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Health officials say flu vaccine most effective for children

Health officials say flu vaccine most effective for childrenThe CDC said Wednesday that while the flu vaccine is only 25% effective in adults, it protects 59% of the children who are vaccinated.



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Flu Vaccine About 30% Effective Against Predominate Strain: CDC

Flu Vaccine About 30% Effective Against Predominate Strain: CDCCanadian health officials said its effectiveness could be 10 percent to 20 percent there.



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A New Vaccine Was Just Approved for Shingles. Here's Who Should Get It

A New Vaccine Was Just Approved for Shingles. Here's Who Should Get ItThis includes people who received the old vaccine



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'Tragic' measles vaccine blunders kill 15 children in South Sudan

'Tragic' measles vaccine blunders kill 15 children in South SudanFifteen children died in South Sudan after receiving contaminated measles vaccines that had not been properly refrigerated, and were mixed using the same syringe for four days. In addition to the blunders handling the vaccine, Health Minister Riek Gai Kok said that two children, aged 12 and 13, had been recruited to administer it. An investigation showed that local officials failed to follow immunisation guidelines during a four-day campaign to vaccinate around 300 people in the southeastern state of Kapoeta in May, Kok said.



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Search for HIV vaccine resumes with test in South Africa

Pharmacist Mary Chindanyika looks at documents on a fridge containing a trial vaccine against HIV on the outskirts of Cape Town, South Africa, Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016. The latest attempt in the long, frustrating search for a vaccine against HIV began in South Africa on Wednesday, as scientists test a beefed-up version of the only shot ever to show a glimmer of protection. (AP Photo/Schalk van Zuydam)SOSHANGUVE, South Africa (AP) — The latest attempt in the long, frustrating search for a vaccine against HIV began in South Africa on Wednesday, as scientists test a beefed-up version of the only shot ever to show a glimmer of protection.



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S.Africa launches major new trial of AIDS vaccine

S.Africa launches major new trial of AIDS vaccineSouth Africa on Wednesday begins a major clinical trial of an experimental vaccine against the AIDS virus, which scientists hope could be the "final nail in the coffin" for the disease. More than 30 years of efforts to develop an effective vaccine for HIV have not borne fruit, but for the first time since the virus was identified in 1983, scientists think they have found a promising candidate. The new study, known as HVTN 702, will involve more than 5,400 sexually active men and women aged 18-35 in 15 areas around South Africa over the course of four years.



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S.Africa launches major new trial of AIDS vaccine

AIDS activists march through the streets of Durban on July 16, 2016South Africa on Wednesday begins a major clinical trial of an experimental vaccine against the AIDS virus, which scientists hope could be the "final nail in the coffin" for the disease. More than 30 years of efforts to develop an effective vaccine for HIV have not borne fruit, but for the first time since the virus was identified in 1983, scientists think they have found a promising candidate. The new study, known as HVTN 702, will involve more than 5,400 sexually active men and women aged 18-35 in 15 areas around South Africa over the course of four years.



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New HIV vaccine trial to start in South Africa

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Scientists say a new vaccine against HIV, to be tested in a trial to be launched in South Africa this week, could be “the final nail in the coffin” for the disease if it is successful.
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J&J vaccine plus Gilead immune booster shows promise as HIV fighter

By Julie Steenhuysen CHICAGO (Reuters) – An experimental HIV vaccine from Johnson & Johnson combined with an immune system booster from Gilead Sciences Inc showed promise at keeping the virus at bay in monkeys even after treatments had stopped, marking yet another step toward the development of a so-called functional cure for HIV. The study, published on Wednesday in the journal Nature, evaluated monkeys infected with simian immunodeficiency virus, the monkey version of HIV, and showed the treatments were much more effective when used together than separately. All nine monkeys that got both treatments showed significantly reduced viral loads.
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Kids 11-12 need just two doses of cancer vaccine

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said two doses of HPV vaccine in "younger adolescents produced an immune response similar or higher than the response in young adults who received three doses," which could encourage more vaccinationsKids aged 11-12 should get only two doses of a vaccine to prevent cancers caused by human papillomavirus, instead of the previously recommended three shots, US health authorities said Thursday. The updated recommendation from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is based on research that shows younger adolescents can get similar protection that way, and may be more likely to get vaccinated if fewer shots are required. HPV is a common sexually transmitted infection that can cause cancers of the head, neck, cervix, penis and anus.



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