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Vaccine Basics

Vaccines play an important role in keeping us healthy. They protect us from serious and sometimes deadly diseases — like haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) and measles. It’s normal to have questions about vaccines. Vaccines.gov works with scientists and doctors to answer your questions and provide the information you need to get vaccinated. In this… Read More »

VBI hepatitis B vaccine meets main goals in late-stage trial

(Reuters) – VBI Vaccines Inc said on Monday a late-stage study testing its hepatitis B vaccine met its main goals. The trial tested VBI’s Sci-B-Vac against GlaxoSmithKline’s’s Engerix-B vaccine, which was first approved in the United States in 1989. Reporting by Tamara Mathias in Bengaluru; Editing by Shailesh Kuber Our Standards:The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.… Read More »

Global Health: F.D.A. Approves the First Vaccine for Dengue Fever, but Limits Its Use

The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first vaccine for dengue, Dengvaxia, but placed significant restrictions on its use because the vaccine has been shown to put some people at heightened risk for a severe form of the disease. In clearing the vaccine, the agency acknowledged the serious public health benefit of slowing a… Read More »