New HPV vaccine guidelines

January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month. The HPV virus can cause this particular cancer. Important changes to the HPV vaccine may be relevant to women and men in your family!

Facebook adds pop-ups to address vaccine misinformation

“We are working to tackle vaccine misinformation on Facebook by reducing its distribution and providing people with authoritative information on the topic,” the social media giant wrote in a blog post first published in March.

Pinterest to direct vaccine-related searches to health orgs

NEW YORK (AP) — Pinterest said Wednesday it will try to combat misinformation about vaccines by showing only information from health organizations when people search. Social media sites have been tryingto combat the spread of misinformation about vaccines. Pinterest previously tried blocking all searches for vaccines with mixed results. Now searches for “measles,” ”vaccine safety” […]

European Medicines Agency recommends licensing Ebola vaccine

LONDON (AP) — The European Medicines Agency has recommended that the world’s first Ebola vaccine be approved, after it was administered to hundreds of thousands of people in Africa. The agency on Friday described licensing the vaccine as “an important step toward relieving the burden of this deadly disease.” The Ebola vaccine was originally developed […]

Urgency for vaccine grows as virus ravages China’s pigs

BEIJING (AP) — Scientists are working to develop a vaccine to help guard the world’s pork supply as a deadly virus ravages Asia’s pig herds. Farmers have long contained its spread by quarantining and killing infected animals, but the disease’s devastating march into East Asia is intensifying the search for another solution. The virus hadn’t […]

Uganda begins largest trial of experimental Ebola vaccine

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Researchers in Uganda have launched the largest-ever trial of the experimental Ebola vaccine that is expected to be deployed in neighboring Congo, where a deadly outbreak has killed over 1,800 people. The trial of the Janssen Pharmaceuticals vaccine involves up to 800 people in the western district of Mbarara and is […]

2nd Ebola vaccine to be used in Congo, as UN efforts slammed

LONDON (AP) — The World Health Organization on Monday announced Congo will start using a second experimental Ebola vaccine, as efforts to stop the deadly outbreak are stalled and Doctors Without Borders criticizes vaccination efforts to date. Since this outbreak was declared in August 2018, more than 200,000 people have received doses of a vaccine […]

Congo to use second vaccine to fight Ebola

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — The head of Congo’s Ebola response says another vaccine will be used to fight the outbreak that has killed more than 1,800 people in a year. Dr. Jean-Jaques Muyembe is the director of Congo’s National Institute for Biomedical Research. He said Monday the World Health Organization has recommended the use of […]

Kenya becomes 3rd country to roll out malaria vaccine

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Health authorities in Kenya on Friday started administering doses of the world’s only licensed malaria vaccine to young children in rural areas facing high transmission rates. Kenya became the third African country to introduce the vaccine, after Malawi and Ghana. The aim is to reach about 360,000 children per year across […]

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