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No adverse outcomes for infants associated with mums booster of whooping cough vaccine

What is whooping cough, or pertussis? Whooping cough, or pertussis, is a highly contagious bacterial respiratory infection that can be very serious for young infants. Symptoms include violent coughing fits which can last for weeks and make

Immunogenicity and safety of the new inactivated quadrivalent influenza vaccine Vaxigrip Tetra

Fig. 1. High-risk groups for influenza and flu–related complications

Influenza represents an acute viral respiratory disease caused by RNA-enveloped viruses. They belong to the Orthomyxoviridae family which comprises five genera, but only two (influenza A and B viruses) are of medical relevance in humans. Even though

Novel anti-inflammatory adjuvants for vaccines to prevent and/or treat autoimmune diseases

The increase during the last 30 years in the incidence of autoimmune diseases (AD) in the developed countries, points to environmental rather than genetic risk factors. Indeed, studies have shown that ADs are rare in countries where

Using behavioral economics to increase flu vaccination rate

Seasonal flu imposes an enormous burden on society every year, yet many people refuse to obtain flu shots due to misconceptions about the risks and effectiveness of flu vaccines.  These misconceptions include the beliefs that the vaccines