Immunization News

Date Posted
Article Title
10/11/2004
FDA Denies Knowing Extent of Flu Vaccine Production Problems

Top official says agency didn't realize British plant would be shut

10/7/2004
Flu Shots Scarce Even for Most Vulnerable

Only 55 million doses for 95 million people at risk

10/6/2004
Flu Shot Shortage: What Can You Do?

CDC says most vulnerable should go to front of line; dilution proposed

10/5/2004
Sudden Flu Shot Shortage Stuns U.S.

Supplier halted; talk moves to rationing remaining doses

9/23/2004
Shots Urged as Flu Rates Rise

Experts say it's especially true for the most vulnerable

9/14/2004
Study: Terrorism Response Plans May Fail

Finds they don't consider public attitudes, fears

9/13/2004
Ground Zero Workers File Billion-Dollar Health Lawsuit

Suit blames Twin Towers' owners for exposure to allegedly toxic conditions

9/7/2004
Chicken Pox Vaccine Exceeds Expectations

Hospitalizations, costs, adult illness down since debut a decade ago

8/31/2004
8/30/2004
Needle-Free Anthrax Vaccine in the Works

Nose may provide better avenue for delivering protection

8/27/2004
Contamination Will Delay Some Flu Shots

CDC expects half of doses to be a month late

8/20/2004
If It's Back to School, It's Also Vaccine Time

Experts say the shots are a crucial weapon against disease

8/12/2004
Last Year's Flu Shot Imperfect But Effective

CDC finds it gave more protection than experts had thought

8/12/2004
With School Ahead, Get Shots Behind You

Parents urged to get their kids up-to-date on immunizations

8/10/2004
Strep Vaccine Shows Promise in Early Trial

Confers immunity without serious side effects

8/10/2004
Chicken Pox Vaccine Curbs Severity, Contagiousness of Disease

Kids who get it anyway experience much milder version

8/4/2004
Therapy Could Treat Early Alzheimer's

Antibodies kill off plaques and tangles in brains of mice

7/29/2004
U.S. Getting Point About Vaccinating Kids

CDC reports record-high childhood immunization rates

7/15/2004
Discovery May Lead to Lupus Treatments

Plucking out protein prevented the disease in mice

7/12/2004
Immunization Rate for Toddlers Needs Booster

Study sees lack of enforcement among preschoolers

6/18/2004
Weakened Immunity Makes Harmless Bug Deadly

Mouse study finds virus finds any 'crack' in system

6/10/2004
Mice, Bugs Could Lead to New Asthma Therapy

Cockroach chemical found to play key role

6/7/2004
Type 1 Diabetes Prevented in Mice

Researchers correct flaw in immune system

5/24/2004
The Left Brain May be Your Infection Fighter

Research suggests the hemisphere influences the immune system

5/20/2004
U.S. Panel Aims to Quash Vaccine-Autism Link

Finds no credible evidence that the shot causes disorder

5/13/2004
Expert: Women's Heart Woes Have Stepchild Status

Urges more attention be paid to top killer

5/12/2004
Staying Home Could Contain Smallpox Attack

Mass vaccinations not needed in outbreak, concludes study

5/7/2004
Can Autoimmune Disease Be Detected Early?

Study: Antibodies can foretell problems long before symptoms

5/3/2004
Immune System May Protect Against Cognitive Disorders

Researchers say mouse study could lead one day to preventive vaccine

4/29/2004
Flu Shots Now Urged for the Very Young

Vaccinations recommended for kids 6 months to 23 months old

4/26/2004
50 Years Later, 'Polio Pioneers' Still Recall the Fear

Salk vaccine marked beginning of the end for crippling virus

4/22/2004
Immune System Memory Center Identified

Finding could lead to better vaccines, cancer treatments

4/5/2004
Arthritis Patients Benefit From Aggressive Treatment

Study finds far fewer hospitalizations than 2 decades ago

3/31/2004
Childhood Vaccines Not Tied to Type 1 Diabetes

Large Danish study finds no increased risk

3/30/2004
Strides Taken Toward Diabetes Prevention

Early studies target proteins that destroy insulin cells

3/16/2004
Researchers Flip Immune System's 'On' Switch

Findings could lead to new AIDS treatments

3/10/2004
Researchers Closer to Alternative Smallpox Vaccine

Existing vaccinations can sicken some people

3/2/2004
Breast Cancer Vaccine Promising in Mice

Reverses lesion progression, but it may not work in humans

2/20/2004
Kidney Cancer Vaccine Shows Promise

A new study shows experimental therapy appears to cut risk of recurrence

1/29/2004
Flu Retreats in U.S.

Only Delaware reporting widespread viral activity

1/15/2004
Jury Still Out On Flu Vaccine

Federal study finds it offers poor protection against flu-like illnesses

1/15/2004
Experts: Halt HIV Vaccine Trial

Say resources are better spent on more promising ones

12/22/2003
Shots for Teens

Some recommended immunizations

12/19/2003
CDC: Flu Outbreak Now an Epidemic

Wider net cast to track and control virus

12/19/2003
12/16/2003
Moves Urged to Boost Childhood Vaccine Supply

Experts say more money and public education needed

12/11/2003
U.S. Buys More Flu Vaccine as Outbreak Widens

Affects all states, and is 'widespread' in 24

12/9/2003
U.S. Officials Scramble to Meet Flu Shot Shortage

Vaccine will be redistributed as CDC tries to get more

12/6/2003
U.S. Moves to Manage Remaining Flu Shot Supplies

Two vaccine makers say they're out as demand rises

12/4/2003
SARS Vaccine May Be on the Horizon

Pittsburgh researchers develop one that works in monkeys