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HPV vaccine study finds zero cases of cervical cancer among women vaccinated before age 14

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A historic new study out of Scotland shows the real-world impact of vaccines against the human papillomavirus: The country has detected no cases of cervical cancer in women born between 1988-1996 who were fully vaccinated against HPV between the ages of 12 and 13.

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STAT+: Cancer vaccines gain momentum, after years of disappointing results

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SAN DIEGO — Cancer vaccines have traveled a potholed road over the last decade. The promise has long been an affordable, personalized cancer vaccine that could train the immune system to recognize proteins from cancer cells and, subsequently, destroy the tumor.

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STAT+: During the pandemic, were great vaccines bad business? A company-by-company review

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A key factor in taming the pandemic was the creation of effective vaccines , which have saved millions of lives. You’d think developing a successful vaccine would be an unmitigated win, from a financial perspective. Merck, which saw its vaccine efforts fail twice, is up 56%.

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FDA advisory panel recommends a streamlined flu vaccine for next fall

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When Americans line up for flu vaccines next fall, they will almost certainly be getting vaccines that no longer contain protection against a family of flu viruses that appears to be extinct.

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Updated Covid vaccine has 54% effectiveness, new data suggest

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A study published in the CDC’s online journal Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report showed that the updated vaccine was essentially equally effective at protecting against the strain targeted by the vaccine — called XBB.1.5 1 subvariant, which emerged after the vaccine was made. 1.5 — and the JN.1

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Cholera vaccine shortage reaches worst point yet, with experts fearing deadly outbreaks

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An unprecedented shortage of cholera vaccine has public health experts fearing that a recent surge of outbreaks across developing countries will only worsen, a situation they argue is as regrettable as it was avoidable. Those numbers will almost certainly rise amid the worst vaccine shortage since an oral vaccine was introduced in the 1990s.

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FDA approves updated Covid vaccines

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The Food and Drug Administration announced Monday that it had greenlit two   updated Covid-19 booster shots in people as young as 6 months old, triggering a process that could see the Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines become available in doctors’ offices, clinics, and pharmacies later this week. Read the rest…

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