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Coadministration of Flu, Pneumococcal Vaccines Linked to Febrile Seizures by Poh Tin Tan Posted Mon 28 Feb 2011 12:00am From WebMD Health News Daniel J. DeNoon March 24, 2010 — A CDC investigation shows a measles outbreak in San Diego was fueled by kids whose parents refused to vaccinate them, thus endangering children too young to be vaccinated. Measles is one of the world's most highly contagious viral diseases. Thanks to high vaccination rates, ... Read on »
Should Adults get the Pneumococcal Vaccine and This Year's Influenza Vaccines? by Neil Kao Medical Doctor Posted Fri 10 Sep 2010 12:00am I have been asked this more than one dozen times in the past week.  So, short answer: yes for the influenza vaccination, based on the CDC's 2010 guidelines .  There are factors that should be taken into consideration : age of patient, age of first influenza vaccination, history of reaction to prior vaccinations, health conditions like asthma.  ... Read on »
Pneumococcal Vaccine: 4 Deaths in Japan, 849 Reported Deaths in United States by SANE VAX Posted Thu 17 Mar 2011 12:56am By Norma Erickson Japan recently halted the use of two vaccines manufactured by Sanofli Adventis and Pfizer after four young children died. The two types are the Hib vaccine to prevent bacterial meningitis and a vaccine to protect against streptococcus pneumoniae. These vaccines will not be used until investigations are completed to determin ... Read on »
CDC Advisory Panel Recommends Use of Newly Approved Pneumococcal Vaccine by Poh Tin Tan Posted Sun 28 Feb 2010 12:00am From Medscape Medical News Kathleen Louden February 25, 2010 — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) voted yesterday to recommend the use of a 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV13), which provides broader protection for young children against pneumococcal diseases ... Read on »
UK Department of Health Suggests End to Pneumococcal Vaccine Program in Elderly/ UK Dept. Health by Meryl Nass Posted Sun 20 Mar 2011 12:03pm Professor David Salisbury, the Director of Immunisation for the UK Department of Health, wrote to colleagues/stakeholders on March 16 suggesting that routine pneumococcal immunisation in the over-65 age group be ended, and asking for their views before making a final decision on the program.  Ending routine vaccinations in the elderly is the reco ... Read on »
Treating sinusitis: Politically incorrect drug resistance due to Pneumococcal vaccine by Meryl Nass Posted Tue 24 Apr 2012 8:47pm I have treated so many patients with sinusitis in the last several weeks, I decided to review new guidelines that were issued by the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) recently on sinusitis.  Wow, the changes were BIG and I had missed them.  Seems the drugs I used to use don't work so well any more. Everyone has heard about drug res ... Read on »
What you MUST know about the Pneumococcal Vaccine! by KerriKnox Posted Tue 03 Feb 2009 10:16pm The CDC, hospitals and doctor’s offices around the country are intent on pushing the pneumococcal vaccine as a safe and effective way to reduce the burden of pneumonia on society. It’s touted as being especially important for the elderly population to get this vaccine, as they are not only more prone to GET pneumonia, but more prone to dying f ... Read on »
Pneumococcal Vaccination can help to limit H1N1 death? by suzette Patient Expert Posted Tue 18 Aug 2009 10:03pm A very useful article in The Sun by this lady, Karen Lee Huey Shyan and she has a 5 yr old son who is a chronic bronchitis sufferer, and lives in Kota Kemuning. She says… “Not everyone who gets H1N1 gets pneumonia but all who died of H1N1 had pneumonia. So we shud focus on how to prevent pneumonia if we get H1N1, and not how to prevent H1N1. F ... Read on »
Pneumococcal Vaccine Linked to L... by Dr. Rubens D. Medical Doctor Posted Sun 19 Oct 2008 7:55pm Pneumococcal Vaccine Linked to Lower MI Risk 20 oct 2008--Pneumococcal vaccination is associated with reduced risk for myocardial infarction in high-risk patients, according to a case-control study in the Canadian Medical Association Journal. Using hospital and government databases, researchers studied some 5000 patients with at least one ca ... Read on »
Q & A: Pneumococcal vaccination by Dr. Donal O'Donoghue Patient Expert Posted Tue 19 Jan 2010 12:00am Q: Hi Donal, can you help to clarify the issue with regards to Pneumococcal vaccination in patients with CKD: I read with interest the question and response on this on a previous blog. However, the general guidance available on vaccinations still suggests the use of the PPV vaccine in patients with CKD rather than the PCV vaccine. I am not clear ... Read on »