Hepatitis A

Global Advisory Committee on Vaccine Safety

From the WHO Global Vaccine Safety webpage:

"The Global Advisory Committee on Vaccine Safety (GACVS) was established in 1999 to respond promptly, efficiently, and with scientific rigour to vaccine safety issues of potential global importance.

The Committee provides independent, authoritative, scientific advice to WHO on vaccine safety issues of global or regional concern with the potential to affect in the short or long term national immunization programmes."

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Crucial Hep C vaccine stalled due to lack of funding

A game-changing vaccine that could help eradicate a debilitating virus plaguing almost 150 million people worldwide has stalled over a funding shortfall.

Melbourne scientists have successfully tested the hepatitis C vaccine in animal models, but it cannot progress to human trials until it secures funding.

Hep C is the leading cause of liver disease and puts an incredible strain on the health system.

But the Burnet Institute vaccine, which could prevent the virus, is stuck in the medical research "valley of death".

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New iPhone App Helps Parents Get the Right Vaccine Information

When I was pregnant with my daughter in 2007/2008, the anti-vaccine movement was strong and hadn’t been fully debunked. My daily – hourly – thoughts revolved around the fear of a C-section. I was also consumed with doubts as to what we would do once I gave birth and my husband and I were responsible for meeting the baby’s daily needs.

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Vaccine market expands in China

Vaccine market expands in China

 

August 30, 2013 -- The 2012-2015 China Human Vaccine Industry Report was released on Tuesday and details how China’s economic growth and growing disease prevention awareness has given rise to a large vaccine market.

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CDC recommends immunizations for adults

CDC recommends immunizations for adults

 

August 13. 2013 -- Thousands of adults in the U.S. suffer serious health problems or even die from vaccine-preventable diseases, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Thursday.

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Gambia: August Is National Immunization Awareness Month

Gambia: August Is National Immunization Awareness Month
 

August 6, 2013 -- Gambia recognised internationally as one the of most successful countries worldwide in immunising infants and young children.

August is National Immunization Awareness Month.This awareness month highlights the need for improving national immunization coverage levels and encourages all people to protect their health by being immunized against infectious diseases.

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Getting hepatitis on the policy agenda in Asia

Getting hepatitis on the policy agenda in Asia

 

July 28, 2013 -- For health ministries trying to tackle hepatitis, the advice is: know your epidemic, get government on board to find a solution, educate the population and have the right policy in place

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