitions affichées

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) mène actuellement une campagne de vaccination anti pneumococcique (PCV) et anti Haemophilus (Hib) pour protéger environ 10 000 enfants réfugiés contre les infections respiratoires, dans la région d'Adjumani, au nord de l'Ouganda.
 
Ce type de vaccination recommandée par l'Organisation Mondiale de la Santé (OMS) en situation d'urgence humanitaire reste cependant difficile à mettre en œuvre.
 
Depuis l'année dernière, l'OMS préconise d'augmenter le nombre de vaccins offerts dans ces situations d'urgence.
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The Price of Prevention: Vaccine Costs Are Soaring

There is little that Dr. Lindsay Irvin has not done for the children’s vaccines in her office refrigerator: She remortgaged her home to afford their rising prices. She packed them in ice chests and moved them when her office flooded this year. She pays a company to monitor the fridge in case the temperature rises.

The security company can call me any time of the day or night so I can go save my vaccines,” said Dr. Irvin, a pediatrician. Those in the refrigerator recently cost $70,000, she said — “more than I paid for four years of medical school.”

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Vaccination : inégalité d'accès selon les revenus

Plus un enfant est issu d'un niveau social élevé, mieux il est vacciné. C'est en substance la conclusion de la première enquête sur les liens entre vaccinations et revenus menée par l'Institut de Veille Sanitaire (InVS) sur près de 800 enfants, âgées de moins de 5 ans, en Ile-de-France.
 
Sur la base de la vaccination contre les infections à pneumocoques et le BCG, les auteurs ont évalué l'accès des enfants à la vaccination.
 
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La liste des vaccins de routine du système sanitaire togolais s’élargie

 Le Rotarix vaccin luttant contre les diarrhées à Rotavirus et le Prevenar 13 (PCV13) qui lutte contre les infections à pneumocoque, sont les deux nouveaux vaccins qui viennent de s’ajouter à la liste des vaccins de routine au Togo.

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The economic and social benefits of childhood vaccinations in BRICS

The international community has successfully promoted childhood vaccination as an essential public health intervention.

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Interactive Map: Advance market commitment for pneumococcal vaccines

This map shows the availability of pneumococcal vaccines PCV10 and PCV13 through the Advanced Market Commitment scheme designed to get life saving vaccines to the developing world as fast and reliably as possible.

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Infographic: The Impact of Advance Market Commitment

Vaccine Nation put together an excellent infographic highlighting 

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